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#1 ManuelJ

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:28 AM

Finally gathered time to process all of this madness. I don't think I'm going to do a mosaic so big like this EVER. The amount of work in front of the computer is too much for me.

 

47012929522_88b7383aa8_b.jpgCygnus by ManuelJ, on Flickr


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#2 Dynan

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:07 AM

Stunning! Really. When I look up at Cygnus, I see Deneb. This is amazing!

 

How do you keep the stars so small? (Please excuse a beginner's question)

 

And I empathize with the computer time comment...


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:21 AM

I always thought mosaics are too much hard work (I prefer use suitable optics)  - but I can appreciate the effort.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:06 AM

I put a "like" but I don't thing is enough, I'd like to write it here: that image is a-we-so-me

All those computer hours looks well spent

 

congratulations

 

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:05 AM

Just beautiful! You could get lost in that.....I hope youve made a big print for your home!



#6 ManuelJ

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:41 AM

Stunning! Really. When I look up at Cygnus, I see Deneb. This is amazing!

 

How do you keep the stars so small? (Please excuse a beginner's question)

 

And I empathize with the computer time comment...

 

Thanks all!

 

Processing here is minimal, only stacking, calibrating and correcting the mosaic. Something that takes ages of manual work.

 

So nothing done to stars, just as they came out the CCD.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:52 AM

Wow! That is brilliant :D Something I want to strive towards getting done. 



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:22 AM

Wow what a beautiful image.  I love it.

 

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:05 AM

Thank you ManuelJ  bow.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif

 

I'm not an imaging guy, but I do admire astro-photography and this one is simply stunning, the amount of deep sky objects seen on your photo is incredible and I'm having fun looking for them.

 

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:10 AM

OMG :)



#11 aeroman4907

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:57 AM

Great work!



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:42 AM

A master piece!  Scott



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:22 AM

Epic!

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:37 AM

Absolutely incredible work! I’m super impressed!

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:58 AM

I don't think I've ever seen a mosaic that looks so 3D. Amazing. 



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:08 PM

A fabulous result!

We sometimes can become to narrow in our imaging of individual objects in the night sky. Perspective is key, and this one has tons of it. Not only is it well executed, but it shines as a cartographic representation of the region. Looking at a a star chart is one thing, but this is really like a satellite overlay on google maps....The real real....it has that quality that defines inspiration.


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#17 astrovienna

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:23 PM

This is a great result, Manuel.  I agree with maadscientist.  These widefield images help put in perspective all the images I'm taking through my tiny FOV.

 

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:03 PM

Bravo Manuel!

 

The image really deserves all the effort.

 

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:04 PM

My God, it's full of stars!

 

Wonderful.  Worth all the hours you put into it.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:24 PM

That's epic! cool.gif bow.gif waytogo.gif like-button.jpg



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:40 AM

80 Hours !!!!!

 

It would take me 80 years to do that with the way the weather has been lately.  GREAT WORK !!!!!!

 

 

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:30 PM

Very impressive. Congrats!

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:58 PM

Phenomenal work! 



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:39 PM

Brilliant! I particularly like the overall color balance.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:30 AM

Beautiful result!

 

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