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Leo Triplet w/Stellarvue SVA130T and ASI1600 mono

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#1 Tim C

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 07:34 PM

I took this picture last weekend from the dark skies of Sharon, Georgia.  This is 6 hours of RGB exposure shot through a 130mm refractor and an ASI1600 mono camera.

 

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 07:52 PM

Great image and processing Tim...!


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 07:54 PM

Wowsers! That looks great Tim!

 

You mean you actually had a clear night in the perpetually rainy southeast...shocked.gif ...lol!


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:42 PM

I know, it was a miracle.  Only the 2nd time I've been able to go down to Deerlick in the past year or so I think.

 

 

 

Wowsers! That looks great Tim!

 

You mean you actually had a clear night in the perpetually rainy southeast...shocked.gif ...lol!



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Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:06 PM

Really great capture and processing Tim! I really like your background and the way you brought out the galaxies. They really pop.

 

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:44 PM

really impressive, that details and depth, I like the black backgroud.


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:51 PM

thanks guys, I was hoping the background wasn't too dark.  I did like the clean low noise look but sometimes the appearance varies from monitor to monitor.


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Posted 29 February 2020 - 12:33 AM

Nice Trio Tim!


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Posted 29 February 2020 - 03:24 AM

thanks guys, I was hoping the background wasn't too darkā€¦.  .

Very nice clean image indeed. Personally I prefer a little lighter 'blackground' to bring out more 'dust'...YMMV...


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Posted 29 February 2020 - 03:36 AM

thanks guys, I was hoping the background wasn't too dark.  I did like the clean low noise look but sometimes the appearance varies from monitor to monitor.

Hi Tim,

 

the colors and the details in the galaxies are phenomenal! I am working on what is nearly a copy of your image at the moment (same framing, similar scope). So I looked at your image with the "loupe glasses" wink.gif . The indeed very dark background hides the long tidal arm of NGC 3628 that stretches into the 7 o'clock direction and a lot of tiny galaxies and galaxy smudges that are present in the fov. I took a full res. copy of your image on astrobin, stetched it to the max in PS and saw that all of it is there but hidden in the dark. The bright parts of your image are so nicely colored,  crispy and sharp - maybe it is worth it to give the "dark side" another try to make a masterpiece out of it all.

 

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 07:53 AM

Thanks all.  I usually tend to like the darker background at the expense of some of the fainter details but I do waffle a lot on these things for weeks afterwards so who know what my truly final version will be haha.  In my more recent images, I've been focusing hard on keeping the stars under control as I like small stars on a clean background.


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Posted 29 February 2020 - 08:45 AM

Great work!
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