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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:12 pm 
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Hi everyone,

You may have seen me buzzing around various bits of this forum - but I actually haven't posted anything that is my mainstream work - until now.
I use a small Sky 90 refractor (90mm object lens diameter) and a Starlight Xpress SXVF-M25C one-shot 6 megapixel colour camera to take deep-sky images. The kit piggybacks on an 11" Celestron Nexstar GPS which is used as the guide scope (slight case of overkill) - but of course everything uses the Celestron's superb mount to move around.

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is a nice pair of nebula in Auriga I took a few weeks back. Noel Carboni [Florida, U.S.A.] does all the serious image processing on the data, I just carry out initial colour conversion and stacking.

Hope you like the image :)
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Holy cow, Greg! That's impressive.

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Beautiful shot, Greg, and that bluish tracery of nebulosity in IC405 shows nicely. Do you know, by any chance, what element's emission line we are seeing there?

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:shock: thats a really incredible shot of stars/nebula's and who knows what else. Space truly is mind boggling and very unexpected.


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Thanks guys.

Bob - that blue is reflection nebulosity, scattering of short wavelength (blue) light by dust particles. It is broadband and not narrowband emission due to some specific element's line.

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Thanks Greg. 8)

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I don't know anything about this astrophotography stuff, but that looks awesome. :shock:

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I love these shots, there really is just so much 'stuff' out there!

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

James :)

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Hi Greg,

Once again, I'm in awe of you astrophotography guys. It's always so impressive looking. I wish I lived in a place with less pollution and less light pollution.

That's a beautiful shot you've posted.

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Now that's a gorgeous shot!!

I gotta echo seattlesteve's sentiments: you astrophotographers rock!

Cheers :-)


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Thanks guys - glad you like it.

Steve - if you have bad light pollution, you can always try narrowband imaging, some remarkable work is done from light polluted areas in the States.

Greg

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