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neutronman
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Reged: 01/10/08

Loc: Dallas, Texas
Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new
      #5602765 - 01/03/13 11:20 AM

I've always wanted to photograph NGC 2170 (a beautiful complex of reflection, emission, and dark nebulae), but I never realized it was so close to Barnard's Loop (the red hydrogen ring around Orion). All images I have ever seen of 2170 are very close-up shots. So.... I created this 2 panel mosaic that features both. I fancy the red "profile" of Barnard himself examining the comparatively diminutive NGC 2170

http://www.flickr.com/photos/neutronman/8340258139/lightbox/

FSQ 106EDX f/3.6
STL-11000M -30C
HaLRGB
90,120,60,60,60 (for each panel)
Total exposure = 13 hrs


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dsnope
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Reged: 04/28/06

Loc: OC California
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: neutronman]
      #5602895 - 01/03/13 12:24 PM

Great composition and processing. I've shot it before but never realized that it was so close to the Loop.

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broca
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Reged: 03/26/10

Loc: Ocala, FL
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: neutronman]
      #5602897 - 01/03/13 12:24 PM

Don't mess with Orion! Well done John.

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neutronman
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Reged: 01/10/08

Loc: Dallas, Texas
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: dsnope]
      #5602944 - 01/03/13 12:48 PM

Quote:

Great composition and processing. I've shot it before but never realized that it was so close to the Loop.




Thanks. Yes, I was very surprised that I could not find a single image online that showed NGC 2170 with the Loop (except maybe some extreme wide shots, in which case you can't really see 2170). It almost touches!


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HunterofPhotons
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Reged: 04/26/08

Loc: Rhode Island, USA
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: neutronman]
      #5602972 - 01/03/13 01:06 PM

I like that, John.
It's wonderfully composed and executed.
My regards,

dan k.


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buckeyestargazer
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Reged: 01/12/08

Loc: IN, USA
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: neutronman]
      #5603021 - 01/03/13 01:36 PM

That's beautiful John!

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agmakr
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Reged: 12/14/07

Loc: Agrinio, Greece
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: buckeyestargazer]
      #5603241 - 01/03/13 03:32 PM

Excellent image, thanks for sharing.

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JWalk
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Reged: 06/06/10

Loc: San Antonio, TX
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: agmakr]
      #5603291 - 01/03/13 04:01 PM

Good work JD!

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steve leshin
sage


Reged: 04/28/08

Loc: Sedona, Az
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: JWalk]
      #5603342 - 01/03/13 04:39 PM

A beauty. Love the vibrant colors.

Steve


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tjugo
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Reged: 11/06/07

Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: steve leshin]
      #5603498 - 01/03/13 06:40 PM

Very beautiful composition, colors are spot on!

Cheers,

Jose


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Harel_Boren
Vendor-The Boren-Simon PowerNewt Astrograph


Reged: 03/15/09

Loc: Israel
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: steve leshin]
      #5603514 - 01/03/13 06:52 PM

Quote:

A beauty. Love the vibrant colors.

Steve




Sheer delight !
Cheers,
Harel


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Denimsky
professor emeritus


Reged: 01/21/07

Loc: BC, Canada
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: neutronman]
      #5603695 - 01/03/13 09:05 PM

This is a great shot with truly vivid details and color.
I admire your creativity .


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hytham
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Reged: 12/25/12

Loc: Canadian in the US
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: Denimsky]
      #5603877 - 01/03/13 11:21 PM

Awesome!

I have been looking at your site for quite sometime and had no idea you were on this site and who you are.

Well done and your images are fantastic.


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neutronman
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Reged: 01/10/08

Loc: Dallas, Texas
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: hytham]
      #5603913 - 01/03/13 11:54 PM

Thanks a bunch folks! This one was a lot fun to process. I find I really enjoy images where I can combine a lot of HA with the "natural light" of RGB.

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Leonardo70
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Reged: 04/16/09

Loc: Turin - Italy
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: neutronman]
      #5604045 - 01/04/13 03:31 AM

Fantastic image John... incredible colors !!

All the best,
Leo


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SGT500
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Reged: 10/03/06

Loc: Sarasota, Florida
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: Leonardo70]
      #5604472 - 01/04/13 10:24 AM

Great composition and beautiful image!

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vpcirc
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Reged: 12/09/09

Loc: Merced CA
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: SGT500]
      #5605100 - 01/04/13 04:06 PM

Great image! Great mosaic work!!

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vpcirc
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Reged: 12/09/09

Loc: Merced CA
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 new [Re: vpcirc]
      #5605509 - 01/04/13 08:20 PM

ROFL laughing John, I just noticed your equipment list!

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zoran
professor emeritus


Reged: 06/09/06

Loc: Zagreb, Croatia
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 [Re: vpcirc]
      #5607738 - 01/06/13 03:23 AM

The image is simply stunning!
Regards,
Zoran


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WhistleStop
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Reged: 09/07/07

Loc: Grafton, Ontario
Re: Barnard stares down NGC 2170 [Re: zoran]
      #5607988 - 01/06/13 09:59 AM

Fascinating and fantastic...words are at a loss !
Well Done !
A brilliant image
Cheers
Lynn


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