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NGC 869 + NGC 884 / The Double Cluster

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#1 md11spotter98

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 02:37 AM

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First time processing with PixInsight! The stacked image had some gradient issues that I couldn't ignore, so I realized it was time for better software. GIMP and Paint.NET served me well in the past, but I've been missing out on a lot.

 

The ES80 is still pretty new to me. I have noticed that being slightly out of focus (in only one direction) results in purple halos, which are visible here. Is this normal? I could probably benefit from a Bahtinov mask.

 

125 minutes of integration. More details on Flickr.

 

Comments/criticism appreciated!

 

 

 

 


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Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:28 AM

Outstanding image Brandon! Nice sharp round stars. Color is superb. 

What mount did you use? And what software did you use to capture?

Keep up the great work Mike


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Posted 19 January 2019 - 10:44 AM

Tack sharp stars and great colors!  I never get tired of looking at the double cluster. Keep up the nice images!  Scott



#4 md11spotter98

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 06:05 PM

Outstanding image Brandon! Nice sharp round stars. Color is superb. 

What mount did you use? And what software did you use to capture?

Keep up the great work Mike

Thanks Mike! Mount is Sirius EQ-G, unguided. I have Magic Lantern installed on my T3i, so I just set the ML intervalometer with bulb to take 60 second exposures (usually I set it to take 20 shots, so I check every 20 minutes to make sure nothing's wrong). Much simpler for a beginner like me, compared to using a laptop to control camera etc.

 

Tack sharp stars and great colors!  I never get tired of looking at the double cluster. Keep up the nice images!  Scott

Thank you Scott! I have a few more to post!




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