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#1 mic1970

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:27 AM

I know in my melon holder that Orion is a morning constellation.  However, I left about 15 minutes early this morning for work, and it was the first time to see it with my eyes.  I started this journey in astrophotograpy well after Orion was down for the year.  It was my favorite constellation before, and probably will be after.  I can't wait for it to be high in the sky.  

 

Come on dark winter skies.  


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:38 AM

I'm with  you.  The winter stars are so bright.  But in Oregon, we don't get many clear

winter nights.  But the ones we do are worth the wait !



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 04:36 PM

Yep, looking forward to winter!

M42 is still too low, but I couldn't resist hitting it for a few minutes at the end of my session before the last full moon...

only 42 minutes total (Ha, OIII, and green, 14 min each).  Did short exposures and didn't have matching darks, so there's still amp glow. Can't wait to go deep later on!

 

 

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:35 PM

M42 is on my radar for some serious imaging time this winter.  I caught it for a short time in the early morning of Labor Day weekend.  This is only 18 minutes of exposure time, 6x 180s lights, no darks/flats/bias at all.  Just blew my mind the detail I could get from a dark site.  I gotta find a good, dark location to image this from.

 

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#5 mic1970

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:50 AM

Getting me motivated.  

 

Yep, looking forward to winter!

M42 is still too low, but I couldn't resist hitting it for a few minutes at the end of my session before the last full moon...

only 42 minutes total (Ha, OIII, and green, 14 min each).  Did short exposures and didn't have matching darks, so there's still amp glow. Can't wait to go deep later on!

 

 

M42 is on my radar for some serious imaging time this winter.  I caught it for a short time in the early morning of Labor Day weekend.  This is only 18 minutes of exposure time, 6x 180s lights, no darks/flats/bias at all.  Just blew my mind the detail I could get from a dark site.  I gotta find a good, dark location to image this from.

 

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 02:45 PM

I was also surprised when I found the constellation of Orion high in the sky last week early morning at 5am. Will redo the nebula as well. Here is my last attempt:

http://www.elf-of-lo...unning2018.html

Now I have a new mount, a new scope and a mono camera. Should be better this time!


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#7 Noobulosity

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 02:56 PM

Love those spikes on the stars. I might need to try out a newt at some point. Looking forward to seeing your next attempt.

Edited by Noobulosity, 19 September 2019 - 10:32 PM.



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