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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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    Celestron Neximage 5 Solar System Imager, Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT.
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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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    I could see that image on the cover of a book. Fantastic composition
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    Great image, i got a shot of it on Saturday night struggling with the core haha. Tried blending a set of shorter rxpaoure but doesn't look great gunna keep working on it.
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    Camera ASI ZWO 1600mm-c, ZWO LRGB filter, Baader Ha, Skywatcher Equinox 80 PRO APO This is all @unity and -25c Bin 1x1 we have 24x 300 sec L 2 hour 24x 75 sec L 30 min Bin 2x2 there is 24x 150 sec Red, Green and Blue 3 hour 24x 45 sec Red, Green And Blue 54 min 14x 150 sec Ha 35 min Totalling 6 hours and 59 min. Most of this collected on 19.11.2020 and the rest on 21.11.2020 If anything, I should have collected a little more Ha. Anyways a fun project to do. Hope you like, and Clear skies!
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    Good to see Captain Jean-Luc Picard's great great great grandfather in the picture
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    I dare say that it is Mount Olympus.....
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    Yes Reggie, I thought Syrtis Major was very prominent this year.The last time I managed to image this feature was back in 2014.You really notice the passing of time when you have astronomy for a hobby. Stay safe George
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    Great, George! I noticed the polar cap was smaller, too. But Syrtis Major more than made up for it
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    Must have been imaging at roughly the same time! Lots of detail Reggie your Big Mak does a great job! Best regards from George.
  14. 1 point
    Wow Great!!! What's your used software stack? Would also be interested in the temperateure when imaging. Best, U
  15. 1 point
    You got some great detail there, George. Nice work, buddy!
  16. 1 point
    Great image. Funny I’ve just literally tried using TDNAI too and it does work surprisingly well, I tried it on one of clavius too.
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    That's a cracking image
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    Great Set of Images! Looks like you've got your own Solar System. Regards from George in a wet and stormy Lowestoft.
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    I did see the beautiful conjunction of the moon, Saturn and Jupiter. I got a picture that I haven't uploaded yet. Mars, though, has been getting most of my attention these past few months, lol. Looking forward to "seeing" more of your images, George. All the best, Reggie
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    Very nice, not overcooked! The stars are nice and tight too
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    The link is not to a 2" to 1.25" but to a T-2 mount camera body (no lens) / t ring / t mount - inserted into the telescope focuser as you may not be using the diagonal you may need a 2" long extension tube to use instead of it Before buying anything I would read up more on using a camera with your Evo 90mm
  24. 1 point
    No it's not modded as i want to be able to use it for regular photography as well. To attach camera to scope i'm using T-ring + T-2 to 1,25 adapter: https://www.ieskaties.lv/telescopes/accessories/for-astro-photography/celestron-canon-eos-t-ring https://www.ieskaties.lv/telescopes/accessories/adapters/omegon-t-2-to-1.25-adapter As I don't have tracking mount , I have to take a lot of short exposures with ISO 3200 , with ISO 1600 deep sky stacker often can't see enough stars to stack. And with my scope (500mm focus) I have to take 1.3sec exposures maximum to avoid star trails. It's my first camera so not sure how it compares to others. Modding it is relatively easy - I saw a youtube video with this exact camera modding, so you just have to search for it and then its perfect step by step guide. I think i would have to upgrade my rig quite a bit to say that camera is the factor that limits the result i can get. Its max ISO is 6400 but it feels very noisy to try to use it for astrophotography. But if you have tracking mount these wont be issues you'll be dealing with.
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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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    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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    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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    That is a beautiful image, I love the colour balance you have; it looks so natural. Jim
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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!
  31. 1 point
    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.
  32. 1 point
    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 ??
  33. 1 point
    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.
  34. 1 point
    THE DARK & LIGHT SIDE OF THE MOON
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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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    There are some critics of the 294 camera but I love mine and your image just goes to show what can be done with it.
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    M81 looks especially good here.
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    Very Much. This was supposed to be stars. But no chance. Still this might have worked.
  46. 1 point
    A very nice and delicate stretching, like I like them.
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    You have some very nice images using your Evostar 120 achromat, I normally image with an ED80 but also have an Evostar 120 achromat. I am considering using and it after seeing your work look forward to the new season. One question have you ever used a 0.85 focal reducer with the 120 when imaging
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    They are lovely pictures Tim. It epitomises amateur Astronomy to me.
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