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Old 23-05-2020, 11:58 PM
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Something old and new....

Some fresh h-alpha data added to the RGB data I captured a while ago
(which also could have used a freshen-up, but the Sydney weather has not been congenial )

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Old 24-05-2020, 06:37 AM
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Hi Peter,
it's almost unbelievable that you can take such excellent images from
the light polluted location of Sydney.
That part of the sky is one of the most photogenic areas anywhere to be seen.


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Old 24-05-2020, 09:30 AM
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Superb. Wonderful high impact colour and detail and the stars are sublime. A very high end image.

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Old 24-05-2020, 10:12 AM
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Hi Peter
That is truly a spectacular prize winning shot, makes me want to start taking pictures of nebulae, but unfortunately I have an obsession with galaxies .

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Old 24-05-2020, 11:06 AM
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Super resolution of the star groups in NGC3603!


Splendid image.


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Old 24-05-2020, 11:11 AM
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Stunning Peter, a real jaw dropper!

Perfect stars, delicious colour, incredible details.

I would give that one a Gold Distinction were I judging that one at the pro photography awards (95+/100)
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Old 24-05-2020, 12:01 PM
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Stunning Peter, a real jaw dropper!

Perfect stars, delicious colour, incredible details.

I would give that one a Gold Distinction were I judging that one at the pro photography awards (95+/100)
Ta Andy...Gold Star eh? Maybe an elephant stamp too?

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Super resolution of the star groups in NGC3603!


Splendid image.


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Thanks for the kind remarks.

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That is truly a spectacular prize winning shot, makes me want to start taking pictures of nebulae, but unfortunately I have an obsession with galaxies .

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Ta. but Not prize worthy I'm afraid.....the original data (which is very similar) didn't even get a HM at the Malin's a couple of years ago...the man is inscrutable.
That said... Who knows? ...the new H-alpha data alone might do very well somewhere else

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Superb. Wonderful high impact colour and detail and the stars are sublime. A very high end image.

Greg.
Thanks Greg. The AFFR gives me a beautifully corrected field at F6....but it's a bit of a PITA to get rid of the urban sky-glow gradients that come with the wider/brighter field.....sigh...a dark site would be nice...


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Hi Peter,
it's almost unbelievable that you can take such excellent images from
the light polluted location of Sydney.
That part of the sky is one of the most photogenic areas anywhere to be seen.


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Thanks Allan.

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Old 24-05-2020, 01:18 PM
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A rather fine image there Peter!
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Old 24-05-2020, 02:46 PM
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A rather fine image there Peter!
Very kind Marcus. BTW a pox on your dark skies !
Just kidding (maybe a little jealous of the new observatory location...)
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Very kind Marcus. BTW a pox on your dark skies !
Just kidding (maybe a little jealous of the new observatory location...)
Hehe ... yeah, the cloud pox!! According to CFN, I'm not expecting a cloud free night until full moon ... maybe!!!
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Beautiful shot. One for the cool wall.
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Thanks Greg. The AFFR gives me a beautifully corrected field at F6....but it's a bit of a PITA to get rid of the urban sky-glow gradients that come with the wider/brighter field.....sigh...a dark site would be nice...


I can attest to that. The difference between my semi rural home and my dark site for the CDK was quite significant.
Maybe a stint at Martin's place would be good to see how much difference it makes without having to get a rural property.

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Old 24-05-2020, 08:35 PM
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Very cool image Peter.

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Old 24-05-2020, 11:05 PM
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Excellent rendition Peter, I’ve tried this a few times with 600-700mm instruments but just cannot seem to get that level of detail

I’d sometimes take steady skies over dark ones especially when you can blend in Ha. It looks like your Ha was taken under some pretty steady skies.
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Old 25-05-2020, 10:57 AM
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Very cool image Peter.

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Thanks, glad you liked it.
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Excellent rendition Peter, Ive tried this a few times with 600-700mm instruments but just cannot seem to get that level of detail

Id sometimes take steady skies over dark ones especially when you can blend in Ha. It looks like your Ha was taken under some pretty steady skies.
Are we talking 700mm aperture here? or focal length?

The seeing was good when I grabbed this, but not remarkable.
That said, I think with its plasma loops this has to be one of the most spectacular nebulae you can image. Good to hear you liked the result.
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A beautiful luminescent rendition of this well know object
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Old 26-05-2020, 10:21 AM
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Thanks guys. I'm scratching to get a full data sets with the current weather.
A bit of Ha, here, start of a RGB set there....and a massive weather system on its way
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The sharpness is incredible. Jaw dropping.
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This is one of my favourite objects. A beautiful image Peter, not only the detail but also composition and colours. Really well done
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The sharpness is incredible. Jaw dropping.
Thanks guys...and apologies for the tardy response. I have been scouting
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