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The magnificent Lagoon nebula in Sagittarius
The magnificent Lagoon nebula in Sagittarius

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Kariani, Greece
Date: Jul 24, 2009
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 30.333 min (total)
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2009

10 individual exposures (almost 3 minutes each) were aligned and stacked. Further processing in PixInsight and PS in order to enhance the details and achieve this false color image (similar to an image taken with OIII filter).

Telescope : Celestron C8 SCT with focal reducer
Mount : Takahashi EM200 Temma II Jr
Camera : Canon 350D Baader modified
Exposure : 10 x 182sec
FOV : 57.83% of the original
Autoguiding with PHD, Toucam 740 , Celestron ED80

Place: 68 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.2535
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.2182
Avg (non-participants): 6.3750
Views since voting: 1207
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 142
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/18/2009 02:13:26 PM
Greetings from Andi via the Critique Club

First Impression: An image I'm pretty sure I'll never take in my lifetime so kudos to you for capturing this. Whilst I'm pretty sure this would be well received by astronomers its not something that WOW's me

Composition: The compososition is fine and there is something to look at throughout the image.

Subject: As I mentioned astronamy is not high on my list (in fact I'm waiting for somebody to pick up an old telescope I used once, several years ago). That said I'm sure this appealed to lots of voters as it is certainly a different shot for us.

Technical: Hard to comment on the technicals and I'm sure this is an impressive shot within its field so again, well done.

Final thoughts: The more I look at this image the more I'm drawn to it and the more I'm seeing. First impressions can often be wrong and I'm warming to this so thanks for showing it to us all.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 02:40:54 PM
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08/03/2009 11:28:45 AM
This is great, nice work, 10
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08/02/2009 11:47:03 PM
I'm always intrigued by these images. Well done.
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08/01/2009 06:11:18 PM
You don't see these types of shots that much on here. Very refreshing and an excellent capture
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08/01/2009 10:07:39 AM
just awesome -TEN !!!
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