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FINALLY a Couple of Clear Nights - Heart Nebula (maybe my best image yet)

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#1 Acer

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 01:38 PM

With all the smoke and clouds, I've only been able to do astrophotography 6 nights since April.

 

I finally had a couple of clear nights over the past week or so to finish up one more image.

 

The image is a combination of:

 

150, 90 second Hydrogen Alpha Images
66, 90 second Oxygen III images
58, 90 second Sulfur II Images

 

For a total of 6.9 hours of imaging, the longest single image with my RASA 11 so far.  This is also my first image made 99% from using Pixinsight.  It is a lot to learn, but I am a convert after this image.  I normally used APP or Pixinsight to just stack, then did everything else in Photoshop. 

 

RASA 11
EQ6-R Pro
ZWO ASI183MM Pro
ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide Scope

 

 

50376218526_8a3d247f61_o.jpgHeart-Nebula by Colo CJ, on Flickr


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#2 Acer

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 01:39 PM

And here's a link to a larger version (much better to look at than this smaller one here):

https://scontent.fap...25c&oe=5F92512D


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#3 Bob_Stan

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 01:46 PM

Very impressive!


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 01:47 PM

Beautiful photo!



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Posted 23 September 2020 - 02:34 PM

Well done! Does the RASA require much work to keep it collimated?



#6 Acer

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 03:05 PM

Thanks everyone!
 

Well done! Does the RASA require much work to keep it collimated?

I haven't touched collimation.  It was set from the factory and is still perfect after close to a year of use and various mounting/unmounting from the pier. 


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