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About Mr_42tr0nomy

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  1. RGB challenge - M31

    So to be clear, one hours of each red green and blue using 10 minute exposures. Taken dec 1 and dec 2 in Pine, Colorado.
  2. RGB challenge - M31

    I’m sorry you all, I meant 3 hours OF** data. Not OLD 😅. That’s my mistake
  3. Messier 45 - 1.5 hrs RGB

    I was able to snag a weekend out at the dark sky site a few months ago. I havnt been able to get out there with my scope since. It’s either a full moon or clouds :/. Anyways, I gathered 30 minutes of RGB data for each filter using 6 minute subs. The skies were rather dark that evening. So far this has been one of my favorite images to date. It’s fun to process and I’m still coming up with better and better renditions. This is my latest. I’m not sure if I posted the original though. I hope you all enjoy William Optics 102mm apo, ATIK 414ex mono, Orion Atlas gem, qhy5l-Ii
  4. RGB challenge - M31

    Hey guys! I grabbed 3 hours old RGB data on M31 under bortle 4 skies. I processed it one time and have never gone back to it. I’m very pleased with the results and this camera never ceased to amaze. A very underrated camera in my opinion. Hope you all enjoy 1 hour each RGB (12x900s) William Optics 102mm apo, Orion Atlas, ATIK 414ex moon, qhy5l-11, WO 70mm guide scope.
  5. The Rosette Nebula HaOiiiRGB - 25 hours

    I'm actually not familiar with a long service award? What is it and where do I apply ??
  6. The Rosette Nebula HaOiiiRGB - 25 hours

    I did apply some contrast adjustments and fiddled with the levels as tad. Thanks for the input!
  7. The Rosette Nebula HaOiiiRGB - 25 hours

    I did a bit of color correction. May or may not be better, I just thought it looked a tad more details and natural
  8. The Rosette Nebula HaOiiiRGB - 25 hours

    Thank you! Sorry for exclusion of details, I used a William Optics 102mm apo, ATIK 414ex and the Orion atlas with a qhy-5ll autoguider
  9. I finally finished capturing exposures of the Rosette Nebula. After a long month and a half, the total data collected and put into this image is 25 hours! I threw a ton of bad exposures away which took off about 7 hours. Ran into a few problems along the way, lol. Hope you all enjoy! Ha:14hrs Oiii: 5 hrs RGB: 6hrs total clear skies!
  10. The Rosette Nebula - Bi color

    Grettings I collected an addition 3 hours of Ha data bringing it up to 10.5 hours. My OIII filter came in so I gave that a whirl and added 5 hours to the rosette using 10 minutes subs. I have RGB data I need to gather still but I was curious as to what a bicolor rendition would look like. I particularly like the detail as a result of the 3nms. Thank you for looking! Hi res: http://www.astrobin.com/319437/C/?nc=user
  11. IC-1795 HaRGB: 32/50 hours complete

    Thanks, TV! I have been selective and took out a lot actually. I'll have to take a closer look and see which frame that may have been. I think it may just be minor star trails is some of the stacked frames. Like I said, I my mount is being iffy near zenith and I have to adjust the counterweight multiple times throughout the night. I have allowed some subs with very minor trails to pass my inspection otherwise there's a lot of wasted data :/ For this is used the William OPtics GT102mm apo / FF/ and reducer with an ATIK-414 mono. All on an Orion Atlas GEM. I used astrodon RGB and baader 7nm HA
  12. Greetings! Ive done some more work on the Fishhead nebula since I last posted an image. My goal of this project is to see how much exposure time is necessary for a quality image from a heavily light polluted area. I live in a white zone right outside Denver. 32 hours has gotten me the smoothness and the details that I would expect. The remaining 18 hours will solely be for star color and shape/faint detail enhancement, any further noise reduction, and most importantly - the stubborn background color gradients. The final image should have 11 hours each RGB via 300s subs and 17 hours Ha data via 1800-600s subs. Currently, I have captured 8 hours of both Red and Green data and 5 hours of Blue data. That leaves Ha with 11 hours. My ha data is a real mess. The stacked image is extremely noisy with a lot of gradients. I'm looking forward to using the new 3nm soon. If it goes well I may replace all existing Ha data with new data from the 3nm. I'm having guiding issues still so I'm hoping that I can accomplish at least 15-20 min subs. *I conclude that light pollution is the foe of foes. I'm curious as to how much data I would have had to capture in say a bortle 2 area to accomplish the same amount of details that I did below.. I can put that on the list of "Things you should never think about". Comments and advice regarding color would be well appreciated. Sometimes I prefer an image with less color saturation but the deep reds that are present in this nebula look great against the dark sky. hmmm.. Hope you all enjoy!
  13. From 102mm apo to 6 inchRC?

    Are you reducing the RC to f/6.3? And weather here is nice.. 300 days of sunshine out here in western USA
  14. From 102mm apo to 6 inchRC?

    Ahh.. well i could definitely get the flattener and the telecompressor and not use them if i so choose. I have done some f/10 image with an 8se back when i first started this hobby.. never galaxies though. Thanks for the input, much appreciated. And your gallery is incredible.."cloudedout". Are you imaging at f/9 in any of those?
  15. From 102mm apo to 6 inchRC?

    i have heard that the focuser leaves a bit to be desired so yes I will eventually replace that. I understand that collimation is different than a dob but I have gotten pretty good at that..so hopefully that somewhat carries over to the RC. As for the reducer.. I like the field of view without it.. cropping to the native FOV from the reduced ROV will cause loss of resolution I feel like.