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    What do you think? Good, bad, suggestions for improvement? This is my first image of M13 made up of about 4 hours of 2 minute exposures from the centre of light polluted Manchester. Skywatcher 150 AZEQ6-GT Mount Altair HyperCam 183C
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    Comet NEOWISE - Canon 600d DSLR- EF 90-300mm at approx f=300 mm - 10 sec at ISO1600. 3:00am BST getting light - Dawn approaching.
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    Well it has been cloudy, raining and windy for most of the week. Metcheck said cloudy for last night but 'whoopy do' it was wrong! I had spent several hours capturing Jupiter and Saturn with my ETX90Ra on a star adventurer - much to Mrs Hawksmoor's annoyance. Having finally got two big planets on one small chip, I looked at my watch and it was just after 2:00 am BST, so thought " I wonder if Comet NEOWISE is high enough to see"? - It was!!! Tremendous comet!! - best since Hale Bopp for my money. Took this image with my Canon 600d DSLR and the standard 18-55mm EFS lens at f=18mm ISO1600 mounted on a photo tripod by the road in front of my house. I awoke my partner to have a look -she loves a comet in the early hours of the morning.
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    Weather has prevented me from seeing Comet NEOWISE but the clouds parted sufficient for me to witness this pretty conjunction of the Full Moon, Saturn and Jupiter with it's Galilean Moons spread out two per side. The image is a cropped composite of several RAW images at two separate focal lengths and exposure durations to accommodate the large dynamic range. Canon 600d DSLR. The captures were from a bedroom window. Mrs Hawksmoor wont let me cut the bamboo growing in our backyard. With no changes to our patio planting, we may either have Jack the Giant Slayer or a Giant Panda as an uninvited house guest.
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    Love this! What a dramatic image! Thanks for sharing.
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    Dumbell - barely visible, but there is definitely something there Also bright summer sky doesn't help. Sky-Watcher Mercury 70/500 AZ310mm eyepiecehuawey honor 8A phoneiso 3200exposure 8sec manually guided
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    Thank you very much for your kind comment. I did not set out to image the Moon. I was setting up to image Venus and noticed the Moon much lower down and just above the false horizon created by the kitchen extension roof. It was so beautiful I decided to capture a composite image. I never think you can do justice to the quality of light and colour when you capture the Moon in twilight. But I keep trying! George
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    Amazing image wayne, this is a hard object to get dark areas to show. as orion is getting low in the sky, good image.
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    That is a beautiful image, I love the colour balance you have; it looks so natural. Jim
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    Great image, you did really well hand held.
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    Nice conjunction took this quick handheld snap with my Canon 600D at about f=300mm. Can never really do these beautiful conjunctions justice. Just goes to show what a fabulous bit of kit the eyeball brain combo is!
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    Wow--this is nice. It looks like it would look through the worlds best eyepiece. It may not be the most detailed image, but it evokes all the details. Quite amazing.
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    You have picked up a few galaxies as well. That must be taken with a fair focal length to get that lovely detail on the nebula. Pure LRGB or NB ??
  16. 1 point
    Beautiful photo. I think I may have to look into AP
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    The above image created from the SDO 'Sun Today' (composite 171,211 and 304 angstrom filters) Credit for base data "Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams." I really like this image as it appears to show Mercury within the corona.
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    Re-Processed image of Horsehead Nebula
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    My HFD at 3.87 arcsecs per pixel is about 3.5, your HFD at 4.8 as/p is 5.99, so it might be worth giving your focus a tweak too. Michael
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    Refutes the perception by some that defocusing helps guiding. The PHD2 developers often have to tell users with problems to improve their focusing, going for minimum HFD reading in the Star Profile. Michael
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    Just after midnight this morning a camera on my 'meteor rig' snapped this Perseid shooting past Cassiopeia. Canon 400d -EFS 18-55mm lens at f=18mm - ISO 1600. - All on a Star Adventurer mount. Star field - 20x30 sec stacked lights layered with frame containing Perseid.
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    Wow, that looks like something taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
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    "One of these is very large and a long way away, the other is much smaller but nearby" "No I'm still not getting it Ted" Composite of two images at different exposures to accommodate the wide dynamic range of luminosity of the two bodies. Canon 600D Canon camera with an EOS 90-300mm. telephoto lens at f=300mm. on a fixed tripod.
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    This is beautiful too. Such a beautiful texture and I love the bright filament of yellow light near the top right.
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