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08-01-2012, 04:18 PM
This is my first go at doing a multi-panel image. This one probably deserves 4 panels to give it a bit of breathing space. Each of the two panels contains eleven 20 minute exposures in Ha.

There is a larger version here (http://www.astro-photography.net/images/California_Nebula_NGC1499_large.jpg ).

08-01-2012, 07:16 PM
Wow, nice work Rob, congratulations on your first mozaic :clap: that's quite a bit of exposure, looks great, like a Tsunami front :eyepop:

was this taken from Coona?


Paul Haese
08-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Yes this is quite nice and very smooth. I can see a project in the making here.

09-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Nice capture & seamlessly put together especially for your first mosaic!
This one is a definite tree scraper for me, wouldn't even clear my observatory aperture...

What scope and camera were you using?
Nice to see a sthrn hemer get it down.
Colour coming?


09-01-2012, 10:10 AM
Tha turned out well. I can't get that one at my location.

You must be happy with that.


09-01-2012, 10:53 AM
Thanks guys!! I was happy with it as there was an issue while I was taking the frames that lead to there being less data in the over lap than I expected but it all worked out in the end. For the next one I will be making sure there is more over lap.

The image was taking from Thailand (that answers Mike's question) so in a better part of the sky than in Australia.

Rich it was taken with a WO FLT110 and my QHY9. I don't know if I will get around to adding any colour this year.

09-01-2012, 01:14 PM
Nice and sharp - lovely

09-01-2012, 08:30 PM

Ross G
09-01-2012, 10:21 PM
Excellent photo Rob.

Monochrome looks great.