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About Mr_42tr0nomy

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    This wonderful passion, classic movies, music, climbing/hiking.
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  1. Greetings! This last week i spent my time collecting data on Messier 101, The Pinwheel Galaxy! This is a cropped version. I may work on my wide-field but I found through editing that my flats were terrible due to thin clouds. I did NOT get great RGB data. Lots of gradients haha. Anyways, I spent 4 hrs each getting RGB data and tossed all of it besides the best 50 minutes each. That seemed to help a bit thought. My 8hrs of lum data turned out very nicely. I gathered 8hrs with my RC and18hrs of data with my newt I still have to process. This images includes the 8hrs of RC data. Im also finding that what this edit looks like on my computer looks nothing like it does on my phone.. which is disappointing as Im not sure which one to edit for lol. ANYWAYS, I'm pleased! Hope you all enjoy it! 8"RC and 10" F/3.9 CEM60 asi1600mm-p (Gain 0 offset 21, 600s LRGB) Astrodon LRGB Clear Skies
  2. Thank you very much! The kind words are much appreciated! I love messier 78, it has always been one of my favorite reflection nebulae but man it was hard to process!
  3. Thank you, Cara! This was taken in bortle 4-5 skies in Colorado
  4. Greetings! I Finished a new project recently Messier 78 - A nebula I thoroughly enjoyed finishing. As in never processing again. I love the Nebula itself as it is an extremely fascinating object, but because my RGB data was so bad due to bad flats and darks, it made this image really hard to process...I pushed through though. This nebula is a beautiful reflection nebula amidst the vast hydrogen clouds of Orion. I gathered 16hrs of Lum data and 2hrs each of RGB. If I grabbed more RGB data I could really stretch the colors a tad more but overall, I’m relative happy with this one. Equipment 10” F/3.9 Asi1600mm gain: 0 offset: 10 Cem60 Astrodon LRGB - 600s subs Clear Skies!
  5. Greetings! So I received my new 10" f/3.9 imaging newtonian and let me tell you... WOW. The difference in signal between the Newt and my f/8 RC isnt even comparable. I have taken 5 images of the Orion Nebula since I started this hobby four years ago almost to the day. This issue is.. I have never spent more than 3 hours on the target! This past week I decided to dedicate a few nights to this subject and collect a good 15hrs of data which would have been equivalent to 60 hours with my RC ( which is 2 stops slower). The coma corrector works perfectly spaced at 55mm and the collimation out of the box just needed a bit of tweaking of the primary mirror. This Scope is a BEAST and it is heavy. Balancing the Newt on my CEM60 was a challenge but twisting my scope so that my camera and guidescope point down to the ground at the home position instead of to the side or towards the sky really helped. Since I am using a guidescope I am seeing a bit of flexure even at 300s subs so my plan is to get the spacers for my OAG and have that ready to use again here shortly.. Anyway! Here is the Orion Nebula in all it's glory. Equipment: Cem60 10" F/3.9 Newtonian ASI1600MM-c Astrodon LRGB 10 hrs Lum 1.5hrs RGB each Clear SkiesTeagan
  6. Yeah I know how that feels. This project actually took about two weeks. Back in Ohio that would not have been the case
  7. Thank you very much Danny! It’s funny how effort put forth is data acquisition makes processing effort lesser. Much lesser. Some simple deconvolution, and color correction was all I needed to do!
  8. Hey guys! I posted my first rendition of this object last week but it was more of an HOO looking rendition rather than an SHO version. I preferred the look without the green hues coming from the HA data.. I did some practice with pixelmath and finally came up with an SHO version that I like. This is my first time actually playing with three narrowband channels so I hope you all like it! Equipment: GSO8RC, EdgeHD8 Cem 60 Astrodon Ha/Oiii/Sii 3nm ASI1600mm-c 100hrs total exposure time (collaboration with a friend) 50hrs HA 25hrs Oiii 25hrs Sii
  9. Yes I know 113hrs is overkill haha but compared to other 40hr project I did, the snr was better in this image hands down. But I would see similar results yes
  10. Nope! I’ve moved to pine Colorado about three years ago and the skies are much clearer here. I didn’t know that I didn’t include my equipment! i used an 8rc and edge8hd and an asi1600 all on top of a cem60
  11. Thank you! Yes we were very fortunate. we averaged about 16hrs of day per imaging night with our two rigs. With that anything is possible! Shooting at f/8 has its downsides
  12. Greetings! This was a 113hr collaboration with my friend, Trey Henderson. We totaled 50hrs of HA data (25 ea.), he collected 25hrs of Sii data, and I collected 28hrs of OIII data as well as 10hrs of RGB data for the stars (not presented in this image). As far as this image goes, I will be doing another rendition to show really show off the SHO (sulfur, hydrogen, oxygen) palette. This is also an SHO pallet but I really wanted to try the gold and blue look without the green... so I SCNR’D the greens out. The two looks are very different but awesome in their own way.. Anyway, I digress... ———— This nebula is the most detailed area of what’s better known as the Soul Nebula. I believe it lies nearly 6,500 light years away and is right underneath Cassiopeia. The one structure coming from the Ha and surprising the Sii channel give this nebula such a 3D feel. The spires on the right side of the nebula are nearly transparent! It’s so wild looking to me! The orange colors here are ionized hydrogen and sulfur atoms. These atoms are being excited by the solar winds of the surround massive stars. The beautiful blue hues are ionized oxygen atoms. ———— This collaboration was a TON of work. Long nights of problem solving and trouble shooting connection problems, internal mount issues, data transferring issues (my fault bcs I don’t pay attention, lol), dew issues, scheduling issues, moon/running out of time issues... we barreled through nonetheless! I hope you guys enjoy! Equipment: at8rc/Edge8HD, asi1600, Cem60, Astrodon HA/Oiii/Sii 3nm. Clearest Skies! Teagan
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