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Barnards Loop in Orion

 
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Dec 06, 2008 12:00 |  #1

I was really excited to see that this months challenge over at CloudyNights.Com was to be Barnards Loop. I have always wanted to shoot this object but never had anything that could either frame it or was optically good enough. Well the 70-200L is optically almost perfect but I could have used a bit more sky. I may reshoot with my 24-105L if the weather cooperates near the end of the month. I think I went pretty deep and overall I am pleased with the image. I'd like another 3 hours but we'll see. JPEG Compression kills it so I will post a larger file by Saturday off site. Comments welcomed!

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Dec 06, 2008 12:37 |  #2

SO amazingly deep and SO perfectly processed.

Outstanding work Bobby.


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Dec 06, 2008 14:07 |  #3

Wow!! The astrophotography images continue to wow me.. just amazing.




  
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PJ1958
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Dec 06, 2008 17:40 as a reply to  @ StageOne's post |  #4

Very impressive! Especially the red sensitivity of the modded 40D. The 70-200L looks like a lens to put on my wish list. Either the f/4 or f/2.8




  
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Dec 06, 2008 19:59 |  #5

WOW :shock: , beautiful WF shot !




  
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Dec 06, 2008 20:58 |  #6

Yikes! Really well done.


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strgazr27
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Dec 07, 2008 08:06 |  #7

Thanks so much for the compliments everyone. I managed to grab another 90 minutes and tonight hope to capture the upper area as well as over towards the Rosette nebula. I have decided a winter long project is a 6-8 frame mosaic of the surrounding areas. Wish me luck!


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Dec 07, 2008 12:13 |  #8

Superb image. I know Barnard's Loop is exceedingly faint - do you need a really dark sky to get an image like that? We don't really have such a thing in the UK.


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Dec 08, 2008 10:18 |  #9

Holy crap, I was of the belief that Barnard's Loop is a b**ger of a target to capture, but you've made it look so easy. I'm very envious, and VERY impressed!


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Ryan.
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Dec 08, 2008 14:05 |  #10

That is awesome! The detail is amazing!


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