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Astrophotography

Posted: 30 Aug 2019 15:39
by Phunnie
A-L-E-X wrote:
omg and this is in a light polluted area? 

Digging through my pictures, I found a picture of an exposure I took of the sky with my phone.
35mm, f/2, ISO 1600 & 15s exposure...
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Posted: 31 Aug 2019 03:45
by vlad01
Wow that is bad.

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Posted: 01 Sep 2019 09:03
by Phunnie
Just finished NGC 7000 / North America Nebula in SHO / Hubble palette
35x300" Ha
35x300" OIII
35x300" SII
ZWO ASI 1600MM-C 
130mm f/5 (130pds)
EQ6R
+other stuff
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starless version:
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onto my next target

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Posted: 02 Sep 2019 08:13
by FastFourierTransform
Those are some crazy skills Phunnie, congratulations. Really well done.

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Posted: 02 Sep 2019 11:36
by A-L-E-X
Indeed- love the colors!

and wow, you have a lot of light pollution (in the phone shot), ISO 1600 at 15 sec is too much, try ISO 400 at 15 sec and f/3.5

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Posted: 12 Sep 2019 22:50
by Phunnie
So, new target: NGC 7380 / Wizard Nebula
Unfortunately, weather has been really not great lately, but has cleared up the last few days. Buuuut, the moon is almost full and is essentially ruining my skies by basically bumping it from Bortle 8 to Bortle 8-9. 
Nonetheless, I've managed to get quite a bit of Ha and SII data (waiting for moon to go away before doing OIII)
Here's also a neat thing I've put together to show the power of stacking.Image

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Posted: 17 Sep 2019 16:48
by A-L-E-X
very detailed!  what software do you use to stack with?

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Posted: 18 Sep 2019 07:59
by Phunnie
Deep Sky Stacker

NGC 7380 / Wizard Nebula in SHO
50x300" Ha
66x300" OIII
55x300" SII

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Posted: 19 Sep 2019 02:13
by Watsisname
That's breathtaking.  Very nice work.  Those extra 3 hours on OIII really did the trick!

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Posted: 29 Sep 2019 23:38
by Phunnie
NGC 281 / Pacman Nebula in SHO
56x300" Ha
44x300" OIII
42x300" SII
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Posted: 04 Oct 2019 13:01
by SpaceEngineer
Wow amazing Phunnie! So, you have Bortle 8 sky, and still able to got such amazing shots? What scope do you have?
I will buy a telescope soon, so will join the club:) I have Bortle 9, the most polluted sky as possible. But narrow-band filters doing magics :)

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Posted: 04 Oct 2019 14:42
by Phunnie
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That's my setup. Telescope is a 130mm aperture / 650mm focal length scope (Skywatcher 130pds)

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Posted: 04 Oct 2019 21:49
by Phunnie
Alright well few days of clear skies for the next week (I hope I didn't just jinx it) so new targets!
Helix Nebula - NGC 7293. Very hard target from 45 degree north. Relatively large and dim target. Max altitude is at 25 degrees and I can only shoot it for about 2.5 hours per night. Here's 29x300s.
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And while helix wasn't visible, I did a few frames on Crescent Nebula - NGC 6888. 10x300sImage
Much more signal with less time compared to broadband I did earlier this summer.
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Posted: 04 Oct 2019 22:45
by Phunnie
Welp got 25x300 frames of OIII in so I could do an HOO combine...Image
quite noisy, but that will get a lot better as I get more frames in.

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Posted: 13 Oct 2019 18:56
by Cantra
Took some pictures of the moon tonight. Might not be as impressive as you guys, though, but I quite like them.

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