Taken from backyard red zone Feb 10-11 2019
AT 92 Trip f/5.5 ATff
Atik 420 osc
58 300sec subs dithered
50 bias 30 flats 30 darks
Captured with Nebulosity 4
Processed with Pixinsite
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:28 AM
Huh, I didn't know that was a nickname for it. Great shot!
Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:37 AM
Yes - and it's perfectly shaped like one so you don't have to 'tax' your imagination as you do with some DSO's and their nicknames.
BTW - M108 is a pretty easy catch visually even with smaller scopes (6"-8") if you have dark skies.
Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:17 PM
+1 Huh, I didn't know that was a nickname for it.
Excellent shot, very nice colors!
Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:24 PM
Thanks Ryansem, M11Mike, and Traveler. I appreciate that. I found the nickname in Stellarium.
Edited by elmiko, 15 February 2019 - 01:03 PM.
Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:28 PM
It's also in Patrick Moore's "Atlas of the Universe" and several other astronomy books.
Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:16 PM
Excellent work! I almost shot this with the owl nebula on the other side of the frame!
Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:24 AM
Excellent work, Mike. Love the beautiful colors.
Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:23 AM
Thanks Dhaval and Rajib , I don't think the seeing was that great. Or maybe my focus shifted a bit. I imaged M1 the same two nights, those stars seem a little bit better. Maybe a auto focuser is in the cards for the future? Clear skies Mike
Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:30 AM
Dhaval, yes, the owl and this target would make a great image . My field of view with this small sensor wouldn't allow it. Go for it!
Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:56 PM
Nice colors and detail. Great processing, Mike.
Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:27 PM
Thanks AIP, the more I look at the rotation of the galaxy, the less I'm liking it though. I think it would look better if it wasn't so vertical. perhaps, back to Pixinsite?
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