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haytor
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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: Greyhaven]
      #5957135 - 07/06/13 06:14 AM

Great work Tel, looking forward to seeing the finished image once you have the 03 combined and the bi-colour added.

regards,

Tom.


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: haytor]
      #5957244 - 07/06/13 09:30 AM

Very well done Tel!

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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: hopskipson]
      #5957301 - 07/06/13 10:15 AM

Very nice work Tel.

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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: ben2112]
      #5957349 - 07/06/13 10:59 AM

Pleased to see you managed to get out and do a bit Tel.

As ever, you have kept up the standard that has been produced on this thread time and time again, with another wonderful image.

Regards. Peter.


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: Peter9]
      #5957530 - 07/06/13 01:21 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

Very many thanks, Grey, Tom, James, Ben and Peter for your kind appreciation. It was nice to get out and at least do "something" once again after weeks of cloud cover in southern England.

Here's now the combination, in B/W, of the Ha and Olll filters used to create this image which I hope possibly to use as a luminance frame.

The next stage therefore is to produce the Hubble type bi-colour image. I hope it will be a success but I'm, at the moment, still on the learning curve !

Once again, many thanks and best regards,
Tel


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: Tel]
      #5960108 - 07/08/13 07:36 AM

Another nice one Tel, hope to see you post the Bi-colour version when you can.

Here`s an image of NGC7380, the Wizard neb in mono H-alpha, not great ,but i had a hard time on the night of the 6/7th,given these short summer nights and the few hours we get to image,the last thing i needed was problems, but problems i got ,i was trying out a new wider field scope, a Skywatcher 66mm f/5 ED refractor riding piggy back on my ED80, i used the 66mm as my imaging scope and initially had problems of getting a two star alignment while the first star, Altair, was in the FOV, my second choice of Caph was not, still having sorted out the problem, the next thing to go wrong was my PHD guiding software,which decided not to work, so had to uninstall it and re-install, that fixed the problem. In all i wasted 2 hours faffing about solving problems.

Still, finally i managed to get some subs on the Wizard, however the data was not great thanks to the haze,which continued to get worse as the night went on.

Here then is my poor effort, the image comprises of just 2 X 10 minute subs plus 5 X 15 minute subs.

As said the data is not great, i really had to stretch the curves and levels to bring the nebulosity through ,which sadly bloated some of the brighter stars, the background sky is not as dark as i would like because in darkening it, i lose more of the nebulosity.Will have to give it another go under better conditions.

Thanks for looking,



Tom.

Edited by haytor (07/08/13 10:30 AM)


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: haytor]
      #5960768 - 07/08/13 03:47 PM

Hi Tom,

Dispite the problems you encountered, your patience and dogged perseverence have paid off with another fine image.
The edges of the "folds" in the nebula are sharp even against the not so dark sky.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter.


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haytor
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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: Peter9]
      #5960810 - 07/08/13 04:09 PM

Many thanks Peter, looks like another clear night here, hopefully less hazy too,i`m all set up and ready to shoot the Bubble nebula, currently still waiting for darkness to fall.

Regards,

Tom.


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: haytor]
      #5960835 - 07/08/13 04:22 PM

Same here Tom only its a blanket of very thin white cloud thats the problem. I'm wanting to give the 1100 a run, but its pointless with conditions as they are. Roll on September.

Good Luck for tonight Tom.

Regards. Peter.


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haytor
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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: Peter9]
      #5960894 - 07/08/13 04:51 PM

Sorry to hear about those high thin veils of white cloud Peter, often get those myself, still,if they persist up there in the North, you could always send that 1100 down here,i`m sure i could put it to good use

Joking aside, i hope you get your fill of using that new scope soonest

best regards,

Tom.


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: haytor]
      #5961681 - 07/09/13 04:43 AM Attachment (11 downloads)

Managed to get the Elephant's trunk last night (IC 1396).

Captured with Williams Optics 70ZS and an Atik CCD.

5 x Ha @ 600 secs
3 x O3 @ 600 secs
2 x S2 @ 720 secs

Captured in Nebulosity, stacked in DSS and layered/messed about in PS.

Unfortunately conditions changed (the cloud returned!) before I could get more subs.

