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Another Swipe at the Cat's Paw

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#1 BQ Octantis

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:48 AM

G'day all,

 

I took another swipe at processing the Cat's Paw from my shot from early August. I took a more aggressive approach to star reduction with separate layers and help from Annie's Astro Actions…I think I was able to get to the minimum legal size required to still be called stars:

 

The Cat's Paw

Cat's Paw Nebula, 2019-08-02, 74˚ elevation

Canon 200mm f/2.8L@f/3.2, Canon T3i

82×45sec@ISO1600, 100×bias, 50×darks, 100×flats

Aligned & stacked in Lynkeos v3.1

Processed in Photoshop CS5 w/

Annie's Astro Actions v7.0 & Astronomy Tools v1.6

Scaled to 66.67%, cropped to 1440×960

Tropic of Capricorn, Northern Territory, Australia

 

Cheers!

 

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#2 ipscgal11

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:50 AM

Wow. What a cool nebula - makes me want to come to Australia (as if I don't already). 



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 11:10 AM

I checked with my cat. He said you did good. I agree.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 12:25 AM

Thanks to all for the likes and comments…and a "thank you" meow back to your cat, Herman!

 

The Cat's Paw is at -36˚ DEC, so a it's a bit of a challenge to capture for much of the Northern Hemisphere. It might very well be the tipping point to justify a trip south of the equator! If you decide to come to the Outback, remember that winter is in June.

 

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