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About al-alami

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  • Birthday 16/11/73

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    Photography, SCUBA Diving, desert trips, watching the sky, and of course food
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    Amman, Jordan

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  1. Imaging with the 130pds

    Sorry to hear that
  2. Imaging with the 130pds

    This would be last night's partial lunar eclipse from Jordan.. The first two shots are a bit soft, but I blame the heat for that! It was around 40C yesterday. I love this scope. Fakhri
  3. Eagle Nebula

    Thank you
  4. Imaging with the 130pds

    Now that is a work of art!
  5. Imaging with the 130pds

  6. Eagle Nebula

    Thanks. When they tell you its a steep learning curve .... it is ... I've been working with regular cameras (for land photography) since the early 90s, starting astro was, hmmm, relatively easy. Mono, entirely different story, but my God its worth it! I'm saying this and I've only been out to a dark site only once! I did some moon pics and to say I was amazed is an understatement. Let me show you, and you can decide. Fakhri
  7. Eagle Nebula

    Please be critical. Its the only way to learn. I always thought that the filters would be the hardest part of moving to a mono sensor, honestly, so far its the focus that is taking me the most amount of time. I can definitely go for longer exposures, since here I have pushed the offset to the max. Hahahahahha choice .. I've heard that word before. Fakhri
  8. Imaging with the 130pds

    Thank you. But I wish we didn't have to buy everything from abroad. Makes this hobby a lot more difficult. On the plus side, the 130 PDS is an amazing scope that you can carry around, so having it shipped from Europe was worth it.
  9. Imaging with the 130pds

    Yes from Wadi Rum. The scope handled being off-road quite well (or at least as far as I can tell).
  10. M8 - The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius

    Lovely details.
  11. Imaging with the 130pds

    Thanks Not to mention learn to process properly.
  12. Eagle Nebula

    Thank you. Its still not up to par with a lot of the beautiful images and imagers here, but its a start.
  13. Eagle Nebula

    Hi, This is my first try at using RGB filters with my new QHY 163M. It is my first image from a mono camera (I used to be a DSLR man), so lots of new things for me to play with (also lots of mistakes to make). I still need to redo my dark frames, am just waiting for the weather to cool down a bit. I'm happy with the result so far, I guess you need to start somewhere. Any comments would be much appreciated. The details for the show are as follows: 20 X 1 min for R 32 X 1 min for G 20 X 1 min for B It might be worth noting that I know that the spacing for my CC is still a bit off, and that my image is also cropped. Software used: DSS + Photoshop Thanks for looking, Fakhri
  14. Imaging with the 130pds

    Hi all, So this is the first time I take the scope to a dark site with my QHY 163M and RGB filters. Of course there were problems, which I guess is normal when you're doing something for the first time. So here is my final image (cropped). This is: 20 X 1 min for R 32 X 1 min for G 20 X 1 min for B Its not great, but I do think its a good start. Now I wish I could get the spacing correct for the cc. This is also the first time I ever process RGB images from a mono camera. (I guess that's what you might call as a disclaimer)
  15. Imaging with the 130pds

    Hi. I don't think it would work .. the overexposed picture has the white light spread out covering the detail of the moon. I think it might be possible if it was done in HDR, but honestly I would have to experiment to try it.