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Orion Nebula Cross Stitch completed!


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In an earlier thread I showed the progress of my wife's amazing cross stitch version of the Orion Nebula. Today the finished project was sent off for framing but before it went, I took a photograph for posterity. Here are some stats and the finished cross stitch:-

Stitched at the eyepiece

The Orion Nebula (M42) and Running Man Nebula (SH2-279)


This unusual image was hand stitched by Jane starting in June 2017 and is based on an image captured by me using an SXVF-M25C and 100mm TS 100Q APO Refractor mounted on a Mesu 200 Mount. I captured 18 subframes of 300 secs. plus 11 subframes of 100 secs. to produce the original image which has a resolution of 3032 x 2016 pixels and a 16bit colour palette. I then produced a set of 12 A4 size counted cross-stitch patterns for Jane to work from.

The hand-stitched version has a resolution of just 216 x 216 cross-stitches (18 cross-stitches to the inch) and a colour palette of 82 colours. The whole circular image comprises 36,644 cross-stitches (the white surround was left unstitched) making a total of 73,288 individual stitches!

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In an earlier thread I showed the progress of my wife's amazing cross stitch version of the Orion Nebula. Today the finished project was sent off for framing but before it went, I took a photograph fo

A true one of a kind. Fabulous.  This is panel one of the Orion complex i take it?

Thank you all for your great responses, Janie is really chuffed that so many of you have taken the time to comment on her work

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That is rather special.  Excellent.  Liking the 'resolution' data...  So,  Cross  Stitch that what the C & S stand for in CMOS.

Well, what could come next.... ??..err...

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You could make a bed spread out of that  !!

 

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Clearly, a labour of love, and startlingly close to your original mock-up...

On 6/7/2017 at 23:20, steppenwolf said:

I have produced a mock-up for her

 

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Amazing dedication and patience from Mrs Richards, and a truly breathtaking result. 

Many of us are impressed by those imagers who gather maybe 10-20 hours of data, and likely similar amounts of processing time for a single image, but this is in a league of its own. 

Warmest congratulations to Jane for an outstanding piece of work. 

Graeme 

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Your wife must love you a whole lot.  I can't imagine how many hours she must have put into that.  My wife used to cross-stitch all the time back before kids and full time work.

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Amazing creation. I agree with GraemeH, I thought conventional Astro imagers had quite a bit of dedication and patience, but this is indeed on a whole new level.?:hello2:

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