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17 years 8 months ago #35167 by dave_lillis
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Thats some excellent imaging there Kieran, :P
Do you have dark skies or do you use filters ??

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17 years 8 months ago #35171 by phoenix
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Thanks Dave,

I have relatively good sky and the nearest town is six miles away to the east which causes some problems on low down targets. The local village primary school got funding for an all weather pitch which they have put floodlights on. Its in use a lot at night up till 10pm. So far I have not needed to use any filter but its in the toolbox if required.
Spent all day today looking at clear skies and thought I would have a go at comet swan. As soon as I had finished setting up the god of clouds did his thing and all the gear came back in. Any cloud filters out there?

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17 years 8 months ago #35174 by dave_lillis
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As soon as I had finished setting up the god of clouds did his thing and all the gear came back in. Any cloud filters out there?

Kieran

Bin there, done that. As for cloud filters, maybe you could go hire a helicopter, although I'm not sure what effects the blades would do to your seeing :lol: :wink:

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17 years 8 months ago #35194 by Frank Ryan
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Or you could contact the Beijing Olympic bureau...
ask them for a loan of thier cloud buster....

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17 years 8 months ago #35450 by TrevorDurity
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Whoa! :shock:

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17 years 8 months ago #35466 by phoenix
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OK Guys,

Just when you think that imaging is easy things go up the left. The image below was suposed to end up as a beautiful image of the Pelican Nebula. What went wrong? The moon was up so the sky glow showed up the vignetting in the system. I was imaging with my back to the house and did not know that three bedroom lights were on( with no curtains) so light leaked through the filter wheel AND I under exposed all images. I have over processed this image to show the defects. For all those aspiring to take images PLEASE NOTE you will get more than enough of your share of nights like this.



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