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Rigel003
15-01-2012, 06:01 PM
Reading Peter's thread, it sounds like there were a few people imaging the sky from their backyards in Adelaide last night. Very gusty conditions here and I ended up with overly large stars I tried reducing in processing.

Takahashi TSA-120, FLI Microline 8300, Baader 7 nm Ha filter
11 x 15 mins

I used a Tak reducer to bring the scope down to f/5.6 but it's a bit of a tight fit in the frame. The reducer has an extension ring you can attach that's supposed to reduce the image scale a little further and still maintain a well-corrected 50mm field, so will have to try this next time.

Bigger image here (http://upload.pbase.com/image/140911918/original)

Paul Haese
15-01-2012, 07:21 PM
All I am going to say is great minds!

Lovely looking field and very similar to what I was seeing last night myself.

strongmanmike
15-01-2012, 07:33 PM
Yeh a bit sift I guess but hey, take it, the Rose..err..Tunnel of Fire :D...just looks so good in high contrast B&W that it is still a captivating image Graeme :thumbsup:

Mike

Rigel003
15-01-2012, 07:49 PM
Speaking of your Tunnel of Fire, I think there's a gorilla in there, Mike.

Rigel003
15-01-2012, 07:51 PM
Look forward to seeing the result :)

Ross G
15-01-2012, 10:04 PM
Great photo Graeme.

I really love the look of monochrome Ha shots.

Ross.

strongmanmike
15-01-2012, 10:17 PM
Yep Graeme I totally see that, King Kong in fact :thumbsup: