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IC 434 - Horsehead Nebula, with a side of Flame

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#1 Stricnine

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:52 AM

I had realized I hadn't imaged this target with the new camera, so this became the early target of the night.  The 2nd target was a bust due to wind picking up and ruining 26 of 34 subs.

 

This was imaged during poor seeing. There have been so few opportunities to image targets over the last few months... I've taken the opportunity to do some astrophotography when the few clear skies presented themselves.  This needs more integration time, but that's not appearing to be possible for the near future.

 

IC 434 integration 001 v1

 

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#2 coopman

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:24 AM

Beautiful.  Thanks.



#3 drd715

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:57 AM

I have to say this is my favorite object and easy to find as a beginner. Recently out of 6 nights opertunity after just receiving the day before travel a new camera, windy nights, a bit under mounted and a big camera learning curve and new camera driver problems (computer not recognizing camera - turns out computer does not like usb 3 but finally got it to go with usb 2). Only got 7 sort of usable subs (with some shaky stars), no flats or darks. Processed minimally anyway just to see it. APS-C at 1200mm.

Curious about your FL and chip size for reference to your image? For scale. I may have to use a reducer for 980mm or switch scops to my 700mm.

Always love the Flame and horsehead. So many ways to grame it and different scale size.ee6e047ea3d67e1ebb7a97ae95b29197.jpg

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#4 Stricnine

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:08 AM

Curious about your FL and chip size for reference to your image? For scale. I may have to use a reducer for 980mm or switch scops to my 700mm.
 

I used an SVQ100 (580mm focal length, f/5.8) and QHY367C (full frame).



#5 Kevin Ross

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 02:39 PM

Beautiful Stricnine! One of the best I've seen posted lately.


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#6 Stricnine

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 07:41 PM

Beautiful Stricnine! One of the best I've seen posted lately.

Thanks, Kevin.  I do like your images as well.



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Posted 29 February 2020 - 11:39 AM

It turned out really great David! Even though the sky quality wasn't good.  There's still no replacement for dark skies!
Beautiful processing!



#8 Stricnine

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 09:22 AM

Revised the processing, and cleaned up two large darker blobs so I could brighten the image overall.

 

IC 434 002 v1c

 

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#9 drd715

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:13 PM

Revised the processing, and cleaned up two large darker blobs so I could brighten the image overall.



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Wow. Just amazing

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