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#1 Dwight J

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:13 AM

Thought I would post a few images I got with our club equipment: C14 @ F3.3 and Mallincam Xtreme with a IDAS LPS filter. All images were unguided and were 3:30 minute exposures. First is M1.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:17 AM

M51 next

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:26 AM

M46 next with the planetary nebula NGC 2438.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:29 AM

M81 -this one was 3:45 minutes exposure

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:33 AM

And lastly. Thor's Helmut - NGC 2359

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

Well Done...

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Very nice images ... thanks Dwight.

What frame grabber are you using for the captures?

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

Great job...well done

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

Hi Mark: I am using the Mallincam MCV-1. The stills were captured from a DVD I recorded as the images were captured.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

Excellent!

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

Really great stuff, Dwight! First time I've seen Thor's Helmut with a Mallincam.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and have a Merry Christmas. Devon, Thor's Helmut is a tough but it did show itself in 5 seconds so I could frame it. Using a C14 didn't hurt either. My favorite activity with the Mallincam is trying it on objects that are challenging or that I have never observed. During a single night I like to try every object showing on the chart (SkyAtlas2000). There are some surprises awaiting you approaching it in this manner- similar to the way I used to observe visually. I had observed NGC 2359 visually with a 16" while sweeping casually one night years ago.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

GREAT shots! I am amazed that you got such a great image of Thor's Helment from Canada. The first time I ever saw it was from the Winter Star Party with a 20-in newt and a filter. The last time I saw it was from the South Carolina coast about 4 years ago with a small scope and image intensifier while on Winter vacation.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:16 AM

There is no replacement for displacement. I love the field of view and focal ratio of those images.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

Dwight,

Very nice, and let's not forget this was with almost a full moon! Your amp glow is non existent! I am assuming you post processed this out? Can you give us some pointers how you went about doing that?

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

Hi Al: No magic here. These were taken during the dark of the moon. I cropped out most of the amp glow although it wasn't excessive thanks to subzero © temperatures. Recording the session on DVD and grabbing frames off of that also seems to reduce amp glow.






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