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VdB 149, 11 hours of exposure (6.5 luminance and 4.5 RGB)

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Comment by John O'Neill on July 5, 2012 at 7:56am

Alistair:
Magnificent shot of VdB 149. I love these dusties. They have so much personality???. I have a shot of VdB 152 which I will post today. The only dusty that I have that is sharable.

Comment by Richard Crisp on January 9, 2012 at 5:42pm

Alistair, that is very awesome looking to me. I always like the ink blobs you guys get with your deep luminance shots. Being mostly a narrowband guy for the past 11 years (started the craze), I haven't done a lot of LRGB imaging and only some RGB type recently to any degree of serious attempt. I need to use the luminance filter more...

Comment by Federico Luciani on November 23, 2011 at 7:34am

My GOD Alistair. You make me feel a poor man...a masterpiece.

Comment by Derek Baker on November 21, 2011 at 9:35pm

I haven't been on Astrogab for a while, and wow! did I ever miss the posting of some spectacular images! And this one is especially incredible!

I have seen images of VdB149 before, but there's something about your image Alistair that breathes a three-dimensional life into the monster! Perhaps it is the framing and smoothness across a large dynamic range? Wow!

Comment by Alistair Symon on November 20, 2011 at 12:36pm

Thanks for everyone's kind comments

Comment by Jeffrey P Nunnari on November 4, 2011 at 9:02pm
Simply incredible. Looks sorta like a Great White shark ready to strike!
Comment by Erik larsen on November 1, 2011 at 9:02pm
A great shot of this dusty beast.
Comment by Alistair Symon on November 1, 2011 at 7:02pm
This was just two nights of imaging. One for the Luminance and one for the RGB. I automated the setup so it can run all night while I sleep!
Comment by spike77 on October 31, 2011 at 9:36am
cool man another that i have not seen
Comment by Robert C. Mills on October 31, 2011 at 8:53am
Beautiful image!

How many clear nights did this take? I seldon get more than 2-4 hours twice a month.

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