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Footbag
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M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new
      #5782714 - 04/06/13 09:57 PM

Here is my M82 using the 8" Edge @ f10 from my red-zone driveway. I used the IDAS LPS, but could only get 5m exposures. That was fine because my polar alignment was off by a bit, I did the whole meridian drift align routine with the clutches on my mount open.

I thought it was fine, but there is a slight streak going through the background and Im just not happy with it. I'm reshooting darks and hopefully they will take care of that, but otherwise, I need to get to darker skies.

C's & C's welcome.

M82-The Cigar Galaxy
Canon XS > IDAS LPS > Edge HD 800
AP Mach 1, guided with TSOAG9 & Lodestar
78x300s lights, 78 darks, 20 flats


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Mike Clemens
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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: Footbag]
      #5782856 - 04/06/13 10:56 PM

crisp and nice colors

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Tom and Beth
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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: Footbag]
      #5782932 - 04/07/13 12:19 AM

WoW! That is a BUNCH of images you put into it, and got a nice result.

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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5783050 - 04/07/13 02:39 AM

Great looking M82, Adam - excellent details and very nice colors.

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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: Footbag]
      #5783319 - 04/07/13 08:44 AM

Good detail. Nicely done

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Footbag
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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: terry59]
      #5783442 - 04/07/13 09:57 AM

Thanks guys. I've got another image of the target slightly closer. I think I'll be reporocessing this one, but for now, here it is.

If I have a chance, I may try gathering some H-Alpha for the core. I thought I'd get more then I did, but it is dim.

What do you think about my background? Too dark?



https://www.dropbox.com/s/ro52ok4bs557yfd/M82%20closeup.jpg

Edited by Footbag (04/07/13 11:14 AM)


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jambroseus
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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: Footbag]
      #5783859 - 04/07/13 01:56 PM

I like the contrast just as is Adam, great shot! Your tracking looks real good for 5-min subs and you have great detail and color in their.

John


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Nightfly
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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: jambroseus]
      #5784659 - 04/07/13 08:00 PM

Well done with quite a bit of detail revealed, yet quite smooth. Great job!

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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: Nightfly]
      #5784912 - 04/07/13 10:14 PM

very nice picture

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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy [Re: Footbag]
      #5785036 - 04/07/13 11:24 PM

6.5 hours, very nice.

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Footbag
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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: mmalik]
      #5785447 - 04/08/13 08:48 AM

Thanks guys. Glad you enjoyed.

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Poochpa
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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: Footbag]
      #5785560 - 04/08/13 10:08 AM

Adam,
That is an outstanding image.
Mike


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Re: M82 - The Cigar Galaxy new [Re: Poochpa]
      #5789784 - 04/10/13 08:46 AM

Thanks again Mike!

I looked at my older images of this and my progress shows. I'm happy about that.


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