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jgw12936
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NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new
      #5681667 - 02/15/13 02:30 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

I was able to get the H Alpha data about 3 weeks ago and have been waiting for a clear night or two to get the SII and OIII. Last two nights cooperated so here it is.

NGC 6624

This is about 11 hours worth of data in 20 minute subs.



Jim


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JohnW*
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Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: jgw12936]
      #5681953 - 02/15/13 04:53 PM

Jim,

Great color and details. Any problem guiding the mach1gto to 20min? I am really pushing my AP 400QMD at 15.

John


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pfile
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Reged: 06/14/09

Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: JohnW*]
      #5682017 - 02/15/13 05:27 PM

did a couple of 30min Ha test exposures with a mach1gto and 2000mm fl last night - round stars but i think it's a bit easier near the pole.

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gatsbyiv
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Reged: 03/29/09

Loc: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: pfile]
      #5682039 - 02/15/13 05:39 PM

Terrific job. This is really well-framed, and beautifully processed. Have you considered rotating it 180 degrees? Seems like that would highlight the cone nicely.

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jgw12936
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Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: JohnW*]
      #5682063 - 02/15/13 05:53 PM

Thanks John!
No issues with 20 minute subframes. I think I could go 30 minutes or more pretty easily. Love the Mach1GTO!

Jim


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jgw12936
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Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: gatsbyiv]
      #5682067 - 02/15/13 05:55 PM

Thanks gatsbyiv, appreciate the comments.

I didn't think about rotating it, I'll give it a try.

Jim


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Peter in Reno
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Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: jgw12936]
      #5682200 - 02/15/13 07:23 PM

I have gone 30 minutes pretty easily with my Mach1GTO at 2000mm focal length.

30 minutes Bubble Nebula using Sii filter

Peter


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Andreas72
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Reged: 09/17/09

Loc: Piraeus-Greece
Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #5682940 - 02/16/13 08:16 AM

Very nice job Jim and the colors are fantastic!!Congrats.

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Mr_T
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Reged: 04/06/08

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Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: Andreas72]
      #5683013 - 02/16/13 09:17 AM

Looks great nice FOV I will have to put this on my list

Les


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jgw12936
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Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: Andreas72]
      #5683046 - 02/16/13 09:33 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

Thanks Andreas!

Here is a rotated version as suggested.

Jim


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jgw12936
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Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: Mr_T]
      #5683047 - 02/16/13 09:34 AM

Thanks Les!

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mcarroll
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Reged: 08/28/10

Loc: Greensboro, NC
Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies [Re: jgw12936]
      #5683071 - 02/16/13 09:43 AM

Great image Jim! Nice colors, and I really like the framing.

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bill w
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Re: NGC 2264 - Finally some clear skies new [Re: mcarroll]
      #5684069 - 02/16/13 06:59 PM

very pretty image
well done


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