Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My 1st real HaLRGB image - Crescent Nebula

1st my weak previous attempt...

over 2hours with a smaller scope and a DSLR doesn't hold a candle to the power of Hydrogen Alpha and a CCD.

Here's 36minutes of total Ha+Lum+RGB:

Ha = 4 x 300 = 1200s (1x1)
L = 2 x 300 = 600s (1x1)
RGB = 2@ x 60 = 360s (2x2)
Total Time = 0.6 hours

Limited darks and flats applied, guiding is going well and i have a good, solid 3 camera approach to finding, guiding and imaging and am really ready for a clear Sunday for the +Virtual Star Party

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Loving husband, proud father, computer geek, astro freak, music lover, sports nut and general fun-loving guy

I've always loved facts, provable facts of nature and things concerning science.  

Over time, I found that most facts are mostly reference and it was the creation of and discovery of new things that intrigued me.

"A good friend once told me you are our memory
without them we equal nothing
And all I can see is the place I wanna be
Suddenly my life was so free
Leaves at my feet, blown to the ground
their echoes are reaching my ears
Nights coming fast, suns going down" - A7x