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VSP??

Is the VSP on Holiday break or ceased to operate or what? No activity on that page since Dec 15th nor any mention of why that I can find.

Cloudy here anyway but wondered.....
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I believe its back first week of January 
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Just finished processing this data from summer. Once again done with the TOA-130 STT 8300, it is the "Elephant's Trunk" in IC 1396
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Ah, yes I knew that but was having some issues from the app earlier. Thanks!
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NGC 7822 and Vicinity.

False Color Narrowband Mosaic (2 Panel) image of NGC 7822 in Cepheus.

Ha/S2/O3 filters, FSQ-106 and STT-8300. 85.5 hours exposure time
(42 one panel, 43.5 for the other). 30 minute subs.

Processed in PixInsight.

For those non-astronomers, these are NOT the real colors of this object. It is mostly reddish (Ha). This is a modified "Hubble Palette" color scheme often used to display narrowband filtered images.
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I can see Jabba the Hutt in the middle.
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Flaming Star Nebula with TOA-130 and STT-8300
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Bill McLaughlin

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Tried a tilt/shift simulation with my previously posted IC 1396 image. Not sure if I like it or not. What do you think?

Kinda fun and easy to do.
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I like it. Adds intrigue. Don't really care if it's astronomically correct etc, just looks totally rad!! 
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Bill McLaughlin

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Just finished processing this data from summer. Once again done with the TOA-130 STT 8300, it is the "Elephant's Trunk" in IC 1396
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Amazing :) So beautiful!
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Bill McLaughlin

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The processing continues (now that it is -5 outside).

TOA-130 STT 8300 Elephant's Trunk in IC 1396
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I like it!
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Flaming Star Nebula with TOA-130 and STT-8300
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Beautiful
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Bill McLaughlin

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Flaming Star Nebula with TOA-130 and STT-8300
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+Mark Striebeck Cool. It is a nice scope. The only issue I have had is for some reason some of the coating came off the objective in "speckles". Don't know if I will bother having it re-coated as there is no evidence of the issue on images.,
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