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#1 colinrm

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Posted 24 September 2023 - 04:26 PM

I've finally started processing some of the data I took in August and September, and I figured I'd start with what you've all probably seen a thousand times by now, the Elephant's Trunk!  This was taken with my little telescope, a SkyWatcher 72ED, ASI294MC and EQM-35.  I haven't used it a whole lot in the last couple years, but I finally got the mount to guide pretty decently, and I fixed the dew issues I was having with the camera sensor cover.  With the bug fixes and enhancements to the ASIAIR over the last year or so, this has become a pretty capable little rig that I can still carry around fully assembled!

 

He's a closeup of the Elephant's trunk,

 

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And here is the full field,

 

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The full resolution image is available on my website,

https://wolfcreek.sp...s-trunk-nebula/

 

Thanks for looking!

 

 


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#2 Robert7980

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Posted 24 September 2023 - 04:32 PM

Very nice! Good amount of detail for a smaller scope. 



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Posted 24 September 2023 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 25 September 2023 - 07:36 AM

Colin

Very nice work. While checking out the larger image files, I noticed the E Veil image and wondered what scope and camera combination was used for that… you mentioned a ‘larger scope..’
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Posted 25 September 2023 - 07:42 AM

Nicely done.



#6 colinrm

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Posted 25 September 2023 - 10:09 AM

Colin

Very nice work. While checking out the larger image files, I noticed the E Veil image and wondered what scope and camera combination was used for that… you mentioned a ‘larger scope..’
cheers

Gary

My "large" scope is a 12" f/4 Newtonian that lives in an observatory.  You can find more details about my two setups on my equipment page.




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