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Posted: 30 Aug 2019 15:39
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...
Posted: 31 Aug 2019 03:45
Wow that is bad.
Posted: 01 Sep 2019 09:03
Just finished NGC 7000 / North America Nebula in SHO / Hubble palette
ZWO ASI 1600MM-C
130mm f/5 (130pds)
onto my next target
Posted: 02 Sep 2019 08:13
Those are some crazy skills Phunnie, congratulations. Really well done.
Posted: 02 Sep 2019 11:36
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
Posted: 12 Sep 2019 22:50
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.
Posted: 17 Sep 2019 16:48
very detailed! what software do you use to stack with?
Posted: 18 Sep 2019 07:59
Deep Sky Stacker
NGC 7380 / Wizard Nebula in SHO
Posted: 19 Sep 2019 02:13
That's breathtaking. Very nice work. Those extra 3 hours on OIII really did the trick!
Posted: 29 Sep 2019 23:38
NGC 281 / Pacman Nebula in SHO56x300" Ha44x300" OIII42x300" SII
Posted: 04 Oct 2019 13:01
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
Posted: 04 Oct 2019 14:42
That's my setup. Telescope is a 130mm aperture / 650mm focal length scope (Skywatcher 130pds)
Posted: 04 Oct 2019 21:49
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.
And while helix wasn't visible, I did a few frames on Crescent Nebula - NGC 6888. 10x300s
Much more signal with less time compared to broadband I did earlier this summer.
Posted: 04 Oct 2019 22:45
Welp got 25x300 frames of OIII in so I could do an HOO combine...
quite noisy, but that will get a lot better as I get more frames in.
Posted: 13 Oct 2019 18:56