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The Eye of God
« on: May 02, 2009, 09:50:24 »
While shooting the Lagoon all night last night, there came a point where I was faced with an azimuth flip, which I am hesitant to do:whistle:....

So, while considering packing up and heading in, I had a flick through the tour function and lo and behold...what's this? The Helix Nebula? Leftover shell of a long gone stellar explosion.

Well, I had almost forgotten about this beauty so I thought I wpould have a go as it was still only four in the morning and there was still some dark left.

There was a bit of dew in the sky by then and I only got a few 10 minute subs. I had to reject a few because the moisture in the air was bouncing orange street light sky glow around like crazy.

I had to stretch the heck out of it but hey, do what you can huh?

I can't wait to do this again in about a month and do it properly!

Baz.

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Re: The Eye of God
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 13:46:27 »
That's a beauty.  8)

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Re: The Eye of God
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 13:54:15 »
Yes, lovely image, if only I could image it from where i am!

Daniel
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Re: The Eye of God
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 14:53:13 »
Looking good for such short exposure - loving the colours - Longer/ more exposures will really help to bring the outer halo out...

Nice one - John

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Re: The Eye of God
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2009, 14:58:27 »
Thanks everyone. Yes, more subs needed. I thought it was a good teaser though, as it is the first time I have imaged it with the new scope.

I reckon I'll give it two months then spend a whole night on it.

Baz.

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Re: The Eye of God
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 17:52:38 »
That is very nice Baz.  It will be spectacular once you've got all the subs together.