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  1. 6 points

    From the album: Equipment

    After months and months of trying to improve guiding I have nailed it. The magic for me was putting an I.R. filter in the guide scope. This improved focusing beyond my dreams and hey presto 0.5 total error. Never got close to this figure ever.
  2. 3 points

    From the album: My astronomy pictures

    Taken with a Canon 60da 300sec subs x 20.
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    From the album: My astronomy pictures

    First attempt at monochrome photography. Still lots to learn, but happy with the result.
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    From the album: My astronomy pictures

    Better colour balance and more space dust revealed. Improvement on original but feel it still needs work. Will add more subs when the weather improves to improve detail.
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    From the album: Various

    First images using Skywatcher 104mm MAK, AZ-GTI mount, Svbony 8MP CCD Composite, two images joined using Microsoft ICE software
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    From the album: Various

    First images using Skywatcher 104mm MAK, AZ-GTI mount, Svbony 8MP CCD
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    From the album: Wide-field (not barn-door)

    I like that region, it's rich with emission and reflection nebulas, open and globular clusters, and even a planetary nebula (though you can't guess it in the photo). It's also about the lowest I could shoot at the milky way this season, without getting too much light pollution. From middle left to upright through center: Kaus Borealis (star), M28 (glob), M8 (laguna), M20 (trifid), M21, M23 (open). Also some minor globulars SW of laguna can be guessed as fuzzy stars. Gear: Olympus E-PL6 with Christmas' Samyang 85mm/1.8 first light at f/2.8 and dydimium filter on Omegon EQ-300 tracking RA Capture: 16 lights × 60s × 1000 ISO, master bias Site: deep country 26km from Limoges, France Sky: average to good Processing: Regim 3.4, Fotoxx 12.01+

    © Fabien COUTANT

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    From the album: Deep Sky III

    M76, which is also known as the the Little Dumbbell, Cork or Butterfly Nebula is a planetary nebula about 4.5 light years across and approx 4000 light years distant. It was formed about 10,000 years ago when the central dying star lost a huge amount of matter. The structure of the nebula has two inner lobes and two fainter outer ones. High Ha emissions are present along with OIII emissions which create a the teal (blue/green) cast. As for the title, the bright star reminded me of Sunrise on Earth, hence the name. (For the more literal among you, the bright star is HD10498 which has apparent magnitude of 6.6, so you'd probably be unable to see this with the naked eye. It's about 27x the size of our Sun and is approx 900 light years distant). The LRGB image below represents over 15 hours integration time and was taken with my Esprit 150.
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    From the album: Gallery

    NGC 6960 The Western Veil (also known as Caldwell 34), consisting of NGC 6960 (the "Witch's Broom", "Finger of God", or "Filamentary Nebula" near the foreground star 52 Cygni; The nebula was discovered on 1784 September 5 by William Herschel.(Wikipedia) Right ascension 20h 45m 38.0s Declination +30° 42′ 30″ Distance 1470 ly Apparent magnitude (V) 7.0 Apparent dimensions (V) 3 degrees (diameter) Constellation Cygnus DAY: Monday DATE: 3/10/16 TIME: 23:15 SCOPE: Dob 10px Sky-Watcher F.L.1200/f4.7 EYEPIECE: T/S 30mm Plossl 2 inches F.O.V. 68° FILTER OF TYPE: OIII Baader LOCATION: Mammari
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