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Post by STEVE333 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:37 am

I was able to capture about 3 1/2 hours more data on this target, this time without the moon. As always, I've "pushed" it a bit too hard, but it was fun seeing some of the fainter details starting to show. FOV = 2 deg 25 min x 3 deg 38 min and still the nebula is larger than the FOV! It's a big one! Surprisingly this huge nebula wasn't discovered until 1952.

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52 x 540 sec Lights (Total exposure = 7 hr 48 min), Darks, Flats, Bias

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Post by Juno16 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:48 am

The extra exposure time really has made a difference!

Outstanding image Steve!

Thanks,
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Post by STEVE333 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:34 am

Juno16 wrote:
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The extra exposure time really has made a difference!

Outstanding image Steve!

Thanks,
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Thanks Jim. I was able to bring out far more than I anticipated. I still couldn't really see the nebula in any of the captured images in BYEOS. Pretty amazing what these image processing programs can do.

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Post by Baskevo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:35 am

WOW! A huge difference! It's so much brighter! Jeez this nebula is soo cool! I can't believe that is out there. I wonder why it formed that way...

Great capture Steve!
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Post by 10538 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:44 am

Awesome and unusual image Steve! Thanks for sharing it!
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Post by yobbo89 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:20 am

Very nice, this is a big target!, is it a mosaic?
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Post by Hankmeister3 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:43 pm

Beautiful image, Steve. I think I'm starting to see the meatballs.
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Post by STEVE333 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:22 pm

Hankmeister3 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Beautiful image, Steve. I think I'm starting to see the meatballs.
Thanks Hank. I think the biggest meatball is the one processing it. :D

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Very nice, this is a big target!, is it a mosaic?
Thanks. Not a mosaic, just a nice big FOV with the WO Star71 telescope with fl=349 mm. I specifically chose the shorter focal length telescope to get the nice wide FOV. I've enjoyed it a lot.

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Post by Astrovetteman » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:39 pm

Hey Steve....THAT'S GREAT!! I tried 2 nights ago to get some data on this (the night before I got 2 whole images until the winds made it impossible), got 4 images with both scopes/cameras then it got sooooo foggy you couldn't see across the street!!!
I'll keep trying!
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Post by kt4hx » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 pm

Baskevo wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:35 am
WOW! A huge difference! It's so much brighter! Jeez this nebula is soo cool! I can't believe that is out there. I wonder why it formed that way...

Great capture Steve!
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Post by STEVE333 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:26 pm

Astrovetteman wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:39 pm
Hey Steve....THAT'S GREAT!! I tried 2 nights ago to get some data on this (the night before I got 2 whole images until the winds made it impossible), got 4 images with both scopes/cameras then it got sooooo foggy you couldn't see across the street!!!
I'll keep trying!
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Thanks Tom. It will be fun to see what a real NB image can do. Hope you have a wide FOV!

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Post by MariusD69 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:12 am

Awesome! Great job, Steve!!
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Post by jmt92130 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:23 pm

Impressive Steve. Nice work.
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Post by STEVE333 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:00 am

Thanks Jim - It's badly overstretched, but, it was fun being able to see some of the "spaghetti" in there.

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