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Offline petevasey

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The Dark Shark
« on: 11:19:25, 18 September, 2018 »
LDN 1235 is a dusty area in Cepheus.  I hoped to capture it last week at Kelling Heath, alas conditions did not play fair at all.  But unexpectedly last night the sky cleared well for a few hours after midnight and I was able to collect a reasonable amount (tho' not enough - there's never enough!) of data before the sky started to lighten.  The popular name is pretty obvious! North is up. Poor forecast the rest of this week then a full Moon.  But Cepheus stays high for a few months, so hopefully I'll return later in the year for more data.

QSI 683 on TS 65 quad.  Luminance 9 x 10 minutes, RGB each 3 x 10 minutes, all binned 2x2

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Peter.
Telescopes: GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50
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Re: The Dark Shark
« Reply #1 on: 13:04:37, 18 September, 2018 »
Showing pretty well, despite the limited amount of data.
This one is in my imaging list.
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Re: The Dark Shark
« Reply #2 on: 20:23:04, 18 September, 2018 »
Nice one Pete,   Great capture,  It's not a bright one.   

 I captured this last year & planned for more data,   

You have just reminded me,  Cheers

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Re: The Dark Shark
« Reply #3 on: 21:27:10, 18 September, 2018 »
That is a super image, Peter...

Always been on my to-do list, but only possible since I obtained an F5 quad!

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Re: The Dark Shark
« Reply #4 on: 11:42:13, 12 October, 2018 »
Thanks, guys.

I wasn't entirely happy with the above image, so spent more time on it on the clear night of 6th October, getting a completely new set of data.  This time 16 x 10 minutes Luminance subs and 6 x 10 minutes each RGB.  QSI 683 on TS65 quad refractor, all binned 2x2.  Marginally better, tho' still not as contrasty as I'd hoped - well, I do live in NE England! I would have preferred unbinned at that short focal length, but would need very long (at least 20 minute!) subs, and time did not allow - I'd need two or three good nights to really crack it.  Maybe later in the year, with it being high in Cepheus there is time yet  :yes:  I'll be at Kielder w/e 9th November - fingers crossed for a couple of clear nights.  Alas the forum will have closed by then  :(

Cheers,

Peter.
Telescopes: GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50
Binoculars: Canon 15x50 IS
Camera lenses: Canon 400L f5.6, Canon 70-200L f4 zoom, various old M42 thread
Cameras: QSI 683wsg, SX AO, LodestarX2, Artemis285, Canon 350D (modded), Canon 700D, GPCAM2 (colour), GPCAM2 (mono), LE Vesta Pro, Toucam.
Mounts:  Gemini G41 with Pulsar controller. EQ6 Pro, EQ3-2 with Autostar. Star Adventurer
Observatory: 8' Astronomydome

 

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