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Raginar
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Re: M32 new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #5448272 - 09/30/12 11:25 AM

Thanks guys! Milby, that's beautiful

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Maverick199
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Re: M32 new [Re: Raginar]
      #5453701 - 10/03/12 03:10 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

After a lapse of more than 4 months due to weather, today the skies cleared up briefly and out of sheer desperation, took a chance to set up the Celestron CG-5 with C6 piggybacked by 85mm Prime on T2i. Reeled off 34 x 1 minute subs and 20 darks. The Moon had started to climb already with M 31 above. Irrespective, got the core and bit of detail in this small image. Hope its worthy enough considering my light pollution and desperation.

On the plus side, had a good long look at Uranus which was a small blue pinhead sized dot.


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Re: M32 new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5453821 - 10/03/12 04:30 PM

Nice image Haseeb.

I'm pleased the weather broke for you.

Its been weeks since I had a clear night.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: M32 new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5454054 - 10/03/12 07:39 PM

Quote:


On the plus side, had a good long look at Uranus which was a small blue pinhead sized dot.




I know there's a joke in there but I won't

Nice capture of m31

James


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Re: M32 new [Re: hopskipson]
      #5454472 - 10/04/12 01:43 AM

Hi Peter, thanks, you are better off with 'weeks' rather than 'months'. Worst still, the moonsoon season has started and it may well be perhaps another month for normalcy to return.

James, thanks but honestly I noticed that only after you pointed it out.


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Pelican and North American Nebula new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5454561 - 10/04/12 04:08 AM Attachment (21 downloads)

For my last few imaging sessions I've been attaching the Atik 16ic to a Canon DSLR lens. Whilst I'm still learning how to get the best results and despite the huge amount of dew last night, I'm quite pleased with the attached image.

Pelican and NA Nebula
HEQ5 Pro with Atik 16ic and Canon EF 28-80mm Lens
Baader Ha filter
Guided using Celestron Travelscope with Meade DSI
Dew heater!!!
3 x subs at 600 secs

PHD, Nebulosity and Photoshop all played their part.

This is an experiment that is due to be repeated without the dew (hopefully!)


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula new [Re: MushroomBill]
      #5454582 - 10/04/12 05:09 AM

Excellent, Andy, this experimental set-up is certainly producing results !

Knowing though somewhat as to how you cleverly went about obtaining this image, (DSLR lens to Atik 16C CCD unit), was this incidentally, with or without the "Branston Pickle" jar lid improvised "lens to camera" connector ?

Best regards,
Tel


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula new [Re: Tel]
      #5454669 - 10/04/12 08:16 AM

Very nice Andy, that combo is doing a fine job to get you the wider field, this is a big improvement on your previous tests with this Atik DSLR lens combo, the spacing looks far better in giving rounder stars, i`m sure your tests will continue until its perfect, but your almost there already.

best regards,

Tom.


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula new [Re: haytor]
      #5454670 - 10/04/12 08:18 AM

Haseeb, nice wide field of M31, really does put it into perspective in the wider field. The background also looks very nice and clean,well done.

regards,

Tom.

Edited by haytor (10/04/12 08:19 AM)


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula new [Re: haytor]
      #5454773 - 10/04/12 09:37 AM

Lovely image Andy.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter


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Skip
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Re: Pelican and North American Nebula new [Re: MushroomBill]
      #5454881 - 10/04/12 10:50 AM

Very nice, Andy!

Thanks,


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MushroomBill
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Re: Pelican and North American Nebula new [Re: Skip]
      #5455152 - 10/04/12 01:58 PM

Thanks Tel, Tom, Peter and Skip.

Hope to release another version soon with perfect stars


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula new [Re: haytor]
      #5456473 - 10/05/12 12:24 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Thank you Tom, very kind of you. There was lots of city glow as usual and I couldn't get past 1 minute without the histogram moving away from the line, i.e, the B / G one's. Obtaining over 3 minutes wasn't any issue, only the B/G channels were moving further away from R.

Lovely image Andy!

Here's a short 20 x 25 secs with darks applied M 57.


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5458484 - 10/06/12 09:41 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Not the best of captures, but at the time tonight, (ca. 09:00h UT), Jupiter was still fairly low in the East and beginning to move over the roof of my neighbour's (heated) house.

What perhaps is more interesting than the quality of the image is the GRS. Has it duplicated itself ?

Conditions: Clear night. Image of Jupiter "boiling" somewhat due to its lack of altitude but improving with passing time.

Scope: Nexstar 8i OTA on a Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GEM. X3 Barlow lens.
Camera: Philips webcam. 200 secs @ 10 f/sec.
Stacked in Registax 6. Processed in Registax 6 and P/Shop CS2.

Best regards,
Tel

Edited by Tel (10/07/12 06:41 AM)


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula new [Re: Tel]
      #5458812 - 10/07/12 05:24 AM

Thats a fine image Tel despite the conditions you had. The GRS does look, well, elongated. You've certainly captured lots of cloud bands and what looks like a couple of oval shaped features just below the N.E.B.

My plans to observe (re our conversation) came to now't as I had 80% cloud cover up to me calling it a draw at just gone midnight. Pity, would have been good to check out the GRS.
Judging from your image, we are in for a good "Jupiter season" this time round.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula new [Re: Peter9]
      #5458829 - 10/07/12 06:11 AM

Many thanks Peter.

Yes, I'm wondering whether "Red Spot Junior" or as I understand it was officially called, "Oval BA" when first discovered in 2000, has migrated from its original position some distance from the GRS albeit basically within the same belt region, and is on the point of merging with the latter.

I'd be interested if anyone could confirm what I captured last night; either by further imaging or purely visually.

Best regards,
Tel


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula [Re: Tel]
      #5458904 - 10/07/12 07:56 AM

Hi Tel, finally i managed to get onto this thread,had some problems with page hanging this morning.

As you probably know by now, i sent you an email with an image attached taken by a guy on another web site showing the same features,his image taken on the 27th sept, it does appear that what you captured could well be the junior spot pretty close to the GRS, i wont post that image here as i have not sought the owners permission.

A good attempt Tel given Jupiter was so low and over the roof tops of nearby houses.

regards,

Tom.

Edited by haytor (10/07/12 07:59 AM)


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula [Re: haytor]
      #5458914 - 10/07/12 08:01 AM

Haseeb, i fully understand what conditions you are forced to shoot under, a decent capture all the same,you got the central star for sure, nice one.

regards,

Tom.


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula [Re: haytor]
      #5458925 - 10/07/12 08:24 AM

Lovely image Haseeb. Lots of fine colour detail and the center star.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Pelican and Noth American Nebula [Re: Peter9]
      #5459151 - 10/07/12 11:32 AM

Thanks Tom and Peter.

Good capture that Tel.


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