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Galloway Star Camp 2014

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Damian

Thanks, this was taken Tuesday into Wednesday morning just at start of the event.

Most of these old lenses with straight diaphragm blades produce the diffraction spikes themselves just by closing the aperture a little which is why I like the older glass, modern lenses have mostly rounded blades to cut this effect down... so no not software produced, these are real.

With the naked eye we see diffraction spikes... usually multiple diffraction spikes of 12 points a least, so I prefer to see the diffraction spikes in wide fields for a more realistic representation of naked eye viewing.... maybe why we call them stars and not dots. :smiley:

Mike

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Thanks for the explanation Mike, just shows my ignorance and lack of knowledge about camera type stuff.

I got there on Wednesday so missed some nice sky by the looks of it.

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Damian

Yes mostly the Tue and Sunday were best ...and hay...in this game we are all ...always learning!  :smiley:

Mike

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Hi All,has anyone got some photo`s from  Galloway Autumn 2014 starcamp that they could post on the Drumroanin Facebook page ?

Lesley will be very relieved to get some photo`s posted.

Thank you on Lesley`behalf.

Regards

Mike

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I've posted one of the horsehead from my modest efforts on the Sunday evening.

Not looked at much of the data I collected but below is a start on M42

Feel a bit of a fraud with all the people that had to leave on the Sunday.

Neil

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Hi Guys

Here is an image just been processing on Horsehead and Flame Nebula from the Sunday night not much Data on this a total of 45mins

2x360s in Red

2x360s in Green

3x360s in Blue

1x900s in Ha

Horsehead and Flame Nebula HaRGB 23.11.14

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Hi All,has anyone got some photo`s from Galloway Autumn 2014 starcamp that they could post on the Drumroanin Facebook page ?

Lesley will be very relieved to get some photo`s posted.

Thank you on Lesley`behalf.

Regards

Mike

Yes I've got some great ones mike which I told Lesley I would put on just slowly going through them.

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Hi everyone,

Well here go's first effort processing at Horsehead in Maxim and photoshop. Very little sub times due to equipment failure. But seeing others thought I'd give it a go.

Derek

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Well done Derek, that looks really good. How much data is that?

On a slightly different note - that tonic i was telling you about is called Fever Tree.

Ian

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Beautiful shot Derek, the detail on the horses mane is lovely and the colour balance is spot on!

well done!

Rob

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Well done Derek, that looks really good. How much data is that?

On a slightly different note - that tonic i was telling you about is called Fever Tree.

Ian

Hi Ian,

Thanks for the feedback. I'll look out for the tonic Hic,Hic, oops!

See you at the next star camp.

Derek

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Beautiful shot Derek, the detail on the horses mane is lovely and the colour balance is spot on!

well done!

Rob

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your kind words. I'm not really happy with it, but that's just me I guess. I'm dreading seeing how much better yours are :Envy: .

Derekl

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Right, well I won't bother posting MY horsehead image then :Envy:

Very nice indeed

Neil

Hi Neil,

 Get yours out there! Every time I see other pics I get ideas. I know that my star is very bloated, tough at present, as I need more practice.

All the best

Derek

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What scope are you using Derek....I'm official between scopes (till tomorrow :grin: )

I'll summon up the courage for my image in a bit

Neil

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Well done Derek, that looks really good. How much data is that?

On a slightly different note - that tonic i was telling you about is called Fever Tree.

Ian

Sorry Ian,

I forgot in answer to your query,

2 x CLS unbinned 1200 sec

2 x ha 2 x 2 600 sec

2 x G  2 x 2 600 sec

1 x B  2 x 2 600 sec

 then clouded out.

 Rest of the time pulling out hair  trying to find out why the Adaptive Optics wasn't working :mad: .

Derek

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What scope are you using Derek....I'm official between scopes (till tomorrow :grin: )

I'll summon up the courage for my image in a bit

Neil

William Optics  triplet 132mm, and QSI 683wsg (8 pos filt wheel).

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There you go

I left a message on the other page with the image by accident. Still getting used to this. I really like the image. Nice wide field shot. Glad you put it up..

Derek

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End Caravan near warm room ? I remember now.

That image was with my Megrez 72 (guided)

I'm getting a WO GT-102 triplet tomorrow.

Neil

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End Caravan near warm room ? I remember now.

That image was with my Megrez 72 (guided)

I'm getting a WO GT-102 triplet tomorrow.

Neil

Yes seen them they are by all accounts a cracking scope. Should give very nice wide field shots.

Derek

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Some great images coming through despite the changeable weather conditions ...nice going! :smiley:

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