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rflinn68Moderator
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M45 widefield new
      #6172267 - 11/02/13 04:51 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

I spent the last 2 nights collecting data in hopes of bringing out the faint dust in the outer regions with my DSLR. I think there's still more in there but this is what I have now. It is a stack of 100X300sec at ISO 800. I used the Levenhuk 80mm triplet with the Astro Tech 0.8X reducer/flattener. I'm much happier with the corner stars in this image. The stars in my Andromeda picture with this combo werent as good so I must have had the camera crooked or something.

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6172282 - 11/02/13 05:03 PM

Here's the full resolution image. I still would like to get some more of the faint dust and maybe add some saturation to the stars. I'm pretty exhausted now though and fairly happy with how it turned out. A big improvement from last year.

[IMG]http://astrob.in/62472/0/rawthumb/gallery/regular/[/IMG]

I dont know why the thumbnail didnt show up. Astrobin changed a bunch of stuff up. Not sure I like it.

Edited by rflinn68 (11/02/13 05:06 PM)


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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6172288 - 11/02/13 05:11 PM

Looks really nice.

Edited by Madratter (11/02/13 05:17 PM)


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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6172316 - 11/02/13 05:25 PM

That looks very nice. I like M45 with the dust.

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: terry59]
      #6172343 - 11/02/13 05:49 PM

I like it. Good amount of dust and great detail and color. Nice one

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: SergeC]
      #6172373 - 11/02/13 06:14 PM

Awesome looking M45!
The stars, and nebulosity look perfect.

Darren


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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: Darren1968]
      #6172437 - 11/02/13 07:08 PM

Thanks everyone! The 8.3 hrs beat my previous personal high (6.7 hrs) by a good margin. Seems to be needed on this target. At least to pick up the dust with a DSLR. My processing skills are still a work in progress, especially on the faint stuff.

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6172444 - 11/02/13 07:17 PM

Very nice image, and congratulations on taking that much data.

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: JJK]
      #6172575 - 11/02/13 08:39 PM

Fantastic, even brought out the purple by Merope (I think that's the star)

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Wouter D'hoye
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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: shawnhar]
      #6173134 - 11/03/13 04:14 AM

Excellent image!

Wouter.


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rflinn68Moderator
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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: Wouter D'hoye]
      #6173719 - 11/03/13 01:11 PM

Thanks JJK, shawnhar, Wouter

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Re: M45 widefield [Re: rflinn68]
      #6173984 - 11/03/13 03:47 PM

Just wanting to add another well done!

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #6175315 - 11/04/13 12:04 PM

Thank you Jim!

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6175340 - 11/04/13 12:15 PM

I'd like to echo the comments from above. Excellent image. I really like the dust!

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: TimN]
      #6175342 - 11/04/13 12:17 PM

I like it! Very well done.

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: hytham]
      #6175826 - 11/04/13 04:24 PM

Thanks hytham and Tim! Now it just shows "ERROR" on my Astrobin page.

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Re: M45 widefield new [Re: rflinn68]
      #6175949 - 11/04/13 05:41 PM

That is a great image!! Great work!!!!!

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