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#1 hytham

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:59 AM

I finally get to bring my equipment to a gray zone and I want to take full advantage of the opportunity and collect LRGB data - haven't done it yet, only narrowband.

I want to target something very dusty. I was thinking a widefield Iris, and was hoping the Aries through Perseus area would be high enough, but not quite yet.

What do you guys and girls think?

Thanks!

#2 rigel123

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:47 PM

I'd vote for the Iris, lot's of dark dust and that beautiful blue core, and it begs for a dark site to get good results.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:54 PM

Make that a 2nd vote for the Iris. It should be on everyone's dark site list.

#4 terry59

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

I'd vote for the Iris, lot's of dark dust and that beautiful blue core, and it begs for a dark site to get good results.


:ubetcha: Good luck!

#5 hytham

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:02 PM

Iris it is!

I'm currently working on determining proper sub exposure for all channels taking my one night into consideration.

I was thinking:

18 x 10m for L @1x1
6 x 5m for RGB @2x2

Should I or should I not bin the colour data? My only concern is the *small* window of opportunity to gather what I can.

#6 Madratter

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:12 PM

Given it is one night only, I think you are going to need to bin the color data unless you go with synthetic L and shoot just color.






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