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


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    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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    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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    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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    Sonoran desert and a cactus flower bloom.




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    Re: IQSmart3 Driver Error

    Michael is the best!!! I sleep with ease with my Eversmart Pro and Supreme scanners knowing that he is a resource always willing to help with so much courtesey. So glad to hear you got your machine...
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    Re: IQSmart3 Driver Error

    Karl doesn't know much about these - he is definately the guy for all things Heidelberg though.

    Reach out to Michael Streeter (https://www.scansolutionsonline.com/) who is an amazing resource for...
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    Re: Epson 9600 Printer Question

    I gave up on mine because though it worked great, it required significant effort each time to get all the heads up and running and then that required constant profiling as a result. I rarely print...
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    Re: Howtek 8000HiResolvebpaid for

    Congrats! Youíll love it.
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    Re: Howtek 8000 Drum vs. Epson V850 flatbed scanners

    Iíll continue my scanner comparison effort again as well when I know itís safe to live life on the edge again :)

    Alan, do want to thank you posting these examples. Very helpful images.

    Pali
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    Re: Howtek 8000 Drum vs. Epson V850 flatbed scanners

    Yes, a fantastic shot and two fantastic scans of it that I would be happy with.

    If I scanned with Epson first, I would wonder ďwhat ifĒ and might drum or pro flatbed scan it just like Alan did....
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    Re: Howtek 8000 Drum vs. Epson V850 flatbed scanners

    Bryan, my drum scanners are loved as much as Pere loves his Epson so absolutely not ever getting rid of them :) Hahah.

    Pere, you have a remarkable ability to use my scans and my opinions to say...
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    Re: Howtek 8000 Drum vs. Epson V850 flatbed scanners

    Are we there yet? :)
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    Oh boy, I clicked on a scanner thread and instantly time traveled to pre coronavirus days :) Enjoyed knowing that my scans are still generating some healthy debate - haha. I don't want to get in the...
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    Re: 11x14 camera build attempt - Questions

    Thank you Ron! Itís a pure joy to use.

    I also just ordered some Portra 400 and canít wait to shoot ULF color.

    Pali
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Thank you Ari!
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    Re: 11x14 camera build attempt - Questions

    Thank you Peter.
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    Re: 11x14 camera build attempt - Questions

    Took the beast out to strech it's arms and legs during the qurantine :)



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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49875685828_66541ab4f8_h.jpg

    KalsiCAM 11x14 | Nikkor-M 450MM | Illford HP5+
    JOBO CPP2 | Adox Rodinal 1+25
    Eversmart Supreme Scanner


    Pali
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Peter. My scanners help :)

    Pali
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    That's a nice capture of the bird Bryan! Peter, the bread looks fantistic!

    Since there is no clear winner, I'll continue to mix things up and here are two more scans - one with the film border and...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you cjbecker and Jim.

    I am with you Jim, I think itís just too overpowering and takes your eyes away from the photo itself.

    Pali
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Used to always prefer my XPan images with the film border but now I am not sure. Any thoughts? This is from the same roll as above.

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