Recent content by Mike Lewis

  1. Mike Lewis

    The Glowing Andromeda Galaxy

    Jim, Yes just the exact amount of thin clouds can produce a nice 'glow filter' as you show here - really accentuates the brighter stars and gives the image a cool quality. I am now officially waiting for my mono version of this camera (but from QHY) and so it is exciting to see all these...
  2. Mike Lewis

    M20 - Trifid Nebula

    Jim, This looks great - really like the smooth low noise results and the colors seem to be spot on for sure. Do you have a version that includes the stars? I think that would warrant an addition to this post, or perhaps even a GIF animation showing the starry version fading into the starless...
  3. Mike Lewis

    solar annimation

    Great stuff - really impressive work! I think some of those sunspots must have helped with Amateur Radio Field Day, which I just finished participating in this weekend :) ML
  4. Mike Lewis

    New Gear Coming

    No new images for me still yet, but some new gear finally is on its way: I was already wanting one of these, but after seeing the excellent results from some of our accomplished astroimagers, I ordered my own IMX571 based astro camera, this time from QHY. QHY268M 9 slot 2 inch filter wheel...
  5. Mike Lewis

    Trees before the storm

    One of the best IR images I have seen, as mentioned above the processing is what really makes this special. ML
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    Solar Prominences 5-29-22

    Chuck, OK that is good info to know for the future if I do get into solar. Thanks! ML
  8. Mike Lewis

    Thursday’s Task

    Tremendous image Ken, gotta get to Isle of Skye someday! ML
  9. Mike Lewis

    Thursday’s Task

    Wow Alan, that is REALLY magnificent in every way, glad to see that one posted again! ML
  10. Mike Lewis

    The Basalt and the Waves

    Very nice Alan, and inspiring to get the drone back out, although it is a few minutes drive from here to get special scenes like that :) Lovely composition and colors in this one. ML
  11. Mike Lewis

    Birth of the Milky Way

    Fun shot Jim, well seen as a potential image in your scouting, and then very nicely realized. ML
  12. Mike Lewis

    Solar Prominences 5-29-22

    Chuck, Wowser! Those are jaw-dropping, especially that close up one, although I also enjoy the images showing the fuller view of the sun's limb and the body too. Nice to know the ASI1600 can do such a good job on solar! ML
  13. Mike Lewis

    M101 & NGC4565

    danny, These are excellent - M101 has nice color and detail with colorful stars, and 4565 is showing subtle details in the dust lane, nicely done! ML
  14. Mike Lewis

    M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

    Danny, Great image of this iconic target. I think the post processing is excellent with very nice detail and subtle colors coming out. Great work. I hear you with galaxy post processing and star issues - always a challenge to bring out the fainter galaxy detail without adversely affecting the...
  15. Mike Lewis

    M8 + M20 Nebula's

    Nice pairing showing these 2 together along with the interstellar dust of the region. Great job!
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