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First RGB image with new CCD

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#1 WhitenerJ

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

Well here it is!! My very first RGB image using the good old QHY8L CCD. This is the California Nebula (NGC 1499) consisting of 14 300 sec subs and 7 darks @-20C. Not too bad for a first color image with the camera. Obviously it would benefit from more time and longer subs as well.

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#2 mmalik

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

Congrats; good looking start.

#3 kfir Simon

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

That is a VERY good start - the star colors are great!!!

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#4 WhitenerJ

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Thanks everyone. I know my images are not near as good as most of the CCD users on here. I also feel kinda embarrassed posting them here. I hope to get better though. I need to extend my exposure times and get more details.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

Looks great. Star colors are very nice.

#6 LazyLightning

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:26 AM

No reason to be embarrassed at all, that's a great first RGB shot!

#7 Pauls72

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:28 AM

I've been waiting for clear sky's to try out my new QHY8L. I can only hope my pic's are as good. Nice picture!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

Very nice and no reason to be embarrassed - your image looks great.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

No need to be embarrassed at all as we all have to start somewhere.

Your image is great!

#10 Andreas72

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

Very good start.Congrats


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