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#1 Ugmul

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

So, last night was great, no moon, no clouds, no wind!

This shot of M101 is my longest tracking and overall integration time of 22 shots, at 660" each, which brings me right to 4 hours. Even caught another DSO on the bottom right NGC 5474 which was a surprise :jump:

I used my Canon T2I full spectrum mod with EOS CCD-CLS clip in, Meade 8" SN, guided with SSAG on Orion Atlas. These were shot at 400 ISO.

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#2 fco_star

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:43 PM

great shot, your 4 hours really pay off!

#3 Ugmul

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

Thanks, really surprised how faint this guy was, still turned out great. One day I'll sneak off to a dark sight, when that happens I think I will cry and not sleep!

#4 drbyyz

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

Awesome shot. Even looks like you have a few small, faint galaxies scattered around the image too.

#5 WhitenerJ

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

Nice job!!! Excellent detail!!

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

Well done! I know from experience how hard this one is to capture.

#7 TimN

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:21 PM

Nice color and detail, Ugmul.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

Wonderful image, Ugmul - your colors are beautiful and you did a great job processing it as well.

#9 carlstronomy

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:50 AM

Great job, very nice image I can see at least 4 more galaxies in there :cool:

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:37 AM

101 of M101

#11 JoeR

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:25 AM

Looks very nice I like the colors in this one.

#12 Ugmul

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

Thanks everyone, was a joy processing it.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:01 AM

Great processing job! I imaged this the other night, and I'm still trying to find time to process it. I was looking through my subs and thought I had a dust mote on my sensor, I didn't realize I got NGC 5474 also! I couldn't find it in Stellarium. It's a great find!






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