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    Default Short Night yet...



    The night sky has been good to me lately, and this evening was supposed to be a bust. Let the dog out @ 2130hrs and low and behold.... By 2207 hrs I was ready to catch something, but no plan was in place. So far this December I have imaged 47 DSO, some duplicates hoping for better results!

    I have always wanted to point a scope and camera at the Horsehead (IC 434), just never did it, tonight was my chance. Ran off just shy of 10 minutes worth of data. Then I jumped over to NGC 2024 another red one in that part of the sky. I haven't used the Atik in the Quattro to try this type of capture, finding the right settings was a bit of a chore. After 240 seconds on NGC 2024 I decided to center it better on the screen. The clouds rolled in and that was it for the evening.

    These images are what came off the camera, no post processing.

    IC 434
    1210IC434SWQIRC by Brent Secord, on Flickr

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    1210NGC2024SWQIRC 1 by Brent Secord, on Flickr

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    Congratulations on the flame and horse Brent
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    Congratulations Brent.
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    Well done!

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    Dang Brent, that is pretty darn awesome. Man, you got up close and personal!
    Those are targets that I hope to spend some time on soon. They ought to be in a good sky position soon. In my much wider fov, I can catch both of them in the same image.
    Great job Brent, and thanks for sharing your work with us!

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    Beautiful Horse and Flame. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juno16 View Post
    Dang Brent, that is pretty darn awesome. Man, you got up close and personal!
    Those are targets that I hope to spend some time on soon. They ought to be in a good sky position soon. In my much wider fov, I can catch both of them in the same image.
    Great job Brent, and thanks for sharing your work with us!

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    I messed around with the horse in RS, PS and Star Tools. I have a few vertical lines. Best view is what I posted as a raw image. If I ever win the lottery, I'll get a higher end Atik!

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    You caught these images with your Infinity? Wow! Wonderful images of the Horsehead and Flame!
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