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NGC 7000 area mosaic with Sharpstar 200 f/3.2 PNT

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#1 Steve OK

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 03:42 PM

Got back to the dark site for a week, and had 5 clear and nearly smoke-free nights.  And no bears came to knock my stuff over!  Here's a 6-panel mosaic of the North America and Pelican nebulae, made with a modified Nikon D5300 attached to a Sharpstar 8" astrograph, each panel is 6 x 6 minutes.  I'm still learning how to use the thing, mainly dealing with the ultra-critical focusing required at f/3.2.  But I'm happy with this one.  After running the lights and calibration files through DSS, I let PSCS6 do an automatic "photomerge", and it worked like a charm.  Color me surprised.  Anyway, here's the mosaic, greatly reduced in size and quality to post here (the full version is nearly 10000 px square).  Comments and critique are welcome!

 

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NA-Mosiac-Full-SR-CN.jpg

 

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Edited by Steve OK, 19 October 2020 - 03:45 PM.

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#2 jim kuhns

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 04:55 PM

Steve. thanks for posting. very good job. I have observed NGC 7000 at the okie-tex
star party a numbers of times through a friends televue with a filter the view was
grand.

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 09:36 PM

Beautiful.. Nice work !



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Posted 20 October 2020 - 11:15 AM

Very, very nice! 



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Posted 20 October 2020 - 11:21 AM

i love the subtle details.

thanks




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