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M106
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M106-reprocess.ST.filtered by John Pombrio, on Flickr
taken May 2015

M107
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M107 avg.bin sum_filtered by John Pombrio, on Flickr
taken June 2015

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M108 spiral galaxy.filtered by John Pombrio, on Flickr
taken 3/22/15, 15 x 40s

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M109 avg binsum.filtered by John Pombrio, on Flickr
Taken 5/14/15, 5 x 45s subs

M110
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M31_HDR_edit-copy by John Pombrio, on Flickr
taken November 2018

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Hi John,

Help me with the count, is that all 110?

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That is all 110. I completed this quest on the Astronomyforum.net site a few years ago in three parts. This time around I simply organized them in numerical order and posted them.

Took 10 months to pull it together and all of the original posts were taken with the 8 inch SCT and the DSLR.

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JayTee wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Hi John,

Help me with the count, is that all 110?

Cheers,
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Congratulations,

You now have three nice new shiny badges in your profile section.

Nice work and cheers,
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Incredible post. Thanks for sharing the images!!!!
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Those are beautiful images!
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Nice job, John (again). Good to see you picking up your well deserved bling!

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Nice job. Welcome to the group!
BTW, back in post #3, you have both the Lagoon and the Trifid labeled M20... :)
Well Done!
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Good eye. Indeed that file was mislabeled, it is the Lagoon (M8) as you noted. I annotated the Flickr linked filename and the file itself to indicate that it is indeed the Lagoon. I had a much better version of M8 that I took subsequently that I included instead. This little effort reminded me of the journey and was fun to put in order.

Attached is a plate solve of the region for that frame.

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JimMinCT wrote:
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Nice job. Welcome to the group!
BTW, back in post #3, you have both the Lagoon and the Trifid labeled M20... :)
Well Done!
Cheers!
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JohnP_1 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:07 am
Good eye. Indeed that file was mislabeled, it is the Lagoon (M8) as you noted. I annotated the Flickr linked filename and the file itself to indicate that it is indeed the Lagoon. I had a much better version of M8 that I took subsequently that I included instead. This little effort reminded me of the journey and was fun to put in order.

Attached is a plate solve of the region for that frame.

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JimMinCT wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Nice job. Welcome to the group!
BTW, back in post #3, you have both the Lagoon and the Trifid labeled M20... :)
Well Done!
Cheers!
Isn't it nice to know that after all that work putting them up, at least some of us took the time to actually look at the group? ;)
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Great compilation John.

Not surprised it took 10 months!

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Gee, that's incredible John! Fantastic work!
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