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IC 434 Horse Head Orion ED80

Started by sam pitts, 02/25/2007 03:58PM
Posted 02/25/2007 03:58PM Opening Post
Thought I would post one of my new images I finally got to process with an Orion ED80 & Televue .8 reducer 480mm f/6 (ED80 600mm f/7.5). This scope seems to do well with the ST8 and G11 Mount.

LRGB L-5x10,R-5x6,G-5x6,B-5x9
Used CCDSoft, AIP4Win & Photoshop CS2

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Posted 02/26/2007 07:05AM #1
WONDERFUL image! 8)
Congratulations Sam! well done!

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
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Posted 02/26/2007 09:31AM #2
Hi Sam,
You've saturated Alnitak and some other bright areas (maybe white clipped?), but your color and detail are excellent.
You're undersampled at almost 4 arcsec/pixel but you've really made it work here. It sure makes for a fine field of view.
My regards,

Posted 02/26/2007 09:40AM #3
Nice shot Sam.


LouieĀ  8)
Posted 02/26/2007 10:07AM #4
Great color and details in the nebula, Sam! As Dan mentioned, the bright stars are bloated, but hey, the nebulae are great! Celebrate the win! 8)

Posted 02/26/2007 06:25PM #5
Excellent detail and color,especially in the Flame smile
I found out how hard Alnitak is to deal with when I tried the Flame awhile back.

Good looking image.


Posted 02/27/2007 01:04AM #6
Great shot Sam, I'd like to have a huge poster of this. One of the best I've seen. Darrell
Posted 02/27/2007 10:55AM #7
Thanks for the positive feedback. Here in Oregon we just don't get many nights for imaging in the winter. I am pleased with the ST8 even though the 9 mocron pixels are a little large for Focal lengths of 600mm or less. I can't wait to try it on my Tec140. smile

Clear Skies and Good Imaging to All!