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M16 at f/10

Started by vandenkj, 04/17/2005 09:11AM
Posted 04/17/2005 09:11AM | Edited 04/17/2005 12:39PM Opening Post

This was from my third night out with my 2000xm and ao-7. This is a 50% reduction from full size. I'm still learning but I was able to grab a nice image of M16. Processing was a dark frame, and some midtone adjustment in Paintshop Pro.

12 inch LX200GPS at f/10
Optec TCF-S
15 minute single luminance exposure
binning 1x1
ao-7 (1.8 Hz)

Seeing was good, but not great.

Kirk Vanden

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Posted 04/17/2005 01:30PM #1

This is a great image. Are you planning on doing more with subframes and color?

Jim Thommes

Mak-Newt 152 mm
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Canon 350D DSLR
Posted 04/17/2005 06:00PM #2
Wonderful Image Kirk!
Can't wait to see it in color, it would be amazing!

Thanks for sharing, and keep it up! wink

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
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Posted 04/17/2005 07:43PM #3
Hi Kirk,
Wonderful shot for such a short exposure time....I also use a 12" LX200 (classic) and shot the same object, but at F/5... but as you can see, my focus was a little soft...
again, nicely done..
Don Spencer

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Don Spencer
Posted 04/19/2005 06:42PM #4

Very nice for "still learning!"


Jeff 8O