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Chuck Manges
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Cone Nebula-Rosette Nebula Region Over the years I have imaged the Cone and Rosette nebulae separately. I decided to give a mosaic a try this year, 16 panels Here's the aforementioned Cone and Rosette images:        Details on Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/QZyZ...

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IC 348  Since it's been cloudy the last few weeks, I decided to reprocess some older data from last year. This is IC 348 in Perseus.  LRGB image taken with a QHY23M and 11" Celestron EdgeHD w/Hyperstar. L-21x120 R-10x120 G-10x120 B-10x120 Taken on November ...

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QHY163M Beta Testing
I received a new QHY163 Mono CMOS camera 3 weeks ago. I impatiently waited for the "astropurchase clouds" to clear and finally got first light. Between clouds, I shot 46- 30 second subs of the Iris Nebula. 30 seconds had the same "pixel stats" of those shot...

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QHY163M Beta Testing
I received a new QHY163 Mono CMOS camera 3 weeks ago. I impatiently waited for the "astrogear purchase clouds" to clear and finally got first light. Between clouds, I shot 46- 30 second subs of the Iris Nebula. 30 seconds had the same "pixel stats" of those...

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Couple of Recent Images
I haven't "blogged" in quite some time. I've been very busy with getting everything working right in the observatory, now one year old. Recently I broke down and got PixInsight for image pre- & post-processing. All of these images have been in part or compl...

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Dome update and new images
It's been a busy year so far... I added a small room and pier to to observatory for my seldom used Orion Sirius mount. The pier is a 10" diameter, 8' long concrete tube. I had a local welding shop make 2 customized plates to adapt the Orion Sirius. I finish...

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I started Astrophotography 4 years ago and I always dreamed of having an observatory. I got a really good deal on a used Explora Dome from my friend Bill Snyder (http://darkskyart.com/ ) back in August. I already had a spot on our property picked out if the...

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QHY10 One-Shot Color CCD (OSC) First Light
     I haven't had many clear nights in months, actually it's been bad for the past 2 years! Maybe this is the norm here in southwest Pennsylvania, and I was just spoiled my first 2 years of Astrophotography.      I decided I wanted to make the best of my l...

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M101 Work in Progress
I haven't added any posts recently because of poor skies and the extreme cold. Now apparently I've used up this years' allotment of clear nights(2). I started this on 3/15/15 and I guess I finished it on 3/17/15. I shot the Luminance, Red and Green frames t...

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Almost 2 years ago I attempted a mosaic of the area below  Orion's Belt. http://astrochuck.blogspot.com/2013/01/below-beltof-orion.html I had nearly 24 hours worth of images in the 24 frame mosaic. Since I now have the speed of F/2 imaging with the Hypersta...
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