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#1 kbastro

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:36 PM

took this shot of the Ghost nebula over the past 2 nights in a row using a 60da and a 5"apo f/6,,,
I have been blessed with a string of clear nights over the past week :bow: till tonight,, clouds rolled in giving me time to process this image.

enjoy,,,
BTW sorry about the satellite,,, it was the longest sub and I didn't want too loose the data of a single sub,, I know I can use max min,,,
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:17 AM

I think the Sat streak gives it character :) you sure its not a meteror though? most sats dont appear and dissappear and the persids are going pretty strong at least down here in california right now, i saw at least two dozen visually on friday night while imaging.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:20 AM

Beautiful Ghost; you are getting quite good at it. Thx

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:33 AM

thanks guys! I try,, :cool:
Having some nice dark transparent skies make a world of difference,, sqm 21.7
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:32 AM

What a beautiful crisp image which really nice colour, really makes me think about a 450D self mod but very scary...
Again top notch image.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:22 AM

Fantastic image!

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:29 AM

Great shot! You're always finding obscure targets few people ever shoot! Looks like the three ghosts in the cauldron from the Spiderman episode with the Green Goblin and JJ Jamesome. :)

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

Beautiful capture and processing. Excellent result!!

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:33 PM

Looks great!

What's the exposure time for the subs and ISO and total exposure time?

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:00 PM

thanks guys for all the comments once again,,,
and Gerry, I accumulated 85 minutes of data
spread between 330 seconds and 540 seconds and
all at iso 1600, all under fairly dark skies and relative
cool temps (~55F-60F) which helped to control noise.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:56 PM

It's absolutely amazing that you captured that faint stuff with just 85 minutes of total exposure.

It is a testament to your dark skies and skill as an astrophotographer.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:42 AM

Thanks Gerry;
you words are kind,,, and it proves all those rainy/full moon nights lying on the couch reading your books (and others) really paid off in the long run,, keep up the good work with excellent resources/web page,,, a perfect start for any budding astrophotographer..
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Gerry;
you words are kind,,, and it proves all those rainy/full moon nights lying on the couch reading your books (and others) really paid off in the long run,, keep up the good work with excellent resources/web page,,, a perfect start for any budding astrophotographer..
kbastro


+1 Great source of information what Jerry share with us.

your image looks great! Congratulations :bow:

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

Beautiful Ghost nebula, Kev. You did a great job with your processing, bringing out some excellent and subtle nebulosity.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:20 PM

Great image KB. What is the catalog number for this object? I really like shooting these dust clouds.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:54 PM

the ghost is sh2-136 if my failing memory serves me correct
aka vdB 141,,, the ghost is only a few degrees or less from the iris nebula just go to the iris ngc 7023 and move west toward the body of cepheus by a degree or 2 and there be the ghost

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:07 PM

Thanks KB.


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