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#1 tolgagumus

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:51 AM

This is two nights of data. I found a bunch of galaxies in the sky chart and figured it would be a cool image. If you zoom in and look, there are tons of little faint fuzzies every where. I don't have enough color data. I might do some more.

 

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#2 jhayes_tucson

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:07 AM

That's a cool image Tolga!

 

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:42 AM

I have to say Tolga amazing image. When I clicked the image to view it full-sized, wow. At first glance its a bit overwhelming, I then began to slowly scan the image from left to right, starting at the top. That's when this image comes ALIVE! 

Wow, as I moved my eyes across it I begin to see more and more detail. In the spiral galaxies defined arches appear, elliptical galaxies start to reveal their center. The longer I look the more details appear, dust lanes, faint color, and I even see faint structure in a few of the smudges ( the faint fuzzies ).

 

I'm not an imager at all, strictly just a visual observer. I never give advise or voice my opinion about what I think an imager should or could do. As I said I just observe visually and aside from sketching at the EP, I capture/image nothing in any way. I truly admire the hard work imagers produce and choose to share with us all here. The only comments I post about images that get shared are strictly complementary. Your image will be an acceptation to my rule. The only reason is because you state you don't have enough color data. I want to encourage you to do whatever you feel will bring out even more amazing detail than what you've already captured. If you feel you can put even more details into this image by all means, go for it. There is all ready so much detail in it, the longer I look the more I see. 

 

Images like this fascinate me. To me it's an images that deserves a second, third and fourth look. Every time I go back  and look again, something new appears. A new faint fuzzie appears or dust lanes, another spiraling arm appear forming a complete galaxy. 

 

If you can bring even more alive and tease out more detail in this already fabulous image I cant wait to see that one. 

Sorry to ramble on about your image but it's one of the few I found myself going back to, to see what else I can see in it.

Great job on this image here and keep up the amazing work.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:35 PM

I have to say Tolga amazing image. When I clicked the image to view it full-sized, wow. At first glance its a bit overwhelming, I then began to slowly scan the image from left to right, starting at the top. That's when this image comes ALIVE!
Wow, as I moved my eyes across it I begin to see more and more detail. In the spiral galaxies defined arches appear, elliptical galaxies start to reveal their center. The longer I look the more details appear, dust lanes, faint color, and I even see faint structure in a few of the smudges ( the faint fuzzies ).

I'm not an imager at all, strictly just a visual observer. I never give advise or voice my opinion about what I think an imager should or could do. As I said I just observe visually and aside from sketching at the EP, I capture/image nothing in any way. I truly admire the hard work imagers produce and choose to share with us all here. The only comments I post about images that get shared are strictly complementary. Your image will be an acceptation to my rule. The only reason is because you state you don't have enough color data. I want to encourage you to do whatever you feel will bring out even more amazing detail than what you've already captured. If you feel you can put even more details into this image by all means, go for it. There is all ready so much detail in it, the longer I look the more I see.

Images like this fascinate me. To me it's an images that deserves a second, third and fourth look. Every time I go back and look again, something new appears. A new faint fuzzie appears or dust lanes, another spiraling arm appear forming a complete galaxy.

If you can bring even more alive and tease out more detail in this already fabulous image I cant wait to see that one.
Sorry to ramble on about your image but it's one of the few I found myself going back to, to see what else I can see in it.
Great job on this image here and keep up the amazing work.


Thank you Allan, originally I thought what a boring target. Every bit of noisy looking thing in the image is a faint and fuzzy. I think there are many tens of galaxies in there if you look closely. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Maybe I'll go back to this and put some more time in.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:44 PM

It is easy to count more then 50 galaxies on the picture!

Great job...


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:44 PM

It looks amazing! So many galaxies.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

Beautiful to linger over. Can you say what scope and camera you were using?

 

Thank you,

 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:07 PM

Tolga,

Your posting of this image is VERY timely, considering that this field is the subject of a lengthy
observing article, with photos by Ken Hewitt-White which appeared in the November issue of. SKY & TELESCOPE. These galaxies are part of the Abell 194 galaxy cluster. Congrats on a wonderful image!
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:32 PM

Nice image of this field.  BTW, NGC 507 and 508 are Arp 229.  My field is too small to do it justice so my Arp 229 image doesn't begin to cover all the galaxies like you do.

 

One thing I dislike about Astrobin's annotation is it covers things up.  While it circles NGC 508 the annotation is covered up by the annotation for NGC 507.  508 is the circled galaxy directly above 507 on the edge of its halo.  It is circled but because the annotation is covered up you didn't realize it was a major player of the group.  Only the line to the missing annotation is seen.  Also. while they correctly note NGC 506, it is just a field star the famous Lawrence Parsons (4th Earl of Rosse) mistook for a galaxy.

 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:53 PM

It is easy to count more then 50 galaxies on the picture!

Great job...

 

It looks amazing! So many galaxies.

 

Beautiful to linger over. Can you say what scope and camera you were using?

 

Thank you,

 

TomH

 

Tolga,

Your posting of this image is VERY timely, considering that this field is the subject of a lengthy
observing article, with photos by Ken Hewitt-White which appeared in the November issue of. SKY & TELESCOPE. These galaxies are part of the Abell 194 galaxy cluster. Congrats on a wonderful image!
Ron Abbott

 

Nice image of this field.  BTW, NGC 507 and 508 are Arp 229.  My field is too small to do it justice so my Arp 229 image doesn't begin to cover all the galaxies like you do.

 

One thing I dislike about Astrobin's annotation is it covers things up.  While it circles NGC 508 the annotation is covered up by the annotation for NGC 507.  508 is the circled galaxy directly above 507 on the edge of its halo.  It is circled but because the annotation is covered up you didn't realize it was a major player of the group.  Only the line to the missing annotation is seen.  Also. while they correctly note NGC 506, it is just a field star the famous Lawrence Parsons (4th Earl of Rosse) mistook for a galaxy.

 

Rick

Thank you Rick, Ron, Tom, Earnest and laixiaolue.

 

And thank you for the information. 

 

@Tom, I don't know if you clicked on the AB link but here is the set up

Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave 14" CDK
Imaging camera: Finger Lakes Instrumentation ML 16200
Focal reducer: Planewave Instruments 0.66x Reducer



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:53 PM

Tolga,

Your posting of this image is VERY timely, considering that this field is the subject of a lengthy
observing article, with photos by Ken Hewitt-White which appeared in the November issue of. SKY & TELESCOPE. These galaxies are part of the Abell 194 galaxy cluster. Congrats on a wonderful image!
Ron Abbott

BTW, just realized (to my utter chagrin!!) that I made the above post in error, due to the similarity of the two galaxy fields. The field I originally thought it was was is Abell 194 IN CETUS (not Pisces!).  The two groups are similar, thus my error. At any rate, due to the fantastic image you captured of this group, maybe on your next imaging run you can shoot the Abell 194 cluster in Cetus. It's a nice

one also!!

 

Ron Abbott


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:01 AM

 

Tolga,

Your posting of this image is VERY timely, considering that this field is the subject of a lengthy
observing article, with photos by Ken Hewitt-White which appeared in the November issue of. SKY & TELESCOPE. These galaxies are part of the Abell 194 galaxy cluster. Congrats on a wonderful image!
Ron Abbott

BTW, just realized (to my utter chagrin!!) that I made the above post in error, due to the similarity of the two galaxy fields. The field I originally thought it was was is Abell 194 IN CETUS (not Pisces!).  The two groups are similar, thus my error. At any rate, due to the fantastic image you captured of this group, maybe on your next imaging run you can shoot the Abell 194 cluster in Cetus. It's a nice

one also!!

 

Ron Abbott

 

Actually this group is in Triangulum. 



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

Tolga:

 

Very cool image with lots of NGC galaxies!  This would be a fun one to try with PI's AnnotateImage script after doing a plate solve to see how many of them are picked up.  You have some control over size of fonts, placement, etc.

 

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:33 PM

Tolga,

Checked my star atlas today, and according to MegaStar, the NGC-504 group is JUST across the border in Pisces. At any rate, it is a very cool group of galaxies.  I've observed it visually, but now you have inspired me to image it!

 

Ron Abbott


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:38 PM

I see some IFN there too. Very cool image!


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:51 PM

I see some IFN there too. Very cool image!

 

Tolga,

Checked my star atlas today, and according to MegaStar, the NGC-504 group is JUST across the border in Pisces. At any rate, it is a very cool group of galaxies.  I've observed it visually, but now you have inspired me to image it!

 

Ron Abbott

 

Tolga:

 

Very cool image with lots of NGC galaxies!  This would be a fun one to try with PI's AnnotateImage script after doing a plate solve to see how many of them are picked up.  You have some control over size of fonts, placement, etc.

 

Ben

Thank you Sam, there is a circular thing in the middle. Originally I thought it was a left over dust donut but I double checked my flats and the subs. It is real IFN 

 

@Ben

Here you go

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 05:49 PM

Always love these galaxy clusters!! So well done. 


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

Tolga: "I found a bunch of galaxies".

Yes you did. Yes, you certainly did!
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:46 AM

Always love these galaxy clusters!! So well done.


Thank you Anis.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:46 AM

Tolga: "I found a bunch of galaxies".

Yes you did. Yes, you certainly did!


Thank you.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:29 AM

Wonderful! Love these deep cluster fields. 

 

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:59 PM

Wonderful! Love these deep cluster fields. 

 

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Thanks Derek



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 04:40 PM

 

I see some IFN there too. Very cool image!

 

Tolga,

Checked my star atlas today, and according to MegaStar, the NGC-504 group is JUST across the border in Pisces. At any rate, it is a very cool group of galaxies.  I've observed it visually, but now you have inspired me to image it!

 

Ron Abbott

 

Tolga:

 

Very cool image with lots of NGC galaxies!  This would be a fun one to try with PI's AnnotateImage script after doing a plate solve to see how many of them are picked up.  You have some control over size of fonts, placement, etc.

 

Ben

Thank you Sam, there is a circular thing in the middle. Originally I thought it was a left over dust donut but I double checked my flats and the subs. It is real IFN 

 

@Ben

Here you go

 

Thank you!  So many galaxies to label there.  Can't say I have all their NGC numbers memorized, however ...



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

Great shot!



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:44 PM

Tolga,

I really like your annotated image but let me suggest that you bump the font size up a bit.  Older eyes might have trouble making out the numbers...like at all.  Of course, I don't have that problem.  tongue2.gif lol.gif

 

 

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