StarHugger wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2023 3:52 am
Nice results Jim, cool you got some clear and some knapping too.
Big star 300x 100000au...
What is the diameter of the system estimated at these days , now I'm off to find out!
https://www.universetoday.com/15585/dia ... ar-system/
And according to this diagram its diameter is 200000au
So then 300x200000=60M'au Wow! Now thats a Star!
Thank you for the nice comments!
It's a biggun for sure. Of course it is still forming, but wouldn't it be cool to be around when it does finally form!
Yeah, space is really awesome!
Solsearcher wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2023 4:23 am
Beautiful image Jim !!
Thank you much Mike!
Graeme1858 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2023 5:25 am
Juno16 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2023 1:16 am
nice subtle natural color and detail
Indeed Jim. That's a lovely image. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
Much appreciated Graeme!
I did quickly mess around with other color palettes and nothing really clicked. I will give it another go soon and do it the right way (and not so quickly).
I am a fan of reds though and this image has multiple areas of interest that to my eye look pleasant naturally, so we will see!
Jockinireland wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2023 8:13 am
Super image Jim. I think sometimes it nice to just go with the simple "natural" colours. I love the images we can get with our little Sharpstars - they really do "punch above their weights".
Me too David. I tried some quick looks at other coloration and kept gravitating back to my original "quickie" process. So, I decided to go that way for now.
I absolutely love imaging with my Sharpstar 61!
I have the whole setup kind of slicked out and with the addition of the mini PC, setup is a breeze. I don't need to go outside at all after PA'ing.
It did get me into trouble recently though. My first outing after configuring the mini PC I calibrated PHD2 and got a horrible calibration! The GA even reported my DEC
backlash at over 16000ms (usually in the 100's). Turns out that I set up the cabling wrong and had a snag when I aimed the scope at the meridian
I was too lazy to go outside and look!!!!!!
Didn't matter anyway because clouds moved in and I had to pack it up. I just attributed it to a setup error that I made in PHD2 when configuring the mini PC! Live and learn (hopefully)
Thanks for the nice comments!
MariusD69 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2023 8:20 am
Wonderful image! Very well done, Jim!!
Hi Marius and thanks you my friend!
Scopes: Explore Scientific ED102 APO, Sharpstar 61 EDPH II APO
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro with Rowan Belt Mod
Stuff: ASI EAF Focus Motor (x2), Orion 50mm Guide Scope, ZWO 30 mm Guide Scope, Orion SSAG, ZWO ASI 120mm mini, Stellarview 0.8 FR/FF, Sharpstar 0.8 FR/FF, Mele Overloock 3C.
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, Green Swamp Server, PHD2, Adobe Photoshop CC, Pixinsight.
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