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Paul Milligan
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: 54°12.0' N; 4°25' W
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Paul Milligan]
      #1588991 - 05/06/07 04:12 PM Attachment (604 downloads)

M40 - Winnecke 4 (Double Star)

By : Paul Milligan
Location : Baldrine, Isle of Man, Great Britain
Date : 08/04/2007 at 02:10am
Camera : GSTAR-EX CCD image captured on PMP3520 Media Player
Telescope : William Optics FLT110 mounted on EQ6 Skyscan Pro
99 Frames at 96X senseup
Stacked & aligned using Registax processed using Photoshop

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Paul Milligan
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: 54°12.0' N; 4°25' W
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Paul Milligan]
      #1589005 - 05/06/07 04:17 PM Attachment (563 downloads)

M37 (Open Cluster)
By : Paul Milligan
Location : Baldrine, Isle of Man, Great Britain
Date : 14/04/2007 at 23:10pm
Camera : GSTAR-EX CCD image captured on PMP3520 Media Player
Telescope : William Optics FLT110 mounted on EQ6 Skyscan Pro
413 Frames at 128X senseup
Stacked & aligned using Registax processed using Photoshop

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Paul Milligan
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: 54°12.0' N; 4°25' W
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Paul Milligan]
      #1589041 - 05/06/07 04:33 PM Attachment (525 downloads)

M53 (Globular Cluster)- Widefield

By : Paul Milligan
Location : Baldrine, Isle of Man, Great Britain
Date : 04/05/2007 at 23:45pm
Camera : GSTAR-EX CCD image captured on PMP3520 Media Player
Telescope : William Optics FLT110 mounted on EQ6 Skyscan Pro
210 Frames at 128X senseup
Stacked & aligned using Registax processed using Photoshop

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Paul Milligan
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: 54°12.0' N; 4°25' W
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Paul Milligan]
      #1589053 - 05/06/07 04:39 PM Attachment (513 downloads)

M102 - Spindle Galaxy (Widefield)

By : Paul Milligan
Location : Baldrine, Isle of Man, Great Britain
Date : 15/04/2007 at 01:30am
Camera : GSTAR-EX CCD image captured on PMP3520 Media Player
Telescope : William Optics FLT110 mounted on EQ6 Skyscan Pro
129 Frames at 128X senseup
Stacked & aligned using Registax processed using Photoshop

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Paul Milligan
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: 54°12.0' N; 4°25' W
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Paul Milligan]
      #1589065 - 05/06/07 04:46 PM Attachment (477 downloads)

M44 - Beehive Cluster

By : Paul Milligan
Location : Baldrine, Isle of Man, Great Britain
Date : 14/04/2007 at 23:50pm
Camera : GSTAR-EX CCD image captured on PMP3520 Media Player
Telescope : William Optics FLT110 mounted on EQ6 Skyscan Pro
64 Frames at 128X senseup
Stacked & aligned using Registax processed using Photoshop

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Paul Milligan
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Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: 54°12.0' N; 4°25' W
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Paul Milligan]
      #1589299 - 05/06/07 06:47 PM Attachment (499 downloads)

M81 - Bodes Galaxy (Widefield)

By : Paul Milligan
Location : Baldrine, Isle of Man, Great Britain
Date : 25/03/2007 at 21:55pm
Camera : GSTAR-EX CCD image captured on PMP3520 Media Player
Telescope : William Optics FLT110 mounted on EQ6 Skyscan Pro
320 Frames at 96X senseup
Stacked & aligned using Registax processed using Photoshop

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dietmar
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Reged: 01/21/05

Loc: linz, austria europe
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Echo]
      #1628226 - 05/27/07 12:02 PM

hi Tina,

so I`ll add the Messier objects that I have imaged so far:

M1:


data:

Date: Dec 2006 - seeing 6-7/10; transp. 6-8/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV H9C - 3 hours - 4,6,8,10 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

M13


data:

Date: 20.5.2007 - seeing 6/10; transp. 7/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 (0,8 TeleVue reducer)
CCD: SXV M25C 2,8 hours
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding, preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

M27


data:

Date: 13.9.2006 - seeing 5/10; transp. 6-7/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV H9C - 90 minutes (1-15 min frames)
Software: SX original software for image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M45:


data:

Date: 12.2006 - seeing 4-5/10; transp. 7 decreasing while exposure to 2/10
Scope: 5 " TMB Apo f/7 (using TeleVue 0,8 reducer)
CCD: SXV M25C - 75 minutes
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessin
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M33:


data:

Date: Nov. 2006 - seeing 5-(6)/10; transp. 7 falling down to 2/10
Scope: 5 " TMB Apo f/7 (using TeleVue 0,8 reducer)
CCD: SXV M25C - 75 minutes
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess in PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M63:


data:

Date: 9.+10.4.2007 - seeing 7/10; transp. 7/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/9
CCD: SXV H16 - 2,7 hours - luminance; 6 hours R,G,B (2 hours each channel)
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding. Maxim DL preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

M64:


data:

Date: 13.3.2007 - seeing 6-(7)/10; transp. 6-7/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 3 hours - 2,4,6,8 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M82:


data:

Date: 16.1.07 - seeing 6-7/10; transparency 6-8/10 (falling)
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 2,3 hours - 4,8,12,20 minutes frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocessing in PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M97:


data:

Date: Feb.2007 - seeing 6-7/10; transp. 7-8/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 3 hours - 4,8,12,20 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M101:


data:

Date: 16.2.2006 - seeing 1-2/10; transp. 8-9/10
Scope: 4 " TMB Apo f/6,2
CCD: SXV M25C - 2 hours (4,8 min frames)
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess in PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

M106:


data:

Date: 17.&18.2.2007 - seeing 5-7/10; transp. 6-8/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 3,5 hours - 4,8,12 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M108:


data:

Date: 11.3.2007 - seeing 5-6/10; transp. 7-8/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 2,5 hours - 4,6,10 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

location of all images and further images
35 km north of Linz at
Stargazer Private Observatory



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Dave Mason
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Reged: 04/02/07

Loc: Scottish Borders, UK
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: dietmar]
      #1760030 - 08/05/07 06:22 PM

Dietmar,

I am slavering all over my keyboard as I look at those images!

Truly wonderful. Thanks for posting!




Dave


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DoctorNoodle
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Reged: 07/14/07

Loc: Lawn Guyland, NY
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Dave Mason]
      #1860692 - 09/23/07 05:32 PM Attachment (442 downloads)

I tried some piggyback astrophotography years ago just to see if I liked it. I've since decided that I don't but here's a shot of M31 taken with a Pentax K1000 with a 28mm lens at f/1.5 with ISO200 film and a 5 minute exposure, taken from the top of Cadillac Mountain, Maine. The camera, by the way, was mounted on my old, old 60mm refractor on an EQ-1 mount. Not much but better than I expected.

Edited by DoctorNoodle (09/23/07 05:36 PM)


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alexvh
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Reged: 07/29/07

Loc: South Africa
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: DoctorNoodle]
      #1867173 - 09/26/07 12:15 PM

Dietmar

Those are without a doubt the most beautiful pics ive ever seen. Does an APO have an edge over SCTs in photography?


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mark47
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Reged: 02/21/07

Loc: Scotland
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Dave Mason]
      #1870198 - 09/27/07 04:41 PM

Quote:

Dietmar,

I am slavering all over my keyboard as I look at those images!

Truly wonderful. Thanks for posting!




Dave






I'll second that!




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WadeVC
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Reged: 12/02/05

Loc: Lodi, California,
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: dietmar]
      #1870243 - 09/27/07 04:56 PM

JUST AWESOME!!!!



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CreationAstroGuy
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Reged: 05/18/07

Loc: NW WA
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: WadeVC]
      #1873125 - 09/28/07 10:52 PM Attachment (410 downloads)

Well, I guess I will submit mine. This was just my second night imaging and it was not a lot of imaging time (I did not record the details).

Ryan Nelson
Mid Septemper around 11:30
Ferndale, WA
8" LX90 and a DSI, I used very little proccesing using HP ImageZone (the autostar proccesor isn't working).
So here it is.


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ericjacob613
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Reged: 05/25/07

Loc: Santa Barbara CA
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: CreationAstroGuy]
      #1942194 - 10/27/07 11:57 PM Attachment (422 downloads)

Ok, I only saw 1 M40 posted, so here's mine. It's a lonely Messier, but worthy of note just for that.

Is there a list of all the M's posted so far? I have a bunch of them on my site, if you like I'll post as many as you guys can stand.

Here's my info:
A single frame taken by me on July 31, 2007. Exposure 2 seconds at ISO 400.
Celestron C102, 500mm, f/5. Canon XTI. Processed in Photoshop CS.


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joshben
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Reged: 08/20/07

Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Echo]
      #1961096 - 11/04/07 05:25 PM Attachment (399 downloads)

M27, 10 x 180, 11" SCT, Canon 350. Acquired and processed in Nebulosity. Guided with Starshoot and 100 mm refractor.

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Andrew Welsh
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Reged: 03/28/06

Loc: Rochester, NY
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: joshben]
      #2576670 - 08/12/08 02:22 PM Attachment (302 downloads)

Was wondering when M101 would show up in the list... someone else did but I'll post my 476 x 45 sec ISO1600 f/2.8 shot of M101 (yes, 476 subs!) (see my thread here).

100% magnification crop of center of the 300mm lens:


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Andrew Welsh
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Loc: Rochester, NY
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Andrew Welsh]
      #2576678 - 08/12/08 02:24 PM Attachment (297 downloads)

Some others I haven't seen in the list...

M92, 300mm f/2.8 lens at f/2.8, ISO 1600, 45 sec subs, forget how many:


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Andrew Welsh
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Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Andrew Welsh]
      #2576682 - 08/12/08 02:25 PM Attachment (311 downloads)

M63, doesn't compare to Dietmar's, but it's still pretty good. 100-something x 3min subs, ISO1600, Canon 40D, through 8" SCT at f/6.3

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Andrew Welsh
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Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Andrew Welsh]
      #2576683 - 08/12/08 02:26 PM Attachment (297 downloads)

M16 and M17, 300mm f/2.8 lens at f/2.8, ISO1600. 15 x 45sec subs, Canon 40D

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Andrew Welsh
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Loc: Rochester, NY
Re: Messier Catalogue new [Re: Andrew Welsh]
      #2576687 - 08/12/08 02:27 PM Attachment (296 downloads)

M95, M96, M105

400mm f/5.6 lens at f/6.3, ISO1600, 3 min subs, forget how many, Canon 40D camera


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