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#1 shawnhar

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:20 PM

2018 was a terrible year for me, the weather and other things conspired to make astronomy not happen. Hoping 2019 will be better!

 

43x20 minutes Lum

6x10 minutes each for RGB.

Processed in Pixinsight & Photoshop

Scope: Explore Scientific ED102 Apo w/Moonlite 2" focuser
Flattener: Teleskop Service TSFlat2
-Autofocus w/Myfocuser Arduino controller
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6/Orion Atlas (DSP Hypertune)
Camera: QHY9 mono CCD (KAF 8300 chip)
ZWO 8x1.25" Electronic Filterwheel
Optolong 1.25" filters
Capture and mount control with Sequence Generator pro.
Guiding: TS9 Off-axis guider, ASI120C camera binned 2x2 with PHD2, 3 sec exposures

The B.A.R. roll off roof observatory and Teamviewer keep me out of the cold

 

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#2 Astrola72

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:08 PM

Nice. Welcome back, Shawn. I hope to get back in the saddle soon too. 2018 was indeed a year to forget, at least the weather.

 

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#3 zxx

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:15 PM

Well, for taken the year off your imaging skills are still spot on ,awesome shot ...



#4 rigel123

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:15 PM

Awesome Shawn!  I have been pretty much AWOL with DSO's as well.  Have mostly done solar lately even though we are in solar minimum but easier to catch some quick stuff than try anything where you hope the clouds stay away for an entire night!!



#5 entilza

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:03 PM

Hey Shawn, great image!  Nice to see you again!



#6 terry59

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:13 PM

Welcome back Shawn...nice image

 

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#7 FiremanDan

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:57 PM

I know I am late, but I was out of the game myself due to weather and work. I was looking back at old posts and saw this. 
Man! This is a fantastic M45!!! Glad to see you got some data finally! 



#8 lynnelkriver

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:10 PM

Very nice image Shawn!  Scott




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