Adventures in Monochrome

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AstroGeek
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Adventures in Monochrome

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Here is a collection of black 'n white images from June 5-6.
All were taken with an SBIG STT-8300 CCD camera on a Takahashi 130mm refractor
Various exposure times, but each was 30 minutes or less.


M13 - Globular Cluster.jpg
M13 - Globular Cluster.jpg (304.57 KiB) Viewed 39 times
M9 with LDN180.jpg
M9 with LDN180.jpg (596.33 KiB) Viewed 39 times
B72 Snake Nebula.jpg
B72 Snake Nebula.jpg (807.61 KiB) Viewed 39 times
NGC 6822 Barnard's Galaxy.jpg
NGC 6822 Barnard's Galaxy.jpg (532.61 KiB) Viewed 39 times
M11 Wild Duck Cluster.jpg
M11 Wild Duck Cluster.jpg (673.87 KiB) Viewed 39 times
M20 Trifid Nebula.jpg
M20 Trifid Nebula.jpg (538.42 KiB) Viewed 39 times
Comet 2017 K2 PANSTARRS.jpg
Comet 2017 K2 PANSTARRS.jpg (566.45 KiB) Viewed 39 times

And finally, a daytime photo rendered in black and white:
Canon T6i DSLR

Crescent & Clouds B&W.jpg
Crescent & Clouds B&W.jpg (205.08 KiB) Viewed 39 times
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Re: Adventures in Monochrome

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Beautiful set of images, Steve! The Barnard's Galaxy one reminds me of a slightly brighter version of the view I had in the eyepiece of my 6" refractor from Hazen's Notch Campground up in Lowell, VT. The sky there is probably a Bortle 3 quality. See that object from my driveway in Bridgewater is a gargantuan task that requires liberal application of averted imagination.

Mike
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Re: Adventures in Monochrome

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Mono is 3X as sensitive as OSC and I sure wish I could turn the Bayer matrix filters off and on. 30 minutes indeed.
Pete P.
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