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#1 SBacon

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:13 AM

Here's my latest attempts at the Pinwheel and Sombrero galaxies.

 

Steve

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:18 PM

You are really getting with it, Steve! :)

 

The interesting things I see in these is the difference in coloring between the two.  The Pinwheel has a reddish cast in the middle and blue out in the arms, while the Sombrero is yellowish all over.

 

When I saw the Sombrero with the Infinity 80, it looked like an oval with a straight slice taking off of one side.  I like yours much better!

 

Thanks for sharing your work!

 

Bill


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:01 PM

Steve,
I agree with Bill, looks like your mastering the art. These are great and the fact that your using an LX90 makes me appreciate them even more. I have heard allot folks say that you can't do things like these with that telescope but your proving them wrong.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:12 AM

Thanks guys for the comments. Bill, I leave the white balance on the camera on auto to try and capture the truest colors that it sees.  This scope may have some limitations but I like to push it to it's max.  It's the perfect scope for me and I would recommend it any day of the week!  While these images may not have the resolution (which may be due to my lack of focus and not the scope) that larger scopes have, I think it does a great job at capturing those photons millions of light years away. 

 

As a matter of fact, not only can it look back in time at the lights in the heavens, but I caught one shot that obviously is from the future! :D :D :D

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:55 AM

Steve, I agree with Bill and Rick, you are doing some nice work.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:37 AM

Yes, I think you have one from the future there!  :D

 

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