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First image (Veil Complex) after getting back into Astrophotography

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#1 rjkrejci

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Posted 15 June 2024 - 10:55 AM

I was heavily into Astrophotography in the early stages of digital imaging and the dawn of DSLR imaging in the early 2000s.   Now that the kids are grown and flown and I have a moderately dark sky (Bortle 4) at high altitude, I’ve decided to get back into it.

 

It’s interesting how much has changed and how little has changed,    Telescopes haven’t progressed too much, although there are more that are Astrophotography oriented now.    The cameras have advanced, but not a huge amount since I was using a Sony chipped Starlight Xpress camera before with it’s high QE and low read noise.

 

Mounts are a little more interesting, with the advent of the harmonic mounts.    I decided on the IOptron HAE69EC, which can handle anything I throw at it, although it still has to prove itself vs. the AP and Tak mounts I used before.

 

The Software has come a long way, although Pixinsight is very awkward to learn and in many ways a little too powerful.    My editing mantra was always to just enhance what was there, not to create content, and I’ll stick to that.   

 

My first image here is with a wide field small ZWO FF65 refractor with 0.75x reducer.   I imaged it in Sii, Oiii and Ha and use the SHO Hubble Palette.  

 

Any feedback would be appreciated!

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Regards,

 

Rick Krejci


Edited by rjkrejci, 15 June 2024 - 04:19 PM.

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#2 danny1976

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Posted 15 June 2024 - 11:32 AM

Good shot. Please make the image visible.



#3 rjkrejci

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Posted 15 June 2024 - 11:37 AM

Not sure what you mean by make the image visible.    Is it not visible on astrobin?   Or do you mean put a smaller image here in this thread? 

 

Thanks...just figured out you can put a link with visible image to Astrobin here.   Done!

 

Thanks much,

Rick


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#4 PirateMike

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Posted 15 June 2024 - 11:50 AM

I can see the image on AB. I think danny1976 would like an image on your post. You can put a "smaller" image on your post and an AB link, which is a common practice here on CN.

 

Welcome back to AP. Have fun. waytogo.gif

 

 

Miguel   8-)

 

 

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Edited by PirateMike, 15 June 2024 - 11:52 AM.


#5 rjkrejci

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Posted 15 June 2024 - 04:21 PM

Thanks much!  I'm brand new to AB, so wasn't sure if or how that was done.    I edited my original to include a smaller version of the image.



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 11:08 AM

Welcome back Rick!!!!! I haven’t seen your name in many, many years !!!!!


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Posted 16 June 2024 - 11:19 AM

Excellent Veil Complex by the way


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Posted 16 June 2024 - 04:20 PM

What a wonderful image to return to AP with.  Gorgeous details in Pickering's Triangle and the Funnel.  Seeing the Southeastern Knot was a treat!




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