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#1 Mike7Mak

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:54 AM

Tried to sneak in a bright one before the moon got too high. Pushed it hard to bring up the outer plumes and it doesn't quite fit the fov. Nice to finally get out and do something.

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#2 vpcirc

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:14 AM

Still has pretty darn good resolution

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

Still has pretty darn good resolution

Thanks Mike.

StarTools deconvolution helps with that. The first three frames were pretty good but as soon as the moon cleared the horizon each shot got progressively brighter and fuzzier.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

wow nice job with the moon out

#5 Mike7Mak

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:29 PM

Thanks Bill.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

very cool! :waytogo:

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:20 AM

Nice Mike!

#8 Mike7Mak

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

Thanks guys.

I'm about to try something 'completely different'. Well maybe not completely, but I ordered an ASI120MM video camera and will be using it with Frank's Metaguide program on the OAG. I think I've gotten all I'm gonna get from PHD and the LX200 mount. I'm hoping MG will give me the last bit of accuracy the LX200 mount has in it while I save up my pennies for an Avalon M-uno. :)

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:06 PM

Very crisp core, Mike. I like looking at M106 close up. It has so much going on.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

Mike,

Forgive my ignorance, but is this a heavy crop or does the 314L+ produce a small field of view?

Either way, there's really great detail there.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

Hey Josh, thanks for checking it out.

Hi Mark, no not a heavy crop, just a few pixels around the edges to get rid of dither overlap, and then a small resample from 13xx down to 1024 to tame the noise a bit. The small field of view comes from the scope which is native f/15 2670mm fl. With the AP .67 reducer I use for imaging that only brings it down to about f/10 1800mm fl. Pixel scale works out to be .74 arcsec/pix. Thanks for lookin'.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

Nice work Mike. That's great image scale for something that small. ;) I'm going to do some galaxy hunting this weekend. I hope mine turns out that well.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

Thanks Eric.

There's supposed to be halfway decent conditions for a couple nights this week. Thinking about re-shooting this without the moon lighting up the haze. But I've got a few other targets on the list too so might just move on.

Good hunting.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

Ok here's the original 3 hours of L with 2 hours each of Ha + O3 added. LHOO doesn't really work very well on galaxies. I don't think I'm gonna waste any more clear nights doing this. Until I get an RGB filter set it's b/w galaxies from now on. :)

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:29 PM

Great recipe! :)

Ok here's the original 3 hours of L with 2 hours each of Ha + O3 added. LHOO doesn't really work very well on galaxies. I don't think I'm gonna waste any more clear nights doing this. Until I get an RGB filter set it's b/w galaxies from now on. :)

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

What exquisite core detail. I went back and looked at mine (admittedly, at only 500 mm fl), and decided to take another turn at it, now that the bar has been elevated...

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