Thanks for looking.


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: MushroomBill]
      #5961699 - 07/09/13 05:27 AM

Good Morning Tom, Peter and Andy !

Many thanks for the kind comments, Tom, re. the Crescent nebula above. I think the bringing together of the original Ha stack with that of the Olll, has produced a significant improvement over the original.

Despite the weather, which superficially looked (looks?) good at this time, I haven't had any real chance since to get out and do anything further due to keeping house, watering Hilde's garden plants and allotment and cat sitting; Hilde being in Germany for the next couple of weeks and "Razor Claw" getting me up for feeding at about 5:30am !

Consequently, by late but still light evening, I'm ready to hit the sack, (particularly after a couple of beers; necessary of course to keep the body hydrated under this current, balmy, high pressure spell.) !

And I still haven't got around to producing, or trying to produce my bi-colour version of the Crescent !

Sorry to hear though that the seemingly clear skies of late have not been that conducive to good imaging. Nevertheless, both you, Tom, and you Andy, have obviously made the most of what was available. Congratulations to both of you. A nice "Wizard", Tom, and equally so, a well detailed "Elephant's Trunk", Andy !

Best regards,
Tel


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haytor
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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: Tel]
      #5961760 - 07/09/13 07:03 AM

Thanks for the comment Tel, i guess we can only try and do the best we can under such conditions.

Andy, what a cracking capture of the E.T. love the detail and colour, clearly your conditions were far better than mine last night,my results in trying to capture the Bubble nebula was a total failure, despite the clear sky forecasts i had lots of cloud rolling in from the N/E ,which later switched due East. Only got 5 subs, all of which were poor, so no image to post today, maybe tonight might be better.(he said in hope)

regards,

Tom.


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: haytor]
      #5965262 - 07/11/13 07:56 AM

Hi all,

another poor attempt by me at imaging thanks to the haze and cloud. Still, thought i would post this attempt of the Bubble nebula NGC7635 in mono H-alpha.Its only a small stack that comprises 2 X 10 minute subs plus 3 X 15 minute subs,the haze seems to have blocked out any fainter surrounding nebulosity, cloud had a bad habit of interupting my 3 X 15 minute subs, so i guess i should be grateful for what i was finally able to pull out of such a poor attempt.Oh what i would give for a full night of fair conditions, something of a rarity these days.



Imaged using a Skywatcher 66mm ED f/6 reftractor and Atik 314E mono ccd.

If your looking in Tel, dare i say "roll on winter"

best regards,

Tom.

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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: haytor]
      #5965656 - 07/11/13 12:55 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

Thanks for your thoughts on my elephants trunk image.

Tom, like your Bubble and Tel, the floating brain is good too.

Quote:

roll on winter




Please not yet. Its nice to see some sunshine for a change.

Its supposed to clear tonight so maybe you can grab a few more frames?

Here's a Ha shot of M20 from Tuesday night. 5 subs @ 5 mins. Captured through 8" newt and Atik ccd.

M20 is not well positioned for me and sadly was soon lost behind a neighbours house. Still it was nice to be able image it briefly. Would love to try for some S2 and O3 data.


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: MushroomBill]
      #5965913 - 07/11/13 03:27 PM

Splendid images all, Tom don't knock your attempt looks fine to me. Great images Andy good luck with acquiring more data.

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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: hopskipson]
      #5966159 - 07/11/13 06:21 PM

Man!! I am loving all these images..

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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: ben2112]
      #5966238 - 07/11/13 07:22 PM

+1

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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5966781 - 07/12/13 03:00 AM

Great imaging, guys ! I particularly like "The Triffid", Andy : I just wish I could "access" Sagittarius simply for the variation of photogenic "Goodies" it contains.

As to "Roll on Winter", Tom, yes, for the darker nights but you and I both know by now what that also represents. The rain just gets colder and the cloud a little thicker !

Best regards,
Tel


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: Tel]
      #5966952 - 07/12/13 08:37 AM

Cracking M20 image Andy, up close and personal showing some great detail

Thanks all, for the comments on my Bubble capture, one of these nights will hopefully provide better conditions to allow many more subs to be captured.

regards,

Tom.


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