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  1. The Veil Nebula is a diffuse nebula located in the northern constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Also known as Witch’s Broom Nebula, Bridal Veil Nebula, Cirrus Nebula, or Filamentary Nebula, it constitutes the visible parts of the Cygnus Loop, a supernova remnant in Cygnus. It is located at an approximate distance of 1,470 light years from Earth. In this wide shot you can see the three main parts: the Eastern Veil, the Western Veil, and Fleming’s Triangle (Pickering’s Triangle). Full resolution: http://www.celestialpixels.com/Nebulae/i-zcwHVLh/A Telescope: Telescope: TAK FSQ85 Camera: QSI 683 Filters: RGB + Ha + O3 Total Exposure: 12h Location: Mt Parnon @ 1430m. Greece
  2. This four panel mosaic gives an incredible widefield view of one of the most colourful regions in the night sky. A collection of intricate dust clouds, reflection, emission and dark nebulae and background globular clusters makes this a fascinating area. All data captured previous summer (end of June) in Mt. Parnon Greece @ 1430m. We finally found some time to process and merge all of them in one picture. Luminance taken by Angelos Kechagias with an Atik 428EX on a Nikon 50mm Lens, RGB taken by Evangelos Souglakos (me) with an Atik 4000 on a Canon 50mm Lens. Both lenses were stopped at f/5.6. Filters: LRGB Baader Sub-exposures: LRGB 5mins Total time: 4h per panel Processing in Photoshop by Angelos Kechagias. Full resolution in: http://www.celestialpixels.com/Nebulae/i-XSNF9zH/A
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    California Nebula - Sony A7S/Tak Epsilon

    Epic what Sony and a fast lens can do! I would bet that this picture was captured from a CCD with regulated cooling @ -20. I really like your processing and the star color. Very smooth and delicate! Great image and thanks for sharing!
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    M81 + M82 and just a squidy of IFN

    Wow, very nice result. I love the IFN and your color calibration
  5. Mike, You have very good data and a stunning frame. With all do respect I edited your original photo and made some enhancement. I believe you should do three things: (and this is what I also did) Reduce a little bit the stars to bring the nebula into surface (I did it with carboni tools in PS) Play with the colour balance. Your frame is FULL of Ha (red colour). Lab colour in photoshop and increase contrast in a and b channels. Increase saturation also in RGB Play with selective colour in photoshop to enhance other colours in the reflection nebula (blue) Thanks, Evans
  6. The two dark nebulae (LDN 1621, smaller, near the left border and LDN 1622, much bigger near the center) are projected onto a complex and extensive emission nebulosity known as Barnard's Loop, inside the molecular cloud complex named Orion B. Both nebulae are believed to be 500 light years away, much closer than the bright red hydrogen nebulae that shine behind them from about 1,600 light years. Telescope: FSQ85 Camera: ATIK 460EX Filters: Baader Ha + L + RGB (L bin1x2, Ha +RGB bin2x2) Total exposure: 9h Location: Near Gythion, Greece Better resolution: http://www.celestialpixels.com/Nebulae/i-mVRv9BN/A
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    The Rosette nebula

    Thanks guys for your comments. I really like the diffraction spikes and yes the best way to do it with a refractor is to use fishing line. Next time I'll try that option. The reason I didn't place the fishing line was to see if the field is fine the stars that FSQ85 captures. I believe in this target the spikes give a very nice effect especially in the heart of the rosette. Thanks again
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    The Rosette nebula

    The Rosette Nebula in the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). Telescope: Takahashi FSQ85 @ f/5 Camera: ATIK 460EX Filters: Baader LRGB Subexposures: 5mins L, 3min RGB (bin2x2) Total Exposure: 6h Location: Near Gythion , Greece Full resolution: http://www.celestialpixels.com/Nebulae/i-KxsjRKK/A
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    NGC 660 - The Polar Ring - When Galaxies collide

    Very very nice result. The background, the star color and the galaxy detail is great!
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    Markarian's Chain in Virgo

    Thanks guys, My purpose was the bring the IFN up "to the surface". In full resolution you can count multiple galaxies. The target is very difficult and needs extra caution in processing to keep the SNR in good shape
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    Heart Nebula Reprocess

    Very nice result! I strongly believe your second re-process is the best one. Don't fade the stars in this target. Star colour make beautiful this frame
  12. It's not the season for this target but eventually I found nearly a day of time to process all these crazy data I was gathering for 2+ years. Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 85ED Camera: QSI 683L Filters: Astrodon LRGB Gen2 Total Exposure Time: ~ 22h L + 12h RGB Location: Mt Parnon, Greece (2014-2016 data collected every May) Better resolution: http://www.celestialpixels.com/Nebulae/i-4Gz7QBs/A
  13. I'm selling my Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Body only). The camera is in pristine condition with 16500 clicks. No cracks/ scratches, no dust. I used it for daylight photography and never for astrophotography or timelapses. That's why the camera has a small number of clicks. I have the original box, manuals , battery + 1 spare. Price is: 750 pounds. Thanks,
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    M78 in Orion

    Thank you guys!
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    M78 in Orion

    Seems an easy target but it isn't. Need time to improve S/N ratio. There is a huge Ha area on the left, I was fooled and tried to remove the "gradient" Hope you like it! Thanks! The nebula Messier 78 (also known as M 78 or NGC 2068) is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered by Pierre M\xc3\xa9chai n in 1780 and included by Charles Messier in his catalog of comet-like objects that same year. M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that include NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. This group belongs to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1,600 light years distant\xc2\xa0from Earth. M78 is easily found in small telescopes as a hazy patch and invol ves two stars of 10th magnitude. These two stars, HD 38563A and HD 38563B, are responsible for making the cloud of dust in M78 visible by reflectin g their light. Telescope: FSQ ED85 Camera: Atik 460 Filters: Baader LRGB Total exposure: 7h Mount: EQ6 Location: Mt. Parnon, Greece More: http://www.celestialpixels.com/Nebulae/i-hrnGScG/A
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