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laser_jock99

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  1. I have the advatage of dark southern horizon in Powys- but really it's not that much lower than M42.
  2. Image was taken in Powys, Mid Wales. La Palma would be better- a bit low in the sky for the UK this one!
  3. Tried stacking again the geo stats are still there- maybe seven 10 minute subs is not enough. Were I to tackle this again- 20 five minute subs might be the way forward?
  4. Deep Sky Stacker- thought I had the Kappa Sigma clipping enabled.....maybe not.
  5. Another image from last week- The Witches Head Nebula IC2118 in Eridanus. Anyone who has tried to image this object will apreciate how tough it can be to aquire. Rather faint but very close to Rigel (7th brightest star in sky) the area is also awash with geostationary satelites that drift slowly across the field of view. My attempt shows a couple of these satelites. I have had to push the image processing hard just to show anything of the nebula. IC2118 Eridanus 600s x7, 8" GSO F4 Newtonian (working at F2.9), Fuji IS Pro DSLR @ ISO1000, dark sky site in Mid Wales
  6. M45, Plieades in Taurus- the eight 600s DSLR subs were overwhemingly blueish- so I tried a greyscale process. Taken with a GSO 8" F4 Newtonian scope and ASA Keller 0.7x coma corrector reducer (giving an effective focal ratio of F2.9). Camera was a Fujifilm IS Pro full spectrum @ ISO 1000. From a dark sky site in Mid Wales.
  7. I'd be happy with that- well done.
  8. IC1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula, Cepheus- 4x 300s+ 5x 600s, 8" F2.9 Newtonian scope, ASA Keller 0.7 Coma Corrector/Reducer, Fuji IS Pro camer (full spectrum) @ ISO1000, from dark sky site in Mid Wales.
  9. Skywatcher focusers are not the best- the GSO stanard Newtonian focussers are better quality. No need to upgrade.....
  10. The FujiFilm IS Pro is something of rare camera, originally sold for forensic scientific use- with a price to match. I guess they never sold many as Fuji dumped the remaining stock in 2010 at a knock down price. I picked up mine for about £400- not bad at the time for a pro DSLR body. More information about the camera here: https://www.dpreview.com/articles/7693570730/fujifilmispro You might be able to find used one sale - but they are quite rare. To be honest any full spectrum modified DSLR will be as good (or better if it's a newer camera). The Nikon F mount is standard Niikon back focus 46.5mm compared to Canon-EF at 44mm.
  11. Pelican & North America Nebula- Stack of ten 300 second subs taken with a GSO 8" F4 Newtonian scope and ASA Keller 0.7x coma corrector reducer (giving an effective focal ratio of F2.9). Camera was a Fujifilm IS Pro full spectrum @ ISO 1000. From a dark sky site in Mid Wales.
  12. Thanks- tricky to remove the sat trail from a single sub. Unfortunateley Orion is rife with satelite trails as it sits on Celestial Equator and all Geostationary Satelites that live there.....
  13. Another single sub in Orion- this time 600s of M42. Taken with a GSO 8" F4 Newtonian scope and ASA Keller 0.7x coma corrector reducer (giving an effective focal ratio of F2.9). Camera was a Fujifilm IS Pro full spectrum @ ISO 1000. From a dark sky site in Mid Wales.
  14. M78 nice to see this - one of my favourite targets. Hope to be imaging this one myself soon.
  15. Great project- nice to see the widefiled HA.
  16. I bought the camera new from a dealer in the UK. Although I had to send a written disclaimer to Fuji that the camera was purchased for scientific usage......
  17. Bit of end of session fun as the the moon began to rise- a single 400s sub of the Horsehead & Flame nebulae in Orion. Taken with a GSO 8" F4 Newtonian scope and ASA Keller 0.7x coma corrector reducer (giving an effective focal ratio of F2.9). Camera was a Fujifilm IS Pro full spectrum @ ISO 1000. From a dark sky site in Mid Wales.
  18. Still a great image- really interesting camera. Out of my budget at the moment (hell I'm driving round in a 21 year old car!) but interesting nonetheless....
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