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Orion Nebula on finally a clear night

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:59 am
by dybaxter
Hello All,
Been sometime since I have posted. I moved out to the country to get some dark skies. I am about 50 miles from the nearest big city. Can not see my hand in front of my face. Discovered that I really need a red torch, the white led just hurts my night vision.
Was able to get this image with my Nikon with a 400mm lens at 30 sec ISO 3200. It is one image of 20 that I took. I believe I may be surprised when I process them.
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Had the camera on my CGEM mount.

I processed the 27 images and included some 15 sec exposures. The result was amazing. As I learn and hopefully get better with PixInsight I will reprocess. Here is the result.
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I had no idea that this nebula was so beautiful until I saw it tonight for myself.
Thanks for taking a peek.

Dave

Re: Orion Nebula on finally a clear night

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:35 am
by thymelord
Love it,well done Dave. :thumbsup:

Re: Orion Nebula on finally a clear night

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:31 am
by swag72
Nice one Dave - Sounds like you have skies to die for.... lucky you :)

Re: Orion Nebula on finally a clear night

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:49 am
by galileo
well done Dave, exciting times.

You can see the running man as well :thumbsup:

Next thing is to try stacking those images

Re: Orion Nebula on finally a clear night

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:55 am
by carastro
Excellent for 30secs.
I believe I may be surprised when I process them.

I am sure you will.

Carole

Re: Orion Nebula on finally a clear night

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:30 pm
by dybaxter
Thanks all,
Living in either the city or suburbs for so long I really forgot what it is like. I can see the nebula with my naked eye at night, even some quick images handheld with a 14-24mm lens has it glowing.
When I found this property I went to the light noise site and tried to keep within an area that was good for imaging showing 0,25. There are very few places in Ohio that have this quality. I was very lucky to fine one.
Dave.

Re: Orion Nebula on finally a clear night

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:57 pm
by ringway9
that's great for a 30 second sub and would even stand a little stretch by the looks of the detail lower down.
I would agree to get the images stacked that should only improve the signal detail.
Very envious of those skies, I think If I lived there I would just be lying down looking up at the sky amazed, wouldn't bother imaging :)

Re: Orion Nebula on finally a clear night

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:08 pm
by bengourben
Lovely!

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Re: Orion Nebula on finally a clear night

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:35 am
by dybaxter
John, I just look in amazement every clear night, I see nebula that I have not seen before without hours of imaging though my 7x50 binoculars. I can see satellites and meteors so clear its scary.
The best is to see the Milky way in all its glory with out having to take 30 images and work hours to reduce light noise.
Dave.