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#1 syxbach

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:52 PM

I took my RC8 to the our club's ranch in the dark site. Collimation is not that hard. However, I never expected the frost and dew in the morning was that serious. Fortunately, my luminance survived this time somehow. This is 34 subs of 10-min exposure. The seeing was ridiculously good. Now I want is RGB data for this target. I can imagine how beautiful this target is. Do you think I should do RGB at home or just still at the dark site?

 

I also saw our club president's huge Planewave. I wish one day I can have one of thoselol.gif

 

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 01:14 PM

a really nice details in the monochromatic image. This object is one of my dream ones (apart from 10 others :D) that I can never take due to latitude (it's too low on the horizon for me).

 

I'd take also the RGB on the same dark site! one night of Luminance and one night of RGB sets...


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:18 PM

Thank you. Need another tripgrin.gif

 

 

a really nice details in the monochromatic image. This object is one of my dream ones (apart from 10 others laugh.gif) that I can never take due to latitude (it's too low on the horizon for me).

 

I'd take also the RGB on the same dark site! one night of Luminance and one night of RGB sets...



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:02 PM

Beautiful image and you have a really nice rig. I can't imagine breaking that down and driving back and forth with all that. But your efforts are really paying off.

 

I thought that object looked like M45 at first. I wonder if it will look similar with the blue nebula??



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:21 PM

Thank you, Dave! Actually it is not that difficult to take my rig down and transport it to a dark site. Just I do not have a special case for it compared to a smaller refractor. M45 is blue dominant, this one is much colorful, much dimmer than M45. Here is an example.

 

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Beautiful image and you have a really nice rig. I can't imagine breaking that down and driving back and forth with all that. But your efforts are really paying off.

 

I thought that object looked like M45 at first. I wonder if it will look similar with the blue nebula??


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:49 PM

Thanks for posting this.  It's a very beautiful object.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 06:08 PM

Thank you! My pleasure to share it. Hopefully I will have a color version soon.

 

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Thanks for posting this.  It's a very beautiful object.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:04 PM

nice shot 



#9 syxbach

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:59 PM

nice shot


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 08:37 PM

Hi Yuexiao,  I have a question(s).  Do you have a corrector? The image looks very nice.  How is the focuser?

 

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:28 PM

Thank you Terry. I use ccdt67 on this RC8. With or without ccdt67, there will be a field curvature on this RC8. Since my chip size is 4/3, this effect is not obvious. Moonlite is very solid. I like it very much:)

 

You are in southern hemisphere. This object should be easy for youlol.gif

 

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Yuexiao

 

 

 

Hi Yuexiao,  I have a question(s).  Do you have a corrector? The image looks very nice.  How is the focuser?

 

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:55 PM

Thank you Terry. I use ccdt67 on this RC8. With or without ccdt67, there will be a field curvature on this RC8. Since my chip size is 4/3, this effect is not obvious. Moonlite is very solid. I like it very much:)

 

You are in southern hemisphere. This object should be easy for youlol.gif

 

Best

 

Yuexiao

Cheers,  that non optional smoke filter is a killer at this time.  :)



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:09 PM

That is true. I forgot that. I remember when I was in California, I drove 4-5 hours to escape the smoke from the mountain fire to take photos. Hope your fire will be over soon and the clear sky will return.

 

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Cheers,  that non optional smoke filter is a killer at this time.  smile.gif



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:21 PM

That's beautiful, Yuexiao.  Dark skies like that must be nice, even just to stand under for a while.

 

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:50 PM

Yes, it does feel good. Quite and peaceful. Cannot see my hands at our ranchlaugh.gif

 

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That's beautiful, Yuexiao.  Dark skies like that must be nice, even just to stand under for a while.

 

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