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#1 jgw12936

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

I was able to get the H Alpha data about 3 weeks ago and have been waiting for a clear night or two to get the SII and OIII. Last two nights cooperated so here it is.

NGC 6624

This is about 11 hours worth of data in 20 minute subs.



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

Jim,

Great color and details. Any problem guiding the mach1gto to 20min? I am really pushing my AP 400QMD at 15.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

did a couple of 30min Ha test exposures with a mach1gto and 2000mm fl last night - round stars but i think it's a bit easier near the pole.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

Terrific job. This is really well-framed, and beautifully processed. Have you considered rotating it 180 degrees? Seems like that would highlight the cone nicely.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

Thanks John!
No issues with 20 minute subframes. I think I could go 30 minutes or more pretty easily. Love the Mach1GTO!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

Thanks gatsbyiv, appreciate the comments.

I didn't think about rotating it, I'll give it a try.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

I have gone 30 minutes pretty easily with my Mach1GTO at 2000mm focal length.

30 minutes Bubble Nebula using Sii filter

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

Very nice job Jim and the colors are fantastic!!Congrats.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

Looks great nice FOV I will have to put this on my list

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

Thanks Andreas!

Here is a rotated version as suggested.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

Thanks Les!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

Great image Jim! Nice colors, and I really like the framing.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

very pretty image
well done






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