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Yesterday was a good photographic day for me :)

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Jun 28, 2009.

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    Just what the Doctor ordered a completely clear day and night, after watching the boy play in his orchestra I had another play with the solar camera which is certainly improving with practice

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    And last night , against the forecast it was clear!! Couldn't look a goft horse in the mouth so set up when it got dark enough ( about 11 pm this far North) and started to take pics of a beautiful area called the Veil nebula complex

    about 10,000 years ago a Supernova occured in this area ( 2,000 light years away) and what you can see here is the 'smoke' left over from that immense explosion - the area of the sky this covers is huge and this is actually 4 DSLR sized images sititched (inexpertly) together - I have lost a lot of the subtle detail in the whisps by processing this as a whole picture rather than each individual nebula and when its all stitched the original tiff is 2 metres accross!! so clearly it looks a bit rough and ready as a tiny jpeg.

    I was stopped at 3 am by the sun coming up :mad: sometimes I forget how Far North we live
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    Anyway suffice to say it was just the chillout session I needed

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    Hope you don't mind me sharing
     
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    Wow just wow :yes:
     
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    Once again you have captured some unbelievably stunning photos Chris.

    This is so good to hear :hug2:
     
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    FANTASTIC Chris :hug2:
     
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    absosutely stunning photos chris WOW!!!

    what do you mean hope you dont mind me sharing?? everyone luvs these pix...keep em coming mate the more the better im just totally fascinated with this topic
     
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    am just in awe
     
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    wow.....
     
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    Knew there was more data in there
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    This part is called the witches broom

    and another go at a merge
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    Great pics Chris
     
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    I am so glad you had a good night!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us. :hug2:
     
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    Wow, they are fantastic. So glad you do this so it educates us as to what is actually out there, thank you X
     
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    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!
     

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