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  1. Running Man Nebula

    10 frames @ 20 sec

    ED80, Atik 2hs and 0.5 Reducer

    Blustery but clear night, could only manage short subs as the wind was causing problems..

    Saying that it's my best running man to date.. :D



  2. i will send u a small tutorial on it Martin

    Rog . later on tonight OK


    Thanks Rog

    Here's a redo using that tutorial..managed to get a bit more nebulosity to show by increasing the contrast a touch..



  3. Captured it well Martin, its not an easy one is it , the front part is OK but the back end of the Neb is so faint to get , nice image though , just need to reduce those bloated stars a tad.


    Wish i knew how to reduce them bloated stars Rog :?

    Very happy with the end result :D


  4. A small part of the veil nebula, had allmost perfect viewing for this time of year, very clear and still conditions..

    I have imaged the veil nebula before using a 135mm lens but not this part, i was going to use the 135 lens tonight but couldn't be botherd changing things and stuck to the Skywatcher102..


    Atk 2hs

    0.5 F reducer

    CLS Filter

    40 frames @35sec




  5. The Cocoon Nebula

    This was a tough object to find i was on my hands and knees for half an hour trying to starhop to it plus the moon didn't help..

    Captured with a skywatcher 102, atk 2hs and CLS Filter..



  6. Nice image! WOW.

    Does a 3x Barlow have to be really top of the range for it to give a clear image? Or i suppose I should be asking - will a cheap 3x barlow give a really useless image??

    I'm thinking of breaking my piggy bank to get one.

    The Barlow that i use is a x3 Tal Barlow (#452) Cost £35.00 from Sherwood's i have had some excellent results with it especially with Jupiter...but i suppose a more expensive one will get a slightly crisper image..


  7. I missed this object last time the old star hopping let me down, so i thought i would have another go just to see if i could find it although Rog will do me about HA Filters lol :clouds2: sorry Rog i know your right old mate will get one soon :clouds2:

    You can just make out the cone centre just lol...

    Shame about the blob on the ccd had that on all my shots last night :clouds2:

    Anyway here it is Martin



  8. Good attempt Rog, difficult conditions although i had the best night for ages last night just i had the focus slightly off and should have used 2X Barlow and not 3 X, the seeing was perfect saturn was so still i had to keep checking the computer hadn't crashed :clouds2:


  9. My First Saturn since may last year..

    Helios 8ins F5 Reflector, atik 1-c, neodymium filter, ir block filter and 3 X Barlow

    There's two images taken with slightly different settings although i think the focus was just a bit out..

    Still I'm happy with result :clouds2:




  10. Horse Head done with a skywatcher 102 s/t, atk2hs neodymium filter and ir block filter.

    Excellent night very clear as this image shows lots more detail compared to one i did a few nights ago...

    Had to crop the image as there was a dark blemish on the lower part of the shot :clouds2:

    Still no HA Filter Used :clouds2:



    Spent a little more time with photoshop hope you like it :clouds2:


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