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HHastro
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Reged: 05/22/07

Loc: Germany, City of Hamburg
M 106
      #5675441 - 02/12/13 09:27 AM Attachment (51 downloads)

Hi,

Ive been a long time absent with images due to the horrible weather conditions in north Germany. Fog, clouds and snow were the constant compagnions for november to first week of february. But last sunday I use the chance of seeing the stars again. After a sunny and cold day I travel to my observatory 50 mls. south-east of Hamburg. Sliding away the roof and have a look to the clouds at the horizon was one moment. The thin cloud region settled for 6 hours and one hour after midnight a strong dry wind from east wipe away the clouds.

I go for galaxies in the zenith, M 106 and M 51, good, if low fog appear.

See here M 106, 39 subs, 5h 10 min.
12"ACF, GEG f-6.5, modded 20Da at ISO 1600.

Processed: DSS, Fitswork, PS-CS6 (Neatimage, Astronomy Tools and Focal Blade)

See larger image: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8468308894_86338d3c4c_k.jpg
Thank you for looking, comments are welcome: Bruno

Edited by HHastro (02/12/13 10:15 AM)


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fco_star
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Reged: 12/13/10

Loc: Texas, Midland
Re: M 51 new [Re: HHastro]
      #5675503 - 02/12/13 10:04 AM

Beautiful picture, great job!

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Tonk
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Reged: 08/19/04

Loc: Leeds, UK, 54N
Re: M 51 new [Re: fco_star]
      #5675569 - 02/12/13 10:44 AM

Fantastic!

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mmalik
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Reged: 01/13/12

Loc: USA
Re: M 106 new [Re: HHastro]
      #5675603 - 02/12/13 11:04 AM

Long integration; looks great.

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carlo rocchi
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Reged: 12/02/09

Loc: Milan, Italy
Re: M 106 new [Re: mmalik]
      #5675769 - 02/12/13 12:39 PM

Stunning... congrats Bruno!!

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Rankinstudio
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 04/05/08

Loc: Southern UT
Re: M 106 new [Re: carlo rocchi]
      #5675837 - 02/12/13 01:15 PM

Nice image!

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waassaabee
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Reged: 11/26/07

Loc: Central California Coast
Re: M 106 new [Re: Rankinstudio]
      #5675890 - 02/12/13 01:43 PM

Excellent work Bruno!! Beautiful image!

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jambroseus
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Reged: 04/05/07

Loc: Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Re: M 106 new [Re: HHastro]
      #5675982 - 02/12/13 02:44 PM

Excellent detail in there Bruno, great work! And glad you caught some clear skies!

John


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TimN
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Reged: 04/20/08

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: M 106 new [Re: jambroseus]
      #5676148 - 02/12/13 03:58 PM

Excellent image! Worth the wait.

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srosenfraz
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Reged: 03/06/11

Loc: United States
Re: M 106 new [Re: TimN]
      #5676190 - 02/12/13 04:19 PM

Great looking M106, Bruno - I like your colors. Also, nice to see you hanging around here again. I've missed your fabulous images.

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: M 106 new [Re: HHastro]
      #5676681 - 02/12/13 10:04 PM

Really nice work!!

David


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Erk1024
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Reged: 07/06/11

Loc: Henderson, NV
Re: M 106 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5676837 - 02/12/13 11:58 PM

Wow! Incredible shot. Impressive.

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HHastro
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Reged: 05/22/07

Loc: Germany, City of Hamburg
Re: M 106 new [Re: Erk1024]
      #5677332 - 02/13/13 10:01 AM

Hi,

Thank you all for your friendly comments. I try hard, beeing more present here in future.

Best: Bruno


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Tom and Beth
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Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: M 106 new [Re: HHastro]
      #5677879 - 02/13/13 03:37 PM

Some day I aspire to get images like this.

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rflinn68
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Reged: 03/09/12

Loc: Arkansas
Re: M 106 new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5677902 - 02/13/13 03:47 PM

Quote:

Some day I aspire to get images like this.




I aspire right now!


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HHastro
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 05/22/07

Loc: Germany, City of Hamburg
Re: M 106 new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5680660 - 02/15/13 04:04 AM

Thank you for the further comments!

Bruno


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Mark72
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Reged: 09/19/12

Loc: Munich, Germany
Re: M 106 new [Re: HHastro]
      #5680667 - 02/15/13 04:28 AM

Nice work Bruno,

May be a bit work on core.

Glad you have clear skies in Hamburg, send these winds to Munich;)

Mark


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Nicola
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Reged: 05/23/06

Loc: Milan, Italy
Re: M 106 new [Re: Mark72]
      #5680689 - 02/15/13 05:25 AM

Very nice Bruno. Which processing steps do you accomplish by Fitswork?

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bouffetout
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Reged: 11/21/12

Loc: Canada
Re: M 106 new [Re: Nicola]
      #5680722 - 02/15/13 06:16 AM

Very nice !

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HHastro
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 05/22/07

Loc: Germany, City of Hamburg
Re: M 106 new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5680827 - 02/15/13 08:26 AM

Hi Nicola,

I changed the Fitsfile from the DSS with Fitswork into Tiff. In addition, I checked the ready-processed image (CS6) again with Fitswork and set the image to 1.00.

I hope, this explain my workflow. Focal Blade for sharpening is "not-so-bad"

If weather permit, I try to make more subs from "traditional galaxies" like M 51, M 101 a.o.!

Thank you: Bruno

Edited by HHastro (02/15/13 08:30 AM)


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