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tvdavis
2007-Jun-20, 02:31 AM
I have never imaged this dim object and so I thought I'd give it a try. You know, try something easy - hah. Anyway, I think it looks like a cosmic monster sucking up stars as it crawls along -- look, there are three in a row ready to be eaten!!

http://www.tvdavisastropics.com/astroimages-1_00001b.htm

I found this region challenging to process with all it's subtle details.

I hope you like it. Comments/criticisms are welcome.

Best,
Tom Davis
Inkom, ID

stktos
2007-Jun-20, 02:37 AM
great job! all the colors and detail! very nice.

Planet eater from star trek anyone?;)

Galactic2000
2007-Jun-20, 12:03 PM
Excellent shot Tom!

One of the best I've seen of this Object!

Perfect color balance too!

Noclevername
2007-Jun-20, 04:19 PM
I have never imaged this dim object and so I thought I'd give it a try. You know, try something easy - hah. Anyway, I think it looks like a cosmic monster sucking up stars as it crawls along -- look, there are three in a row ready to be eaten!!

Excellent pic. Better call in Kirk and Spock to destroy it! :D

Tucson_Tim
2007-Jun-20, 06:54 PM
You're not going to get any criticism of that photo. Bravo! :)

Whirlpool
2007-Jun-22, 02:00 AM
They are soooo beautiful!

It doesn't look like a leech to me. :D

I love it !


Thanks for sharing it Tom!

:)

andyschlei
2007-Jun-22, 05:28 AM
Tom,

APOD quality picture! :clap: :clap: :clap:

seeker372011
2007-Jun-22, 09:06 AM
the bubble is so clearly defined in the crop..wonderful carity and definition

one of your nicest shots . Its just great to see images like this

Kyle Edwards
2007-Jun-22, 02:47 PM
That is a very good image.

tvdavis
2007-Jun-22, 11:57 PM
Thank you everyone for the kind comments. Know I have to find a new target to image!

Tom

JAICOA
2007-Jun-23, 09:10 PM
Tom This is a very beautiful photo of this object, It looks the same dust structure as the Iris. Simply outstanding! Clear Skies