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Old 12-07-2018, 02:00 PM
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Hi All - I was looking to so something with a wide-field shot where I hadn't quite nailed the focus for some reason so I decided to add some additional panels (with their locations) of other deep-sky shots I've taken in recent years.

Although most of us here know the sky pretty well, many great deep sky images can seem a bit disconnected from their surrounds in the sky.

The background shot was taken with a Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens. NGC 5128 & NGC 5139 at top right were taken with the ED102. Bottom left & bottom right panels were taken with the Astro-Tech 65mm EDQ & the two remaining panels were taken with the Samyang 135mm f2 lens. All shots with either my Pentax K-5 or my modded Pentax K-5iis. Unfortunately I don't have any images of the Ara region to add

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Old 12-07-2018, 02:13 PM
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Thatís pretty cool 😎 Pete, nice work!
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These are a fantastic way of seeing the skies and getting a better idea of where the objects are located.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:50 PM
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Yeah pretty cool indeed, nicely presented that, Pete

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Old 12-07-2018, 05:59 PM
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That's superb! The main-image-and-insets arrangement really works, showcases the area.

I recall marc multiweb doing an excellent montage only his huge main image was in H-alpha.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:51 PM
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Love montages like that.
I did a big one years ago.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:39 PM
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What a splendid idea for a project. Well done
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what a great idea -what software did you use?
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Old 13-07-2018, 10:49 AM
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Thatís pretty cool 😎 Pete, nice work!
Thanks Andy!

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These are a fantastic way of seeing the skies and getting a better idea of where the objects are located.
Cheers Colin.

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Yeah pretty cool indeed, nicely presented that, Pete

Mike
Thanks Mike!

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That's superb! The main-image-and-insets arrangement really works, showcases the area.

I recall marc multiweb doing an excellent montage only his huge main image was in H-alpha.
Thanks MnT. Wow Marc's version is brilliant.

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Love montages like that.
I did a big one years ago.
Thanks Marc - yes yours is brilliant indeed - love it!

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What a splendid idea for a project. Well done
Thanks Rodney. Can't take credit for coming up with the idea of course - has been done many times before.

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what a great idea -what software did you use?
Cheers Graham. I just used Photoshop to position the (sized appropriately) images as separate layers then blended them when I was happy with the positions and finally drew the framing boxes & lines to suit.
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Very cool, That's a great idea.
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A beautiful montage, well done Pete
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The presentation looks great and colours are nice, maybe just a little to magenta in the base image but overall an excellent presentation in my opinion.
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Very cool, That's a great idea.
Thanks Dave!

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A beautiful montage, well done Pete
Thank-you Suavi.

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The presentation looks great and colours are nice, maybe just a little to magenta in the base image but overall an excellent presentation in my opinion.
Thanks Paul. Appreciate the feedback regarding the colour. Whilst I probably won't reprocess this one (due to the work required in assembling it) I'll definitely keep that in mind for future Milky Way images.
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Excellent work, Pete
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Excellent work, Pete
Thanks Rick!
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Great shot(s) Pete
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Great idea and great presentation
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Great shot(s) Pete
Thank-you Dunk! Much appreciated.

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Great idea and great presentation
Thanks very much Ian.
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