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#1 MML829

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

First light last night with the new Canon 60Da. Imaged with a TV-102, Hutech IDAS-LPS 2" filter, BackyardEOS, Orion Magnificent Auto Guider. I imaged 13 subs @ 5 mins and darks, flats did not come out well at all (gotta work on getting those) so I did not use any flats or bias. Ran through DSS and finished processing in CS5. Need to work on my processing skills some more, but overall very happy with the result. Any comments good or bad would be very helpful and I welcome them. Thanks for looking, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

I think it looks good. I've been working on this same picture for the last week or so and yours looks 10 times better than mine.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Thanks for the kind words, I still have to get the hang of processing, something new to learn all the time.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

That is a beautiful picture of the horse and the flame also.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Thanks Ralph.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

Very nice, and since I have a 60Da only used in daytime so far, I was pleased to see this image you captured using yours :)

BTW -- What was your location when grabbing this image?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:32 AM

Good start with 60Da.

Here are my 60Da Horsehead/Flame and some processing instructions...
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

Looks like that will be a good rig for imaging , well done on the horse and flame here.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:49 AM

Great first light image - you have some nice color in your Flame and pulled out some good faint outer nebulosity.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

Great first light! Focus and color seem right on but it could be a little brighter IMO.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

Thanks Phil. The image was captured from my backyard in upstate NY. I'm very fortunate that it's very dark up here. No street lights, and the neighbors don't use outside lights at night.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

Thanks. I do need to work on my processing skills.These processing instructions are just what I need, thanks again.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

Thanks Erik.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

Thanks Scott.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

Thanks John. Yes I agree, it could be brighter. I need to work on the processing skills.






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