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Tel
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Re: M31 new [Re: ghataa]
      #5534863 - 11/23/12 04:29 AM

My apologies in beimg late to congratulate but superb images from both you, Milby, and you George.

Great mosiacking skill, Milby, and a perfect balance of colour, George, particularly between the cyan blue/green of the surrounding nebulosity and that one red star !

Best regards,
Tel


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haytor
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Re: M31 new [Re: Tel]
      #5534963 - 11/23/12 07:38 AM

Lovely capture George, good to see you posting again, thats a cracking shot,hope you can produce more in the near future,keep em coming,

best regards,

Tom.


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Re: M31 new [Re: haytor]
      #5535296 - 11/23/12 11:29 AM

Another fine image George.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter.


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ghataa
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Re: M31 new [Re: haytor]
      #5535358 - 11/23/12 12:08 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Thanks Tel, Tom and Peter. It felt good to get out under the stars again even with the bright moon. The CLS filter does a nice job even under suboptimal conditions.

Haseeb, thanks for the comments. I stretched the data a bit more as you suggested and posted below.

Best,

George


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Re: M31 new [Re: ghataa]
      #5535411 - 11/23/12 12:38 PM

I like this one as it shows much more nebulosity all over while maintaining the seven sisters halo.

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Re: M31 new [Re: ghataa]
      #5535716 - 11/23/12 03:19 PM

Yes, you've done a great job in that process of M45. That really showcases its' beauty.
Thanks for sharing.
Be Well
Grey


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Re: M31 new [Re: Greyhaven]
      #5535840 - 11/23/12 04:34 PM

Sorry George, I prefer #1

As was said by the Birthday Boy, that's a cracking shot!

Art


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ghataa
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Re: M31 new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #5535940 - 11/23/12 05:48 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

In addition to M45, I spent some time last night on the beautiful horsehead nebula.

3 hrs using modded T3i, ISO 400, 7 min subs at 504mm with my SV apo triplet refractor on the CG-5 and guided with the Orion mini-guider.

Thanks for looking!

Best,

George


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Re: M31 new [Re: ghataa]
      #5535973 - 11/23/12 06:09 PM

Stunning images !

James


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Re: new [Re: hopskipson]
      #5536515 - 11/24/12 12:30 AM

Gorgeous images, George. Just stunning!

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Tel
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Re: new [Re: milby]
      #5536643 - 11/24/12 04:38 AM

Hey, George: Could you come over and give me a few lessons ?

Outstanding imaging ! What more can one say ?

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Tel


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Re: new [Re: Tel]
      #5536752 - 11/24/12 07:59 AM

Another stunner George, like the wide field you captured taking in both the H/H and Flame, looks like your on a roll with your imaging set up

regards,

Tom.


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Re: M31 new [Re: ghataa]
      #5536796 - 11/24/12 08:37 AM

This is a completely different HH to what I am accustomed to seeing. Brilliant!

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ghataa
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Re: new [Re: haytor]
      #5536806 - 11/24/12 08:43 AM

Thanks James, Milby, Tel, Tom and Haseeb. My rig has been very cooperative the last few evenings. Good polar alignment using Celestron's ASPA has been key and empirically identifying settings in PHD for guiding in declination one session. The CG5 is notoriously hard to guide in declination so I spent time a lot of time with balance, PA and PHD. I am not swapping out my OTA anytime soon!!

I would like to put the 8SE OTA and its longer FL on a GEM but that may be better suited for braver souls with a CG5 and for me that means adding a beefier mount to the collection at some point down the road. I bought this CG5 used to dip my toe into AP and some nights I justed wanted to scream but I will take the past few good nights as compensation!

Tel, I think it is surely the other way around!!!

I want to add some HA data to the HH and see what effect that has on the image. Maybe tonight if I am so lucky.

Best,

George


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Re: new [Re: Tel]
      #5538349 - 11/25/12 07:52 AM

Quote:

Outstanding imaging ! What more can one say ?

Best regards,
Tel




Seconded! Simply stunning and worthy of publication.

Art


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Re: new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #5538831 - 11/25/12 02:19 PM

Great professional quality images George.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: new [Re: milby]
      #5540266 - 11/26/12 12:54 PM

Wow! Great images George. Like Bri, I prefer the 1st shot of M45. More nebulosity in the second, but, for me , it all seems to wash together. The HH and Flame shot is absolutely beautiful. I love it!!

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ghataa
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Re: [Re: Skip]
      #5540832 - 11/26/12 07:07 PM

Thanks Peter and Skip. What's nice about tinkering with the processing is that it is easy to oblige different folks tastes. AP is such a wonderful combination of tech and art and can be so engaging!

Best,

George


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Re: [Re: ghataa]
      #5553936 - 12/04/12 12:56 PM

That's true what you said George, each has their own taste for colours and sometimes the monitor too can play a small part in what we see.

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Re: [Re: Maverick199]
      #5555139 - 12/05/12 05:23 AM Attachment (14 downloads)

Looking at George's HH and Flame Nebula prompts me to get back to some DSO imaging but at the moment Jupiter is so tempting particularly as it's riding so high in the British skies at this time.

Last night the conditions were very still so I went for it, as they say !

'Scope: Nexstar 8i OTA on a Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GEM

Camera: Philips Webcam SPC900NC plus X2 Barlow. 120secs. at 30 fps.

Stacked in Registax with applied Wavelets. Final processing in Photoshop CS2.

Best regards,
Tel


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