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bloodhound31
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The Eye of God

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One dark night in 2 months!! What is going on with this planet!!!

I got 18 subs of 12 minutes and 26 Darks subtracted.

I am still not happy with this. It is SOOOO faint, there has to be a happy medium between getting enough light from the DSO, and not washing it out with light pollution from the 'burbs.

I think I will have to go back to 15 or even 20 minute exposure and see how that goes.

So here it is, 3 hours 36 minutes of the Helix (Eye of God) nebula.

I am still going to get more subs to add for a total of around six hours hopefully.

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bloodhound31 wrote:One dark night in 2 months!! What is going on with this planet!!!
I got 18 subs of 12 minutes and 26 Darks subtracted.

I am still not happy with this. It is SOOOO faint, there has to be a happy medium between getting enough light from the DSO, and not washing it out with light pollution from the 'burbs.
Hey Baz
One global warming lol and two what will you be happy with? i mean to me that looks professional, i`d be excited if i saw that/took that picture, i wouldn`t sleep or nothing as i `d just be thinking about that.
I saw jupiter with no detail and it`s moons and omg i couldn`t stop being excited lol anyways crackign pic, keep them coming. :D

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Post by goodtime »

Damn nice picture Baz, Id be happy to call it mine, I can't wait to see it with more data...
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Thanks for the vote of confidence guys, I will try not to disapoint with the additional 3 hours of deeper subs, when I can get them. :wink:

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Post by Cliff »

Dear Baz
A great image !
That said, I will not expound on my controversial ideas about god, but I will say that anyone who floodlights an observatory on the justification their sky is cloudy shouldn't be surprised about what might be happening to our our planet.
Best wishes from Cliff
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Post by ollypenrice »

Well done! That must be very low for you. Even at Lat 44 down here it's not exactly perched on the zenith. Yes, that's deeply impressive.
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Brillant Pic :)
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Post by tromby24 »

that is one fantastic picture...
ahm, is that a black hole or something like that?
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tromby24 wrote:that is one fantastic picture...
ahm, is that a black hole or something like that?
Thanks everyone!

Tromby, its the remnant great shrouds of cast-off material from a star.

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