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#76 budguinn

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 12:40 PM

Jason....beautiful image. The individual areas are very distinct, and the wide view of them puts everything into a very nice perspective.
Wonderfully done,

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 10:56 AM

M96 Galaxy in Leo

Usually seen with its two companions...M95 and 105.
There was a lot of LP when I took this and very moist air. I took 70 some shots and had to throw away about 40....but this still left me with 30pics@4min each.
I also left a little of the LP in, I didn't want to lose all of the little deep galaxies in the pic.

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This was shot with the C8"SCT at F6.3.
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Posted 19 December 2004 - 08:25 AM

M6, M7, M8, M20, M21, M22, M23, M24, M24, M18, M17, M16 and one or two more if you look really hard and use a little imagination. :D

Pentax K1000
Pentax 50mm lens
Kodak 800 Gold Max film
15 minute piggybacked exposure
Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County, Pennsylvania

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 09:08 AM

A very modest prime focus shot of M42 and M43...

80mm f/5 Orion ShortTube 80
Pentax K1000
Kodak 400 Gold Max film
2 minute piggybacked exposure
Spruce Knob, West Virginia

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#80 Paul Lennous

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 03:39 PM

M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
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C8 with f/6.3 Focal Reducer
60 min hand guided exposure on E200 Film
July 11, 2004
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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:19 PM

Paul, really great detail...and it looks like you guiding was right on...I have never tried hand guiding....I'm lazy and use a separate camera, but your guiding was perfect.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 06:59 PM

Thanks Bud. Guiding was quite a chore. RA was done with a home made drive corrector. Dec adjstments were made by turning the slow motion knob on the fork arm! I had to keep reminding myself which way to turn the knob in order to correct the drift.

I'm very happy with how it turned out since it was my first attempt at long exposure.

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 08:15 PM

Name: Jason Hissong
M83 in Hydra
Taken on 02/05/2005 at Hocking Hills State Park, Logan, Ohio

Scope: Celestron Ultima 2000, Meade 3.3 reducer, Hutech IDAS LPR Filter
Camera: SBIG ST7E cooled to -20 C.
Exposure: 11x300s, 1x1 binning, autoguided with the ST7E
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Images aquired with CCDSoft V5
Dark and Flat calibrated each frame, adaptive add combined, soft DDP processing in Images Plus.
Debloomed, selective smoothed and unsharp masked in Photoshop 5.0.
Exported to JPG with IrfanView.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 11:09 PM

Jason, beautiful shot.....I love the U2K...I mounted mine on a newer CGE mount, but I sure do miss the ability to push the mount around and it always remembers where it is. And I think the optics on these were some of the best they made for C8's.


Great detail in the image.

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:23 PM

Bud,

Thanks! I got lucky that night :)

Yea, the U2K is a great scope. I cannot believe I can get the results I am with the drive. I have yet to try taking shots of objects with the 6.3 reducer. I may try soon. If I go more than two seconds on guiding, I get bad stars.

I will be getting an ED80 soon to keep her company.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 01:36 AM

M31, M32, and M110
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120 min exposure on E200 film
(Reprocessed version of the earlier shot)

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 10:22 AM

Paul, that is a great reprocess....the colors are so much better and the red glow (light pollution?) is gone allowing for a much more pleasing image. Congrats..


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Posted 18 March 2005 - 10:33 AM

One of my favorite clusters.
Location: Gold Beach, Oregon
Date: Nov 2004

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Telescope: Televue NP101
Camera: SXV-H9C
12Pics@2min Acquired and processed in AA3.0 and PS7

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 02:17 PM

M-17 Deep Exposure.
Meade LXD75 8" f/4 SN
Hand guided 80mm f/12 refractor
45 minutes on Fujicrome 400 Provira
No computer/dark room editing
No filters, uncropped

This shot of M-17 is unusual in that I exposed way longer than most, to grab the most faint details in this Ha Nebula. The Swan or Omega symbol is almost totaly gone, but the 3D effect of the whole nebula is fantastic!

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 12:02 AM

Nice work, Peter! :ubetcha:

So this was imaged with the Schmidt-Newt and guided with the refractor? Other way 'round?

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 08:36 AM

Thanks!
This shot was imaged with the SN, and hand guided with an Orion 80mm guidescope. The uncropped image shows the wide field of view of the Meade LXD75 8" f/4 SN and the flatness of the field. Also I have done zero post processing on this slide. The colors you see are what this film offers naturaly.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 03:16 PM

Here's M51- ultra wide field.
Meade LXD75 8" f/4 SN
Hand guided 960mm f/12 refractor
Olympus OM-1, and Stiletto Focuser
20 minutes on Fujicrome 400 Provira
No filters.
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Posted 21 August 2005 - 04:22 PM

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 07:49 AM

Sorry, there has been a mistake before.
The image I'd like to show you is this wide field shot of M31.

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I hope you like it.

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Canon EOS 300D unmodified
Exposure 12x300 sec, ISO 800
Processed with Photoshop CS, Registax 2, PixInsight LE.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:12 PM

M31, M32 and M110

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:18 PM

M81 and M82

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 08:15 PM

Wow, Tonk! Nice shots!

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:21 PM

I know my pics will not be nearly as good as those displayed here, but I did do a lot of Messier hunting. I promise better results when I get my RebelXT. Right now it's just a modest digicam. Here's the Ring Nebula.
M57
LX-90 8" SCT
Canon Powershot A80 digicam
15sec. exposure at 400ISO
Edited using GIMP 2.2
Taken on 6/15/05

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:32 PM

OK, that one wasn't so great, especially at that size. Maybe this will redeem myself... Here is the Great Orion Nebula. This was taken quite a while ago, but I am still very proud of it, especially the effect I got while editing. By the way, the previous pic was taken with a Digi-T adapter to my EP. This one had the camera on a separate tripod aimed right down the EP's barrel. Tough setup.
M42
LX90 8" SCT
Canon A-80 Powershot digicam
15seconds at (only) 50ISO
Edited using GIMP 2.2
Taken on 3/16/05

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:40 PM

And a digicam shot of the Lagoon Nebula.
M8
LX90 8" SCT
Canon Powershot A80 afocally mounted
15Sec at 400ISO
Edited using GIMP 2.2
Taken on 6/17/05

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