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  1. 27 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.
  2. 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
  3. 14 points
    Both shots taken with a x2 barlow and imaging source camera
  4. 11 points
    Despite no longer having astro darkness, I want to get some colour on the Whale Galaxy. Four nights ago it was clear, with a bit of moon, so was able to get 2.5 hours of data during the darkest part of the night. Luminance = 4th and 5th May / 3 hours RGB = 11th May / 50 minutes per RGB filter Total integration time = 5.5 hours in 150s subs at -20oC Atik 383L+ through a SW 250px on EQ6, guided by finder guider / ASI 120MM It doesnt stand up to much scrutiny, and is mushy at close inspection. My guiding was around RMS 0.8-1" and my imaging scale is 0.92". Thanks for looking, comments welcomed. Adam
  5. 8 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
  6. 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
  7. 7 points
    Enjoyed a lunar observing session last night with the C8 and Tal100R. Conditions were reasonably steady allowing good viewing at 200x with the C8, which got most of the action. The most notable feature at low power was Aristarchus just breaking the straight line of the terminator. Closer inspection revealed intricately terraced walls. To the north, Mare Imbrium showed a spectacular 'bite' shape in the form of Sinus Iridium, bounded by rugged and cratered highlands. To the south, Gassendi was prominent with its small twin, lying on the edge of Mare Humorum. I wish I had spent more time trying to identify the features within (rimae and tiny craters) - one for another time. A number of Rimae were visible south of Gassendi, with three prominent craters bounding the south of Mare Humorum. FUrther south still, the terrain becomes very rugged and cratered, as if someone has thrown gravel into thick paint. Too much too describe, except for one notable crater, highly oval shaped with a peak at one end, caused I imagine my an impact at a very oblique angle - later identified as Schiller. Clavius was unmistakable and always makes me chuckle as I remember Reggie Perrin in 2001! FInished the session with a quick glance at some doubles - the C8 might win when it comes to lunar, but the Tal is king for showing doubles in all their beauty! Some dodgy images below for visualisation taken with a very shaky handheld iphone - I really must get a smartphone adaptor!
  8. 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.
  9. 6 points
    I picked up an ASI120MC-S at a good price recently, with the intention of doing a bit of planetary imaging when Jupiter gets to opposition in a few weeks. Did a first night-time test last night with a few shots of the Moon. Not the best night for it with some cirrus cloud in the way but had a go anyway. Never owned or used a colour camera before so took a bit of getting used to. Screwed to the T thread on the back of the Skymax 127 I took a few 2000 frames captures then stacked and sharpened them. Below is the best of the set.
  10. 6 points
    That's wonderful! Sorry, I couldn't help myself:
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