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#1 JoeR

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

This was done in an orange zone with Orion submerged in the city sky dome so the LP prevented me from getting the outer dust areas I wanted. Still I was happy to get as much of the reflection nebulosity here after extensive processing.

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Canon T3i Baader mod + Astronomik CLS-CCD filter
72 subs @ 30 seconds ISO 1600 f/2 Hyperstar III shot over two nights
20 subs @ 30 seconds ISO 1600 f/10 for trapezium core
Processed in Nebulosity & Photoshop

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#2 shrevestan

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:09 AM

Very nice! Great detail in the core!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:19 AM

This is a good one.

#4 dp297

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

This is what happens when people know how to use Hyperstar.

Great!!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

Good job layering in the core.

The CLS filter really allowed you to capture some nice detail.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

Excellent image, Joe. You did a great job with your HDR combining.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

Good Picture.. :D keep the nice job

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Simply Awesome! You must have spent a lot of time processing that one. Your efforts resulted in a stunning image!
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Happy New Year,
Ed

#9 nofxrx

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

Wonderful image, Joe!
Congrats!!

I am actually looking at buying this EXACT same setup since I want a better visual setup and do not want to mess with a huge and expensive GEM when a wedge mounted CPC/LX200 will do the wide field imaging that I only have the time for anymore....
So I may be a emailing you someday to pick your brain on your gear/setup :)
Again, wonderful shot!!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Thanks everyone. Brent as you can see your mod work is paying off very well for me the T3i is awesome! So I'll be glad you assist you anyway I can. The re-alignment you did on the CMOS sensor is holding and I got the corrector aligned perfectly so I don't even have to collimate the Hyperstar. I even have my work on display in a gallery here right now and the local observatory where I do some of my imaging is selling my prints in their gift shop.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

A stunning image, Joe! Very nice!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:51 AM

That is great, Joe!!
Glad to know that everything is working perfectly/as it should be!!
And that your work is being displayed/sold for others to enjoy! :)

Cheers!






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