Taken this morning using my old Nikon 300mm F/4.5 (F/5.6) from the back yard in Palmdale CA
Nikon D810 (Ha mod)
18 x 2" (untracked) ISO 1600
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:35 AM
That's just 36 seconds total? You even got a bit of the ion tail. Well done! Can you summarize your processing steps, because obviously you got a lot from a little?.
Edited by Alen K, 09 July 2020 - 08:35 AM.
Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:01 AM
Thank you, thought I would see what I could do quickly.
The image definitely needs longer exposures/integration time.
I could not motivate myself to try to get the 300mm DSLR combo adapted to my EQ6-R quickly.
Anyway, took 10 darks, 10 flats, and 20 bias as well.
Processed in DSS using the comet mode (comet and stars) option.
Then some stretching and gradient removal in StarTools, with a bit of noise reduction.
Then a little bit of tweaking in Paintshop Pro.
Would love to try this late next week with tracking...
Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:11 AM
Thank you James, you are always so kind.
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