RE: m27, m31/32/110 from 30/09/2011in Observers Corner Only Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:10 pm
by Martin-Devon • 213 Posts
Hi Steve - these are really nice drawings, lovely sharp detail and accurate as well. How did you do these? They look like white pencil on black paper/card - is this right? Also, how long did each picture take to compile?
Keep posting these since they make a great complementation to the digital images that most of us are deriving with cameras.
Astro-Physics Mach-1, Takahashi FSQ 106, QSI 690, Moravian G4-16000 CCD, Lodestar guider, Astrodon 3nM narrowband and Baader LRGB filters. Astro images on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin-astro/
RE: m27, m31/32/110 from 30/09/2011in Observers Corner Only Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:10 am
by 4lefts (deleted)
Probably about 15 minutes each I reckon. They are just paper and pencil then scanned and inverted on the computer to give white on a black background (I clipped the white point a bit in the levels to make the stars more pure white).
RE: m27, m31/32/110 from 30/09/2011in Observers Corner Only Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:15 am
by revandBellman • 5.173 Posts
Great pictures Stephen. Give them to Steve to be added to the monthly video, it is always good to have drawings as well as images
NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
RE: m27, m31/32/110 from 30/09/2011in Observers Corner Only Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:52 am
by deepskysteve • 6.607 Posts
Celestron CG5 Goto with C6 & William optics Z66. Williams ZS70, (Meade DSIPro2 Mono Skycam), Lifecam HD webcamera, Watec 902H, SPC900 webcam, Logitec Pro 4000 webcam, Atik 314L+ Nextimage 5 camera, IFLY4 Quadcopter, H.A.L scratch built Quadcopter GPS full autonomous machine.