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M78 - LRGB

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Normally I do narrow band due to light pollution unless the subject is high up near the zenith and there is no moon. I thought I would have a go at M78 as it is a subject that has always appealed to me, the problem being that I can only image it once Orion has cleared my house and by then it has already gone past its highest position in the sky and I ...
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Sh2-132 "Lion Nebula" in HST palette

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I managed to shoot some SII and OIII data last night to finish this off although for part of the evening I was shooting through bonfire smoke and then high mist at the end of the night. Although conditions could have been much better I'm still pleased with the final result. This was taken with the Televue NP127/FLI astrograph on my Paramount ME with exposures times of 24x10 minutes Ha, 22x10 minutes OIII and ...
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Newbie to the site trying to post an image.

Hi All,

I've just joined the forum today and i'm a newbie to the world of imaging. I've just recently bought a ccd camera and took my first ever image, but it doesn't seem to allow me to post the image.

How many posts do i need before i'm allowed to insert image URL's

Rich.
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This one is a bit special

OK, people with bigger hydrogen alpha telescopes and better photographic equipment would beat this hands down but the Sun was really showing off its disc features on June 10th. I didn't get any close-ups, due to cloud but got a great frame. I used a Coronado PST and Lumix and enhanced the contrast in GIMP:

http://s197.photobucket.com/user/PhillipPugh/media/SunAlphaY14JunD10_zps3cf36885.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3
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First use of ccd camera

Been using a DSLR for 8 years and bought off ebay an Opticstar PX-35c ccd camera.Attached is my first go at Jupiter.Not Damien Peach standard by miles but small steps.
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Can anyone tell me what the blue object is? Can anyone tell me what the blue object is?

Hello!

I'm new to the forum and know very little about the night sky beyond the basics. I was wondering if someone could help me?

I recently visited family in Spain and took a few simple photos at night of the moon as it had a spectacular halo around it. That was it. However, when I looked at the photos I found a blue sphere/planet(?) and thought that it may have been Neptune or Uranus. ...
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This is why I love this hobby.

Going out meeting others, gazing at the stars & doing a spot of imaging-----bliss!!!

I had a good couple of sessions last Friday & Saturday night I imaged the Leo triplet, NGC3184, Jupiter & M51. I even had the other DSLR firing off some shots so I could make up a timelapse in Lightroom3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxXMeKzwKcM

I was also out again on Tuesday imaging Jupiter but that didn't go to well with terrible conditions but I ...
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A busy evening at the dark site 2/2/14

I had a busy night at the dark site last Sunday so made up a video of what I managed to capture. The seeing was pretty poor & the breeze didn't help matters so the resulting images aren't great I'm afraid especially the crab nebula.

Hope you like it :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awcrDxucmNk
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M82 Supernova, M81 & NGC3077 23/1-25/1/14

I managed a couple of sessions last week & captured the Supernova on both occasions so pretty pleased to have done so.

Firstly here's Thursday nights attempt, it was quite calm so I dusted off the cobwebs from the 10" Newtonian & managed to fire off some shots. Just a pity that the polar alignment was off slightly

63 1 minute unguided Subs & 22 darks taken using a 250P & modified Canon 1000D taken ...
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New Words for the English language

Last night I did some constellation shots and my first few frames were done with a high ISO setting, when I really wanted to do 800: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.fr/2014/ ... -2014.html

As a result I have invented 2 new verbs:

1. To over-ISO: to use an ISO setting that is higher than one intended

2. To under-ISO: to use an ISO setting that is lower than one intended
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