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  • #1938

    Joe
    @joe

    About 4 Hours of Data, Canon 1200Da, Astronomik CLS clip in + Baader UV/IR Cut (1.25″). I have tried to minimize the core as much as possible to reveal the faint dust lanes which would normally be blown out.

    5 minute Subs @ ISO 800

     

    Autosave0043

    Skywatcher ED80, Skywatcher 200PDS with cooling fan
    Skywatcher NEQ6 with Rowan belt mod, Celestron CG5
    Canon EOS 1200Da, Altair gpcam mono
    Altair astro 60mm Guide scope, Pegasus astro Pocket Powerbox,
    https://www.astrobin.com/users/Joseph_Stafford/
    https://joesastrophoto.myportfolio.com/

    #1941

    Sean
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    @h2opolo

    Dude!!!

    That is killer.

    Keep going.  My skies are too polluted to shoot that here.  I’m jealous.

    Sean

    #1942

    Joe
    @joe

    Nothing a CLS/LPS filter can’t fix! I’m in a bortle 7 near an 8!

    Skywatcher ED80, Skywatcher 200PDS with cooling fan
    Skywatcher NEQ6 with Rowan belt mod, Celestron CG5
    Canon EOS 1200Da, Altair gpcam mono
    Altair astro 60mm Guide scope, Pegasus astro Pocket Powerbox,
    https://www.astrobin.com/users/Joseph_Stafford/
    https://joesastrophoto.myportfolio.com/

    #1944

    MikeM
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    @mikem

    Very nice image Joe! Great tracking, nice and sharp.Great job in controlling the core. I think the color leans a bit to much toward the reddish/brown for my taste though.

    #1950

    Sean
    Admin/Moderator
    @h2opolo

    Yeah I wimped out tonight reading the clouds.  I could have shot tonight.  I’m going to take the Stellarvue 130 out with the QSI 683 on it’s maiden voyage tomorrow night and was thinking of shooting this target.  The moon is up but it’s more to the south.  I’m living in a white to red zone over here.

    #1953

    Joe
    @joe

    Won’t it be too big of a target for that scope? something like triangulum would be a much better fit.

    Skywatcher ED80, Skywatcher 200PDS with cooling fan
    Skywatcher NEQ6 with Rowan belt mod, Celestron CG5
    Canon EOS 1200Da, Altair gpcam mono
    Altair astro 60mm Guide scope, Pegasus astro Pocket Powerbox,
    https://www.astrobin.com/users/Joseph_Stafford/
    https://joesastrophoto.myportfolio.com/

    #1956

    Sean
    Admin/Moderator
    @h2opolo

    That’s not a bad idea.  Tonight is iffy at best but the clear sky chart is solid blue for tomorrow.

    #1958

    Joe
    @joe

    I dont know what you mean, I’m going to assume that means good, because we don’t have the clear sky chart in the UK 🙂

    Skywatcher ED80, Skywatcher 200PDS with cooling fan
    Skywatcher NEQ6 with Rowan belt mod, Celestron CG5
    Canon EOS 1200Da, Altair gpcam mono
    Altair astro 60mm Guide scope, Pegasus astro Pocket Powerbox,
    https://www.astrobin.com/users/Joseph_Stafford/
    https://joesastrophoto.myportfolio.com/

    #1959

    Sean
    Admin/Moderator
    @h2opolo

    If you look on the web here where I’m at they have this site called clearskychart

    It uses all the weather satellites to predict your cloud cover, transparency, seeing etc and then color codes them.  White means stay inside and watch a movie and blue means get your butt outside and shoot.  Tonight they are sorta blue but tomorrow they are dark blue.  Look here is my night tonight

    http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/BRAS1LAkey.html

    #1963

    gardenfish
    Moderator
    @gardenfish

    I have trouble shooting it here also. I am in a red/white zone.  I am going totry again this year with the new SV70T and the orion skyglow filter. I have never tried with the Astrodons, maybe they will help.

    #1964

    gardenfish
    Moderator
    @gardenfish

    [quote quote=1959]If you look on the web here where I’m at they have this site called clearskychart It uses all the weather satellites to predict your cloud cover, transparency, seeing etc and then color codes them. White means stay inside and watch a movie and blue means get your butt outside and shoot. Tonight they are sorta blue but tomorrow they are dark blue. Look here is my night tonight http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/BRAS1LAkey.html[/quote]

     

    I use the Arizona Neckbend. I bend my neck so I am looking up……. if no clouds its all go 🙂

    #1967

    Sean
    Admin/Moderator
    @h2opolo

    I’ve never really tried to shoot LRGB in my neck of the woods but am being told that the Astrodon filters will help me out greatly with the light pollution.  I’ll give it a go and see what I get

    #1969

    Joe
    @joe

    it may be worth putting something like a IDAS LPS filter in front of the lrgb to increase contrast. I heard that the baaders are pretty good also

    Skywatcher ED80, Skywatcher 200PDS with cooling fan
    Skywatcher NEQ6 with Rowan belt mod, Celestron CG5
    Canon EOS 1200Da, Altair gpcam mono
    Altair astro 60mm Guide scope, Pegasus astro Pocket Powerbox,
    https://www.astrobin.com/users/Joseph_Stafford/
    https://joesastrophoto.myportfolio.com/

    #1970

    gardenfish
    Moderator
    @gardenfish

    I have the Orion SKYGLOW which is a pretty good lp filter. I have used it before and it works well. I had the LPS1 but sold it. I may try more exposures with less time per.

    #1974

    Zach
    Moderator
    @rudeviewer

    That’s a nice image!  The core isn’t blown out at all, and it has some nice color to it.

     

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