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  1. Outstanding. Looks like it's exploding. Like the editing.
  2. Thank you sir! It's been so long in between sessions here that the temperatures at night have changed already so yes for this one I did the lights, covered the scope and then did the darks. I then did the flats and dark flats at dawn. I now have a current library. I redo them about 4 times a year.
  3. Been quite awhile since my last post. Such a brutal winter! Hope this post is finding your skies clear and views amazing. Still capturing whenever I can which is much too few and far between but it's getting better now that Spring is finally here. Finally!! To warm things up a bit more here's a little bit closer look at the Heart of the Rosette Nebula for you. Stellarvue SV80ED, AT2FF Hutech spectrum enhanced Canon T5i Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G 6-600 second lights, 25 darks, 25 flats, 25 dark flats. Stacked in DSS median and Mosaic method. Edited slightly in Adobe Camera RAW. Let me know what you think of the processing and final outcome.
  4. So very honored to be included in this amazing group of astro-imagers. Thank you and look up!
  5. First things first. Your focus looks soft here to me. Then a very precise collimation of the scope. After that I'd check the spacing on the MPCC for the edges don't look very corrected to me. Try these things again and post us an example of it. You'll get there.
  6. They make wide EOS T-rings. Thats what you want. M48 instead of T2. Baader makes a great one that even holds a filter.
  7. Underexpose using live view and zoom in. Using sunspots helps.
  8. I found that interesting as well. The camera is un-modded and this is with a neutral WB so the colors are pretty spot on I would imagine. It was just an amazing event and as predicted I'm now hooked and must capture another. Nothing like it.
  9. Here's a picture of Bailey's Beads as well as the prominence showing for you.
  10. Many thanks for the kind words here everyone. It is much appreciated. Such and amazing sight and i'm so glad I was able to capture it and show you. Again almost didn't happen.
  11. Could well be the best solar image I've ever seen. Holy Cow man.
  12. Here I present to you for your consideration my second Solar Eclipse contest entry of the North American Total Eclipse of 2017. This one is a single exposure of the all too fleeting minute of Totality we had here on the Oregon Coast. This slightly underexposed picture really showcases the beautiful Corona and amazing towering prominences that became visible just then. As before I used a Stellarvue SV80ED doublet refractor with a Canon 5Dmkiii full frame DSLR on an Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G tracking mount. I used ISO 400 and this one was shot at 1/50th shutter speed in Manual mode. I just slightly edited this single RAW exposure in Adobe camera RAW in shadows and highlights to bring out some wispy corona details and resized for posting. I hope you all have a chance to experience an event like this in your lifetime for it truly will never be forgotten.
  13. Thank you for your kind words. It was surely one of the first in the U.S. to be taken of it from my location right on the coast but I really wanted to take my time with the data before posting. I did not edit anything till the next day I was still so giddy from the event. Glad I waited.
  14. Thank's so much Stu. Much appreciated. That's my one regret about this rare event now that it's past. That I could only glance up at it a few quick times. I did though and that memory of it will last till the end.
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