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  1. 18 points
    Last week, I didn't know what else to shoot with my Samyang 135mm f2 lens and I remembered that I had a RGB photo of the Cygnus region shot with a 50mm f1.8 lens. I decided to try and shoot some Ha with the same lens to see if there's an improvement. Very glad I did. I really like the outcome. I hope you like it too. RGB - 10x600sec ISO800, IDAS LPS-D1 CLIP filter Ha - 36x300sec ISO1600, Astronomik 6nm Ha clip in filter Emil
  2. 16 points
    Taken at astro camp in East Sussex on 13th May during a first quarter Moon. I last attempted this 5 years ago and have been meaning to come back to it. Hubble palette plus RGB stars. My first image with a Baader 3.5nm Ha filter, Still not sure whether it is any improvement on the 7nm. Atik428EX & SWED120 + FRHa 3.5nm 15 x 600Oiii & Sii binned 300 x 8 eachRGB 4 x 100 binned EachMount HEQ5Total imaging time 3 hours 50 mins on narrowband with a further 21mins for star colour in RGB.
  3. 15 points
    TS 130mm f6.6 Riccardi APO Reducer und Korrektor 0,75x SkyEye Observatory 70x300 L40x300 R40x300 G40x300 B Here, the background is 1 priority.I have tried to get the most out of the deep sky.There are many small galaxies in this area.The picture is much cropped and much stretched, and the resolution is a bit broken because of this.But I think it was pretty ok.Feel free to come up with constructive feedback
  4. 14 points
    Both shots taken with a x2 barlow and imaging source camera
  5. 8 points
    AR2741 sunspots and proms Lunt ED102 f/7 and Quark Chromosphere The Lunt ED102 does a great job on the proms and spicules
  6. 7 points
    I was never satisfied with this image. It was one of the first images I took with the FSQ 106 and .6x reducer. This was taken when I did not yet know what was wrong with the setup--either spacing of sensor orthogonality--something was wrong since the stars were deformed in the corners. The good news is I sent the FSQ back to TNR and they recollimated it--it had come to me slightly out of collimation. Cant wait to test it. But the stars were only one thing I could not get right. My inclination was always to push the data too far--trying to bring out faint details, like the reflection nebula surrounding the core. This would invariably cause a background issue around stars. The data could just not handle it. I think I have finally found a middle ground Red: 214 30 sec Green: 168 30 sec Blue: 118 30 sec Lum: 172 30 sec
  7. 7 points
    Found this photo from 8/21/2017 and the GAE. It always brings a smile to my face seeing my youngest daughter and youngest grandson staring up at the disappearing sun. SWMBO was in the car, out of the South Carolina heat. She got out during totality. I really laugh when I see the bridge crew on the Enterprise in my wind shield looking up as well.
  8. 6 points
    That's wonderful! Sorry, I couldn't help myself:
  9. 5 points
  10. 5 points
    Mars this year gave a real Show. . . That being so, I could not fail to register it. This composition, made with an approximate interval of 10 to 15 days between the photos, starts on July 31 when the planet reaches the largest apparent diameter (24.3 "arc) and ends on December 5 when it was with only 8,9 "of arc. Three things are very evident in such a work: first, the marked reduction of the diameter as the planet departs; secondly, the phase decrease as it approaches the quadrature and, finally, the marked reduction of the South Polar Calota, which, in the last photo, is reduced to a small point. . . Like Nike the Greek Goddess of Victory, the source of my inspiration, Mars has won my expectations, won my longings and brought me the feeling of having witnessed an unforgettable epic event. . . "The planetary arrangement was inspired by the shape of the wing of the Goddess Nike" PS: This was a composition I had saved unheard of for the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019. Although it was not selected, it deserves to be published! https://www.astrobin.com/full/399358/0/?nc=user
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