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The Egg and Spoon Nebula...

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:22 pm
by suburbanskies
Despite a bright waxing gibbous moon and a drenching dew, I managed to image an area on the Cepheus/Cassiopeia border last night and catch some of the threads of light and dark nebulosity that pervade this patch of sky.

http://suburban-skies.blogspot.com/2008 ... ebula.html

The nomenclature of this HII region left me a little confused, hence my own name for it. If you view the image upside down, you might see where I'm coming from.

No? Oh, please yourselves...

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:32 am
by astroeyes
Hi,
Great image given the state of the moon and the soaking wet conditions!
Your web site is brilliant, it gives a really clear indication of the way problems can be overcome and a very interesting account of your path through astroimaging. Things we can all learn from.
Thanks so much,
Regards,
David..

Re: The Egg and Spoon Nebula...

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:11 pm
by PaulC
suburbanskies wrote:Despite a bright waxing gibbous moon and a drenching dew, I managed to image an area on the Cepheus/Cassiopeia border last night and catch some of the threads of light and dark nebulosity that pervade this patch of sky.

http://suburban-skies.blogspot.com/2008 ... ebula.html

The nomenclature of this HII region left me a little confused, hence my own name for it. If you view the image upside down, you might see where I'm coming from.

No? Oh, please yourselves...
Hi, great photo. Was this taken with a 135mm lens? If so, was the lens used wide open or did you stop it down a little?

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:37 am
by Davej
Hi,
Splendid image, nice website and you have got some great gear there :)
ATB
Dave

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:41 pm
by Ender Of Days
WOW
I loved the occultation of saturn (both start and end)
last time i saw that happen i only drew it down,but those pics brought it all back :D
good webpage there,

JJ.. :)

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:08 pm
by suburbanskies
Paul: I stop the lens down by one click, from f3.5 to about f4. It does seem to sharpen up star images at the edge of the field and reduce vignetting, although the camera chip is of course far from full frame.