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#126 Paul Milligan

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:47 PM

M81 - Bodes Galaxy (Widefield)

By : Paul Milligan
Location : Baldrine, Isle of Man, Great Britain
Date : 25/03/2007 at 21:55pm
Camera : GSTAR-EX CCD image captured on PMP3520 Media Player
Telescope : William Optics FLT110 mounted on EQ6 Skyscan Pro
320 Frames at 96X senseup
Stacked & aligned using Registax processed using Photoshop

Clear skies..
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#127 dietmar

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:02 AM

hi Tina,

so I`ll add the Messier objects that I have imaged so far:

M1:
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Date: Dec 2006 - seeing 6-7/10; transp. 6-8/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV H9C - 3 hours - 4,6,8,10 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

M13
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Date: 20.5.2007 - seeing 6/10; transp. 7/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 (0,8 TeleVue reducer)
CCD: SXV M25C 2,8 hours
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding, preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

M27
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data:

Date: 13.9.2006 - seeing 5/10; transp. 6-7/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV H9C - 90 minutes (1-15 min frames)
Software: SX original software for image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M45:
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data:

Date: 12.2006 - seeing 4-5/10; transp. 7 decreasing while exposure to 2/10
Scope: 5 " TMB Apo f/7 (using TeleVue 0,8 reducer)
CCD: SXV M25C - 75 minutes
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessin
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M33:
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data:

Date: Nov. 2006 - seeing 5-(6)/10; transp. 7 falling down to 2/10
Scope: 5 " TMB Apo f/7 (using TeleVue 0,8 reducer)
CCD: SXV M25C - 75 minutes
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess in PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M63:
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Date: 9.+10.4.2007 - seeing 7/10; transp. 7/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/9
CCD: SXV H16 - 2,7 hours - luminance; 6 hours R,G,B (2 hours each channel)
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding. Maxim DL preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

M64:
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Date: 13.3.2007 - seeing 6-(7)/10; transp. 6-7/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 3 hours - 2,4,6,8 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M82:
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data:

Date: 16.1.07 - seeing 6-7/10; transparency 6-8/10 (falling)
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 2,3 hours - 4,8,12,20 minutes frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocessing in PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M97:
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data:

Date: Feb.2007 - seeing 6-7/10; transp. 7-8/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 3 hours - 4,8,12,20 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M101:
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data:

Date: 16.2.2006 - seeing 1-2/10; transp. 8-9/10
Scope: 4 " TMB Apo f/6,2
CCD: SXV M25C - 2 hours (4,8 min frames)
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess in PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

M106:
http://stargazer.chr...10min.small.jpg

data:

Date: 17.&18.2.2007 - seeing 5-7/10; transp. 6-8/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 3,5 hours - 4,8,12 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE


M108:
http://stargazer.chr...-2,5h-small.jpg

data:

Date: 11.3.2007 - seeing 5-6/10; transp. 7-8/10
Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer
CCD: SXV M25C - 2,5 hours - 4,6,10 min. frames
Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding and preprocessing
Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE

location of all images and further images
35 km north of Linz at
Stargazer Private Observatory

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#128 Dave Mason

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 05:22 PM

Dietmar,

I am slavering all over my keyboard as I look at those images!

Truly wonderful. Thanks for posting!

:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:


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#129 DoctorNoodle

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:32 PM

I tried some piggyback astrophotography years ago just to see if I liked it. I've since decided that I don't but here's a shot of M31 taken with a Pentax K1000 with a 28mm lens at f/1.5 with ISO200 film and a 5 minute exposure, taken from the top of Cadillac Mountain, Maine. The camera, by the way, was mounted on my old, old 60mm refractor on an EQ-1 mount. Not much but better than I expected.

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#130 alexvh

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:15 AM

Dietmar

Those are without a doubt the most beautiful pics ive ever seen. Does an APO have an edge over SCTs in photography?

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:41 PM

Dietmar,

I am slavering all over my keyboard as I look at those images!

Truly wonderful. Thanks for posting!

:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:


Dave




I'll second that!


:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

#132 WadeVC

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:56 PM

JUST AWESOME!!!!

