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    This is also a work in progress as I am hoping to add at least as much again.

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    VERY nice. I have a question. I live in a semi dark area and have spent a lot of time trying to see this nebula. Is this nebula in a wave length that is invisible to human eyes? Or can you only see it with a camera with the IR filter removed?

    Beautiful pic thanks for sharing
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    Wonderful image! thank you for posting it and clear skies!
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    Splendid image - what an eyeful!
    There's so much to see in there.
    That blue star at 3 o clock has nebulosity round it too!
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    Very nice image, thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks every-one.

    I have a question. I live in a semi dark area and have spent a lot of time trying to see this nebula. Is this nebula in a wave length that is invisible to human eyes? Or can you only see it with a camera with the IR filter removed?
    Jimt: To be honest Jim. I have never tried to see it through the eyepiece, but I do have to take around 40 sec image for it to start to show up on the chip (i.e. to check I have it in the frame). However I do know at one Astro camp where there were fairly dark skies that the guys said they saw it with the naked eye, so on that basis it must surely be possible to see it through the telescope.

    Maybe others can confirm.

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    Hello Carastro,

    very deep detail in The Wall.

    Thanks for sharing

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    I like that photo pretty well just as it is.

    I've seen somewhat similar photos which might have been more what you were looking for, but this one has character. When I first looked at it I just sorta got this feeling that the nebula is angry - and then I noticed that if you chose to, you could sort of view the left side of the nebula as the profile of a skull looking to our right with an open mouth just ready to take a bit out of something.

    Lots of detail and I think it's a great photo just as it is.

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    Great shot as is.
    I really like the work you have showed.
    Keep it up and dark and clear skies to you...
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    Beautifully done. Congratulations, I love it. The modified camera really brings out the reds. Still can't bring myself to alter my Cannon.
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