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#1 roofkid

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 11:49 AM

Hi everyone,

 

so as you may have heard Chilescope did an astroimage editing contest a while back. Unfortunately I was so busy at the time that I could not enter it, however I still want to share my results with you. I have to say that this was one of the easiest datasets I have ever worked with. Having no light pollution really is such a benefit to color imaging, it's insane. Let's hope I find more ways to do color imaging in less light pollution in the future. If only remote imaging were not so darn expensive compared to owning a setup.

 

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On that note I also want to wish you all "Happy Easter" if you celebrate it :)

 

Cheers from Germany,

Sven


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 12:15 PM

Stunningly beautiful! waytogo.gif


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 12:57 PM

Oh my Sven, just an amazing image!  Scott


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:21 PM

Nice one Sven!  Yeah, starting with good data really helps right from the get go.  Remote imaging AND owning your own stuff is really crazy expensive.  That's where joining a team to share a remote scope starts to make more sense...at least for a lot of folks.

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 03:06 PM

Nice processing Sven! The dry and dark Atacama desert?


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#6 roofkid

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:16 AM

Thank you Martin, Scott, John and elmiko for your kind comments :) I appreciate you taking the time to write something as well as all the people who liked the post.

 

John, I can imagine, especially since you already have pretty expensive equipment from the get-go. I calculated it a few times with renting something in Spain and even if the rental cost would be semi-ok it is the ~10.000k € mount I cannot see myself buying for a really remote setup. I hear you about sharing a setup though. I will look into this more. One other thing is also deterring me: There is some kind of zen attached for me to actually setting up all my equipment, seeing it working out there on my balcony every night I image. If I mentally imagine just getting up in the morning and downloading some data from someplace I think something would be lost for me.

 

elmiko, well not really. It's far from the Atacama, but it is located in the Chilenian Andes. Have a look at their site for more details: http://www.chilescop...out/chilescope/


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:29 AM

That's very nice.  Real telescopes have diffraction spikes waytogo.gif


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:50 PM

Thanks so much Terry, had to laugh a little about your comment on diffraction spikes :D



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:51 PM

Thanks so much Terry, had to laugh a little about your comment on diffraction spikes laugh.gif

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