Go Back   IceInSpace > Images > Deep Space

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 20-08-2020, 06:16 PM
codemonkey's Avatar
codemonkey (Lee)
Lee "Wormsy" Borsboom

codemonkey is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Kilcoy, QLD
Posts: 2,049
Snapshot of a Helix

A mere 18hr snapshot as Andy coined it.

I've actually been working on this since June, but everything kept going wrong with this target. Glad to have finally imaged it though, this is the first time I managed this one.

Big one here
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (Helix_v1_sml.jpg)
95.6 KB181 views
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 20-08-2020, 08:54 PM
JA
.....

JA is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,736
Lovely colour and detailed image Lee

Best
JA
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 21-08-2020, 06:48 AM
Tulloch's Avatar
Tulloch (Andrew)
Registered User

Tulloch is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 310
Very nice image, really captured the "eye" well.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 21-08-2020, 07:11 AM
Placidus (Mike and Trish)
Narrowing the band

Placidus is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Euchareena, NSW
Posts: 3,507
Excellent fine detail Lee.


As mentioned elsewhere, lovely to see those little PGC galaxies. If you hadn't labelled them, what with narrowband and all, we'd not have thought to look for them.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 21-08-2020, 07:37 AM
strongmanmike's Avatar
strongmanmike (Michael)
Woohoo it's clear

strongmanmike is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Canberra
Posts: 15,283
Great shot of the Helix Lee

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 21-08-2020, 08:04 AM
marc4darkskies's Avatar
marc4darkskies (Marcus)
Billions and Billions ...

marc4darkskies is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Quialigo, NSW
Posts: 2,857
Good detail & depth. Nicely done Lee!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21-08-2020, 08:20 AM
Tulloch's Avatar
Tulloch (Andrew)
Registered User

Tulloch is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 310
As a planetary imager myself who takes 30000+ frames in about 3 minutes for one image, I find the concept of referring to an 18hr exposure as a "snapshot"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 21-08-2020, 09:26 AM
multiweb's Avatar
multiweb (Marc)
ze frogginator

multiweb is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hinchinbrook
Posts: 19,857
Another corker Lee.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 22-08-2020, 12:25 PM
Andy01's Avatar
Andy01 (Andy)
My God it's full of stars

Andy01 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,699
Nice deep Helix's never get old Lee and you've done well with your fast system to all that detail in a mere 18 hrs!

Now you're just getting started of course, those outer chevrons will become even more visible with another 20 or so.

From past experience though, you have to send them a handwritten note to come to the sensor party, and even then they'll only come a pixel at a time!

But seriously, it looks great!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 22-08-2020, 03:02 PM
Peter Ward's Avatar
Peter Ward
Galaxy hitchhiking guide

Peter Ward is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Shire
Posts: 7,138
That is a very classy image Lee.
I really like the super tight pristine stars embedded into buttery smooth nebulosity.
You are definitely on a roll with this one
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 22-08-2020, 06:40 PM
DavidTrap's Avatar
DavidTrap (David)
Really just a beginner

DavidTrap is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 2,956
Wow! Might just stop my current run on 7293...

DT
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 22-08-2020, 08:39 PM
Paul Haese's Avatar
Paul Haese
Registered User

Paul Haese is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 9,625
Looks like I am following you around the sky. I too have had issues with guiding on this target for some reason.

I really like the detail you have obtained. The blending of the OIII with the Ha also works nicely. I do think though you need to go further to capture the outer outbursts. It's going to worth it in the end. Some time ago I did 111 hours on this with my FSQ. Doubling yours will almost certainly capture more data than I did in that epic run I did. I think it is worth putting in the extra hours.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 22-08-2020, 11:47 PM
graham.hobart's Avatar
graham.hobart (Graham stevens)
DeepSkySlacker

graham.hobart is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: hobart, tasmania
Posts: 2,113
Helix

Christ on a bike that is good Lee.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 23-08-2020, 06:39 AM
vlazg's Avatar
vlazg (George)
Registered User

vlazg is offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Darwin
Posts: 641
Beautiful rendition of the Helix Lee, the Mesu appears to be working well
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 23-08-2020, 11:10 AM
Cosmic's Avatar
Cosmic (Daniel)
Registered User

Cosmic is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Darwin NT
Posts: 334
Its images like these that make people strive to do better. Thanks for sharing your work, its an epic eye
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 23-08-2020, 05:54 PM
codemonkey's Avatar
codemonkey (Lee)
Lee "Wormsy" Borsboom

codemonkey is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Kilcoy, QLD
Posts: 2,049
Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words. I haven't responded yet because I intended to do a bit of a reprocess first but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Think I'm starting to get a touch burnt out, too many late nights trying to fix these damned optical issues...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JA View Post
Lovely colour and detailed image Lee

Best
JA
Thanks very much JA :-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tulloch View Post
Very nice image, really captured the "eye" well.
Thanks Andrew!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Placidus View Post
Excellent fine detail Lee.


