New Observatory and first light images

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New Observatory and first light images

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I recently completed a new observatory and have had time to take three images, all acquired, calibrated and preprocessed using AA5 of course 8-) (Photoshop for post processing also)

I upgraded to the latest AA5 camera control interface too and wow, the new dither guide and multitasking works perfectly (Thanks Fabio :D ).

http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/ ... bservatory

Lagoon Nebula (first light test image)
http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/ ... 2/original

NGC 289 in Sculptor
http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/ ... 5/original

NGC 247 in Cetus
http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/ ... 4/original

Cheers
Mike Sidonio

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Re: New Observatory and first light images

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Mike,
Good to see your images here.
I agree, I think AA5 punches well above its weight.

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Re: New Observatory and first light images

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Cheers Ken, Astroart is the only CCD mother I've known :D
Mike

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Re: New Observatory and first light images

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Hi Mike, those images are very sweet. I like the combination of the UK based equipment - not one I've seen before but it works very well indeed. Excellent image processing as well.

John

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Re: New Observatory and first light images

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Congratulations and beautiful pictures.
CMH

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