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JWalk
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My first ever M78 new
      #5519566 - 11/14/12 01:46 PM

I've always wanted to shoot this and I got my first chance this new moon cycle. There is so much going on I didn't know if there were gradients in it or what but here she is. Let me know what you all think. Comments and critics always !!

Thanks for looking,

Jimmy

ASA N10 F3.59
FLI Microline 11002OSC
NMSkies Remote
41X600sec -35 -40C

M78 Widefield


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buckeyestargazer
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Reged: 01/12/08

Loc: IN, USA
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: JWalk]
      #5519582 - 11/14/12 02:02 PM

That's a really fantastic image! A wall hanger for sure, with a little bit of everything going on. Nice!

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Mark72
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Reged: 09/19/12

Loc: Munich, Germany
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: buckeyestargazer]
      #5519617 - 11/14/12 02:36 PM

Yes, indeed. Subtle blue colour there.

Your images have only one drawback - the location. I wish them on APOD everyday.

Mark


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mikotoy
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Reged: 06/20/12

Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: Mark72]
      #5519695 - 11/14/12 03:21 PM

Seriously...

Your images are awesome and thank you for sharing.

Have you ever considered teaching a class on processing because something tells me that one or two people may attend.


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vpcirc
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Reged: 12/09/09

Loc: Merced CA
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: mikotoy]
      #5519805 - 11/14/12 04:55 PM

Great shot on a tough target!

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rigel123
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Reged: 06/29/09

Loc: SW Ohio
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: JWalk]
      #5519817 - 11/14/12 05:12 PM

Fantastic Jimmy! This is an area I keep wanting to try but something else tends to take precedent over it! Probably because this is a reflection nebula and I have a real tough time with those!

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JWalk
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Reged: 06/06/10

Loc: San Antonio, TX
Re: My first ever M78 [Re: rigel123]
      #5520076 - 11/14/12 08:10 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys!! I've never even thought about giving processing tips!! Mike Miller has watched me process before. I'm like watching a Tornado when it comes to processing. I'm very fast and hardly follow the "proper" rules. I am a firm believer in watching tutorial vids like Warrens and astro actions from Annie and Noel are really cool. I use the actions quite a bit. Hope this helps guys.

As for APOD.... I'm really trying.;)


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WarrenS
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Reged: 03/04/08

Loc: Orange County New York
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: JWalk]
      #5520127 - 11/14/12 08:49 PM

Wow! That is an awesome M78!

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jrs
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Reged: 03/24/06

Loc: Matthews, NC 28104
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: WarrenS]
      #5520186 - 11/14/12 09:26 PM

I actually feel like I am in the middle of that. Awesome work!

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schmeah
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Reged: 07/26/05

Loc: Morristown, NJ
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: jrs]
      #5520233 - 11/14/12 10:06 PM

Tremendous image! I've never tried this one because I figured it would be too difficult. Yours is the new benchmark.

Derek


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: JWalk]
      #5520262 - 11/14/12 10:34 PM

All I can say is WOW!!!

David


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bill w
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Reged: 03/26/05

Loc: southern california
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5520355 - 11/14/12 11:39 PM

very smooth
great depth


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Bill Snyder
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Reged: 05/17/09

Loc: Pennsylvania. USA
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: bill w]
      #5520442 - 11/15/12 01:09 AM

Great M78 Jimmy! Nice work. It's on my list if I can get a break in the weather.
Bill


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alpal
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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: Bill Snyder]
      #5520525 - 11/15/12 03:27 AM

Hi Jimmy,
A nice shot with beautiful star colours.


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zoran
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Reged: 06/09/06

Loc: Zagreb, Croatia
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: alpal]
      #5520617 - 11/15/12 06:20 AM

Amazing image, could not stop looking at it!
Regards,
Zoran


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JWalk
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: zoran]
      #5520768 - 11/15/12 09:03 AM

Thanks again everyone!!

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Raginar
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Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: JWalk]
      #5520773 - 11/15/12 09:06 AM

Beautiful.

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mcarroll
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Reged: 08/28/10

Loc: Greensboro, NC
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: Raginar]
      #5520938 - 11/15/12 10:36 AM

That's another great image Jimmy!

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Leonardo70
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Reged: 04/16/09

Loc: Turin - Italy
Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: mcarroll]
      #5522255 - 11/16/12 04:50 AM

Another great image ... really nice Jimmy.

All the best.
Leo


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JWalk
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Reged: 06/06/10

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Re: My first ever M78 new [Re: Leonardo70]
      #5522519 - 11/16/12 09:43 AM

Thanks again!!

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