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11-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #391
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This picture of the Lunar X was taken less than an hour ago:




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Amazing shot!
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great shot! never heard of the X thing before
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k-x in action, the Dumbbell nebula! K-x performs spectacular well in astro imaging. Found it way better comparing to equivalent canikon;s.

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QuoteOriginally posted by theodoros1978 Quote

k-x in action, the Dumbbell nebula! K-x performs spectacular well in astro imaging. Found it way better comparing to equivalent canikon;s.
Nice one on the Dumbell.
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k-x in action, the Dumbbell nebula! K-x performs spectacular well in astro imaging. Found it way better comparing to equivalent canikon;s.
Now that's really a gem! What was your optical system used?
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Now that's really a gem! What was your optical system used?
A 10'' Skywatcher Dobsonian telescope on AZ GoTo mount.

It is about a 2 minute exposure (4 subs stacked) Pentax Kx prime focus.
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M 45 - Plejades




Imaging telescopes or lenses: GS2C DIY 180F4.4 newtonian
Imaging cameras: Pentax K5
Mounts: NEQ6 PRO
Guiding telescopes or lenses: GS2C DIY 60 300
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM
Focal reducers: TeleVue ParacorrII
Software: Adobe Photoshop
Filters: p2


Resolution: 3000x1983
Dates: Nov. 17, 2012
Frames: 32x280"
Integration: 2.5 hours

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QuoteOriginally posted by gs2c Quote
M 45 - Plejades




Imaging telescopes or lenses: GS2C DIY 180F4.4 newtonian
Imaging cameras: Pentax K5
Mounts: NEQ6 PRO
Guiding telescopes or lenses: GS2C DIY 60 300
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM
Focal reducers: TeleVue ParacorrII
Software: Adobe Photoshop
Filters: p2


Resolution: 3000x1983
Dates: Nov. 17, 2012
Frames: 32x280"
Integration: 2.5 hours
amazing shot of 7 sisters! congrats!
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Astonishing! Almost makes me want to really get in to astro stuff.
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Nice Pleiades. Well done.

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Nice shot of Pleisdes gs2c
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M 45 - Plejades
That's a very good capture of the Plejades. Great how you brought out the nebulae, which also testifies to the advantages of digital imaging. It was quite hard to bring out the nebulosity with film... One remark, though: Is the slight radial distortion a decenering effect or a slight coma in the scope used? Probably some decentering, which is no wonder with such a fast instrument. Congrats on that one!

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That's a very good capture of the Plejades. Great how you brought out the nebulae, which also testifies to the advantages of digital imaging. It was quite hard to bring out the nebulosity with film... One remark, though: Is the slight radial distortion a decenering effect or a slight coma in the scope used? Probably some decentering, which is no wonder with such a fast instrument. Congrats on that one!

Ben

Thanks a lot.This is the other vision.Highlight the more clouds.The star ghost caused by the focuser screws.
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Old cameras work well, too...

I've been continuing my work with an old K10D -- this specific body was made in Dec 2006, so it's almost 6 years old!




Rosette Nebula as seen on Nov 25 and 26 over two nights of capturing in the back yard.

Equipment used for this effort:
Stellarvue SV4
Full spectrum modified Pentax K10D camera with cooler (Camera temps ranged from 6 to 9 C)
SSF6 flattener with IDAS LPR filter
Losmandy G11 with Gemini 2 and PEC turned on
Guided with Maxim and SSAG on SV70ED

Data set:
32 lights, 45 darks, 256 bias, 35 flats - best 90% used giving a stack of 28 lights for 4 hours and 40 minutes of integration time.

Calibrated with Maxim DL, Stacked in DSS, Processed in PixInsight and LR3.

Some of my learning depends on patience and being willing to take the time and practice to get good data -- then save it for when I learn more and can return to the source for a rework.
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