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16  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Orion on: January 18, 2010, 11:06:57 pm
Hi Jonathan,

I love these sort of images there is a sense of realism to the great image

17  General Category / Photography / Re: The Hunter on: January 18, 2010, 10:53:45 pm
Hi John

Great detail in the image great colours also well done
18  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Mars, Jan 3rd on: January 18, 2010, 10:43:06 pm
Hi Brian,
That is an outstanding image of Mars. The detail is excellent focus and processing are spot on..

Great imaging.

19  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: M33 The Triangulum Galaxy on: December 11, 2009, 12:19:07 pm
Hi Lads,

Thanks very much for the reply's .From start to finish this image took around 3 months between capture and processing. but I got there in the end :>))

20  General Category / Astronomy & Space / M33 The Triangulum Galaxy on: December 10, 2009, 10:46:17 am

Hi All,

Well this will be my last image till March. My new mount wonít be arriving till then; anyway here is an image of M33 the Triangulum Galaxy. This is one of the hardest galaxies that Iíve tried to process. I also had 2 hours of H Alpha data but I wasnít too sure on how to add it to the RGB. When I did combine it to the RGB it totally over powered the image with red data and looked horrible.

LLRGB= 360-180-180-180 @-20 degrees Darks was 180min @-20 degrees.

Please click on image to enlarge

Carl O'Beirnes,
Balbriggan Observatory (MPC#J09),
Co Dublin,
21  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: The Bubble Nebula & M52 on: October 30, 2009, 11:27:02 am
Hi Paul,

That is the thing I miss most is those sharp crisp clear nights witch don't come along very often.

22  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: The Bubble Nebula & M52 on: October 30, 2009, 10:51:50 am
there's a problem with the link... it's got broken up somehow...

Thanks for the heads up on the link John and your comments


23  General Category / Astronomy & Space / The Bubble Nebula & M52 on: October 29, 2009, 10:53:02 pm
Hi all,

Hope everyone is keeping well

Here is an image I've been trying to get since August but with the way the weather has been it has taking months to get the data for the image. The H Alpha Luminance is around 10 hours exposure over a few nights and the RGB is 2 hours on each channel

I had a little problem with the spacer on the field flattener when I was imaging back then. But the flattener is fixed since taking this image. This is the reason for the eggy stars on M52. I hate getting eggy stars a well they won't be in my next image. Anyway hope you like the image please click on the image to enlarge.

All comments welcome,
24  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Clavius mosaic. on: October 20, 2009, 09:54:43 am
Hi John,

That is a very good image great detail. Just one thing keep an eye on your focusing or check the collimation. well do on a very good image.

25  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: The Moon & Mars. on: October 20, 2009, 09:47:47 am
Very nice work lads
26  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: M31 - 7.5 hours on: October 20, 2009, 09:46:15 am
Hi John,

That is a very good image. Processing is very good, great detail in the dust lanes

Well done.
27  General Category / General Forum / Sky At Night Crew additions for the X factor at Halloween show on: October 16, 2009, 06:57:25 pm
Hi Lads,

Here is something I made up for a bit of fun It's the Halloween addition of the Sky At Night.I have the blessing of the Sky at Night crew to show it to the Public


It takes about 10 seconds to start.
28  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: M31 and M45 on: October 13, 2009, 11:05:39 am
Hi John,

Great images I hope you don't mind. I had a go at colour balancing the M45 image using the levels in photoshop and a small bit more processing. Here is the best I could do with the image.


29  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Melotte15 Inside The Heart Nebula Reprocessed on: September 15, 2009, 10:59:10 am
Hi all,

Well I wasn't to happy with the way the first image turned out. I thought I could get a better result from 15 hours worth of data. So I reprocessed the image. The dark halos are now gone around the stars. I did a lot of extra work on the H Alpha luminance to bring out more detail I used Noel Carboni local contrast enhancement in photoshop actions witch did a great job of bringing out lot's more detail in the H Alpha luminance. Anyway here is the final result. Your comments are always welcome.



30  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: Melotte15 Inside The Heart Nebula on: September 14, 2009, 10:14:48 am

Any NEO hunting Carl?

Hi Martin,

I'm just weighing on some new gear for the 14" OTA then I should be good to go.

Thanks for all the comments Lads,

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