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Iris Nebula / First light Zwo ASI294MC Pro

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#1 meegja

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 09:35 AM

This is just a test/work in progress, I have a new camera: Zwo ASI294MC Pro. But with it also a bit bigger FOV, so starting to push my unguided Ioptron CEM25EC.
I did know that 60 sec unguided was no problem but now hitting 120 sec unguided and no problems. I think that 4 minutes unguided is possible and that with an 8” f/10 SCT!
The mount keeps on amazing me!
This is also my first reflective nebula capture smile.gif and the processing the colors is a bit different I noticed, I have to get used to that. So made an B/W version.

This is just made out of not that much data but next version will have several hours and color (probably). Still thought to share being it first light of the camera.

 

Meade LX65 8" f/10 ACF OTA

Ioptron CEM25EC mount

Baader Neodymium Skyglow filter

Zwo ASI294MC Pro camera

 

Captured with SharpCap @ -10 degrees Celcius / Offset 30 / White balance 50/50
30 x 60 sec / Gain 200

8 x 120 sec / Gain 120

 

Stacked in DeepSkyStacker with blacks + flats calibration files

 

Processed in PS: made B/W, Levels, Curves, Shadows/Highlights, noise reduction, down sampled from 4100 to 2000 pixels.

 

Iris_BW.jpg


Edited by meegja, 15 July 2020 - 09:39 AM.

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