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Rodd

Where am I, Vol 1

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I thought this might be fun--who can identify the DSO that the attached crop belongs to?  I started with what I believe to be an easy one, just to see if folks are interested.   The trick is to make it hard enough without making it impossible--which would be quite easy to do, and would foil the purpose. The scale of the crop was not been altered by me, but it seems to have been enlarged by the web page upon upload.  I have no idea what it will look like under full resolution.  In any case--that is not the intended level of observation for this endeavor.  

 

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1 hour ago, Davey-T said:

Rosette nebula ? just a guess :)

Dave

Sorry Dave--Not the Rosette.

Rodd

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Nice initiative. I guess platesolving is cheating, that would be too easy.

My wild guess: part of the North America/Pelican complex.

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44 minutes ago, wimvb said:

Nice initiative. I guess platesolving is cheating, that would be too easy.

My wild guess: part of the North America/Pelican complex.

A bit closer, but nope.

Rodd

PS...yes plate solving is not permitted.

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1 hour ago, teoria_del_big_bang said:

I have looked and looked at the image but cannot place it, so a pure guess Elephants Trunk nebula?

Steve

Nope.

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1 hour ago, tooth_dr said:

Tadpoles?

Nope.

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12 minutes ago, HunterHarling said:

Has to be the Tulip Nebula!

That's it.

2 hours ago, Allinthehead said:

Tulip Nebula?

Richard got it first--good job.

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43 minutes ago, Allinthehead said:

What's the prize?

 

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6 hours ago, wimvb said:

Nice initiative. I guess platesolving is cheating, that would be too easy.

My wild guess: part of the North America/Pelican complex.

Yes I admit I went down the plate solving route when I couldn't work out for myself, but like you decided that wasn't in the spirit of the challenge so will sit this one out, and hats off to whoever gets it on their own merits.

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What ever it is-nice image.  How the heck do you get that silky smooth background faint emission that does not look grainy.  Beats me.

Looks Pacmanish to me.

Rodd

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4 hours ago, Rodd said:

Looks Pacmanish to me.

Might very well be, because there are some dark patches in there.

But my guess is the elephants trunk.

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52 minutes ago, wimvb said:

Might very well be, because there are some dark patches in there.

But my guess is the elephants trunk.

Your turn.

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6 hours ago, Rodd said:

What ever it is-nice image.  How the heck do you get that silky smooth background faint emission that does not look grainy.  Beats me.

Looks Pacmanish to me.

Rodd

10 hrs at f3.3 is probably why ?

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2 hours ago, Allinthehead said:

10 hrs at f3.3 is probably why ?

But that looks like a long focal length--or longish.  Is that the Samyang?  Is that 135mm--like a 5" scope?  

Rodd

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3 hours ago, Allinthehead said:

Your turn.

No way!??

Ok, I'll dig something up this evening.

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4 hours ago, Rodd said:

But that looks like a long focal length--or longish.  Is that the Samyang?  Is that 135mm--like a 5" scope?  

Rodd

No that's was with my Epsilon 130.

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26 minutes ago, Allinthehead said:

No that's was with my Epsilon 130.

Wow.  That's about the best LRGB image I've seen or this target.  And that means the first image you posted was Lum?  Even more impressive.

Riodd

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