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ARP 273 from Bortle 8

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#1 maxsid

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 03:54 AM

This is my longest total exposure to date - 12.5 hours.

Shot over three nights from Bortle 8 front-yard. October 17-19, 2020.

RC6 with ASI071 camera at -5C and 200 gain. L-Pro filter. HEQ-5 mount.
125x360sec. Guided.

 

Stacked and pre-processed with APP. Finished with Photoshop.

 

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#2 Madratter

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 09:38 AM

I enjoy seeing the ARP galaxies imaged. Nice job. :)



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 10:23 AM

superb capture , thanks .



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 04:38 PM

Fantastic capture! Love the fine details and galactic structure. 



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 04:40 PM

That's a pretty galactic pair! Also love the colored double star in the foreground. 



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Posted 29 October 2020 - 03:41 AM

Thank you guys!

I need to switch to a lower gain. 200 is a bit too high for ASI071.

I am kind of enjoying to shoot the same target over several nights watching how the end result improves.



#7 DaveB

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 12:08 PM

That image is so good that you are now banned from the beginner's forum banned.gif

 

Kidding of course, but it is a terrific shot. This is on my target list, probably not this year at this point, but I'd love to come close to the quality of your shot.



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Posted 31 October 2020 - 03:11 AM

That image is so good that you are now banned from the beginner's forum banned.gif

That's right - ban him from this forum! :)



#9 maxsid

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 03:43 AM

Wow... I am flattered. Really.

Thanks!

As soon as the Moon goes away, I'll try another target which I tried before but clearly it needed much more exposure time.




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