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M44 Mosaic

Started by jthommes, 03/03/2005 01:01PM
Posted 03/03/2005 01:01PM Opening Post
I had taken this image on an evening of poor seeing in early February - so I stuck to wide field objects. I have attached a mid sized
thumbnail. A full size image can be seen at:

http://jthommes.com/Astro/M44Beehive.htm

The scope was my Megrez II at f/2.6 and the camera was my ToUcam SC3. Exposure and
processing details are on the page at the link above.


Jim Thommes
http://jthommes.com/


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Jim Thommes

Mak-Newt 152 mm
C8
Megrez II APO
Zenithstar 66 mm APO
G11/Gemini
ST8300M
Artemis285 Camera
Canon 350D DSLR

http://jthommes.com/Astro/
Posted 03/03/2005 01:39PM #1
I just love these shots Jim, as the brighter stars give it a 3D effect!
I have not seen many shots done with an SC3, but sure looks like a very promising instrument if the mods are done properly...


Thanks for sharing! wink

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Posted 03/03/2005 02:04PM #2
Jim,
Really beautiful. Those stars are brilliant. I've avoided open cluster, but you give me inspiration. Now, if I could just capture and process colors like that...
Larry
Posted 03/03/2005 02:41PM #3
Nice, Jim. I thought the Megrez II was an APO. Is the CA due to the very short focal ratio used?
Posted 03/03/2005 03:55PM #4
Nice image Jim, despite the poor seeing conditions! Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
Tyler

"The expression of the beautiful is in direct ratio to the power of perception acquired by the artist." (Gustave Courbet)
Posted 03/03/2005 07:03PM #5
Very nice, Jim. It's amazing what you can do with your Toucam.

Cal
Posted 03/04/2005 12:55AM #6
How did you get your Megrez down to F2.6?

Greg.
Posted 03/04/2005 09:18PM #7
Thanks to all for your comments on this image - I appreciate them.

Jim

Jim Thommes

Mak-Newt 152 mm
C8
Megrez II APO
Zenithstar 66 mm APO
G11/Gemini
ST8300M
Artemis285 Camera
Canon 350D DSLR

http://jthommes.com/Astro/