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December 2018 Observing Challenge

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#51 Stargazer3236

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 05:26 PM

And a little (lame) humor closing out the year...Pat Utah smile.gif

HUH?



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 08:23 PM

HUH?

It is all in the image...no verbal description needed...and it is really bad humor, not withstanding I got a "Sagan" unit in it and a "Oh No" from Mr Bill...Pat Utah smile.gif


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:13 AM

My last captures of the year, taken last night before a New Year's Eve storm rolls into southern Arizona. For these captures, I used the latest SharpCap Pro 64-bit version (no longer in limited Beta release and now available here), which allows me to use my ZWO 1600MC-Cool camera for live stacking without crashing due to out-of-memory errors.

 

All taken with my 1600MC-C and IDAS P2 filter, using my 14Edge with Hyperstar @F/2, SC Pro live stacking with master dark and master flat. All captures reduced and converted to jpg for posting.

 

Comet Wirtanen, 6x15sec

 

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Horsehead and Flame and NGC 2023, 28x15sec

 

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Edited by saguaro, 31 December 2018 - 09:15 AM.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:17 AM

IC 431 and 432, 47x15sec

 

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Annotated

 

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:19 AM

NGC 1999 and IC 430, 15x30sec

 

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:22 AM

M42 and Running Man, 41x15sec

 

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Happy New Year everyone!


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:16 PM

M42, 10x30s, ISO1600, 16in Sky Watcher Newt on an updated 1960s mount, unmodified Canon t4i, GSO coma corrector, f5, no filters. At 2000mm, I couldn't get it all in the frame.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:57 PM

M42, 10x30s, ISO1600, 16in Sky Watcher Newt on an updated 1960s mount, unmodified Canon t4i, GSO coma corrector, f5, no filters. At 2000mm, I couldn't get it all in the frame.

Oh what the heck, lets just make this a December and January Challenge as it is just FUN to see what you can see...Pat Utah :)


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