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About pmesquita

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    Astronomy, basketball, soccer, movies, aquariums
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    Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal
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    2nd & 3rd Imaging Years

    I'm starting now to publish my 1st photos of my 2nd imaging year, with a new setup and techique. This setup is totally different from my 1st year. On my 1st year I had fun - and fell in love with Deep space imaging - with a very fast system: C11 Edge HD + Hyperstar @F2. Out of about 70 photos on my 1st year - and for a rookie - I got half a dozen good ones, a few more so-so decent..and the rest quite weak. NOW IT'S YEAR TWO...AND I HOPE IT RUNS EVEN BETTER
  2. My 1st astroimaging anniversary and so I'm sending some of the more decent work I did throughout these 12 months. This is my tribute to all those who went out of their way to help me. I hope it's of acceptable quality for your standards. Here is the Flickr link to my 1st year gallery with about 30 of the 60 imaging sessions I did this year: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27349440@N02/ The numbers on the photos refer to their sequence: 7 means it's the 7th photo, etc. To simplify the setup description, the below one is basically the general one I used in all sessions. GEAR: - C11 EDGE HD + HYPERSTAR @ F2 - CANON 600D MODIFIED + IDAS LPS P2 - SW EQ6 PRO - ORION SS AG CAPTURE AND GUIDING SOFTWARE - BACKYARD EOS - PHD SESSIONS (ALL OF 45" LIGHTS AT ISO1600 EXCEPT THE STAR CLUSTERS THAT WERE 25" AT ISO1600): - LIGHTS - VARYING BETWEEN 20 AND 80, ACCORDING TO EACH TARGET - FLATS -20 - DARKS - 10 - BIAS - 50 PROCESSING: - PIXINSIGHT - MAJOR WORK - PHOTOSHOP - RETOUCHING I hope youenjoy my humble contribution with my 1st years' work. I tried my best :-) cheers, Paulo Mesquita Portugal
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