Really making progress now ... The metal man came this morning to measure up and look at what I wanted for the roof.
What has been done at the end of Day 1?
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Today has been the day to empty it all out ready for work to progress , It looks very bare! But when it;s done the dual rig will have a new home in the extended build.
I am desperate to get 4.5 hours more and complete this data set..... I've wanted to do this for a few years, Once pane of the mosaic is from last year and the other from this year .....
This is the luminance so far ....... Just the remaining blue to get
Two more ongoing projects on the TMB that I hope may get finished before the observatory extension that will put me out of action for a while.
The Pacman nebula (NGC281) is a target that I have always considered to be very boring, with a very flat central area. In most cases (including my previous attempts) it's been very solid looking. I decided to give this another go and see if I could make something better of it than I had previously........ This is 30 hours worth of data, taken with the TMB152/1200, Mesu 200 and QSI690 with 3nm Chroma Ha, OIII and SII filters.
The Fish head nebula (IC1795) is part of the Heart nebula complex. This is 50 hours of total integration with the new QSI690 and Chroma 3nm narrowband filters.
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Today I received my 2018 Stargazing guide and I'm thrilled to see three of my images in the book (2 are duplicated)
Here's my M51 inside the front cover....... There's also the Cone nebula and the Veil nebula in the book .... and M51 and the Cone are used twice
The dual rig is here to stay and will soon be standing on its own two feet alongside the TMB scope........ data from 3 scopes each night!!!
Here's the start of the dual rig...... a Berlebach Planet tripod. This thing is rock solid.
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