The Owl Cluster

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The Owl Cluster

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Here's the Owl Cluster in Cassiopeia from 22/11/20.

Captured with NINA.

22 x lights at 120 seconds, 125 gain, -10°
5 darks, 20 flats, 20 flat darks
Stacked in Deep sky stacker, processed in Gimp.

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If you stare for long enough you will see his eyes, his body and then his out stretched wings!

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Graeme wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 03:55
If you stare for long enough you will see his eyes, his body and then his out stretched wings!
Indeed! :thumbup:
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Is it me or is your image a image mirror of most of the images that show up in a Google search for the owl cluster?

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stuck wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 09:28
Is it me or is your image a image mirror of most of the images that show up in a Google search for the owl cluster?

Ken
I'm sure you are always round the right way Ken!

My images however are upside down and back to front! My telescope is a Schmidt Cassegrain Catadioptric design and the camera is mounted directly on the end without a diagonal mirror. The stacking software might invert the image in one plane but I'm not sure! I'll get a full Moon shot and check perhaps.


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Perhaps the owl(s) is/are looking in the opposite direction?
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John Gray wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 14:19
Perhaps the owl(s) is/are looking in the opposite direction?
Could be.
My mother, a Wise Old owl if ever there was one, had eyes in the back of her head.

@Graeme. Great view. I can "see" the owl, wings and all.
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Yet another great shot, Graeme.

The owl is my 'spirit animal' and you captured it beautifully.

Will you get moon eclipse shots?
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BobH wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 20:26
Yet another great shot, Graeme.

The owl is my 'spirit animal' and you captured it beautifully.

Will you get moon eclipse shots?

Thanks Bob.

The 30/11/20 eclipse is penumbral and sets as viewed from SE England soon after it starts. So, no.

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lun ... ovember-30

You should get a good view of it from Texas although you need a good dark sky to see a penumbral shadow.

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BobH wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 20:26
Yet another great shot, Graeme.

The owl is my 'spirit animal' and you captured it beautifully.

Will you get moon eclipse shots?

Hello Bob

Here's an animation you might like:

https://theskysearchers.com/viewtopic.p ... 39#p126639

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Thanks, Graeme!
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