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by rifleman175
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021

After almost three weeks since the last planetary session, I had finally overcome my laziness to go out again early dawn for more Jupiter shots. However, despite the apparently steady skies from visual estimates, the seeing turned out to be less than optimal and only could be described as fair to po...
by rifleman175
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: My astrophotography 2021
Replies: 194
Views: 10846

Re: My astrophotography 2021

Great shots of the Makarian's Chain and its rich assortments of galaxies!
by rifleman175
Fri May 28, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: My astrophotography 2021
Replies: 194
Views: 10846

Re: My astrophotography 2021

Great work on the attempt to capturing the lunar eclipse! I simply gave up on imaging due to the weather and how low the Moon was during totality.

It's always the process and untold hard work that goes behind each picture that counts in astrophotography, not the images by themselves.
by rifleman175
Fri May 21, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021

Airconvent wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 6:46 pm So much detail! Thanks for sharing.
btw, why stop at C9.25? Go for the C14 ! :)
Haha I have a C11 on the way, C14 is currently out of my budget (and mount capacity). Need to save more!
by rifleman175
Thu May 20, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021

hhzhang wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 8:52 pm Amazing! Yours are encouraging to someone who wants to purchase C9.25 -- just no stock everywhere.
Thanks! The C9.25 is truly a great scope for planetary imaging that is still portable.
by rifleman175
Wed May 19, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021

Dragon Man wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 7:50 pm Nice detail, and not over-processed. Well done :D
Thanks! I always have to fight the temptation to rack up the wavelets settings in Registax during processing. :D
by rifleman175
Wed May 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021

Jupiter I had a bout of good seeing in the early morning hours of last Saturday, and therefore proceeded to capture Jupiter even though it's altitude is around 50 degrees above the horizon. Jupiter continues to exhibit fascinating details on its disc, especially around the Great Red Spot, where turb...
by rifleman175
Wed May 19, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Jupiter and Saturn Apparition 2021

In the blink of an eye, 2021 is almost half gone. But fret not, astrophotographers like us are always kept busy with all kinds of targets to shoot year round, so we'll never feel like time has been unduly wasted. (Except on cloudy nights haha) This post is devoted to Jupiter and Saturn imagery, and ...
by rifleman175
Thu May 13, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M8 Lagoon Nebula and surroundings
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: M8 Lagoon Nebula and surroundings

hhzhang wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 11:01 am Cannot see the picture.
Can see now?
by rifleman175
Thu May 13, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M8 Lagoon Nebula and surroundings
Replies: 3
Views: 250

M8 Lagoon Nebula and surroundings

This is the first light image of my newly acquired Esprit 100ED apo refractor scope taken over 3 nights. Personally I am very satisfied with the end results after some light processing in PixInsight, and this is easily one of the best astrophotos I have ever taken. I like the deep blues in the core ...