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#1 Readerp

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:27 AM

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

 

Cheers

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:32 AM

Wow, my mind is blown. Great picture! 



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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?.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:45 AM

Beautiful capture !.



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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...

 

Cheers

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:03 AM

Wow, my mind is blown. Great picture! 

+ 1 here wow.



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:11 AM

Thank you James, you are always so kind.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:06 AM

Super image!



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:39 AM

Very Impressive!



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 06:57 PM

Excellent catch!




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