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#1 Nils_Lars

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

Havent shot this in a while and thought I would see if I could get a different take on it with the same gear.

Pushed my data a bit hard but its really such a cool target , I also shot some Ha to match but couldnt get it to stack in DSS.

19 10min subs with no filter from a semi dark sky at ISO 800 stacked in DSS and then adjusted in PS CS2. Canon 500D(Gary Honis modded) being run by Backyard EOS , Orion Atlas mount and the scope is a Celestron 8" SCT with a .63 focal reducer(FL 1280) and a 7x40mm finderscope as a guide scope.

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#2 vmsguy

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:16 AM

Very nice Erik!

One of these days I need to get a guiding setup for my C8.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:36 AM

Nice one, but I think you should be able to get more out of your data.
This is my image with 12x5min subs (on ISO1600) with a non-modified nikond7000

http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

Nice signal Erik; processing seems off a bit. Try posting combined FIT if you like.

Here... is mine but I would like to re-do. Thx

#5 carlo rocchi

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:44 AM

Really nice M33 and great details.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

Nice to see you at it again Erik, seems a while since you've been able to image.
Very nice work on this one, and it's a toughie. You got some real nice inner dust detail, and the colors are great. Too bad the Ha didn't mash. Can you stack that separately and blend in PS?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

Well done Erik - you've got some good dust detail in the center.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

That's nice work, Erik!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

Looks really nice, Erik - even without the Ha data, you have the Ha regions showing nicely. You also have some nice details in the inner parts of the galaxy.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:01 AM

Thanks very much everyone for the comments.

I dont think the conditions were good for the capture since I was expecting more of this data and in the end had bad vignetting and had to do some weird stuff in processing.

Your guys shots of M33 are excellent and I just cant seem to get the knack of processing this galaxy right for some reason.

DSS doesnt seem to like my Ha data unless I shoot faster then f/6 or I guess I need to go longer.

Havent found another stacking program quite so easy or so free :) but I do need to do something with the subs I shot.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

Thanks very much everyone for the comments.

I dont think the conditions were good for the capture since I was expecting more of this data and in the end had bad vignetting and had to do some weird stuff in processing.

Your guys shots of M33 are excellent and I just cant seem to get the knack of processing this galaxy right for some reason.

DSS doesnt seem to like my Ha data unless I shoot faster then f/6 or I guess I need to go longer.

Havent found another stacking program quite so easy or so free :) but I do need to do something with the subs I shot.


I agree, looks like the seeing was pretty iffy, the bright stars have a fair bit of bloat and ringing (i always had this with my schmidts..). Your legendary processing has saved the day in my opinion.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Good job Erik. Gives me hope for my setup.

#13 Poochpa

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:11 PM

Nice M33, Erik. You captured a lot of detail and the HA regions show well.
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#14 Nils_Lars

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:41 AM

Thanks very much fellas.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

Good work Erik. Your color balance looks pretty good, but the background is a bit brighter on work computer than I normally see. Still nice results.






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