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#1 Chris Westland

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 10:45 AM

This article appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times highlighting the work of Gian Lorenzo Ferretti.   This is amazing work, and inspiring.  I live near Wrigley Field in Chicago, and can't even pick out constellations.  His photographs were taken ~500 meters from my office at UIC.

 

https://chicago.sunt...nzo-photography

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 11:54 AM

Impressive.



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Posted 14 July 2021 - 07:55 AM

In that link i didn't see any broadbanding image such as galaxies,,, for narrowbanding it is not a problem anymore, but for LRGB or OSC in broadbanding signal only?!!!



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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:43 AM

Which aperture of his ES scope he is using? Big kinda of 150mm like.



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Posted 14 July 2021 - 07:21 PM

Which aperture of his ES scope he is using? Big kinda of 150mm like.

The article shows him holding a 152mm refractor.



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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:37 PM

I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and refuse to do any LRGB imaging. I save that for my visit to dark sites in McHenry or Green River State Park. Narrowband imaging is the way to go in our light polluted skies.



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Posted 15 July 2021 - 06:49 AM

I enjoyed that article. I kinda figured that he was doing narrowband. My daughter lived in Lakeview for about 8 years and we did a lot of stargazing from her apartment using a little 90mm Mak. Sometimes you just gotta work with what the sky gives you. :)
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