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16 years 7 months ago #55477 by mjs
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That is a cool image Eamon, lots of detail there. Eerie colour though....
Saw it quite easily last night with the naked eye before the moon rose. Was surprised to see the large hazy patch and had just about convinced myself that it could not be that bright but the binoculars confirmed it.

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16 years 7 months ago #55552 by Frank Ryan
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After a day and a half of the worst weather in a long long time
the skies cleared tonight for around a half an hour and I have to say
it was quite steady and transparent seeing.

I was very surprised and pleased to be able to still clearly see Homes naked eye!
I took a quick snap with the Canon 350D and the 18-55mm lens.

I was on the points of getting the dob out when the clouds rolled in
super fast.





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16 years 7 months ago #55569 by paulevans
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Here's two I got yesterday evening through gaps in the clouds...



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16 years 7 months ago #55579 by wellbuttie
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At long last a bit of clear weather and a chance to try out the Astronomik EOS CLS insert filter. I decided to try target Holmes with a 90mm lens to see what happened and this is the result.....


Canon 350D, Tamron 90mm F2.8 lens at F2.8, ISO1600, a stack of 22 x 2 minute exposures...... using an Astronomik CLS (light pollution) EOS insert Filter.

A larger resolution version is available on the Flickr site.

Steve Roche
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16 years 7 months ago #55618 by Seanie_Morris
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That is a really nice image Steven. The fact that it is compact, yet big enough to yield loads of detail, makes one appreciate it more in my opinion. Colour is superb. Is that natural, or preference-based? You have got to link to the high-res version online! ;)

Seanie.

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16 years 7 months ago #55716 by wellbuttie
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Hi Seanie

The Raw frames looked Blue, due to the CLS filter, however, once the images were stacked, the background was very black, and high in contrast.

Very little processing was done in photoshop on the stacked image, I just increased the saturation a bit and then cropped etc.

This is a link to the 1024 x 768 version as requested...

farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/2082896743_d2a9be399d_o.jpg

Best O luck

Steve Roche
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