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Old 07-12-2018, 11:46 AM
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Answer to life, the Universe, and everything...

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Old 07-12-2018, 11:57 AM
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But where are all the fish?

Otherwise, it's amazing, stunning, breathtaking - er - run out of superlatives.

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Old 07-12-2018, 12:09 PM
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Pfft. No sign of that protoplanetary disk the Hubble imaged.
In all seriousness though, what a tour de force of resolution! Check out the bow shock around the star ont the right hand side of the frame.
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Outstanding!
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Holy smokes, that is insanely detailed and rich.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:28 PM
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Took a little while to find the Trap

Really looking forward to a full RGB!
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:56 PM
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How can M42 be the meaning of life when it's been done to death?

Got eye strain looking at that one - I need a 42" monitor...
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:08 PM
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Thank you for sharing this wonderful image Peter - we are so small and insignificant on a cosmic scale, yet we are surrounded by such epic grandeur - and we have the gifts to appreciate its beauty and the intellect it unlock its secrets. And all we have to do is look up! A great pick-me-up for a Friday (or any other day for that matter).

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Old 07-12-2018, 01:31 PM
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As usual, super-sharp and crisp.

Such a feeling of solid three-dimensionality. Perhaps four-dimensionality, as it looks like it's in roiling active twisting churning motion. Makes us want to write poetry.

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Old 07-12-2018, 01:51 PM
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Thank you one and all for your very positive comments.

I cropped the field quite a bit to keep it web friendly.

Conditions were such that the Alluna was delivering consistent 1.5 arc sec FWHM's across the entire field

.....easily resolving all of the trap stars (slightly magnified in the attached image)

Not sure what tonight may bring..but colour with some seriously high resolution is the eventual aim
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Very 3D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow
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Nice one Peter! I reckon tonight is even better.
Had another look swimming around. The details in the nebulosity, darker dust lanes and shock fronts is hubblesque! Quite something to look at.

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Nice one Peter! I reckon tonight is even better.
Had another look swimming around. The details in the nebulosity, darker dust lanes and shock fronts is hubblesque! Quite something to look at.
Thanks Marc. The original 4k x 4k .tiff shares many recognisable features with the Hubble image, but the 18k x18k Hubble data still makes my effort look a little like it was done using crayons..but mine’s still got “the vibe” ... I use quality crayons

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Very 3D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow
Maybe forty-two D ? Ta.
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Oh wow, that is really stunning. I knew your setup was precise but wow, that is way better than I thought.

A new standard there.

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Hi Peter,
superb, razor sharp pic.

"1.5 arc sec FWHM's across the entire field"
Sydney has excellent seeing conditions right now.
This is a most unusual time.
The best I ever saw in Melbourne was 2 arc seconds.
Many nights it was over 7 arc seconds.




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Old 08-12-2018, 08:47 AM
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Hi Peter,
superb, razor sharp pic.

"1.5 arc sec FWHM's across the entire field"
Sydney has excellent seeing conditions right now.
This is a most unusual time.
The best I ever saw in Melbourne was 2 arc seconds.
Many nights it was over 7 arc seconds.




cheers
Allan
Thanks Alan...indeed unusual conditions, but the time I took finally optimising the optical system was also worth the effort.

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Oh wow, that is really stunning. I knew your setup was precise but wow, that is way better than I thought.

A new standard there.

Greg.
Ta Greg, I’ll take that as a very big tick in the box from the man who has a penchant and means for some seriously top-shelf gear.

I actually had no intention of doing “another m42” and it was Marc’s comment about resolving the trapezium that motivated me to point the scope at it in the first place. Looking at the raw data I thought the star profiles looked remarkably tight, it was only then that I decided to stick with it.

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Old 09-12-2018, 10:59 AM
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I've come to the realisation that M42 is quite difficult to do well, and because there are sooo many images of it, fancy telescopes rarely spend time there due more exotic subject matter that many, including yours truly, deem more worthy.

I must admit I was wrong. M42 is great!

Despite some software glitches, which caused me to lose some imaging time last night, I finally managed to get my take on this icon of the sky.

So: here is the colour version

Hope you enjoy the view, and Merry Christmas!
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Very nice sharp image Peter but what part of M42 Is it.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:35 AM
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Very nice sharp image Peter but what part of M42 Is it.
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The middle.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:55 AM
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Certainly has more of a 3D feel and dimension to it than most others on the internets. More uniquite in that respect. Then again, most images are with refractors or smaller newtonians

Closer to a Hubble image than a FSQ image
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