Skip Celestron NexStar 6SE Orion SkyQuest XT10i Intelliscope Lots of cheap (inexpensive) glass and a bunch of other astro-stuff. Fort Worth Astronomical Society Austin Astronomical Society
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Look up and behold a wonderous sight! ********************** Meade ETX105 & NexStar 6SE Hyperion 8-24mm, MRF and 8x50 RACI finder. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) DSLR, SPC880 & 900 webcams for AP
Quote:Wow Nat,I think I'd remove the tracing paper from the objective before you try AP again!!
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CPC1100 NexStar 8SE E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC & OIII + Solar Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack. SkyShed P.O.D (Dream-Maker)
Quote:Hi Tel,Love the image. Looks like some noise in the DSO or maybe it's color gradient. One thing you might try. You can get 30 days of free usage of Gradient Xterminator if you download it. It might be useful on the image. It also could be that in stretching it to bring out that great nebulosity, you couldn't avoid the noise. Noel Carboni's Astro Actions probably could be put to use to help that situation. Don't know which one (or ones) off the top of my head that might help though. Carboni's actions will cost you some poundage ($22 US). I know his Reduce Stars action will reduce some of the slightly bloated stars.Just some random thoughts. M45 is a great target and you got it very well.