Rho Opichi Cloud Complex

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Rho Opichi Cloud Complex
Posted by RayM0506 on Monday, February 10, 2014 3:27 AM

Was out ALL night on the 8th into the 9th of Feb.  While waiting for the moon to set I was NOT having much luck getting the guider to lock up and guide due to some high clouds that ALWAYS decided to show up where I was shooting!!!  Finally after much frustration it got clear and saw Antares coming up over the mountain.  I have NEVER tried Piggy Back before and decided since I have a mount on the scope this would be a good time to grab a bucket list item of mine.  So I hooked up the Canon EF 75-300 mm set it at 135 mm, manually focused on the stars and plugged in to Backyard EOS and started shooting.  After a frustrating night it was VERY cool to have things come together and work for a change, but nothing can stop the rising of the sun! DRAT! Only 11 5 min subs, and 5 darks.

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Posted by pastorg on Monday, February 10, 2014 6:35 PM

Very fine image you have there Ray!  Thanks for sharing.

pastorg

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Posted by RayM0506 on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:08 PM

pastorg

Very fine image you have there Ray!  Thanks for sharing.

pastorg

 

Thanks for that!

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Posted by Timthelder on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:25 PM

Sweet Ray! Yes Yes 

I have yet to try this one, like you it's on my bucket list.  Gonna be hard to grab more data, but it is doable.

Nice on the PR too.  Tim.

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Posted by RayM0506 on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:13 PM

Big Smile

Timthelder

Sweet Ray! Yes Yes 

I have yet to try this one, like you it's on my bucket list.  Gonna be hard to grab more data, but it is doable.

Nice on the PR too.  Tim.

 

Thanks Tim. Big Smile

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Posted by johnjohnson on Friday, February 14, 2014 9:42 PM

Ray that is an excellent image! I had tried that same lens but without the success you had.

http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/astro_imaging/f/38/t/59152.aspx

I am glad you made it work so well!

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Posted by RayM0506 on Saturday, February 15, 2014 2:30 PM

johnjohnson

Ray that is an excellent image! I had tried that same lens but without the success you had.

http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/astro_imaging/f/38/t/59152.aspx

I am glad you made it work so well!

JJ

 

JJ, thanks.  As to the results, I read your thread about BYE and I agree the download time HAS slowed down from earlier versions.  I STILL swear by the software though.  Old dog, new tricks and all. LOL  Also the 60Da collects more Ha light so that could have been the difference not to mention the sky at my dark sky site is pristine! This was my first Piggy Back shot so I am hoping to do some more experimentation using the lens.  So far so good though.  No not the greatest piece of glass Canon has ever put out, but given a little time and patience even a lump of coal turns into a diamond! LOL I wax poetic!

Bottom line, one image does not a complete review make.  Going to try some more imaging this weekend weather permitting. We will see what I can come up with.

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