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#1 DanBorja

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 01:19 PM

First attempt at one of my favorite objects in the night sky as it is the first I was able to recognize as a kid. Conditions weren't favorable since I shot from a Bortle 7 zone under a half-moon with no filters, also, my polar align and whole process was sloppy since I had an audience (my girlfriends family lol.gif ) basically waiting for me to show them something cool on my camera. So I kinda rushed things up and didn't verify my polar alignment once I set up everything, still, it was a very nice evening as I gave them a small tour of the sky and snapped a couple of pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy, Triangulum Galaxy and the Pleiades which they all loved and were in awe. Couple of hours later they all went to sleep except for my girlfriend's father and me, so we spend the rest of the night having a nice conversation while I shot this image, hope you guys like it.

 

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WO Redcat 51

Star Adventurer

Nikon d5600

ZWO mini guide scope + ASI290MC

 

23 x 180" subs @ ISO 400 (1hr 9min integration)

20 darks

15 flats

100 bias

 

Stacked on DSS

Levels and Curves on Photoshop

Saturation and Noise remove on Lightroom


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#2 SimonIRE

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 01:21 PM

That’s an image to be very proud of.

Congratulations.

I take it you like the Redcat?
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#3 DanBorja

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 01:26 PM

That’s an image to be very proud of.

Congratulations.

I take it you like the Redcat?

Thanks! I'm really loving it so far.



#4 F.Meiresonne

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 01:33 PM

So crazy wath such small apertures can do...



#5 lakeorion

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:39 PM

Nice, I tried framing it with my WO Star71 and QHY183M, it almost doesn't fit.  I like the wider field you are getting.



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:45 PM

very nice shot , and happy birthday to you , thanks 


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#7 HoloTheWolf

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 01:38 AM

Lovely shot of Pleiades!



#8 mackiedlm

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:38 PM

Thats a really nice image. Well done.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:22 PM

A super nice image of M45!  All the best, Scott



#10 vnc1218

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:28 PM

Wow that is a ridiculous amount of signal for a 1 hr integration in Bortle 7.



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 08:14 PM

Nice going! Looks great! 



#12 DanBorja

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 08:28 PM

very nice shot , and happy birthday to you , thanks 

Thank you!




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