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#1 neutronman

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

I've always wanted to photograph NGC 2170 (a beautiful complex of reflection, emission, and dark nebulae), but I never realized it was so close to Barnard's Loop (the red hydrogen ring around Orion). All images I have ever seen of 2170 are very close-up shots. So.... I created this 2 panel mosaic that features both. I fancy the red "profile" of Barnard himself examining the comparatively diminutive NGC 2170 ;)

http://www.flickr.co...58139/lightbox/

FSQ 106EDX f/3.6
STL-11000M -30C
HaLRGB
90,120,60,60,60 (for each panel)
Total exposure = 13 hrs

#2 dsnope

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

Great composition and processing. I've shot it before but never realized that it was so close to the Loop.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

Don't mess with Orion! Well done John.

#4 neutronman

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

Great composition and processing. I've shot it before but never realized that it was so close to the Loop.


Thanks. Yes, I was very surprised that I could not find a single image online that showed NGC 2170 with the Loop (except maybe some extreme wide shots, in which case you can't really see 2170). It almost touches!

#5 HunterofPhotons

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

I like that, John.
It's wonderfully composed and executed.
My regards,

dan k.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

That's beautiful John!

#7 agmakr

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Excellent image, thanks for sharing.

#8 JWalk

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Good work JD!

#9 steve leshin

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

A beauty. Love the vibrant colors.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

Very beautiful composition, colors are spot on!

Cheers,

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

A beauty. Love the vibrant colors.

Steve


Sheer delight !
Cheers,
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

This is a great shot with truly vivid details and color.
I admire your creativity :bow:.

#13 hytham

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Awesome!

I have been looking at your site for quite sometime and had no idea you were on this site and who you are. :)

Well done and your images are fantastic.

#14 neutronman

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

Thanks a bunch folks! This one was a lot fun to process. I find I really enjoy images where I can combine a lot of HA with the "natural light" of RGB.

#15 Leonardo70

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

Fantastic image John... incredible colors !!

All the best,
Leo

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Great composition and beautiful image!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

Great image! Great mosaic work!!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

ROFL laughing John, I just noticed your equipment list!

#19 zoran

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

The image is simply stunning!
Regards,
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

Fascinating and fantastic...words are at a loss !
Well Done !
A brilliant image
Cheers
Lynn

#21 neutronman

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

Many thanks for the kind words :)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

WOW - What a great FOV.
I love the detais and colors!
Well done

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#23 neutronman

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Thanks, Kfir!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

No idea that sat on the loop, awesome as always JOhn!!

#25 neutronman

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Thanky, Warren ;)






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