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#1 DanBorja

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:31 AM

Hi all,

 

So I've been doing planetary imaging for a year and this year I decided to start doing deep sky imaging. I went for the easy route and got a WO Redcat 51, Star Adventurer and a stock Nikon d5600. I live in a Bortle 9 zone and the weather has been awful lately so after a whole month of cloudy nights I was finally able to go out and give it my first shot. I drove 40 minutes to a Bortle 4/5 sky and the wind was pretty strong, I had to discard half of my subs because of this. But I'm still pretty happy with my results. Any critique and advice is much appreciated.

 

M101 acquisition details:

138 x 60" subs @ ISO 400 (2 hrs 28 min total integration time)

20 darks

35 flats

150 bias

 

M8 & M20 (didn't planned it but couldn't resist when I saw it with the naked eye):

14 x 90" subs @ ISO 400 (21 min total integration time)

20 darks

35 flats

150 bias

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#2 OldManSky

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:55 AM

The galaxy shot is a little too much stars and not enough galaxy (a function of your short focal length and big imaging chip!), but the M8/M20 shot is really nice. :)


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