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ollypenrice

The Fish Mouth

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I shot some short Ha subs at 0.9"PP in the TEC/Atik 460 with a view to blending them into some widefield Ha data. However, the fish mouth looked remarkably like a fish mouth in the incoming subs so I thought it would be fun to process a version which accentuated this feature. It's a mixture of one minute and two minute stacks, layer masked together in Ps.

Then I added this Ha to a lower resolution LRGB M42 taken at 1.8"PP. I'll use this to enhance my existing TEC M42 but here it is anyway. It's the Ha which is the really fishy one for me...

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One of these days I must try to catch 6 Trapezium stars by using the planetary camera in the 14 inch Meade.

Olly

 

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8 minutes ago, RobertI said:

Fascinating, it's even got scales!  

And gills!

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Looks like some kind of space Plaice.

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Some sort of Tang?  this one is the Royal Blue, perhaps yours is the Orion Pink????

Chris

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Oh I'm hopeless at these!! Great image, but damned if I can see a fish mouth LOL!

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That is uncanny Olly! An almost 3D fishy mouth. @swag72 I'm sure you must be able to see that? Start here...

....there is even an eye!

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42 minutes ago, Stu said:

That is uncanny Olly! An almost 3D fishy mouth. @swag72 I'm sure you must be able to see that? Start here...

....there is even an eye!

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Ah right..... I can see that now ... thanks ?

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1 hour ago, swag72 said:

Oh I'm hopeless at these!! Great image, but damned if I can see a fish mouth LOL!

It's a visual observer's term and very obvious at the eyepiece. However, the term comes from the dark 'mouth' shape. What tickled me in these short Ha subs was the fishiness of the bright part as well.

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While we are being silly, check out the feature I've annotated as TF. (Some people call it M43 or De Mairan's nebula...) It looks like the flipper of a turtle swimming behind the fish in the opposite direction. Maybe!!!

Olly

 

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4 hours ago, Lockie said:

Looks like some kind of space Plaice.

 

 

3 hours ago, cfpendock said:

Some sort of Tang?  this one is the Royal Blue, perhaps yours is the Orion Pink????

Chris

 

No, no, no. It's obviously the common Cyprinus Trapezium. It's most often used as bait to hook innocent star gazers (Gazerium Stella) and lure budding astrophotographers (Photograficus Stellarum) over to the dark side.

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It's also got little wings and stripes on it's belly!

Maybe you could re-name it, like the Power-Of-Suggestion Fish?

Dave

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wow never seen the fish head before but defo can now lovely image Olly

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You really need to try one of those new CMOS cameras and some short exposures.

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On 09/12/2017 at 21:53, moise212 said:

You really need to try one of those new CMOS cameras and some short exposures.

I do! I aim to do my best to put one to work fairly soon.

Olly

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