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al-alami

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About al-alami

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  • Birthday 16/11/73

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  • Interests
    Photography, SCUBA Diving, desert trips, watching the sky, and of course food
  • Location
    Amman, Jordan
  1. Narrowband M42

    Thank you. Lets call it "original".
  2. Narrowband M42

    This is my first proper go at narrowband from a red zone with a mono camera. 6 1/2 hours of Ha, 6 1/2 hours of O III, and a synthesized green channel. I'm sure it still needs a lot more work, but I am very happy with the result ... so far.
  3. Imaging with the 130pds

    My latest attempt at M42 in narowband 6 1/2 hours of Ha, 6 1/2 hours of O III and a synthetic green channel processed in Pixinsight and PS
  4. Imaging with the 130pds

    Thank you I have lots of detail in the 32 sec exposure of the core, well at least in that single shot, I might have lightened it too much somewhere along the way. Am not too worried since I will be reprocessing it again from scratch when I add more detail to the outer areas (they're a bit too noisy compared to the rest). I must admit, Ha always looks amazing, specially when you start getting the hang of it. Goof luck with the Optolong, sho us how it goes.
  5. Imaging with the 130pds

    Decided to start again on M42, it's such an artistic target I might add a third exposure of the outer areas since I think I can get more out of them. Filter: Ha Exposure: 60 x 128 sec for the outer area and 200 x 32 sec for the core Processed in PI and PS
  6. Imaging with the 130pds

    Hi All, Here is my second go at the seven sisters I'm actually really pleased with the result. 10 x 128 sec for Luminescence 20 X 128 sec for each of RGB Processed in PixInsight and PS
  7. Imaging with the 130pds

    Thank you for that info The more I use this scope, the more I love it!
  8. Imaging with the 130pds

    I love the double cluster ... I have no idea why 10 X 128sec each for RGB
  9. Imaging with the 130pds

    My first try at the Owl Cluster (didn't even know about it actually). L 10 X 128s RGB 5 x 128s for each It was a quick grab at the end of the night and the weather was getting bad, I hope to revisit it because its such a pretty target.
  10. Imaging with the 130pds

    I guess I can give it a try. Nothing much to loose. Besides, I did the fun part of flocking the scope a couple of days ago. So I'm itching to try it out.
  11. Imaging with the 130pds

    hmmmmmmm good to know I guess. Thanks for the info. I guess I just need to save up for the moonlite.
  12. Imaging with the 130pds

    Hi Adam, Do you think this: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/flo-compression-ring-adapter-for-skywatcher-newtonians-m54.html would be a good temporary improvement to keep the tilt (or lack of) constant? By temporary I mean till I can budget for a moonlite.
  13. Imaging with the 130pds

    Its not prefect, but I'm really happy with this one. Maybe next time I shoot it I'll have a lot more time to get more detail, this was more of a "lets fill in some time". Luminance 9 X 120 sec Red 7 X 120 sec Green 7 X 120 sec Blue 7 X 120 sec
  14. Imaging with the 130pds

    Hi All, Question, has anyone tried using a barlow with this scope? If yes, what are the suggestions? Also you would put the barlow then the coma corrector? Just curious about where to put it since now I have thins in this order: coma corrector then filter wheel then camera. Thanks, Fakhri
  15. Imaging with the 130pds

    Hi All, Still working on the tilt issue, its gotten a lot better, but since I couldn't check properly because of the moon .... well, here is last night's Harvester Moon. Fakhri
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