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    Re: 11x14 camera build attempt - Questions

    Years of waiting and I canít believe this unicorn is here! Time to take the big toy out.

    Fresh E100 in 11x14

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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks, Peter! Can't quite describe the feeling when you also look at the night sky with a telescope that can resolve so much information. It's truly breathtaking and I hope everyone gets to...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    A cluster of 50+ galaxies known as Abell 2197. So much to imagine.


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    Galaxy Cluster Abell 2197 by Pali K, on Flickr
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Just a preview of how little information is captured even with multiple hours of exposure. However, when you accumulate enough data, these distance giants start to show in their full glory. I am...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    This thread makes me want to shoot more B&W film. Beautiful photos tuco, Austin, Michael, Paul, John, and Gabe!
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    Re: JOBO pre-wash with C-41?

    I always prewash with distilled water and have had nothing but excellent results with Jobo. As Ari mentioned, the Tetenal kit (which I use) also instructs you to do so for 1 min.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Peter, these are fantastic. Love the MOON!

    I managed to grab another galaxy. This needs to be redone in better sky conditions but I did have a break last night to capture this.

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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks, Bryan. Same here - I get a night or two every month so have to try to manage it all quickly. Have been tweaker the automation workflow which helps me get the most out of a single night.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Me, three!
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    Re: Out With My 14x17 DIY Camera & XRAY Film

    You have it in you John!!!! :)
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    Re: Out With My 14x17 DIY Camera & XRAY Film

    Yes, thatís it! I built it a few years back.

    Pali
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    Re: Out With My 14x17 DIY Camera & XRAY Film

    That is impressive - loved the final print! Makes me want to get my DIY camera out myself.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you, Peter!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you, Randy! I can't believe I am able to capture these from my backyard - still learning. Here is another attempt at processing the data with annotations this time. Feel free to wander around...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    M81 Bodes Galaxy | WIP by Pali K, on Flickr
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    Sorry, it took a lot longer than expected but wanted to set up things properly with the latest security. Have started uploading the backup and hopefully things are back up fully shortly. If you see...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Jon!
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    Whirlpool Galaxy M51 by Pali K, on Flickr

    M51 - Latest Astrophotography Attempt
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Bryan, I really do think astrophotography is one hobby where "better equipment = better output" is a true statement. SCTs can be annoying to work with because of so many variables that have to align...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you, Tuco! What you described is the magic I remember from my childhood looking up at the sky. If all works out, I plan to travel to locations that have the least light pollution to witness...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you, Bryan. I have been tweaking my workflow and I am getting better with each session and what I have found is that underexposing the frames and shooting more of them has proved to be better...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Bryan,

    Your image made me give it a go myself as the sky finally opened up for decent imaging after many months. My setup is way too high a focal length for this target but I like the details I...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Randy! I am excited about how this turned out and hoping to add another night's worth of image data to this. Fingers crossed :)

    Pali
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    12.5 Hours Exposure of Messier 101 (The Pinwheel Galaxy)

    21 million years away with 1 trillion stars.

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    M51 Whirlpool Galaxy - 23.16 million light-years away shot from a light-polluted DC backyard :)


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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Mine too tuco but it's exactly the reason why I am drawn to it. We are looking at something that is 11.74 million light years ago! :confused:

    Thank you Peter!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    That's really nice Peter - love the perspective.

    So, I pushed the challenge and went for a Galaxy. Here is Bodes Galaxy and Cigar Galaxy from last night. Still learning but this is getting fun!
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    tuco, I love the simplicity and clarity in your photos!

    Pali
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    Peter, these are gorgeous.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Randy, Peter, and Jon. Itís called the Orion Nebula located in the sword of the Orion constellation.

    About 1300 light years away and one of the brighter nebulas that can be viewed with...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    What this beauty looks like in full frame godness with a proper telescope. Wow!


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    Celestron EdgeHD 8" | Canon EOS RA | CGX Mount...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Got my EOS RA today and made another go at Orion Nebula. What a difference but still no telescope yet so can't wait to see it properly lit with a telescope :)

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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Bryan. Itís been cloudy in Md pretty much everyday too and even this photos was taken during brief moments of clouds clearing. Seeing conditions were very poor and I was shocked that I even...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Trying to get back into the hobby after a long pause but with astro setup. Don't have everything yet but did get the tripod and mount and took this with my DSLR setup. Excited about this new...
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    11x14 camera build attempt - Questions

    Sorry folks but my website host was being annoying with continued hidden charges and I ended up canceling everything with them. Iíll be setting up a new site for my stuff and will relink everything...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks Peter! Hope you get the good weather too - it was simply gorgeous today and I spent most of the time hiking and soaking everything in.

    Pali
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    Re: 11x14 camera build attempt - Questions

    Holding a fresh batch of a unicorn! 11x14 Portra 400

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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Went for an early morning hike at Great Falls park in MD. Wish I had taken my film camera but all I had was my cell phone. Snapped a few including this pano using my iPhone.

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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Thank you Tuco!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Sonoran desert and a cactus flower bloom.




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