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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:07 pm 
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When you look up at Orion's Belt with the naked eye in the depths of Winter it's a beautiful sight. But what the naked eye doesn't see are all the goodies that lie within this region:

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Really nice :) While I knew it was there, I never really noticed how big it was before. Hope to have my own go some day.

Can I ask what optics you used for this? I know my scope will be too long (small fov) so wondering if a telephoto lens will be adequate.

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This is great, love the "dust cloud" sooo when do you wanna go visit this place :P

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Beautiful. Once again Greg!
May i ask what gear and software you used for this? :)

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Another great image Greg - the horsehead nebula can be a tricky one to capture, but you've done it wonderfully as always!

PS - I believe Greg's equipment can be found in the links at the bottom of his posts...


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Doh! Good point about the sig/link. Following through and looking up, apparently it's mostly from the Sky 90 scope (504mm f/5.6) and SXVF-M25C camera sensor module thingy whatever you call it (colour 6MP APS-C size).

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Taken with the Sky 90 refractor and at f#4.5 with a Starlight Xpress SXVF-M25C. Software was Maxim DL for data capture, autoguiding and pre-processing - and Noel Carboni uses Photoshop for image processing.
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Another stunner. Love it.

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PS - I believe Greg's equipment can be found in the links at the bottom of his posts...


The equipment he has. Not the equipment he used. :)

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0eyvind wrote:
Gordon Laing wrote:
PS - I believe Greg's equipment can be found in the links at the bottom of his posts...


The equipment he has. Not the equipment he used. :)

Yeah, Greg has got some nice equipment … and he’s photos show that he knows how to put it to work. Knowing what the price tags are on such equipment I would say that it is highly unlikely that other users can make photos of a similar quality … so it is in fact really friendly that you share them with the rest of us – thanks a lot :)


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Amazing amount of detail. I'd like to try this someday...

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Amazing amount of detail. I'd like to try this someday...

Hehe, you can start out by wining the “big prize” in a lottery :D


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It's all relative I guess. For the work I'm doing it's about the cheapest way possible. The Sky 90 is about (?) 1200 dollars, the CCD about 2000 dollars is the most expensive component, a suitable mount is about 1000 dollars. So you could be doing this for around 5000 dollars. When you think the Ritchey-Chretien boys have telescopes starting at 30,000 dollars - my work really is cheap entry-level stuff :D
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I bet you could add lots of those random pixel size white spots in Photoshop and called them stars, right? ;)

All that would cost then would be a license for Photoshop Elements!

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pgtips wrote:
I bet you could add lots of those random pixel size white spots in Photoshop and called them stars, right? ;)

All that would cost then would be a license for Photoshop Elements!


Probably not. It looks realistic to me.

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