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Re: [William Optics] New H-alpha Photos

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  • notgnirramot
    Thanks Perry and Daniel for the nice comments. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Tom
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 30, 2011
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      Thanks Perry and Daniel for the nice comments. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

      Tom

      --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, Daniel Fafard <daniel.fafard@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Tom!
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      > I really like your images. Particulary the Horse Head. Congratulations!
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      > I'm eager to try it too but I will wait for the weather is not too cold.
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      > Happy New Year and lot of nice pics to come!
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      > Kind regards,
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      > Daniel Fafard
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      > To: William-Optics@yahoogroups.com
      > From: notgnirra@...
      > Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 03:49:19 +0000
      > Subject: [William Optics] New H-alpha Photos
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      > This season I've tried a couple of photos from my front drive. The house is just one mile north of a large regional shopping mall and the resultant light pollution is extreme. To minimize the impact of the light pollution an H-alpha filter was used for all of the exposures.
      > My first target was the California Nebula, NCG1499. To fit in the entire nebula I used my William Optics 80mm Fluorite Doublet with the IV Reducer/Flattener total system at f5.5 all through a SBIG ST8300M with a Baader H=alpha filter. I had to cut the imaging short due to clouds that rolled in. The new Astro-Physics Mach1 mount is pretty amazing. The photo can be found here.
      > http://www.pbase.com/tom_arrington/image/140571465
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      > http://tinyurl.com/6q8dlr3
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      > The second target was shot on Christmas night. We had our big dinner on Christmas Eve since my son and his wife flew home from their visit on Christmas day, so I set up and took some photos. It took longer to set up than I expected, I had hoped to shoot the Heart Nebula before it moved behind trees to the north, but I was too slow. So I decided to photo the Horse Head for a good long while. Unfortunately, the battery that drives the camera is dying and the camera photographed noise after only two hours. So here is what I got. Again, the 80mm scope, the SBIG ST8300M with the H-alpha filter and the AP mount.
      > http://www.pbase.com/tom_arrington/image/140571466
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      > http://tinyurl.com/84ghp9p
      > I may have to practice some more H-alpha since I like what I see from these.
      > Comments are welcome.
      > Tom
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