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About Photography / Artist Alex NicholasMale/Australia Recent Activity
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Decoy - Battlegrounds by AlexN-Astro Decoy - Battlegrounds :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 0 0 Vegas - Battlegrounds by AlexN-Astro Vegas - Battlegrounds :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 1 0 Eta Carine - Ha OSC - Starless by AlexN-Astro Eta Carine - Ha OSC - Starless :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 2 0 Eta Carine - Ha OSC Final.. by AlexN-Astro Eta Carine - Ha OSC Final.. :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 7 3 The Horse Head - Final. by AlexN-Astro The Horse Head - Final. :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 19 8 NGC 2070 - The Tarantula. by AlexN-Astro NGC 2070 - The Tarantula. :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 2 0 Eta Carine - HA:OSC by AlexN-Astro Eta Carine - HA:OSC :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 4 0 Eta Carine - Hydrogen Alpha by AlexN-Astro Eta Carine - Hydrogen Alpha :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 5 1 The Sun... by AlexN-Astro The Sun... :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 0 4 NGC253 V2.0 by AlexN-Astro NGC253 V2.0 :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 3 3 M33 RGB by AlexN-Astro M33 RGB :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 0 6 M8 + M20 Wide Field. by AlexN-Astro M8 + M20 Wide Field. :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 5 9 M8 HaRGB by AlexN-Astro M8 HaRGB :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 3 5 IC434 in Hydrogen Alpha v2.0 by AlexN-Astro IC434 in Hydrogen Alpha v2.0 :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 1 0 M8 in Hydrogen Alpha by AlexN-Astro M8 in Hydrogen Alpha :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 2 0 IC434 - HaRGB blend by AlexN-Astro IC434 - HaRGB blend :iconalexn-astro:AlexN-Astro 5 3


SEVEN.eXchange by c0nr4d SEVEN.eXchange :iconc0nr4d:c0nr4d 66 45 ImMECHulate Heart by c0nr4d ImMECHulate Heart :iconc0nr4d:c0nr4d 28 23 Snake nebula by frenchbear Snake nebula :iconfrenchbear:frenchbear 9 4 Where? by Blackrabbit33 Where? :iconblackrabbit33:Blackrabbit33 10 10 M33 Triangulum Galaxy by quicksimon M33 Triangulum Galaxy :iconquicksimon:quicksimon 34 63 M-51 Whirpool Galaxy by MilchstrabeSTern M-51 Whirpool Galaxy :iconmilchstrabestern:MilchstrabeSTern 310 96 Hyperspace by SGA-Maddin Hyperspace :iconsga-maddin:SGA-Maddin 202 18 Real Air Force by SGA-Maddin Real Air Force :iconsga-maddin:SGA-Maddin 1,136 147 Jupiter Animation 07-08-2009 by Chrissyo Jupiter Animation 07-08-2009 :iconchrissyo:Chrissyo 22 12 Reflecting New Zealand by La-Mort-De-Coeur Reflecting New Zealand :iconla-mort-de-coeur:La-Mort-De-Coeur 7 13 By jove by DevYani By jove :icondevyani:DevYani 9 8 Moon 4 by Astroadamo Moon 4 :iconastroadamo:Astroadamo 8 2 M101 Pinwheel Galaxy by quicksimon M101 Pinwheel Galaxy :iconquicksimon:quicksimon 12 27 Saturn and Moons 15-12-2006 by Chrissyo Saturn and Moons 15-12-2006 :iconchrissyo:Chrissyo 47 22 Mare Serenitatis 07-09-2008 by Chrissyo Mare Serenitatis 07-09-2008 :iconchrissyo:Chrissyo 9 9



Alex Nicholas
Artist | Photography
Current Residence: Brisbane
Favourite genre of music: psytrance / rap
Favourite photographer: Peter Lik
Favourite style of art: Photography
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
MP3 player of choice: winamp
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie Griffin
Personal Quote: Who said what now?
With the arrival of my new wide field telescope, I've started planning my first serious astrophotography project for 2009...

I plan to take a "Mega-Data" image of M42 - The Great Orion Nebula.

Mega-data is a term used by astrophotographers to describe images with exposure times upwards of 15~20 hours.
I am planning (and hoping the weather co-operates) to capture 30 hours worth of exposure on M42.. Data will be mixed between RGB colour data, Hydrogen Alpha and Oxygen3 narrowband data. Majority of the sub-exposures will be between 15 and 20 minutes each, narrowband images will most likely be 30 minute sub exposures. I will take a lot of shorter exposures around the 1 minute mark to tame down the brighter areas of the nebula and give the image more depth and dynamic range...

If all goes to plan, this could be very special
  • Listening to: Crystal Method
  • Reading: Quantum
  • Watching: Stargate Atlantis
  • Playing: The field
  • Drinking: Icey cold Corona.


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frenchbear Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009

thank you for the :+fav:
I appreciate

See u :bye:
GosteOner Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanx 4 the watch
AlexN-Astro Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Photographer
No worries man, Awesome work....

I'm planning to set up a new DA account to house my graff work, and participate in the battlegrounds group soon too... Probably see you around there! :)
SGA-Maddin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the favs and nice comments!! You have some pretty nice space pics too...
AlexN-Astro Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009   Photographer
You're most welcome!

I have one of your SGA pics as my desktop background! :)

Thanks mate...
Jaa-c Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
your astro images are terrific :+devwatch:
Jaa-c Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Hey again,
you might be interested .. [link]
Some pics a really awesome :)
AlexN-Astro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Photographer
Thank you!
Cootie707 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009   Digital Artist
You have a terrific gallery!!! Hey, do you mind if I dedicate a deviation to you? I totally have to watch you, I can't believe how great some of your pics are.
AlexN-Astro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much for the kind words, By all means, if you want to dedicate a deviation, Be sure to send me a link to it so I can have a look...

Thanks again, Your encouragement means a lot.

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