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JCJC

Orion's Belt and Comet Atlas (C/2020 M3)

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Hi all! I've been out of the game for some time now but nice to see familiar faces on SGL! I hope everyone is well and keeping sane and safe!

Lots seems to have changed! New cameras, new software, new lots of things! It's hard to get back up to speed after a few years. My Dad (Mick J) keeps me updated. The general image standard is now so high it seems! 

I have a bit of a natural break in work and life things so enjoying some time in Crete with other half's family currently. First time using portable set-up for me and to be honest a lucky capture with the comet in the frame mostly by accident!

Approx 55 minutes total of 30s frames and some 10s frames for M42 core, ISO 400. Modded Canon 450D, Samyang 135mm F2. Skywatcher StarAdventurer.

Similar version of lockdown here so taken from city location and passing cloud but happy to just have some time to enjoy a bit of hobby time! Processing gradients wise was tricky!

Jordan

Larger version here with annotations https://www.astrobin.com/xn9rd1/?nc=user

Final Orion and Comet3.jpg

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Excellent work JCJC. The Orion Nebula is so bright and detailed and you can see the Flame Nebula but where is the comet.

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Hi Jordan, welcome back and say Hi to your folks! That's a really fine result.  Portable setups have made the most progress of all, I reckon, with good mounts, and cameras which sample well with lenses. Those are cracking little stars.

Olly

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Excellent image! I'm always amazed what the members here on the SGL are able to do!

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Hi Olly! I hope you are both keeping well in France.

Yes it is amazing and like I said, I feel the general standard is so high these days!

All the best,

J

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Great image Jordan, what a great composition. I have the same setup outside right now taking subs of the Heart and Soul nebula. My first time using the modded 450D in anger!

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Great image, I do like the tripod as I am a big fan of keeping the camera as low as you can..

Alan

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Excellent. Don"t think I will get a visual on that comet with my light pollution.

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