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Some images with new SX camera and OAG and AG12

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#1 Strongmanmike

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:04 AM

Hi Guys, been away commissioning a new imaging setup on the Orion Optics AG12 F3.8 Astrograph:

With an observatory now to keep me out of the wind and dew now, I wanted to have finer image scale and finer guiding via Off-Axis guide to go that next step in resolution for galaxies and planetary nebulae etc, so welcome the venerable Starlightxpress SXVR-H694 with SX OAG unit, Loadstar and SX USB filterwheel: http://www.pbase.com...108788/original

Here are the first four images taken with the new system in order:

1) NGC 5189 in Musca (3' X 2'): http://www.pbase.com...209938/original

2) M17 The Swan Nebula: http://www.pbase.com...299577/original

3) The Bug Nebula in Scorpio (3' X 2'): http://www.pbase.com...523955/original

4) M16 The Eagle Nebula: http://www.pbase.com...533136/original

If you click on the image once it opens you can see the full frame versions and other crops.

No dark frames or flats were used in these images, I now simply dither guide using Astroart5 which controls everything - its great!

A galaxy or galaxies will be next once the moon goes away :watching:

The observatory has changed my imaging life too :jump: : http://www.pbase.com...288349/original

Cheers

Mike

#2 DeanS

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:09 AM

Very nice set of images Mike!

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 08:11 AM

Great images Mike. Congratulations on your new setup!

#4 Rick J

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

Looks like you've got a nice system there. Keep those southern skies coming.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 09:55 PM

Great images, Mike. I love the Bug!

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#6 bill w

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:57 PM

sheesh you've been busy
love the bug

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:39 AM

nice collection of imagery there with your new setup, Mike!

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:05 AM

Really nice Mike ..

all the best,
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#9 Strongmanmike

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:46 AM

Thanks for looking guys!

That pesky breeze when it comes, is now of no concern while imaging YAY!! :-)

Mike


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