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Deep sky imaging showcase 2013

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Please use this thread to showcase your best images captured during 2013. Just one post per member but you can include up to 5 images if you want.

The thread is for all imagers novices and advanced. 

Please keep details to a minimum - scope and camera possibly along with a few comments.

The thread needs to be packed with images so please don't respond to the postings 

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IC1396 : 24 hours total, four panes, FSQ-85/460ex/Baader Ha and FSQ-106/H694/Astrodon Ha joint project with Velvet (Real thing is about A1 in size :D )

 

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Is it really a year ? Not much to show for it.

All done with a Moravian G2 8300, Astrodon 5nm filters and camera lenses ( 180mm and 250mm in the main )

More colourful than my usual selections but that's because I've had some bad influences this year !

Dave.

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My first half decent shots using an unmodded 450D and 300mm zoom lens on the Polarie which has left me trying not to delve into deep sky further.

Must resist harder. :D

A couple of familiar objects, M45 and M42

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First year of deep sky AP over :) look forward to 2014!

A Colourful M8+M20

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M31 Widefield

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Four panel mosaic of the Galactic Centre

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Barnard E Widefield

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Dusty Hyades Cluster

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All taken with a Canon 1100D with a Astrotrac apart from the last image which was taken on a NEQ6. I used a Canon EF200L for all apart from the Barnards E widefield where i used a Canon 50mm 1.8

Cheers!

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December visit to Les Granges. Atik 4000, Riccardi Reducer/Flattener, WO 98 FLT, CGEM DX.

Thanks Ollys!

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Cheers

Ian

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2013 was a bit of a sparse year. looks like this year will be the same!

IC434 /M42.    21x900, QSI 583ws, 7nm ha, 180mm lens Leitz Telyt APO, F4

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M81, M82   21x600, QSI 583ws,CLS, SW120 Equinox Pro, 0.85fr

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Moon, Canon 600D, cls, SW120 Equinox Pro, 

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IC318 and NGC6888, QSI 583ws, 7nm ha, 10x1200 Leitz Telyt Apo lens, F4. 

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M31, 17x600, QSI 583ws, cls and L filters, SW ED80 pro, 0.85fr

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M33, L 30x300, RGB 10x300 each, QSI 583ws, 0.85fr, L, SW ED80 pro

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Have to admit these two images are the only ones I'm remotely happy with  this year. But it's my first year of imaging and I'm trying to learn all the time. Both taken with a Canon 1100D through a SW 200P on EQ5Pro.

NGC891

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NGC891 by kyokugaisha1, on Flickr

NGC7331 and Stephan's Quintet

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NGC7331 & Stephan's Quintet by kyokugaisha1, on Flickr

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Technically this one was started in 2013 but ended just a few hours into 2014 and just so happens to be my best yet i think.

15x5 seconds, 15x30 seconds, 15x120 seconds, 15x300 seconds. Each series went thru DSS and then blended together in PS4 and tweeked in LR4.

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The ORION Nebula by Leveye, on Flickr
And this one which has been a dream of mine for well over 3 years to get a decent image of it which i think i finally did here.
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Here are the results of my first year of AstroPhotography. All shot using an 80ED with focal reducer on an HEQ5:

M31 - 31 x 240s, 60D. Unguided. Darks.
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NGC700 - 11 x 360s, 30D. Unguided. Darks.

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M45 - 33 x 180s, 60D. Guided. Darks.

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M33 - 13 x 600s, 60D. Guided. Darks, flats & bias. Astronomik CLS clip-filter.

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IC1805 - 9 x 1200s, modded 60D. Guided. Darks, flats & bias. IDAS D1 LP filter.

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Here's to a clear, steady and image-full 2014 for all....!

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A 1st year in the hobby for me to celebrate: below results: 

1) with a skymax 102 Alt/Az, goto, with a  unmodded DSLR at prime focus. ISO3200, mutliple short subs of 15-25 sec at 3200 ISO, process in Neb3  (yes... you read right: it is possible to image some deepsky with a slow small aperture scope like a MAK 102 on an alt Az mount, believe it -of course limited to few bright object and quite some files to process -and to reject-, but possible): Orion and M5 (about 20 minutes and 5 minutes in total respectively)

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2) with a C8/AVX, DSLR at f6.3.

Mosaic of M81 (4 hrs) + 82 (2 hrs)

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Wrong scope and mount for DSO astrophotography but here are my best two efforts from 2013 - my first half a year with a scope.

Orion nebula, unguided, just motorized tracking ISO 800, about 30 mins worth of data stacked

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Andromeda Galaxy, first guided test with PHD. ISO 1600, about an hour and a quarter of data

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Rob

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Two galaxies from last year NGC7331 and 891- 2hours subs LRGB 8inch RCT EQ6- still struggling up the processing learning curve! Tony.

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my humble attempt to rub shoulders with the big boys/girls.

M42

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M45

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NGC6960

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2013: Year of the big chip (383L+)

Cygnus Loop:

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Cocoon Nebula:

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Crescent Nebula:

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Heart nebula (HST)

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M45:

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2014 is turning out to be the year of the fast newt.

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From Yves' 14 inch ODK I enjoyed these two very much;

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And then I had fun with the full frame Atik 11000...

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...and going after the outer halo of M31 with 30 minute luminance subs;

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Olly

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May favs from 2013...details can be found by following the Flickr link...

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M16 / Eagle Nebula / Pillars Of Creation

 

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Iris Nebula (NGC 7023) by StuartJPP, on Flickr

 

 

 

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M42 - Orion Nebula With NGC1993/5/7 - The Running Man by StuartJPP, on Flickr

 


 

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Horsehead and Flame Nebula by StuartJPP, on Flickr

 

 

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M20 - Trifid Nebula With M21 by StuartJPP, on Flickr

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Only the Rosette and Dumbbell nebulae for me. Not a very productive year, I'm afraid.

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