1. NGC 2403 a spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis

    by , 03-14-2018 at 02:24 PM
    Thanks again. Here is a link that integrates what you, Bryan and I are talking about into a visual detection calculator, I fully enjoy working on these solutions manually.

    - John

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    Thanks. I use what I've learned in Roger Clark's book Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky,
  2. NGC 1499 in RGB

    by , 03-10-2018 at 06:04 PM
    Indeed it is. I am going to try to tomorrow night though since it doesn't clear around here until after 8pm and the clocks have a mean streak about them tonight...

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    I feel your pain with the sky. Nice reprocess. Maybe a long road trip is in order??

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    The whole point of spending a ton of time and money on the Obsy, was to not have to go anywhere...

    This is getting to the point of distraction,
  3. Horsehead (B33) and IC434 - step 1

    by , 01-26-2018 at 11:55 PM
    Thanks Steve. I decided to blog this post since I don't have new data from that I took a week ago. The moon is too near this target to bother setting up in below freezing weather.

    I actually used very little noise reduction on this. I was able to determine what was going on with my Pole Master and have since setup a few times and very quickly polar aligned. I want to aim for this one at least one more time this season.. I need to look into a tree surgeon to take care of a few ...
  4. Horsehead (B33) and IC434 - step 1

    by , 01-16-2018 at 12:58 PM
    Thanks! I do too. The SNR was already very good with the data that I have. I am busy this week, so it may be the next dark cycle that I can go for a spin with her. I didn't lose any subs in the process and had no star-trailing.

    The focus was significantly improved compared to past efforts, though I might be able to find some that I could add to it.

    I ended up stretching the color channels separately using Fits Liberator (a Nasa product), which worked very well. ...
  5. Orion (M42) and the Running Man nebulas

    by , 01-08-2018 at 12:56 PM
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    Great image! Well done John!! Cold? Today, at noon, at my place, it was 15░C!! The highest temperature of this period recorded ever. Last year it was -15░C.
    I'm just not used to it any longer. This coming Saturday is expected to be up to 52F (11.1C), which is a big swing. I used to live near the border with Canada (~32 years ago) and we often saw temperatures of -10F (-23.3C) in December.
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