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Dustin Gibson  Oceanside Photo and Telescope www.OPTcorp.com

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The pillars of creation I shot remotely from the Goat Mountain Astronomical Research Station. Camera: SBIG 16803
Mount: Planewave Ascension 200
Telescope: Planewave 17" CDK
Exposures: 15min each
Guide camera: Lodestar
Control: Sky X

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I guess I should post this version too since @travisburkephotography and @dailyshyft both said it's more fun to look than the softer version I just posted. Which do you like better?

I'm starting to get some data in with my new Planewave system! I have never really been a long focal length shooter, so this is all new to me. I don't know what the hell I'm doing, but here's my first image. This is the core of the Lagoon Nebula up close with a 17" @planewaveinstruments and an @sbigimagingsystems 16803 on the Ascension mount.
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Been spending more time with my FujiFilm X-T2 shooting the MilkyWay recently. Here are a few more shots I've taken over the last couple of weeks from different sites near Palomar mountain.
Camera settings: ISO 400; aperture 1.4 ; focal length 16mm; SS 28 seconds. No tracking head used. Standard field tripod.
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I don't post many of my black and white astro shots, but this one of the Horsehead Nebula is probably the deepest shot I've ever taken.
As @cosmonaut_lauer put it: "That shot must be the first cut, because everyone knows the first cut is the deepest". "That shot is 4000 level philosophy class deep". "Man that is Marianas Trench deep". "Dude that shot is 20,000 leagues under the Sea deep".

So it's been a few months since I've been able to get out and really image for a full night, but last night I finally got to do just that up on Palomar Mountain! I brought my Vixen AXD mount and a Vixen VSD telescope (special thanks to @dailyshyft for letting me borrow her scope) with a QSI CCD camera and my trusty Lodestar. I stayed up until about 3AM waiting for the Lagoon Nebula to be up high enough to finish my image, but it was well worth it.
So anyway, here's my first new image in what feels like a long time! Hope you enjoy!

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Flashback Friday to the days when my impatience led me to shoot faster by skipping the green and blue filters and combining the remaining channels like they were still there. It produced some pretty cool color combinations. Here is an Hydrogen, Luminance, and Red combined as Red, Green, and Blue.

Shot with a #Celestron #edgehd14 using #hyperstar

Lagoon and Trifid Nebuale shot from Downtown Oceanside, CA with narrowband filters.
I used an ASA 10" Newtonian telescope and an FLI 16000 cooled CCD camera. All filters were Astrodon 3nm. Cooled to -25.
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This was my first real crack at the Rosette Nebula from Oceanside, CA. There is almost 40 hours of exposure in this one image. I shot this with a QSI 683 CCD camera cooled to -20.

People walked on this thing! Figured it was worth a picture. I shot this one with a Nikon D750 on a @skywatcherusa Esprit 150 APO refractor.
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This is the California Nebula shot from California. This is also a friendly reminder that if you don't live in California, you are making a poor decision with your life. That's all. Thanks for your time. See you when you get here!
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MilkyWay Galaxy over Lake Henshaw.
Anyone interested in coming out with us next time we shoot? We are looking into organizing a big meet-up with the team at Fujifilm.
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Shot with Fujifilm X-T2 and 16mm lens at f/1.4.

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