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14-04-2006, 11:15 PM
Heres a shot of the Horsehead Nebula, under a still full moon!
Its 5x 200 seconds, ISO 200, with the UHCS filter and the 300MM lens @f2.8, taken with modified 350D, processed in IRIS, PS CS, and Noiseware.
Full sized version here
14-04-2006, 11:18 PM
Hey! You can't take a shot like that under a full moon. The book says so!. Boy Scott that is an absolute stunner! :eyepop: Congrats on a really fantastic capture amd process.
I think if your not careful, the way you're going you might end up trading in you newt for a lens just like that :lol:
The full size version is even more amazing, the detail in the horse is breathtaking.
Fantastic work Scott.
Well done Bert.
14-04-2006, 11:50 PM
I love pushing the boundaries to see whats possible with fast lenses/scopes and nebula filters. Gee digital has improved things though. Many years ago I thought it was cool barely seeing the Horsehead in a film shot under a full moon (hypered 2415 tech pan film) I do plan to re-image the Horsehead with no moon ASAP before it gets too low in the west.
14-04-2006, 11:56 PM
Why don't you come up here to some nice dark skies and push the boundaries with us for a while. Show us what you can do :lol:
15-04-2006, 06:49 AM
It's upside down! Nice one Scott, just beautiful widefield.
15-04-2006, 11:56 AM
that is beautiful and under a full moon its amazing!
15-04-2006, 01:30 PM
Good result. Could do better without bad influence of Moon. Will do better in a week or two.
15-04-2006, 03:35 PM
had a talk with Scott today and drooled over the lens. We are going comet hunting next weekend for 73p SW. with the F2.8 we should be able to get some results on the eq6. Also try the st4 autoguide and the parallel mount. I am looking forward for that. so we will get to do the whole orion thing again!:thumbsup:
15-04-2006, 07:46 PM
Can't wait for the moon to go and see what results you get then. Its a bit like driving your car in first gear down the freeway; photographing the horsehead under full moon.
Wouldn't want to handle that lense with numb fingers, thats a lot of $$$$$$$ there.
Look forward to your next post.
16-04-2006, 12:49 AM
Yes I cant wait for the Moon to go.
The lens is handled VERY carefully :)
Also keen to test it comet hunting.
17-04-2006, 08:38 AM
I think Bert might have trouble getting it back!!:fight: ;)
Well done Scott. I am also keen to see the results without the moon.
17-04-2006, 01:11 PM
Really Nice Scott..
It's upside down.
Scott I will give you $500 cash for the lense....Tell Bert the dog has eaten it....lol
17-04-2006, 03:16 PM
hehehehehe, somehow I dont thing he will buy that lol.
Its a real photon concentrator thats for sure :)
19-04-2006, 01:22 PM
gee I can hardly keep up with all the imaging you've been doing. As everyone has said this is another fine image.
I'd imagine you could crop the inner part of the image around the nebulous area and make the effective nebula image size double or triple.
Darn nice lens Bert has.
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