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NGC 6888

Post by MikeM » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:02 am

I went out last night in spite of the looming moon and took 6x900 Ha before getting washed out. Hope to continue.
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Re: NGC 6888

Post by gardenfish » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:15 pm

Nice to see you get out finally :20: I was going to go out last night but had a party next door and did not want to put scope in their view.
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Re: NGC 6888

Post by MikeM » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:01 pm

Thanks Rick. It was good to get out even with the moon. I’ll see if I can string a couple of more together to come up with a half decent image.
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Re: NGC 6888

Post by h2opolo » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:25 am

Sorry I've been away. Nothing but Rain. Crescent is my next target. I think everyone is having a hard time with the weather. Nice job on the the Crescent.

I have to shoot my dark library today for my QSI 690. Should have been doing that while it rained! what a bonehead.
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Re: NGC 6888

Post by MikeM » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:11 pm

Well, I finaly did it! I read through Light Vortex tutorial and actually made a bicolor image. The data isn't great but it was time well spent. It obvioulsy needs plenty of more time, but it has been raining every day for the past 2 1/2 weeks. That's why I couldn't enter it into the monthly contest (not that it would win anyway! :smile111: )
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Re: NGC 6888

Post by gardenfish » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:35 am

Nice one Mike. I need to follow the Light vortex tutorials and give PI a chance. The few times I tried I set up the other laptop and follow Harry's videos.

Since I found my hollow stars were from stacking parameters in DSS I should go back and re do a few images in PI to get a rhythm down.

And there is an August pic of the month :clearsky:
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Post by h2opolo » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:08 pm

Look at all the red around it. I shot alittle bit of this through my William's Optics GT71 and need to re visit it. I was able to get all of it in that image. Great job on this image. It inspires me
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Re: NGC 6888

Post by MikeM » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:56 am

Thanks for the kind words, but the more I look at it the less I like it. It's not as crisp as I would like it, and part of that is due to having trouble focusing my OIII. Combine that with the newbie attempt at PI and this is what i got. Need to get out again.
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Re: NGC 6888

Post by h2opolo » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:13 pm

I had a hard time with that area of the sky. Mine were washed out too. Zach and Rick seem to have the right Optics for that target.

I prefer the Lower Sadr Region. There is just so much in it

Here is that one hour image I did last year with the WO GT71. Look how much FOV I got. I'd like to do that with your target
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