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#1 Orionis91

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:07 AM

Well the skys, the equipement, the polar alignment, it all got together and worked last week. This is teh stack of 8 2 min subs. I tried to do some proccessing but am still not very good at post processing :o. so if any one wants a crack at proccessing it go right ahead. Thank you


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#2 Orionis91

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

unproccessed.
and more image details :
9 dark frames stacked with DSS
Oh almost forgot Camera was a Canon T1I

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:54 AM

Good start; try something easier/more discrete than Orion for practice. Thx

Note: Some processing resources here....

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:00 AM

That's pretty neat Dave. You have achieved two minutes without noticeable trailing. Now just work on the processing part. :D

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

Removed some LP

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#6 Orionis91

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

wow nice job with getting rid of the LP. I will work more on the processing part for sure!

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

Removed some LP


And severely clipped the black point...

OP, great image! Your processing is fine..could maybe use a bit more saturation/contrast, but looks great. My first attempts at this were nowhere near this nice.
Nice work! :)

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

those arcs look like the "shiny baffle" problem.

http://www.cloudynig...3331861/Main...

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Congratulations, Dave on being able to guide. It looks like you have some good potential here. I would encourage you to take flats along with your other calibration frames, as your OTA exhibits some not too subtle vignetting. You'll find that processing your images will be much easier after applying proper flats.

Good luck with your new guider.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Here is my latest reproccess of M42. I did some more contrast increasing and stretched it a bit more. I also applied an unsharp mask.

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