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#1 JWalk

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

I've always wanted to shoot this and I got my first chance this new moon cycle. There is so much going on I didn't know if there were gradients in it or what but here she is. Let me know what you all think. Comments and critics always !!

Thanks for looking,

Jimmy

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FLI Microline 11002OSC
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#2 buckeyestargazer

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

That's a really fantastic image! A wall hanger for sure, with a little bit of everything going on. Nice!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Yes, indeed. Subtle blue colour there.

Your images have only one drawback - the location. I wish them on APOD everyday.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

Seriously...

Your images are awesome and thank you for sharing.

Have you ever considered teaching a class on processing because something tells me that one or two people may attend.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

Great shot on a tough target!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

Fantastic Jimmy! This is an area I keep wanting to try but something else tends to take precedent over it! Probably because this is a reflection nebula and I have a real tough time with those!

#7 JWalk

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys!! I've never even thought about giving processing tips!! Mike Miller has watched me process before. I'm like watching a Tornado when it comes to processing. I'm very fast and hardly follow the "proper" rules. I am a firm believer in watching tutorial vids like Warrens and astro actions from Annie and Noel are really cool. I use the actions quite a bit. Hope this helps guys.

As for APOD.... I'm really trying.;)

#8 WarrenS

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

Wow! That is an awesome M78!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

I actually feel like I am in the middle of that. Awesome work!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

Tremendous image! I've never tried this one because I figured it would be too difficult. Yours is the new benchmark.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

All I can say is WOW!!!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

very smooth
great depth

#13 Bill Snyder

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:09 AM

Great M78 Jimmy! Nice work. It's on my list if I can get a break in the weather.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:27 AM

Hi Jimmy,
A nice shot with beautiful star colours.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:20 AM

Amazing image, could not stop looking at it!
Regards,
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#16 JWalk

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

Thanks again everyone!!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

Beautiful.

#18 mcarroll

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

That's another great image Jimmy!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:50 AM

Another great image ... really nice Jimmy.

All the best.
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#20 JWalk

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

Thanks again!!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

Look at you go! You are on a roll, Jimmy, another terrific shot!

#22 Jim Thommes

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

Excellent Jimmy.






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