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Astrophotography / Re: LBN782
« Last post by AndrewRamsay on Yesterday at 16:28:44 »
It already looks very mysterious and quite unusual.
Astrophotography / Re: LBN782
« Last post by Carole on Oct 14, 2021, 16:18:13 »
Thanks Roberto. 

I processed this on my laptop whilst at Kelling Heath.  When I have caught up with things at home, and the 40th Anniversary event is over, (been compling the images display = 242 images) I would like to try processing it on my desktop to see if I get a different result.

Astrophotography / Re: LBN782
« Last post by Roberto on Oct 14, 2021, 16:11:55 »
Very nice Carole!  That blue reflection nebula looks great.

In the Media... / Meteorite lands on Canadian woman's bed
« Last post by Rick on Oct 13, 2021, 23:12:13 »
Oh my, Grandma, what a big meteorite you have right there on your pillow under that hole in the roof

It was almost midnight in Golden, British Columbia, Canada, a Rocky Mountain city near the border with Alberta, when a meteorite crashed through the roof and landed next to the head of 66-year-old grandma Ruth Hamilton.

According to numerous reports, Hamilton had been asleep for hours on October 3rd, when her dog barked twice and a softball-sized chunk of space stuff came crashing through her roof, spraying drywall debris all over her face and landing on her pretty floral bedding.

"I've never been so frightened in my life," the sexagenarian told Canadian politician and radio host Jas Johal.

Astrophotography / Re: LBN782
« Last post by Carole on Oct 13, 2021, 19:35:32 »
Thanks Roger
Astrophotography / Re: LBN782
« Last post by Apophis on Oct 13, 2021, 00:41:56 »
Glad you got something, very nice result, 
Astrophotography / LBN782
« Last post by Carole on Oct 12, 2021, 23:30:03 »
Been wanting to get this little beauty for a while, but it was a question of opportunity at a Bortle 4 location with clear skies at the right time of year.  There are also some interesting features either side (top and bottom) of this target but again, unlikely to get a chance.

Got this on the Friday night at Kelling Heath Star party, needs more data but who knows when I will get another chance (as above),

William Optics  ZS71 and Atik460EX
Lum 23 x 600  (3h 50m)
Red 11 x 150 binned
Green 9 x 150 binned
Blue 10 x 150 binned  (RGB 1h 15m)

Total imaging time 5 hours 5mins

After the dewy night of Friday (great seeing), there was plenty of fog the following morning.  The Sun appeared around midday and the seeing was still very good.  I managed to capture AR12882 in all its glory using my 10" f/20 Maksutov, helped by the above.
Hope you like it.


Details here:


And Ha (with a smaller telescope): 

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