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Virgo Fun with the Orion ST-80 - Even in High Wind

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#1 shawnhar

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

Monday night was clear but WINDY! So windy I knew better than trying to image through the 10". So windy infact, that the tri-fold screen my wife gave me blew over, onto the mount...CRASH! Knocked my alignment off, had to start over, couldn't find my bunjees so just put the screen away.
Almost quit at that point, lol, but it was clear! :bangbangbang:
Orion ST-80, Canon XS piggybacked on Meade 10 riding on hypertuned EQ6 pro on an all wood Pier. (Yes even the pier plates are PT 2x6 scraps)
25 subs at 300 seconds
DSS and StarTools - No darks, No flats - Hence the really dark background to hide the noise.
M95, M96, M105, NGC3384, NGC3389

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#2 DaemonGPF

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:45 AM

There are some fuzzy spots all over your field of view! You might wanna get that checked.. LOL

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

Yeah, some of those stars are showing some mean Chromatic aberration. It is spreading the light all over the place. :p Must be just the bright white ones though since so many of the stars really aren't showing it.

Seriously, very nice. I love salvaging really bad conditions and getting something.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:57 AM

What are the vertical lines through the picture?

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:53 AM

I think they are artifacts that would go away with proper darks/flats. They don't jump out at you on my monitor, but are visible if I go looking for them.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

Yep, they are artifacts resulting from me trying to process out the vignetting from no flats....I think...






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