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#133 CreationAstroGuy

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:52 PM

Well, I guess I will submit mine. This was just my second night imaging and it was not a lot of imaging time (I did not record the details).

Ryan Nelson
Mid Septemper around 11:30
Ferndale, WA
8" LX90 and a DSI, I used very little proccesing using HP ImageZone (the autostar proccesor isn't working).
So here it is.

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#134 ericjacob613

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:57 PM

Ok, I only saw 1 M40 posted, so here's mine. It's a lonely Messier, but worthy of note just for that.

Is there a list of all the M's posted so far? I have a bunch of them on my site, if you like I'll post as many as you guys can stand.

Here's my info:
A single frame taken by me on July 31, 2007. Exposure 2 seconds at ISO 400.
Celestron C102, 500mm, f/5. Canon XTI. Processed in Photoshop CS.

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#135 joshben

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 05:25 PM

M27, 10 x 180, 11" SCT, Canon 350. Acquired and processed in Nebulosity. Guided with Starshoot and 100 mm refractor.

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#136 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:22 PM

Was wondering when M101 would show up in the list... someone else did but I'll post my 476 x 45 sec ISO1600 f/2.8 shot of M101 (yes, 476 subs!) (see my thread here).

100% magnification crop of center of the 300mm lens:

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#137 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:24 PM

Some others I haven't seen in the list...

M92, 300mm f/2.8 lens at f/2.8, ISO 1600, 45 sec subs, forget how many:

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#138 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:25 PM

M63, doesn't compare to Dietmar's, but it's still pretty good. 100-something x 3min subs, ISO1600, Canon 40D, through 8" SCT at f/6.3

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#139 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:26 PM

M16 and M17, 300mm f/2.8 lens at f/2.8, ISO1600. 15 x 45sec subs, Canon 40D

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#140 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:27 PM

M95, M96, M105

400mm f/5.6 lens at f/6.3, ISO1600, 3 min subs, forget how many, Canon 40D camera

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#141 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:30 PM

M5, 6 x 30sec subs, ISO3200, 8" SCT at f/6.3, Canon 40D camera, 100% magnification crop of center (see my thread here):

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#142 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:33 PM

M56 (see my thread here), 36 x 3min subs, ISO1600, 8" SCT at f/6.3, Canon 40D camera

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#143 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:34 PM

M71 in Saggita, 60 x 120sec subs, ISO 1600, 8" SCT, Canon Rebel XT/350D camera

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#144 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:37 PM

And the last one.. I have subs of M10 to process, and M12 is on my to-do list...

M53 and NGC 5053 (see original thread here), 45 x 2min, ISO 800, f/6.3, 400mm f/5.6 lens at f/6.3, Canon Rebel XT/350D camera

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#145 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:12 PM

Oops, no one posted M76 either... forget the imaging details, but it's through an 8" SCT and shot with a Canon Rebel XT/350D

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#146 Nils_Lars

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:08 PM

Heres my first try at M8 , a bit over processed but.

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Santa Cruz Mountains , CA
July 26th 11:00 PM
19 3min subs , 9 darks , 8 flats , shot through C6S w/6.3FR on a 400D(unmodded) and guided on the CG-5 , Stacked in DSS and adjusted in PS CS2.

#147 joshben

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:25 AM

I have taken some of the lesser known Messier Objects, try to post them.

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#148 joshben

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:39 AM

Question, when I shrink the images all the way down to allow posting, they look really bad. Should I post a link?
I have a bunch of the lesser known M objects i've taken ove the last months and am happy to contribute.
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#149 Andrew Welsh

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:52 AM

M10, stack of 54 x 180sec images, f/6.3, ISO1600, 8" SCT, Canon 40D

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:57 PM

M10 - 3x30sec DSI Pro IIc, Starblast 6"
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M23 - 4x60sec
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M9 - 3x60sec
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M12 - 3x30sec
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M14 - 5x60sec
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M101 - 12x120sec
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M33 - 10x30sec
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M17 - 8x60sec
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M20 - 8x60sec
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M42 2x5sec 2x11sec 2x30sec 2x60sec 2x120sec
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