As mentioned elsewhere, lovely to see those little PGC galaxies. If you hadn't labelled them, what with narrowband and all, we'd not have thought to look for them.
Thanks Mike :-) Yeah, those PGC fuzzies were a bit of a surprise for me too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by strongmanmike View Post
Great shot of the Helix Lee

Mike
Thanks Mike :-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by marc4darkskies View Post
Good detail & depth. Nicely done Lee!
Thanks Marcus!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tulloch View Post
As a planetary imager myself who takes 30000+ frames in about 3 minutes for one image, I find the concept of referring to an 18hr exposure as a "snapshot"
LOL I still remember being amazed by people doing 10hr total exposures, let alone 18! There's lots of targets out there with subtle, dim detail but something about the Helix seems to inspire lots of people to go deep.

Quote:
Originally Posted by multiweb View Post
Another corker Lee.
Thanks mate :-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy01 View Post
Nice deep Helix's never get old Lee and you've done well with your fast system to all that detail in a mere 18 hrs!

Now you're just getting started of course, those outer chevrons will become even more visible with another 20 or so.

From past experience though, you have to send them a handwritten note to come to the sensor party, and even then they'll only come a pixel at a time!

But seriously, it looks great!
Thanks muchly Andy :-) I can't even see a hint of half the stuff you pulled out in yours... and nah, when I set out on this one I had no intention of going deep here... too much competition ;-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Ward View Post
That is a very classy image Lee.
I really like the super tight pristine stars embedded into buttery smooth nebulosity.
You are definitely on a roll with this one
Thanks very much Peter :-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidTrap View Post
Wow! Might just stop my current run on 7293...

DT
LOL Thanks David, glad you like it :-) And of course, don't stop on my account.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Haese View Post
Looks like I am following you around the sky. I too have had issues with guiding on this target for some reason.

I really like the detail you have obtained. The blending of the OIII with the Ha also works nicely. I do think though you need to go further to capture the outer outbursts. It's going to worth it in the end. Some time ago I did 111 hours on this with my FSQ. Doubling yours will almost certainly capture more data than I did in that epic run I did. I think it is worth putting in the extra hours.
Thanks Paul :-) 111hrs is nuts! I might add more to the Helix in future years, but I had no intention of going too deep on this one and I'm stickin' to that for the moment.

Quote:
Originally Posted by graham.hobart View Post
Christ on a bike that is good Lee.
haha. I haven't heard that expression before. Thanks Graham :-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vlazg View Post
Beautiful rendition of the Helix Lee, the Mesu appears to be working well
Thanks George! The Mesu's quite capable but I'm still convinced it's pretty sensitive to balance and I haven't nailed it. I hope the Mach 1's still performing well for you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosmic View Post
Its images like these that make people strive to do better. Thanks for sharing your work, its an epic eye
Thanks very much Daniel, glad I could provide some inspiration
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 25-08-2020, 10:01 AM
multiweb's Avatar
multiweb (Marc)
ze frogginator

multiweb is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hinchinbrook
Posts: 19,857
Great details in the highres. One for the cool wall.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 25-08-2020, 07:56 PM
Inmykombi's Avatar
Inmykombi (Geoff)
They aint just doubles :o

Inmykombi is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Gosford NSW Australia
Posts: 2,318
Well worth persevering to get an image like that. well done.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 25-08-2020, 09:21 PM
ChrisV's Avatar
ChrisV (Chris)
Registered User

ChrisV is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,484
Very cool indeed. You have a lot of detail for under 20 hours!! Beautiful colour too
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 26-08-2020, 04:45 PM
codemonkey's Avatar
codemonkey (Lee)
Lee "Wormsy" Borsboom

codemonkey is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Kilcoy, QLD
Posts: 2,049
Quote:
Originally Posted by multiweb View Post
Great details in the highres. One for the cool wall.
Thanks again mate

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inmykombi View Post
Well worth persevering to get an image like that. well done.
Thanks Geoff!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisV View Post
Very cool indeed. You have a lot of detail for under 20 hours!! Beautiful colour too
Thanks very much Chris :-)

I think the colour could use some work... I'll get around to a repro eventually.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 12:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Limpet Controller
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement