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#1 HHastro

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

Hi,

I´ve been a long time absent with images due to the horrible weather conditions in north Germany. Fog, clouds and snow were the constant compagnions for november to first week of february. But last sunday I use the chance of seeing the stars again. After a sunny and cold day I travel to my observatory 50 mls. south-east of Hamburg. Sliding away the roof and have a look to the clouds at the horizon was one moment. The thin cloud region settled for 6 hours and one hour after midnight a strong dry wind from east wipe away the clouds.

I go for galaxies in the zenith, M 106 and M 51, good, if low fog appear.

See here M 106, 39 subs, 5h 10 min.
12"ACF, GEG f-6.5, modded 20Da at ISO 1600.

Processed: DSS, Fitswork, PS-CS6 (Neatimage, Astronomy Tools and Focal Blade)

See larger image: http://farm9.staticf...6338d3c4c_k.jpg
Thank you for looking, comments are welcome: Bruno

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#2 fco_star

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

Beautiful picture, great job!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

Fantastic!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

Long integration; looks great.

#5 carlo rocchi

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

Stunning... congrats Bruno!!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

Nice image!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Excellent work Bruno!! Beautiful image!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Excellent detail in there Bruno, great work! And glad you caught some clear skies! :)

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Excellent image! Worth the wait.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Great looking M106, Bruno - I like your colors. Also, nice to see you hanging around here again. I've missed your fabulous images.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

Really nice work!!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:58 PM

Wow! Incredible shot. Impressive. :bow:

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

Hi,

Thank you all for your friendly comments. I try hard, beeing more present here in future.

Best: Bruno

#14 Tom and Beth

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

Some day I aspire to get images like this.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

Some day I aspire to get images like this.


I aspire right now! :p

#16 HHastro

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:04 AM

Thank you for the further comments!

Bruno

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

Nice work Bruno,

May be a bit work on core.

Glad you have clear skies in Hamburg, send these winds to Munich;)

Mark

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:25 AM

Very nice Bruno. Which processing steps do you accomplish by Fitswork?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:16 AM

Very nice !

#20 HHastro

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:26 AM

Hi Nicola,

I changed the Fitsfile from the DSS with Fitswork into Tiff. In addition, I checked the ready-processed image (CS6) again with Fitswork and set the image to 1.00.

I hope, this explain my workflow. Focal Blade for sharpening is "not-so-bad" ;)

If weather permit, I try to make more subs from "traditional galaxies" like M 51, M 101 a.o.!

Thank you: Bruno

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:23 AM

Some pretty deep work on this Bruno , glad to see you back at it.






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