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    Default Re: From 4°N latitude, an imager-wannabe's work is never done



    Many thanks, Dave.

    I notice you have a SW 80ED Pro. My 120ED should be arriving these next few days. Can't wait to get my paws on it

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    Those are some really nice images! Like the one especially of M8! Keep up the good work and good luck for the M80 quest...
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    Default Re: From 4°N latitude, an imager-wannabe's work is never done

    Thanks a whole bunch, Jim.

    Well, you know what they say about the skies being darker on the other side .. NOT !! LOL.

    Regardless, it doesn't seem to have deterred you from imaging all 110 Messiers Did you have to do any travelling to achieve it?

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    Really nice work...
    Well done on both the award and these latest captures...
    I wish I had your skies that far south... *sigh*
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    Default Re: From 4°N latitude, an imager-wannabe's work is never done

    Quote Originally Posted by deepend View Post
    Thanks a whole bunch, Jim.

    Well, you know what they say about the skies being darker on the other side .. NOT !! LOL.

    Regardless, it doesn't seem to have deterred you from imaging all 110 Messiers Did you have to do any travelling to achieve it?
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    That's a really good analogy... Clouds seem to know no continental boundaries, nor lines of latitude!

    I was very fortunate. I was able to image all 110 of them from my back yard, inside the city limits, (pop ~ 110k).
    When we first moved here, (before digital anything), I didn't think I'd ever be able to use my scope.
    Gotta love technology!
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    Default Re: From 4°N latitude, an imager-wannabe's work is never done

    Nicely done !!
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    Default Re: From 4°N latitude, an imager-wannabe's work is never done

    Very nice work. I'm impressed with the image of the Ring in the ST-80.

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    Default Re: From 4°N latitude, an imager-wannabe's work is never done

    Likewise, John. As mentioned, I never in my wildest dreams expected it to be anything more than a dot, even at 100% crop ! That makes me want to keep the ST-80 even when I get "better" fracs

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    Very impressive image of the Ring!
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    Default Re: From 4°N latitude, an imager-wannabe's work is never done

    It's been 6 days since I last imaged anything, which isn't too bad, I suppose ! Just had about 1.5 hours of slightly clear skies early this morning.

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    M69, glob in Sagittarius. 27th May 2015, 5:33 am. Canon EOS 70D, Tamron 150-600, taken at 450mm on the CubePro. Stacked from 23 RAW lights, 9 darks, 9 bias, ISO 800, 25 seconds, f/7.1

    S-CS2-1.jpg

    This next one was a lucky shot using 250mm FL, and got 3 Messiers !
    Here's the full view here with the 100% crops below.
    S-CS2-1.jpg

    46) M24, Sagittarius Star Cloud. 27th May 2015, 5:56 am. Canon EOS 70D, Tamron 150-600, taken at 250mm on the CubePro. Stacked from 21 RAW lights, 9 darks, 9 bias, ISO 1000, 20 seconds, f/7.1
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    47) M18, open cluster in Sagittarius. 27th May 2015, 5:56 am. Canon EOS 70D, Tamron 150-600, taken at 250mm on the CubePro. Stacked from 21 RAW lights, 9 darks, 9 bias, ISO 1000, 20 seconds, f/7.1
    CS2-1 M18.jpg

    48) M17, Omega Nebula in Sagittarius. 27th May 2015, 5:56 am. Canon EOS 70D, Tamron 150-600, taken at 250mm on the CubePro. Stacked from 21 RAW lights, 9 darks, 9 bias, ISO 1000, 20 seconds, f/7.1
    CS2-1 M17.jpg

    I've just got to take M24 & M17 again on a longer focal length with more lights. The SSC is incredibly dense and well worth looking into in more detail.
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    Default Re: From 4°N latitude, an imager-wannabe's work is never done

    Wow, you made up for lost time, Roger! Very productive!
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    Default Re: From 4°N latitude, an imager-wannabe's work is never done

    As promised, here is a repeat of M17, the Omega Nebula, also taken pre-dawn, but from 50% more light frames. 30th May 2015, 5:57 am. Canon EOS 70D, Orion ST-80 on the CubePro. Stacked from 30 RAW lights, 9 darks, 9 bias, ISO 2000, 14 seconds
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    Not sure if it was the extra lights that made the most difference, or the ST-80 at 400mm (less cropping) vs the earlier 150-600 at 250mm, but it's significantly better
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