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Rediscovering my TV85

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#1 LPA

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:53 AM

I've mainly been using my TV85 for birding and as a guide scope for my EdgeHD11. However, lately I've been doing 2 minute unguided subs for the 11", so I decided to put my Pentax K3ii on the TV85 and try to image the Horsehead and Orion nebulas using 2 minute unguided subs for HH and 1 minute subs for M42. Here are the results.

 

Horsehead_TV85_K3iic1smaller.jpg

 

OrionNebula_TV85_K3iismaller.jpg

 

I used a 0.8x FF/FR with the TV85 and set the K3's ISO to 1600 for the subs (32 for HH and 108 for M42). I think I'll do more imaging with the TV85.

 

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:01 AM

Excellent images!


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#3 MarkGregory

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:16 AM

Absolutely fantastic, especially the horse head nebula.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:18 AM

Wow, that's some nice work!


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 02:25 PM

 Fine images Larry. You know I think that scope is underrated by most of us. waytogo.gif


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 02:42 PM

 Fine images Larry. You know I think that scope is underrated by most of us. waytogo.gif

Not by those of us who own one!


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 05:04 PM

Those are as nice or better than any I have seen before. Seem to have a more natural look, not so over colored. B_e_a_u_t_i_f_u_l_!


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 05:34 PM

Thanks everyone. Another note: during the almost 3 hours of imaging time spent on these two targets, the TV85 never needed to be refocused. I assume that's a consequence of its excellent doublet objective.

 

Larry


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#9 Erik Bakker

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:47 PM

Absolutely wonderful images Larry bow.gif


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:07 PM

Wonderful images.
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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:27 PM

Larry, your mages make me happy.  Let the triplet guys hunt for blue bloat.  :grin:  I'll just enjoy the images.  I wonder how a flattened, reduced TV-102 would handle the same targets?

 

Best,

 

Jim


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:49 PM

Larry....WoW...those pics are worth way more than a thousand words bow.gif


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:02 AM

Send them to Tele Vue. The 76 being faster could be good too.

 

I love my 85 anyway, glad to know its great for photos as well. 


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:37 AM

Nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have A tv 102 BUT USED TO IMAGE WITH A tv genesis  sdf

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:36 PM

Larry, your images are stunning. I have way to many visual goals to achieve to consider doing imaging. But if I ever try it one day I would be thrilled to achieve the results you have.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:34 PM

The images have an incredibly natural, unprocessed look to them - which is a good thing.  To me, these are more appealing then the highly processed, overstretched, over-saturated photos that have more in common with art then science.    

 

Great job.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:37 PM

WOW... agree with above... very natural looking.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 04:20 PM

Beautiful images!


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