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Toxic Coolaid
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A Quick simple M31 new
      #5534820 - 11/23/12 03:31 AM

An unguided single 600 second image
No darks or flats.
80mm Sky-Watcher with focal reducer 510mm
60Da
Processed in PS
tracking errors are there and were dealt with as much as possible in PS

I'm pretty happy with the result from 1 sub and no stacking

Thanks for looking



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mmalik
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: Toxic Coolaid]
      #5534826 - 11/23/12 03:41 AM

Wow...unguided single 600 second image!

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Toxic Coolaid
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Loc: NorthEast Tennessee
Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: mmalik]
      #5534848 - 11/23/12 04:06 AM

it was on the way to another target... had to shoot for a few minutes, to awesome of a target!

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Maverick199
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Re: A Quick simple M31 [Re: Toxic Coolaid]
      #5534872 - 11/23/12 04:45 AM

Who needs autoguiders if you can shoot like that.

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WhitenerJ
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5535050 - 11/23/12 08:59 AM

That's hard to believe its one shot!!! That's impressive!!

Jason


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jambroseus
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: WhitenerJ]
      #5535059 - 11/23/12 09:05 AM

Agree, awesome for a single sub...

John


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srosenfraz
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: jambroseus]
      #5535266 - 11/23/12 11:07 AM

Suprisingly good for such a simple imaging plan. Your colors are really nice.

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sparky123
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: srosenfraz]
      #5535682 - 11/23/12 02:54 PM

im curious how you were able to take such a long exposure without blowing out the core? great shot!

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Toxic Coolaid
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: sparky123]
      #5537352 - 11/24/12 02:54 PM

Quote:

im curious how you were able to take such a long exposure without blowing out the core?




Well, I guess because it was at 800iso, not stacked, and I really did not have to brighten things up with curves much. That all kept the core in check. I did not do and masks to dim the core down. I have not done that much, and I should learn how. Short answer... that's just how it was in the original image.


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kowspot2000
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: Toxic Coolaid]
      #5537386 - 11/24/12 03:26 PM

wow! This is amazing!

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Astro Boy
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: kowspot2000]
      #5537441 - 11/24/12 03:56 PM

Great image regardless of being a single image or not.
This is the style of imaging I'm into , lifes too short to spen all night on one object and then all day processing it.

Well done
Zane


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Greg K.Administrator

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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: Astro Boy]
      #5538806 - 11/25/12 02:11 PM

10 minutes unguided? Must have had a killer polar alignment. Nice work!

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fco_star
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Reged: 12/13/10

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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: Greg K.]
      #5538978 - 11/25/12 03:35 PM

nice shot for 10 minutes unguided....................

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bigdeal
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: fco_star]
      #5539013 - 11/25/12 04:00 PM



Wow, amazing for 1 shot. Kind of makes me feel inadequate...


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Toxic Coolaid
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Loc: NorthEast Tennessee
Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: bigdeal]
      #5539908 - 11/26/12 07:53 AM

I think that this is more an exception and I got kind of lucky with this result from 1 image. But I will probably give it a try again. I don't get many opportunities to spend a night imaging and I usually want to image 3 or 4 targets, and that is probably too many for 1 night. But you've got to get what you can.

Quote:



Wow, amazing for 1 shot. Kind of makes me feel inadequate...




don't let it do that. That shot wound up as my best of the night, and required the least effort by far.


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mikotoy
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Re: A Quick simple M31 new [Re: Toxic Coolaid]
      #5540383 - 11/26/12 02:13 PM

How did you get a 10 minute unguided sub from a CGEM? The most I have been able to achieve out of the DX is 5 even after a drift alignment.

Polar scope? ASPA? Alignmaster?


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