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#51 skyguy88

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:50 PM

Trifid nebula from last summer. No processing. C8, MCH, 0.3fr. Color could stand a little tweaking. Imaging was in parallel with observing set up on TV in which color was much better. I usually concentrate on visual observing and don't worry as much about capture details which I can adjust later.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 05:53 PM

Brad,

Really nice look at the core region. Are they 2 second exposures? When I try to capture the full extent of M42 the core just gets overwhelmed. So for looking at what is going on, I settle for separate images. You can do neat tricks to combine short and long exposures, but I would rather not spend the time.

Here is a 12 second single frame unprocessed image of the lagoon nebulae. This is one that I always stare at for a while. C8, .3 fr, avermedia TV cardbus.
The live display always looks better than the simgle frame captures.

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I used the AP 140 with the Mallincam and FR. 14sec. I adjust the camera setting (AGC) and change the gamma some, to keep the core from blooming.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:52 PM

We've seen an assortment of bright objects. Here is a less prominent, but really neat object, NGC 891.
C8, MHC, .3 fr, single frame, no processing, captured with aver TV cardbus.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:55 PM

And Ngc 253. This usually shows up with a faint reddish hue.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:57 PM

And NGC 4088

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:02 PM

And NGC 4038/39. There seems to be an endless supply of these exoctic objects.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:05 PM

Oops.
The four preceeding images are single frame untouched 12 sec exposures.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:12 PM

Very nice Bill.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:52 PM

Here's a few shots taken with a 30" F/4.5 and a MallinCam Color Hyper with MFR-3 Focal reducer and 15mm spacer. They all looked better on the monitor than what I captured on my laptop with a TV card. I realy need to figure out a better way to capture images. This is all pretty new to me.

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M-57 14 sec.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:58 PM

Here M-27 I think this one was 7 sec. ( need to keep better track of my settings )

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:59 PM

M-76

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:01 PM

NGC 891

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:07 PM

M-17

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:09 PM

M-20

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:12 PM

One More M-16 From my light polluted back yard

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:33 PM

Greg,

Wonderful detail. I've never seen the central star stand out so well. Do you know whether the blue core is O3 as in the case of m27.
I share your frustration with the captured image being of lower quality than the monitor view. I wonder if the information stored when you capture the image is still there to display if you have the right display device.
My live crt image is always better than any reproduced image. It would be interesting to find some way to use the captured image to regenerate a video image that could be displayed on the original monitor to see how much has been lost.
I wonder (I wonder a lot) what your equivalent aperture is.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:55 PM

Thanks Bill,
I always tweak the image on the screen before I capture it, I just try to make it look good to my eye so my images don't represent the true colors of the objects captured. I'm not sure if the Little Dumbbell is an OIII object or not, but with an eyepiece and an OIII filter I see more of it...:O)
I have wondered if hooking up a CRT monitor to my laptop might result in capturing a better image????
The image always looks better on the smaller monitors, I'm trying all different kinds of small monitors, I just ordered a 9" 500 line HighRes color monitor with 5 separate adjustments for the image on the screen. I think it will have a nice image ...I Hope, I Hope, I Hope,(I have got to STOP spending Money)

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:00 PM

Image from a Stellacam EX and R200SS telescope.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:35 PM

Greg,
After seeing the rest of your images I have three reactions:
1.Shock and awe. Stunning!!!
2.You qualify as the first astroimpressionist.
3.I'll be right over.
Just wonderful!

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:45 PM

Image with MallinCam Hyper B/W, 10" SCT F/6.3, 2.1 seconds

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:55 PM

Image of M 2 in Color with MallinCam Hyper PLUS Color, 14" ARC F/8. 2 Seconds integration.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:03 PM

Wow! exquisit detail. That is amazing...2 seconds?
That is M 82 isn't it?

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:07 PM

Image with MallinCam Hyper B/W, 10" SCT F/6.3, 2.1 seconds


Very nice shot, whats the object?

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:10 PM

Bill,

Sorry, yes it is M 82.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 12:48 AM

PLEASE don't enter "post-processed" or stacked images in this forum. There is a specific imaging forum and a gallery for that purpose.

We want to keep images in this forum to JUST what one sees when using their AVA devices.

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