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M1 & M42; First shots for a while

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#1 Kellogg

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

Last night was the first night I could use the roll off roof observatory I just built and decided M1 was a suitable first light object.

It's been a while since I've done any imaging so constructive criticism is appreciated.

both images taken with a non-modified DSLR on a Skywatcher NEQ6Pro mount with a Skywatcher 8" Newtonian.
Processed with Nebulosity and post-processing with Photoshop CS6.

M1 is here
10x300s totalling 50 minutes.

M42
M42 is here
Combination of 8s, 30s, 150s & 300s images totalling 43 minutes.

#2 mpgxsvcd

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

That is a really good M42. I like your processing a lot. Does Nebulosity automatically do the HDR combining process or do you have manually do masking?

#3 Kellogg

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Thanks for the positive comments!

Manual masking was done in Photoshop. Nebulosity just spits out the stacked and aligned image.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Very nice job, especially on the trapezium.

#5 shrevestan

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Nice shots!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

Both your images are really good, Mat. Congrats on the new observatory - sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun with it.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:47 AM

Beautiful images, Mat! Congratulations for the obsy!






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