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16-05-2012, 08:00 PM
I have been testing my GSO RC10 AO-LF setup at home in preparation for the coming new moon weekend. I have never used it in the field before, so it seemed a prudent thing to do before I head out looking for darker skies. I did manage to mess up several different ways over a couple of nights, so I hope I have learned a few errors not to repeat ;)
Here's NGC 6302, the Bug Nebula, at 2000mm focal length (f/8). Not a whole lot of data, about 60 mins L and 30 each of R, G, B. Taken from inner suburban Brisbane on a windy night and with only minimal processing. It's not a great image, but I think it shows some promise.
Thanks for looking and any constructive comments...
16-05-2012, 08:11 PM
Looks nice, but my eyes go funny when i look at it :) like trying to see a 3d image.
16-05-2012, 08:24 PM
Looks good Rick.
The scope does show a lot of potential.
I have a newly purchased GSO 8' that I am hoping to finally test this weekend.
16-05-2012, 10:52 PM
Thanks, Marcus. You're right. The small version I made for upload does look fuzzier...
Thanks, Ross. Good luck with the 8"!
16-05-2012, 11:06 PM
Hope you keep progressing in the right direction Rick!
16-05-2012, 11:31 PM
Thanks, David. Hoping to get lots of good quality data this weekend followed by a processing frenzy! Good luck up at Leyburn.
17-05-2012, 04:35 AM
Looks very nice IMO Rick and the star colourings are preserved well. All the best.
17-05-2012, 05:57 AM
For a test run, the result was very good. I know how destructive even a gentle breeze can be on longer focal length shots, so your AO is working well too. Good luck with the weather this weekend, and to everyone else.
17-05-2012, 07:32 AM
Very well done. You've captured the structure and dynamic range very nicely. Good one. :thumbsup:
17-05-2012, 12:20 PM
Thanks, Lester, Steve & Marc!
17-05-2012, 03:06 PM
Yep, extremely promising for sure Rick, looks like the wind was your main issue there, good luck this weekend, look forward to seeing what you get :thumbsup:
17-05-2012, 08:27 PM
Thanks, Mike. I'm going to try to bag a couple of galaxies.
17-05-2012, 08:34 PM
I recon a bit of sharpening on Lum might help Rick. I think as long as the Lum is solid and clear the colour can look like crap :)
17-05-2012, 08:42 PM
Thanks, Robin. I'll spend some more time on it one night when I've run out of better data to process :)
Hope you're enjoying the holiday!
17-05-2012, 08:46 PM
It's been wet. No rain this arvo though. We managed a boat trip around bay of islands.
17-05-2012, 08:51 PM
Clear and dry here... fingers crossed for the weekend.
17-05-2012, 10:56 PM
Nice work on the capture Rick.
I was going to have a go at it with my 254 newt. but when it was half the size of a 5 c piece at 100% view :D i passed.
Good luck and hope you get it all sorted out for dark sky lovelyness
17-05-2012, 11:16 PM
I'd be more than happy to have captured that one.
Nice work. :)
17-05-2012, 11:38 PM
Thanks, Brendan & JJJ!
18-05-2012, 06:32 AM
Nice capture Rick, looks like that scope will be a winner :thumbsup:
Fingers crossed for a great DSO weekend, hope the weather is as good down there
18-05-2012, 07:13 AM
Thanks, Geoff. It's a lovely clear morning again, so I hope that bodes well for the weekend...
18-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Hmmm it's wall to wall out my way Ric.
18-05-2012, 09:57 AM
Still blue sky here, JJJ. I've got everything crossed!
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