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by Pete
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 7023 - the Iris Nebula
Replies: 1
Views: 22

NGC 7023 - the Iris Nebula

220625-26 log NGC7023 Saturday, 25 June 2022 Tonight’s forecast is for perfect conditions and the forecast proves accurate. It’s a clear still warm night. I’d attempted the Iris Nebula on the 24th and got clouded out. So I’m setup for it already. It’s 76°F at 20:45 so cooling can’t reach last night’...
by Pete
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 5981, NGC 5982, and NGC 5985
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: NGC 5981, NGC 5982, and NGC 5985

Almost 6 hours of exposure sure does make for a clean image. Your pinpoint stars at a relatively long focal length always make me jealous.
by Pete
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Sky Guider Pro setup
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Sky Guider Pro setup

That's probably the most robust setup for imaging with a dedicated DSLR that I've ever seen. It's probably impossible to achieve anything but pinpoint stars with your rig Frank. Impressive.
by Pete
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation

Sometimes imaging comes down to a risk vs. reward kind of situation. Should I setup tonight when clouds haven't cleared as per forecast? And the big factor is the time & effort associated with the setup. If setup takes little time, as with stepping outside with a binocular, risk is minimal. If s...
by Pete
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation

Excellent results Rog. I was setup and ready to go but gave it up due to the intermittent high cloud.
by Pete
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Notes From The Field - A little post-sunset fun
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Notes From The Field - A little post-sunset fun

I'm just blown away with this posting Mike. Talk about doing things the hard/old way.
by Pete
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 6503 trials and tribulations
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: NGC 6503 trials and tribulations

Rog, I'm impressed that you were able to get such a clean shot with a full moon. And also grateful to know that I'm not the only one out there who struggles with this technology/art.
by Pete
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: technical question re dual exposure
Replies: 1
Views: 45

technical question re dual exposure

Advanced imagers capture objects with bright and dim features by combining short exposures that don't burn out the bright section with long exposures that capture the dim fine details. I'm looking at a lovely image of the Cat's Eye Nebula created with 100X30s and 19X600s. And I know that this approa...
by Pete
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Astronomy outreach at the Art Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Astronomy outreach at the Art Festival

While ASSNE has a club events section in Area 51 this is being posted so that non-members may better know about our activity and accessibility. Barrington Arts Festival outreach - Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 Barrington’s 2022 art festival presented a venue to do outreach as well as to explore the public’s i...
by Pete
Tue Jun 07, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M102 The Spindle Galaxy
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: M102 The Spindle Galaxy

With its apparent size of only 4.7' X 1.9' I wouldn't even try for The Spindle. Very nice Rog.