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Dec 12, 2017 02:45:35   #
bwana wrote:
Shot with the mono ATIK 428Ex (on the WO Megrez 90 with 0.8x reducer) with the Infinity software last night. The sky co-operated to allow a full suite of LRGB to be captured.

L:30x60sec.(1x1binned), RGB:9x30sec.(2x2binned)

Enjoy!

bwa

Beautiful Brian.
Craig
 
Dec 12, 2017 02:43:34   #
bwana wrote:
Shot with the mono ATIK 428Ex (on the WO Megrez 90 with 0.8x reducer) with the Infinity software last night.

I used Vega as focus star so the Ring nebula was a given. And the PacMan nebula was high in clear sky.

Enjoy!

bwa

I really like the processing in the Pac-Man and the first Ring Nebula.
Nicely done Brian.
Craig
Dec 12, 2017 02:38:42   #
bwana wrote:
I don't worry about orientation... Everything is relative in space!

bwa

I only orient my camera for the right View in the picture frame.
Craig
Dec 12, 2017 02:22:07   #
inbigd wrote:
Hello

For astrophotography if you had to choose only 1 of these which one would it be? I can't afford a new full frame camera now, want to get into astrophotography. Also want a small travel camera anyway.

Or would you use the EOS-1DS and buy a fast lens for it?



thanks

The Canon EOS-1DS is an old school 17MP Full Frame. Canon's first real Pro camera. It should be a good Astronomy Camera and decent street camera.
I would start with the setups you have now. 17mm for Milky Way shots and the 200mm for shots of the Orion Nebula.
Craig
Dec 12, 2017 02:13:01   #
bwana wrote:
Another version of the Flame nebula. This one is a L(R+Ha)GB, i.e.: the R & Ha stacked as the Red channel.

bwa

Great job on your experiment. I have never seen that combination.
Craig
Dec 12, 2017 02:06:12   #
Albuqshutterbug wrote:
Canon 7D Mark II
Tamron 150 - 600mm
ISO 200
f:/11
1/80 second exposure

Nicely done Jim.
Craig
 
Dec 12, 2017 02:04:55   #
bwana wrote:
Shot my first astrophotography in four months tonight; wahoo! Decided to retrain myself with a relatively easy target, The Pleiades.

Setup the WO Megrez 90 w/ 0.8x reducer/flattener, Baader filters and mono ATIK Infinity on a Celestron AVX mount, not guided. Shot 30x60 sec. with an IR/UV filter (Luminance) and 17x60 sec. with a Blue filter. Cloud moved in at this point and shut me down!

Luminance and Blue sessions aligned, stacked and levels adjusted in ATIK's Infinity software. Lum. and Blue stacks aligned and merged to color in PixInsight. Postprocessed in Lightroom.

Enjoy!

bwa
Shot my first astrophotography in four months toni... (show quote)

Absolutely awesome work Brian.
Was it the blue filter that picked up the Nebulosity so well???
Craig
Dec 11, 2017 20:46:48   #
bwana wrote:
You won't have to shoot the lunar eclipse in January to get a blood moon!

bwa

Hahaha, hi Brian thanks for looking in.
Craig
Dec 10, 2017 16:44:00   #
SonnyE wrote:
Wildfires don't care.
They just go for the fuel of it.

16 MPH winds here now with 34 MPH gusts.

Is it from the NE???
Craig
Dec 10, 2017 16:16:27   #
Europa wrote:
Looks like it’s trying to make it your way, I would hope they can get it out before it travels that far.

I just got evacuation orders for Montecito CA, the Beverly Hills of the Santa Barbara area. Fire is moving NW very quickly but winds aren't going to change until Thursday 14th. Wind will blow it back into its self.
Craig
The Sun @ 1/640 sec f/22

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Dec 10, 2017 16:03:32   #
Albuqshutterbug wrote:
Nice shot Craig.
I have a few shots like that from when Arizona and western New Mexico tried to burn down.
Be safe and glad to see you’re ok.
Jim

Thanks Jim it's pretty but tragic.
Craig
 
Dec 10, 2017 15:51:46   #
SonnyE wrote:
I'd be cuttin down trees, and tearin out bushes....

We have a massive amount of old Oak Trees in the neighborhood.
Craig
Dec 10, 2017 13:02:49   #
SonnyE wrote:
Wow Craig!

Hope you are OK there. Good to hear from you!
Yeah, all that smoke is bound to turn when the winds do and come back on shore.

Nice catch with the Moon. Looks like my smoked Salmon.

I'm safe here so far the fire is 75 miles away so far.
Craig
Dec 10, 2017 06:24:32   #
Here is a shot of the Moon I took at 3 AM.
Unfortunately, the brilliant color is due to the smoke from the horrendous fires here in So Calif.
Download to see the extent and color of the smoke.
Craig


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Nov 22, 2017 03:44:56   #
nikonshooter wrote:
Prior to yesterday.....the only images I had taken of the sun was with a filter fitted on the OTA. I purchased the Daystar Quark Chromosphere a few weeks ago and finally had a chance to use it yesterday. Once I got some video I had to search hither and yon to find out how to process it. I used Autostakert and Registax for the heavy lifting and PSCC for a few tweaks. Gotta lot to learn with both capturing and processing techniques....but again, the fun is in the learning.

With the first image I exposed for the surface of the sun....and the second I tried to get the prominences. The operative word is tried. I am not too sure how to bring out the detail and whispyness of these jewels but will try some different approaches. I need to find some tutorials on capture and processing techniques.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I used a Vixen Ed81S refractor and took the center piece out of the lens cap boosting my F stop up to F20 which rendered better sampling........a lot of experimenting with this is needed. Also I used the ASI174MM-Cool.
Prior to yesterday.....the only images I had taken... (show quote)

Is this eye piece mounted on a regular scope. Sorry I just saw it in the last paragraph.
Craig
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