#1  
Old 24-08-2011, 08:52 AM
Cosmic's Avatar
Cosmic (Daniel)
Registered User

Cosmic is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Darwin NT
Posts: 300
Eagle Nebula

Any plans for a quite evening where scrapped when the delivery of a awesome autoguider and BAADER coma corrector showed up yesterday.

Plus a quick raid of my weights collection and the need for a makeshift counterweight(2.5kg) was in place

So I was hoping to be a half real serious attempt at the Eagle Nebula for a change. I'm quite pleased with the results considering, next door had there outside fluro coming off and on grr and there's still this weird spikes coming off some of the stars. Needless to say im wrapped to be able to sit back and enjoy the autoguiding!

Thanks for looking.
Dan
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (FinalJPG50%.jpg)
157.4 KB78 views
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24-08-2011, 09:05 AM
renormalised's Avatar
renormalised (Carl)
No More Infinities

renormalised is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Townsville
Posts: 9,698
Nice shot

Those "weird" spikes coming off the bright stars are caused by the vanes holding your secondary mirror in place
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24-08-2011, 09:14 AM
Cosmic's Avatar
Cosmic (Daniel)
Registered User

Cosmic is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Darwin NT
Posts: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by renormalised View Post
Nice shot

Those "weird" spikes coming off the bright stars are caused by the vanes holding your secondary mirror in place
Hey thanks Carl. If you look at the top of the bright stars it seems to flare more there across the image. Maybe its just me been fussy, there just not perfectly round.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24-08-2011, 09:41 AM
jjjnettie's Avatar
jjjnettie (Jeanette)
Registered User

jjjnettie is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Far Far Away
Posts: 16,726
Could need to give the collimation a bit of a tweak is all.
Autoguiding is awesome isn't it.
You're going to have to buy yerself a dobbie now to give you something to do while you're imaging.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24-08-2011, 02:04 PM
John Hothersall's Avatar
John Hothersall
Registered User

John Hothersall is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thornlands, Brisbane.
Posts: 1,338
I love it when new toys arrive, great detail in those dust columns.

John.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 25-08-2011, 12:21 PM
Cosmic's Avatar
Cosmic (Daniel)
Registered User

Cosmic is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Darwin NT
Posts: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjjnettie View Post
Could need to give the collimation a bit of a tweak is all.
Autoguiding is awesome isn't it.
You're going to have to buy yerself a dobbie now to give you something to do while you're imaging.
Yeah autoguiding has been a treat, a dob may just be on the cards I could build my own whilst im waiting
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Hothersall View Post
I love it when new toys arrive, great detail in those dust columns.

John.
Thanks for your comment John, sounds like I'm on the right track then. Ill try 5min subs next time round.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 25-08-2011, 12:41 PM
atalas's Avatar
atalas
Registered User

atalas is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 5,016
Nice shot Dan.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 26-08-2011, 09:22 PM
Ross G
Registered User

Ross G is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cherrybrook, NSW
Posts: 5,006
Hi Daniel,

Nice colours and detail.


Ross.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 27-08-2011, 02:14 AM
p1taylor's Avatar
p1taylor
Registered User

p1taylor is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: coventry uk
Posts: 732
Daniel that is really good image, guiding my needs a bit of a tweak.

peter
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 04:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Astromechanics
Advertisement
Celestron RASA
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Star Adventurer
Advertisement
EQ8-R
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement