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budguinn
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Reged: 11/24/04

Loc: Gold Beach, Or
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Paul Lennous]
      #350646 - 02/20/05 06:19 PM

Paul, really great detail...and it looks like you guiding was right on...I have never tried hand guiding....I'm lazy and use a separate camera, but your guiding was perfect.

bud


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Paul Lennous
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Reged: 02/05/04

Loc: Austin, TX
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: budguinn]
      #351933 - 02/21/05 06:59 PM

Thanks Bud. Guiding was quite a chore. RA was done with a home made drive corrector. Dec adjstments were made by turning the slow motion knob on the fork arm! I had to keep reminding myself which way to turn the knob in order to correct the drift.

I'm very happy with how it turned out since it was my first attempt at long exposure.


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Undermidnight
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Loc: Untermitternacht
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Echo]
      #360632 - 03/01/05 08:15 PM Attachment (619 downloads)

Name: Jason Hissong
M83 in Hydra
Taken on 02/05/2005 at Hocking Hills State Park, Logan, Ohio

Scope: Celestron Ultima 2000, Meade 3.3 reducer, Hutech IDAS LPR Filter
Camera: SBIG ST7E cooled to -20 C.
Exposure: 11x300s, 1x1 binning, autoguided with the ST7E
Processing Details:
Images aquired with CCDSoft V5
Dark and Flat calibrated each frame, adaptive add combined, soft DDP processing in Images Plus.
Debloomed, selective smoothed and unsharp masked in Photoshop 5.0.
Exported to JPG with IrfanView.


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budguinn
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Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #376866 - 03/16/05 11:09 PM

Jason, beautiful shot.....I love the U2K...I mounted mine on a newer CGE mount, but I sure do miss the ability to push the mount around and it always remembers where it is. And I think the optics on these were some of the best they made for C8's.


Great detail in the image.

bud


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Undermidnight
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Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: budguinn]
      #377366 - 03/17/05 01:23 PM

Bud,

Thanks! I got lucky that night

Yea, the U2K is a great scope. I cannot believe I can get the results I am with the drive. I have yet to try taking shots of objects with the 6.3 reducer. I may try soon. If I go more than two seconds on guiding, I get bad stars.

I will be getting an ED80 soon to keep her company.

Jason


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Paul Lennous
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Reged: 02/05/04

Loc: Austin, TX
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Undermidnight]
      #378007 - 03/18/05 01:36 AM Attachment (615 downloads)

M31, M32, and M110
Paul Lennous
Orion 80mm ED
120 min exposure on E200 film
(Reprocessed version of the earlier shot)


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budguinn
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Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Paul Lennous]
      #378291 - 03/18/05 10:22 AM

Paul, that is a great reprocess....the colors are so much better and the red glow (light pollution?) is gone allowing for a much more pleasing image. Congrats..


bud


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budguinn
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M103 new [Re: budguinn]
      #378309 - 03/18/05 10:33 AM

One of my favorite clusters.
Location: Gold Beach, Oregon
Date: Nov 2004



Telescope: Televue NP101
Camera: SXV-H9C
12Pics@2min Acquired and processed in AA3.0 and PS7


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ClownFish
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Reged: 04/26/05

Loc: Baghdad, Iraq
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Paul Lennous]
      #516354 - 07/14/05 03:17 PM Attachment (592 downloads)

M-17 Deep Exposure.
Meade LXD75 8" f/4 SN
Hand guided 80mm f/12 refractor
45 minutes on Fujicrome 400 Provira
No computer/dark room editing
No filters, uncropped

This shot of M-17 is unusual in that I exposed way longer than most, to grab the most faint details in this Ha Nebula. The Swan or Omega symbol is almost totaly gone, but the 3D effect of the whole nebula is fantastic!

CF


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square_peg
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Reged: 03/26/04

Loc: Maple Valley, WA
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: ClownFish]
      #517112 - 07/15/05 01:02 AM

Nice work, Peter!

So this was imaged with the Schmidt-Newt and guided with the refractor? Other way 'round?


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ClownFish
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Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: square_peg]
      #517411 - 07/15/05 09:36 AM

Thanks!
This shot was imaged with the SN, and hand guided with an Orion 80mm guidescope. The uncropped image shows the wide field of view of the Meade LXD75 8" f/4 SN and the flatness of the field. Also I have done zero post processing on this slide. The colors you see are what this film offers naturaly.


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ClownFish
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Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: ClownFish]
      #532793 - 07/26/05 04:16 PM Attachment (546 downloads)

Here's M51- ultra wide field.
Meade LXD75 8" f/4 SN
Hand guided 960mm f/12 refractor
Olympus OM-1, and Stiletto Focuser
20 minutes on Fujicrome 400 Provira
No filters.
Uncropped


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LookatRigel
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Reged: 02/28/05

Loc: Spain
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Echo]
      #568089 - 08/21/05 05:22 PM

No image/bad link. If you'd like to post an image, please upload it to our server.

Post edited by Pegster

Edited by square_peg 114GT (08/22/05 08:04 AM)


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LookatRigel
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Reged: 02/28/05

Loc: Spain
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: LookatRigel]
      #568799 - 08/22/05 08:49 AM

Sorry, there has been a mistake before.
The image I'd like to show you is this wide field shot of M31.



I hope you like it.

Tomas Mazon
http://perso.wanadoo.es/tomasmazon/Index.html
Sigma Apo DG Macro 70-300@200
Canon EOS 300D unmodified
Exposure 12x300 sec, ISO 800
Processed with Photoshop CS, Registax 2, PixInsight LE.


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Tonk
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Reged: 08/19/04

Loc: Leeds, UK, 54N
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: LookatRigel]
      #573813 - 08/25/05 04:12 PM Attachment (560 downloads)

M31, M32 and M110

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Tonk
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Reged: 08/19/04

Loc: Leeds, UK, 54N
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Tonk]
      #573817 - 08/25/05 04:18 PM Attachment (521 downloads)

M81 and M82

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Reged: 03/26/04

Loc: Maple Valley, WA
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Tonk]
      #574165 - 08/25/05 09:15 PM

Wow, Tonk! Nice shots!

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Mobius1
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Reged: 08/28/05

Loc: Madison, WI / Gurnee, IL
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: square_peg]
      #579743 - 08/29/05 11:21 PM Attachment (538 downloads)

I know my pics will not be nearly as good as those displayed here, but I did do a lot of Messier hunting. I promise better results when I get my RebelXT. Right now it's just a modest digicam. Here's the Ring Nebula.
M57
LX-90 8" SCT
Canon Powershot A80 digicam
15sec. exposure at 400ISO
Edited using GIMP 2.2
Taken on 6/15/05


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Mobius1
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Reged: 08/28/05

Loc: Madison, WI / Gurnee, IL
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Mobius1]
      #579766 - 08/29/05 11:32 PM Attachment (545 downloads)

OK, that one wasn't so great, especially at that size. Maybe this will redeem myself... Here is the Great Orion Nebula. This was taken quite a while ago, but I am still very proud of it, especially the effect I got while editing. By the way, the previous pic was taken with a Digi-T adapter to my EP. This one had the camera on a separate tripod aimed right down the EP's barrel. Tough setup.
M42
LX90 8" SCT
Canon A-80 Powershot digicam
15seconds at (only) 50ISO
Edited using GIMP 2.2
Taken on 3/16/05


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Mobius1
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Reged: 08/28/05

Loc: Madison, WI / Gurnee, IL
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Mobius1]
      #579783 - 08/29/05 11:40 PM Attachment (502 downloads)

And a digicam shot of the Lagoon Nebula.
M8
LX90 8" SCT
Canon Powershot A80 afocally mounted
15Sec at 400ISO
Edited using GIMP 2.2
Taken on 6/17/05


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