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#1 Shinken

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Posted 15 August 2022 - 06:45 AM

16 panel mosaic of the Cygnus region from Deneb to Sadr including multiple nebula. The idea was to bring up the dust as much as possible and avoid empty space except for the dark dust lanes.

The camera used was the QHY 268M. I couldn't be happier with its performance.

 

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Total imaging time was 285 hours. The original panel not displayed here is 22970x15278 pixels and covers aproximately 42 by 20 degrees of space. Here is a link to a half resolution jpg at astrobin.

 

605 frames of 20 minutes each for each of S II, H alpha and O III.
3317 frames of 90 seconds for RGB used to color the stars.


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Posted 15 August 2022 - 08:21 AM

Well, that's impressive!  I'd be lucky to get that many imaging hours in a year.  How long from start to finish is imaging time?



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 08:27 AM

Well, that's impressive! I'd be lucky to get that many imaging hours in a year. How long from start to finish is imaging time?



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 08:29 AM

Thanks! I started as soon as Cygnus started to peek out over the eastern horizon in my location. I think that was back in June. We have been fortunate to have had a long run of cloudless nights these last two months.

Edited by Shinken, 15 August 2022 - 08:30 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2022 - 08:38 AM

Wow! :)   Spectacular!



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 10:08 AM

Incredible!



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 10:44 AM

Holy wowzers!!!

 

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Posted 15 August 2022 - 11:16 AM

This is beautiful.  I just started processing a 12 panel mosaic of this region so this gives me something (very high) to shoot for!



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 04:31 PM

This is beautiful.  I just started processing a 12 panel mosaic of this region so this gives me something (very high) to shoot for!

I wish you no clouds! Looking forward to your rendition of this beautiful area of the sky.


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Posted 15 August 2022 - 06:28 PM

Amazing image! Congrats.

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Posted 15 August 2022 - 09:09 PM

Absolutely impressive...bow.gif



#12 Shinken

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 03:44 AM

Thank you!

 

I seem to attracted to doing mosaics. I don't know if it is because is the cheapear way to a camera with a larger sensor and all the costs involved on that decision or simply the fact that I want to see the patterns in the nebula clouds as you "zoom out."



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:40 AM

Just speechless here shocked.gif

Very, very impressive!!



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 11:07 AM

16 panel mosaic of the Cygnus region from Deneb to Sadr including multiple nebula. The idea was to bring up the dust as much as possible and avoid empty space except for the dark dust lanes.

The camera used was the QHY 268M. I couldn't be happier with its performance.

 

attachicon.gifCYGNUS3.jpg

 

Total imaging time was 285 hours. The original panel not displayed here is 22970x15278 pixels and covers aproximately 42 by 20 degrees of space. Here is a link to a half resolution jpg at astrobin.

 

605 frames of 20 minutes each for each of S II, H alpha and O III.
3317 frames of 90 seconds for RGB used to color the stars.

That's fantastic work! Hats off to you.

 

I was thinking of that but my FOV is is only 1.5 degree with a large scope would take forever.



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 01:30 PM

A truly fascinating mosaic!

 

Thank you so much for sharing,

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 02:03 AM

Thank you!



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Posted 17 August 2022 - 08:27 AM

Simply fantastic jaw-dropping image!



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Posted 17 August 2022 - 05:40 PM

Wow!

 

Amazing acquisition and process! Splendidly done!



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Posted 18 August 2022 - 02:44 AM

That's fantastic work! Hats off to you.

 

I was thinking of that but my FOV is is only 1.5 degree with a large scope would take forever.

Maybe time to get an under 2000mm focal length scope for you? wink.gif

I am actually going even wider and have started to play with a Rokinon/Samyang 135mm lens coupled to and ASI183GT.



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Posted 19 August 2022 - 06:47 PM

Very impressive!

It is interesting to float through the larger image on astrobin and come across all the popular targets that are quickly recognizable.



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Posted 20 August 2022 - 12:15 AM

Very impressive!

It is interesting to float through the larger image on astrobin and come across all the popular targets that are quickly recognizable.

Thank you, Jim. Yes, this area offers plenty of targets for longer focal lengths. I simply enjoy the larger view of the forest for the trees. But this is the nice thing about astrophotography, plenty of niche areas to choose acording to your own liking.




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