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NGC 1579 Not the most frequently imaged object!

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#1 rigel123

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 05:10 PM

Not a ton of images on this one, another tough one from a Red Zone but fun to do as the center is fairly bright. What I thought was LP at first turns out to be the faint nebulosity that surrounds this area starting to show up, so it's a bit noisy but I didn't want to try and eliminate it and drop the black point too much.

This was what I was chasing when I did my 10 minute M42 in between a Meridian flip!

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:58 PM

That's cause it's such a **** hard subject to image!

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:35 PM

That's cause it's such a **** hard subject to image!


Yes, I found that out!

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:45 PM

It is a great target - shot it last year. I like the subtle colors. Nice capture.
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:12 PM

Thanks Keith!

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:43 PM

That is a very tough object even in dark skies..well done!

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

I tried to shoot this one last fall. Turns out it's a tough guy and it shot me instead. ;)

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:59 PM

Thanks Kfir!

I thought the same thing after my first session Ron! I'm glad I stuck with it and I plan to continue to go after the tougher ones. I'm really set on trying the Witchhead this winter which I know will be a REAL challenge!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:02 AM

Here is one from last year that shows the surrounding nebulosity you mentioned. Hope you like it.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:39 AM

Good work on a toughy!! it was a challenge in all aspects, where does the dust start and stop with this one? That is what I struggled with.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:57 AM

Looks great! You did a fine job!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:05 PM

Here is one from last year that shows the surrounding nebulosity you mentioned. Hope you like it.

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That is beautiful Steven, nice equipment to work with too!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:07 PM

Good work on a toughy!! it was a challenge in all aspects, where does the dust start and stop with this one? That is what I struggled with.


Thanks Jimmy! I didn't have to worry too much where the dust ended since it was mostly in the LP! :grin:

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:10 PM

Thanks Bill!


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