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My deepest image yet with new gear! (Heart Nebula)

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#1 apaps

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 05:07 PM

Over the past few months I've been upgrading my gear. Now shooting with Tak FSQ-106EDX4 on a 10Micron GM1000HPS with the ASI6200MC Pro – what a great combo!

 

This is the Heart Nebula taken over 7 nights, kept about 70% of the subs for a total exposure time of 26.7 hours. For these I used the Radian Triad Ultra Quad-Band filter at Gain 100.

 

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I noticed some issues with tilt on the large sensor, but recently got a Gerd CTU and will try to work that out for the next project.

 

I was going for a "natural" look here, so did minimal processing, but did make stars smaller to let the nebulosity stand out a bit more.

 

Let me know what you think!

 


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#2 John Miele

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 05:55 PM

I'll tell you what I think...fantastic! lol! Beautiful image...I love how you processed it and I got lost just wandering around the full size image. Really nice job...waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif



#3 lenrabinowitz

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:08 PM

That is a great shot!



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:13 PM

Imaging doesn't get much better than this ! Inspirational ! Thanks for not hubble -paletteing this beautiful image .


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:20 PM

Inspirational is a great way to describe this one.  VERY nicely done, and thank you for sharing the results of your hard work.  Images like this keep people like me working to improve.  

 

I look forward to the day I can produce something like this!



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:42 PM

Amazing, looks like it came straight from the HST



#7 apaps

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 11:54 AM

Thanks everyone! Appreciate it.

#8 Mert

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 12:17 PM

I am absolutely awed by your image!

As you said, it has a very natural look and that is not so

easy using a Triad filter. But of course you are using the Quad

band version which is way better then the one I use ( first version ).

Roaming through the full resolution image is marvelous.

Great job is the least I can say  :waytogo:

 

Stay well,

Mert



#9 Dave53N

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 05:07 PM

Splendid image paps, great processing.



#10 Craig H

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 06:02 PM

Wow that's crisp!  I love the tight focus you have achieved.  Not to start a mono vs. OSC debate, but absolutely crisp!

 

Clear skies!

Craig.



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Posted 29 October 2020 - 06:11 PM

Awesome image, thanks for sharing




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