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#1 Toxic Coolaid

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:31 AM

An unguided single 600 second image
No darks or flats.
80mm Sky-Watcher with focal reducer 510mm
60Da
Processed in PS
tracking errors are there and were dealt with as much as possible in PS

I'm pretty happy with the result from 1 sub and no stacking

Thanks for looking

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#2 mmalik

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:41 AM

Wow...unguided single 600 second image!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:06 AM

it was on the way to another target... had to shoot for a few minutes, to awesome of a target!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:45 AM

Who needs autoguiders if you can shoot like that. :grin:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

That's hard to believe its one shot!!! That's impressive!!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:05 AM

Agree, awesome for a single sub...

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

Suprisingly good for such a simple imaging plan. Your colors are really nice.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

im curious how you were able to take such a long exposure without blowing out the core? great shot!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

im curious how you were able to take such a long exposure without blowing out the core?


Well, I guess because it was at 800iso, not stacked, and I really did not have to brighten things up with curves much. That all kept the core in check. I did not do and masks to dim the core down. I have not done that much, and I should learn how. Short answer... that's just how it was in the original image.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

wow! This is amazing!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Great image regardless of being a single image or not.
This is the style of imaging I'm into , lifes too short to spen all night on one object and then all day processing it.

Well done
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

10 minutes unguided? Must have had a killer polar alignment. Nice work!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

nice shot for 10 minutes unguided....................

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:00 PM



Wow, amazing for 1 shot. Kind of makes me feel inadequate...

#15 Toxic Coolaid

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

I think that this is more an exception and I got kind of lucky with this result from 1 image. But I will probably give it a try again. I don't get many opportunities to spend a night imaging and I usually want to image 3 or 4 targets, and that is probably too many for 1 night. But you've got to get what you can.


Wow, amazing for 1 shot. Kind of makes me feel inadequate...


don't let it do that. That shot wound up as my best of the night, and required the least effort by far.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:13 PM

How did you get a 10 minute unguided sub from a CGEM? The most I have been able to achieve out of the DX is 5 even after a drift alignment.

Polar scope? ASPA? Alignmaster?






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