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#1 rigel123

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

So finally finished my first (and possibly last!) mosaic! After finishing the SII I decided to bin the OIII since there was very little showing at all after 15 minute subs. I elected to do a modified Hubble and went for a dustier rendition. All told just a bit over 48 hours over 7 1/2 nights over nearly a month! Pretty happy with it overall.

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#2 Mark72

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

Great work Warren!

So much efforts invested and a beautiful result.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

That is quite the commitment :bow:! I'd say that is was time well spent. So...what is your next mosiac :gotpopcorn:?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

Wow. Seeing the narrowband images always takes my breath away. Thank you for sharing your image!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

That's good stuff, Warren!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

Great shot! I know how tough mosaics are!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

Very nice detail Warren. What an amazing effort!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

Thanks for the kind words! I'll likely stick to my native FOV for a while now!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

Looks good Warren!

Last mosaic? Got that large sensor camera ordered! :grin:

When I think of the time spent processing these ~3MB images...bigger files terrify me!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

Very Nice Warren!!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

How do you align the shots over different days?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Outstanding work! I love the detail.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

Thanks Steve,

Quote: Last mosaic? Got that large sensor camera ordered!

When I think of the time spent processing these ~3MB images...bigger files terrify me!

I know what you mean, when I think of trying to handle subs that are as big as this mosaic I start to shake!

Thanks Robert!

Thanks Chris!

Quote: How do you align the shots over different days?

Nebulosity has a feature where I load an imaging from a previous night and by holding down Ctrl and right click with your cursor on a star you can insert a Cross on up to three stars. Those Crosses stay in the same place as you take new images, so I take a trial image of say up to 1 minute and then adjust the camera and the scope so those same three stars match up with the crosses I have put on the screen. Below is a screen capture of what it looks like.

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#14 rigel123

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

Thanks for looking Jeff!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

Thanks Steve,


When I think of the time spent processing these ~3MB images...bigger files terrify me!

I know what you mean, when I think of trying to handle subs that are as big as this mosaic I start to shake!



it's not as hard as you might think. :roflmao: Actually... it gives you a lot more room to cover your mistakes. In my case; it's the weight of the camera that is the challenge!


http://www.cloudynig...-Cal_nov_24.jpg

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

Thanks Steve,


When I think of the time spent processing these ~3MB images...bigger files terrify me!

I know what you mean, when I think of trying to handle subs that are as big as this mosaic I start to shake!



it's not as hard as you might think. :roflmao: Actually... it gives you a lot more room to cover your mistakes. In my case; it's the weight of the camera that is the challenge!


http://www.cloudynig...-Cal_nov_24.jpg


I love that FOV for this object Robert! I had wanted to go out further but didn't want to spend the rest of the winter just shooting this one area! :grin:

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

A very deep image and sometimes it takes a long time to capture an object like this. Good work.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

That's a lot of sky time Warren for a very worthwhile result, great job!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

Well worth the time you invested, it came out very nice Warren!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

Thanks Blueman, Mike, Chris!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

Outstanding image!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

tasteful processing
love the delicate color
well done

#23 rigel123

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

Thanks for looking David!

Bill, I wanted to try and capture the dusty aspect of this object, I'm glad you like the palette.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

Hi Warren,

great work !
A mosaic is alway very hard work, but
the result is outstanding, because of it's
better resolution.

Congrats

Immo

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

Thanks for the comment Immo! I just ordered a large print on Metallic paper to see how it looks, I'm hoping the size of this will allow it to show well in a 16 X 20.






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