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13-07-2008, 09:00 PM
Imaged last night under bright half moon and windy conditions.
Not too bad, but not a WOW image!
Still, if I don't post I don't exist!!!!:P
So here it is...
Canon 40D (modded)
Canon EF 70-200mm f4L + EF 1.4x Extender (140mm FL @ f5.6)
(Extender used by mistake - initially intended to go deeper and forgot it was on until half way through the M6/7 images)
Skywatcher Synscan EQ5 Mount
Images Plus/ PS CS2
Higher Res version...
Nice work Doug that is very good indeed, crisp and clean, and plenty of detail, now your cooking mate, keep at it,
13-07-2008, 09:20 PM
Cheers leon - but must admit I thought it was a bit lacklustre!
I'm getting too used to the red stuff I think!
I think it is quite good Doug, it looks fine on my monitor, no I will edit that, it is good.
13-07-2008, 09:28 PM
13-07-2008, 11:06 PM
Very nice Doug,
Colours and stars are very clear and it certainly makes a nice change. Open clusters are very pretty.
I like it! well done.
13-07-2008, 11:40 PM
14-07-2008, 07:44 AM
You're being too hard on yourself Doug. It's definitely not "lacklustre" ... it's understated beauty mate!! :thumbsup:
14-07-2008, 09:18 AM
Thanks Doug for that interesting image.
In 1826 James Dunlop wrote this about the area between M6 and M7.
D605 "The milky way for several degrees in this place is very beautiful; as seen through the telescope, the small patches of the nebulosity and the alternate dark spaces of the sky very much resemble small cirrocumuli clouds."
14-07-2008, 10:15 AM
14-07-2008, 10:17 AM
Thanks for the comment and info Glen.:thumbsup:
I may try to redo this area and move in a little tighter when imaging conditions improve (no cloud/rain/wind and no moon)
14-07-2008, 12:12 PM
Nice shot, very sharp! Only gripe I have is that its better than mine :D
On a more serious note, the bright star in the top right of frame (Girtab if i have my orientation correct) is a touch distracting.. draws my eyes away from the clusters...
A top shot of a top area of space none the less...
I'll be having another go at this area soon enough...
**waits for GPUSB.**
While the moon is up Im sticking to pointing the scope at Jupiter (when the clouds play nicely.
14-07-2008, 12:19 PM
DAMN YOU GIRTAB!!!!!!!
14-07-2008, 12:22 PM
Dazzling mate, as mentioned crisp and perfect.
Don't you love these widefield shots?
14-07-2008, 12:45 PM
Thankyou Paul - I love the views this lens gives too, great bang for buck!!
14-07-2008, 02:36 PM
Lovely image Doug, very sharp right to the edge.
Very well done.
See I told ya so Doug, nice work.
Very nice Doug, that is a nice widefield of the two OC set against a great milky way backdrop.
Sensational Doug, Good detail and sharp too.
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