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#1 avdhoeven

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

Last night I had the TEC140 running on my EQ6 while I was sleeping. Result 11x1800s S2 data that I could add to my previously gathered data. It took almost two months with the sparse clear nights here, but the result I do like a lot...

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9 x 1800s H-alpha (4,5nm – 06/10/2012)
12 x 1800s OIII (3nm – 10/10/2012)
11 x 1800s S2 (5nm – 17/11/2012)
10 x 300s R,G,B (22/10/2012)

(total approx. 17 hours)

SXV-H9 / TEC-140 / NEQ-6 / DMK21-618 OAG

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#2 terry59

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:36 AM

Very nice. I prefer those colors over the standard Hubble palette.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:33 AM

Nice work Andre. What automation program are you using?

#4 jerryyyyy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

Nice work. I have been using this object as a test-piece to learn narrow band imaging. I started with the Helix Nebula, in which O-III and H-Alpha are just hanging out there in the breeze.

This object is much harder. It would be interesting to see what the raw signals look like and what you did to merge them. I am about half-way to the amount of exposures you have, but I am using the Baader filters, which appear to be less narrow band than what you are using (Astrodon?) I have a lot of overlap of the signals.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

Wonderful narrow band image. Colors look great to me.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

Wonderful work!

#7 avdhoeven

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

I just added an image to my site showing the layers where the image consists of:

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#8 Oleg Bryzgalov

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

Very nice work.
High definition and soft colors.

#9 avdhoeven

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

Here is the latest version of the image:

Full resolution

For automation I use nebulosity to capture the images and maximdl for guiding. That's all automation there is to it...

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#10 David Rosenthal

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

That is just spectacular !!!!!!

#11 kfir Simon

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:31 AM

What an AMAZING Image!
Great colors and details - well done.

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#12 jerryyyyy

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

Very nice work.
High definition and soft colors.


You get a great S2 signal... need to trade my filters in.... :tonofbricks:






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