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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:51 PM

Moderators - Please post the results of the semifinals polls here!
 

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 05:22 PM

Sketching forum

SGT500
Messier 51
04/20/07
Meade 16" Lightbridge
17MM Nagler T4(107X)
Seeing 4-5
Transparancy 5-5

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:12 PM

Beginning Imaging:

Zyxlor:

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The Lagoon Nebula taken April 16th 2007
Celestron ED80 / ST-10
L-210 sec x 15
RGB 180 x 15
Captured, aligned, stacked and dark subtracted in Maxim DL
LRGB aligned RGB merged in RegiStar
L added and processed in PSCS2.

 

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:26 PM

Film Astrophotography:

Ralf T:

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Details:
Scope: 12" homemade Newtonian, 1.620mm fl
Film: Fuji Superia 200 (old)
Exposure: 30 minutes
Guiding: manually with off-axis-guider

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:48 PM

CCD Imaging & Processing:

Chuck Anstey:

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NGC4631 – The whale
Shot on April 18th
Location: Newnan, GA - Bortle Orange
Transparency – Very Good, LP ~240 ADU/min
Seeing – Very Good, ~2.1” FWHM

Equipment:
Scope: C11 SCT
Camera: SBIG ST-10XE + CFW8a + Astrodon Filters + 6.3 Focal Reducer
Mount: AP1200
Focuser: RoboFocus on SCT knob using FocusMax

Imaging sessions:
L: 5 minutes x 35 frames
R: 2x2 5 minutes x 14 frames
G: 2x2 5 minutes x 12 frames
B: 2x2 5 minutes x 18 frames

Processing:
Dark, Flat, aligned with CCDSoft 5.0
Normalized, data rejection, stacked, and RGB created with CCDStack
Processing and L+RGB combined with Photoshop CS2.

 

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:53 PM

Solar System Imaging:

iceman:

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Jupiter

12th April 2007
Taken on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia
12" newt on EQ6
DMK21AF04 + 5x powermate + Atik manual filter wheel + Astronomik RGB filters
40 seconds of each channel captured
500 frames of each channel stacked.
Pre-Processed using Virtual Dub and PPMCentre
Processed in Registax, AstraImage and Photoshop.

 

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 11:17 PM

DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing :

Nick Cook:

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M63 taken on the 19 & 20 April 07 from Somerset, UK.
48 light frames x 300 seconds, + 25 Darks, + 25 Bias + 15 Flats.
Taken through the primary of my RCX with an AstroPhyiscs 0.75 adapter.
Guided with 80mm APO, using PHD for guiding.
All processing done with ImagesPlus and CS2.

 


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