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#1 jambroseus

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

Here is a shot of M61 taken on Friday from a local site;
Mag 10.2; size 6.3 x 5.8';
Scope: C9.25 @f/6.3;
Camera: Canon 60Da @ISO 3200; 34-Min (90 sec subs); IDAS filter;

A beautiful night but the wind picked unexpectedly at Midnight and caused me to quite the shot early.

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#2 Mike Clemens

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

Cool target, and a nice shot. This one must be low DEC? I have never considered going after it.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:34 AM

Nice job on a not too easy target, John.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:37 PM

Thanks Mike, Scott,

For you in Alaska Mike, it would be low DEC.

Scott, I was expecting to get more detail on this especially when I look at the M61 images on Google Images. But these guys are shooting with much bigger optics (Adam Block, etc)

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

Scott, I was expecting to get more detail on this especially when I look at the M61 images on Google Images. But these guys are shooting with much bigger optics (Adam Block, etc)



I know what you mean - One thing I learned quickly is that if I really want to be disappointed with my images, all I have to do is compare them to the Adam Block, Robert Gendler, Ken Crawford, and Rogelio Bernal Andreo astrophotos that I so admire! On the other hand, it also helps to raise the bar....

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:20 PM

very nice picture, good job!

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

Impressive; would like to try this target sometime. Thx

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

Thanks Francisco, Mike!

Nice to be working with full collimation. This was my first outing with it.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:39 AM

Nice.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:59 AM

Nice image! Cool galaxy.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:30 AM

Thanks SunBlack, Adam!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

Nice shot John! I have always liked this galaxy.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:34 AM

Thanks Joe!

It's galaxy season with the Coma cluster coming up to ideal position and there are lots more in there that I am going to try. But next time around I am going to use my Orion 10" astrograph; at f/3.9 it will take me deeper faster.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

John,
Nice shot.
Next time longer subs and more of them.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:37 PM

Hi Tapio, thanks a good advice...






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