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16 years 7 months ago #55731 by Seanie_Morris
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This is a link to the 1024 x 768 version as requested...

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Loving it Steve. Almost flawless. The 'almost' bit refers to the largest stars showing some 'nebulosity' around them, probably just an artifact from some of the frames not 100% in allignment when they were stacked. But they don't take away from a beautiful image.

Spot on.

Seanie

P.S. does it look like there's a tiny cluster left-of-centre under Homes tail? ;)

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16 years 7 months ago #55805 by dave_lillis
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A great image Steve, that bow shock is very dramatic.

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16 years 7 months ago #55844 by mjs
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Seanie

P.S. does it look like there's a tiny cluster left-of-centre under Homes tail?

See todays APOD with NGC 1245
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap071205.html

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16 years 7 months ago #55845 by Seanie_Morris
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Seanie

P.S. does it look like there's a tiny cluster left-of-centre under Homes tail?

See todays APOD with NGC 1245
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap071205.html


Wow, answers my question, and makes the answer very dramatic as well. :)

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16 years 7 months ago #56140 by paulevans
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Woke up at 0500 to find the sky was crystal clear - the Met Office said it would rain all night! There was a frost which is unusual for this coastal location even in December, and one of the cats had been sick on the carpet - the Met Office didn't mention anything about that either!

Holmes was clearly visible to the naked eye so I got a good stack of wide shots with the 50mm lens shown here cropped to various degrees.....

Wide



Medium



And closeup - pushing it a bit this one!



Got the little blue cluster NGC 1245 too!

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16 years 7 months ago #56240 by paulevans
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Beautiful night here - a pity I have to be in Ballycastle for 0930 otherwise I'd have made more of it. A bit hazy at time and some LP, but this is my best Holmes so far I reckon, though the back end is a bit messy - I could only juwt fit this in the fov and that's with a 762mm FL scope!

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