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Old 17-01-2019, 10:57 PM
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Robin's Egg Nebula

This image is of NGC1360 (Robin's Egg Nebula) located in Fornax. The image was acquired with the RC12, STXL and AOX

I found it interesting to go quite deep on this image. There are loads of background galaxies of various morphologies and distances.

The actual nebula shows hydrogen jets (?) one quite faint at the lower end and one brighter. Also some of the shells are evident too.

Image integration consists of Ha OIII LRGB totalling 33.8 hours. Further integration would have shown the lower jet better and more faint galaxies. Perhaps another time.

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Old 17-01-2019, 11:58 PM
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33.8 hours of beautiful image etched into my brain. Amazing colour and loved finding the galaxies amongst the brilliant stars.
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Old 18-01-2019, 06:23 AM
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Very... very nice Paul.
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Old 18-01-2019, 06:29 AM
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Wonderful image Paul, as always. Good to see the RC12 in action again.
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Old 18-01-2019, 07:52 AM
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Thanks guys for the comments. It is a lovely looking object.

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Wonderful image Paul, as always. Good to see the RC12 in action again.
Thanks Glen. Yes fortunately I have had the RC imaging for the last 8 or 9 months. I had to recommission it after several issues arose with the old computer, a new rotating focuser, new computer and several other problems. All of which now seem to be resolved and that means I have at least one system gathering data.

The AG12 project has been a disaster overall and does not seem to have a commissioning completion in site. Optically the scope is ok, but the corrector seems to have issues with the threads which is causing quite bad tilt. For such an expensive corrector I am quite angry about not being able to use the scope by now. So thankfully the RC12 is able to image and produce half decent images. Lesson learnt.
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Old 18-01-2019, 08:32 AM
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Thanks guys for the comments. It is a lovely looking object.



Thanks Glen. Yes fortunately I have had the RC imaging for the last 8 or 9 months. I had to recommission it after several issues arose with the old computer, a new rotating focuser, new computer and several other problems. All of which now seem to be resolved and that means I have at least one system gathering data.

The AG12 project has been a disaster overall and does not seem to have a commissioning completion in site. Optically the scope is ok, but the corrector seems to have issues with the threads which is causing quite bad tilt. For such an expensive corrector I am quite angry about not being able to use the scope by now. So thankfully the RC12 is able to image and produce half decent images. Lesson learnt.
Nice rendition of the egg. The stars have a clean look to them, though I would have thought with 33 hours the background might have been a tad deeper ....Sorry to hear about the AG12...can I take OOUK have been caring and sharing and offered a warranty replacement? Seriously I was curious as to their take on things.
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Old 18-01-2019, 09:04 AM
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Thatís really nice Paul, and well framed too!
The yellow stars contrast nicely against the blue Nebula
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wow that is amazing. Great image and so smooth.
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Old 18-01-2019, 10:16 AM
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Beautiful colours and nice sharp details as well.
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Very nice indeed Paul!
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Beautiful image Paul. Lovely colours and great detail.

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The internal structure is beautifully shown - first class innards.

Perhaps the jet-like structure at one o'clock is coming toward us, and the corresponding one at the bottom is largely obscured behind the egg. One can see something at the bottom.
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Old 20-01-2019, 10:42 AM
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Great colours and a fine image, Paul.
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Old 20-01-2019, 01:16 PM
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Thanks everyone for the comments.

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Nice rendition of the egg. The stars have a clean look to them, though I would have thought with 33 hours the background might have been a tad deeper ....Sorry to hear about the AG12...can I take OOUK have been caring and sharing and offered a warranty replacement? Seriously I was curious as to their take on things.
Thanks Peter. I brightened the background a little, so it might show the background better. There is plenty to see there but I might have had it close to clipping for some monitors.

AS to the AG12 and OOUK, well they have tried to help here and there but they don't really know how to solve problems with imaging. They make the equipment but I doubt they actually do any imaging. I asked them to replace the rings on the scope as they were pretty average in finish. I have four on the scope but they only sent two. They have never apologised for any of the defects on the scope or given any real advice on how to get the corrector into the proper position, Secondary spacing from the spider or collimation related advice. Overall a disappointing outcome.

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The internal structure is beautifully shown - first class innards.

Perhaps the jet-like structure at one o'clock is coming toward us, and the corresponding one at the bottom is largely obscured behind the egg. One can see something at the bottom.
Thanks Mike, I have seen the jets in Mike Sidonio's image so they are there. His sensor is more sensitive than mine and hence why it is barely seen. Having doubled his integration time, but I don't seem to have capture it well. Perhaps the top one is facing more towards us and hence brighter as you suggest.
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Nice shot, Paul
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Nice image, always in awe with shots like this
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Very nice
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