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  1. It was worth every minute under the skies. Such a captivating vista. Lovely work!
  2. An absolutely lovely bubble. Very well done Olly.
  3. Thank you guys, for these nice comments. Olly, I'd love to help on any dark side issues :-) Cheers, Harel
  4. Hi guys, First and foremost, sorry to have been out for some time - just too much work, and not enough hours... I miss you all very much, hope to be able to spend more time here now... Our Sky Gems Observatories network (soon in the air under SkyGemsObservatories, and now see: https://www.facebook.com/skygemsnetwork/?fref=ts)already comprises 3 observatories - 1 in the Kalahari Namibia (Officina Stellare RiDK on GTO 1200), - 1 at the Dolomites Mountains, North Italy (50 cm Cassagrain on ASA DDM 85 LX), - 1 in Nerpio Spain (14.5" on ASA DDM 85 LX, at 1650m elevation), - and another one to be soon installed in Spain in the next few weeks (Officina Stellare Veloce RH200 AT, on ASA DDM 60 Pro). The following image is the most recent one shot from Sky Gems Nerpio: http://www.pbase.com/boren/image/161898074/original I hope you like it, and any comments are, as always, very welcome. Cheers, Harel
  5. Olly, I think I've alreay commented on this WONDERFUL composition... An excellent and beautifully framed image. One to remember. Cheers, Harel
  6. Nice result indeed. You may like to have look at Bob Franke's site, for some hints on how to manipulate the colors to the turquoise and gold result. Cheers, Harel
  7. I like the composition... better than slap in the center imho. Details are also very nice. You can get the true red through by creating another layer, pushing up the red channel, and combining back in in color mode, with mask that conceals stars and reveals only the red channel. Would be great to see the result. Cheers, Harel
  8. I just love the composition! The "normal" one - which pops the NA and Pelican are so iconic that I cannot see anthing else of the sheer beauty of this scene. This is going to be a wonderful image (I'd recommend clipping as less as possible of the black point if only possible). Cheers, Harel
  9. Is this a hint of an Einstein ring just to the top and left of the center, or am I just imaging? Cheers, Harel
  10. Absolutely wonderful first light or not... Many congrats! Cheers Harel
  11. Sweet! Very well done! Cheers Harel
  12. I believe it's no secret by now, that I am very fond of this object... I had some time during June to shoot 30:20 hours using the Officina Stellare RiDK we have installed at our observatory at the Kalahari Desert, Namibia. This study comprises a close look at the pillars, at their "classic" right up position, in RGB, HST pallet (pure) and HST (processed). I have given special attention to the fine details in the pillars and the pillars' "platform". You'll also notice that the RGB version is very different than what you're used to, as given the high altitude of the object above the horizon, I could get the true G and B through, and opted not to use Ha in the R channel. The RGB image is therefore pure RGB set on Ha as Luminance. http://www.pbase.com/image/160635098/original There's also a stand alone version of the RGB image here: http://www.pbase.com/boren/image/160623015/original I shared more information about the object and the process of shooting it on my site, at the links above. I hope you like it, and any comments are, as always, very welcome. Cheers, Harel
  13. Just lovely! This is such a beautiful part of the sky, and you've captured it magnificantly. Cheers, Harel
  14. Thanks Pete, Michael - I'm happy you liked it! The response to Nebula from the Netherlands - the observsatory is located at Tivoli Farm, so that's not too far away :-) Cheers, Harel
  15. Guys, thank you for all these warm words! It's indeed good to be back here. It's just that with work and the huge effort to put this observatory up and running - I've had hardly any time for real imaging. It's great to be doing that again, and being here with you - the greatest bunch on planet Earth! Cheers, Harel
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