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  1. crimbfighter

    North American Nebula

    I've been on a roll the past couple weeks woth imaging. This is the North American Nebula. Located 2200 light years from Earth, in the constellation Cygnus, this emission nebula gets its name from its resemblance to the North American continent. -Nikon D610, astro modified -Optolong UHC...
  2. crimbfighter

    Crescent Nebula

    Thanks! And yes, indeed! I am routinely impressed how it does. I also like how they release updates to the software at a great pace. It tells me they are constantly working on improving the performance of the software. Thank you!
  3. crimbfighter

    Crescent Nebula

    Thanks!
  4. crimbfighter

    Crescent Nebula

    Thank you!
  5. crimbfighter

    Crescent Nebula

    Last night turned out to be great conditions for imaging the night sky. Two nights in two weeks! Here is my image of the Crescent Nebula, in the constellation Cygnus. Located 5000 light years from Earth, this nebula formed when a star ejected a ton of mass when it transformed into a red giant...
  6. crimbfighter

    Veil Nebula

    Thanks! Thank you! There are a lot of small steps, both with the image capture and post processing. There's also an element of luck with weather and atmospheric conditions. It's part of the fun, for me. Some folks get overwhelmed or frustrated with all the nuances, which is understandable, but...
  7. crimbfighter

    Veil Nebula

    Thanks..... Thank you! This image is true color, shot with a filter that only allows light in the wavelengths for hydrogen alpha and oxygen III to pass through. Since the camera is natively a color sensor, the colors are accurately represented. Narrowband imaging with monochrome sensors does...
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    Veil Nebula

    Last night was a pleasant treat, seeing as how it's been months of not being able to get out under the stars to do any imaging. I went after a target I've never shot before. The Veil Nebula! A supernova remnant located 1470 light years from Earth, in the constellation Cygnus. -Celestron AVX...
  9. crimbfighter

    Lunar Eclipse, 5/15/22

    Thanks! That's a bummer the weather didn't cooperate... I feel like maybe 25% of the nights I'm free for taking photos, the weather says, "Nope!" Thanks!
  10. crimbfighter

    Lunar Eclipse, 5/15/22

    Thank you, and I most definitely did!
  11. crimbfighter

    Lunar Eclipse, 5/15/22

    Thanks! I have two little kids. So... No...
  12. crimbfighter

    Lunar Eclipse, 5/15/22

    Thanks! It wasn't too bad at my location. Had to make it to about 11:30pm.
  13. crimbfighter

    Lunar Eclipse, 5/15/22

    My image from last night's Lunar eclipse. Single exposure captured just before totality. Captured from south central Wisconsin. Nikon D500 Nikon 200-500mm @ 500mm f/5.6 1 sec exposure at ISO2000
  14. crimbfighter

    Jupiter and Saturn

    Thank you!
  15. crimbfighter

    Jupiter and Saturn

    Oops, forgot to include that. I edited the post to add it.
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    Jupiter and Saturn

    Thanks!
  17. crimbfighter

    Jupiter and Saturn

    Images of Jupiter and Saturn I captured last week. Both planets are currently very visible in the southern sky after dark. Jupiter appears as a very bright star, and Saturn is a bit to the right of Jupiter, about as far apart as your two fists put together and at arms length. And no, these two...
  18. crimbfighter

    Andromeda Galaxy 9/6/21

    Thanks! I will fore warn you, it's yet another rabbit hole of a hobby, haha. It definitely opens one's eyes as to what's out there and adds some perspective to our place in the cosmos. Thanks...... Thank you!
  19. crimbfighter

    Andromeda Galaxy 9/6/21

    Wow, thank you!
  20. crimbfighter

    Andromeda Galaxy 9/6/21

    Thank you! I was honestly not expecting to get as much out of it as I did.
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