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M33 QHY168C & Atik 460 EX hybrid image

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#1 pyrasanth

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:49 PM

I took the previous Optolong LE Enhance QHY168C image taken on the RASA 11" & layered 120 60 second subs captured with the Atik 460 EX using the Astrodon/Celestron LPR filter again on the RASA 11. This has given the image a nice lift and seems a good combination for smaller objects. I would have liked more L data but the weather did not play nice so I worked with what I had. The field widths are very different between the 2 cameras so I registered the smaller Atik image against the QHY168C image.

 

The colours are interesting as the Optolong filter captures HA & OIII so I was not expecting RGB but I think its quite different. The new camera with the IMX455 sensor will give me a chance to play more natural RGB.

 

I also did a similar capture with M51 but caught 300 subs so I will try the same technique again on the recent posted M51 image. That has nice colour so I hope the L will enhance that as well.

 

As always let me know what you think. M33 is as surprisingly difficult target from light polluted Bortle 9 sites.

 

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Edited by pyrasanth, 21 February 2020 - 04:57 PM.

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#2 elmiko

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:43 PM

Nice Details Mark. Looks like you have been a very busy guy! Keep them coming!



#3 Skyshooter

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:16 PM

I agree, looks good to me !

 

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:37 PM

very beautiful to look at, very well balanced and the colors are superb.




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