Holmes and the California, March 4th, 2008
all the frames from the night, the early frames provided a lot
of fun with gradients:
25x120 seconds, 60x60 seconds, and 4x90seconds as dictated by
the sky background
Nikon 105mm f2.5 Q on Griffin mod Canon 350d, piggyback on the
classic LX200, unguided, no bad frames..
the sky finally
opened a bit, but the seeing was terrible. very hazy, 80% humidity,
sky light from San Diego to the west. can't have everything I
guess. Still needs a bit of work on gradients...
acquired and combined
in Nebulosity, no darks, no flats. Curves, gradients, and color
in Photoshop. The image is cropped
a little to lose the dark edges from stacking so many subs......
and moving the scope a little be accident between sets...lol
and, on the
7th of March, another
same setup as
above, but 30x120 seconds in marginal sky, more haze and skylight
it looks like the comet lost its edge in three days, but that
was just the difference in seeing...note the fuzzy stars
thanks for looking