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M 106 During a bright Moon!

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#1 elmiko

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:33 PM

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M 106 is a Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici. It lies 25 million light years away. Lying 13' arc sec. away ( top left corner of the frame) is a possible companion galaxy NGC 4217.
The Moon ( almost full, and lying 50 degrees away) was quite a nuisance when it came to processing this image. I had to use three iterations of DBE to eliminate the gradients in the background.


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:45 PM

Looks great Mike...! waytogo.gif


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 05:13 PM

Looks great Mike...! waytogo.gif

Thanks Jim! I added three hours of L-Extreme data Last night. So this is a different one you saw.


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 07:11 PM

I noticed the difference.  Looks real nice.


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 07:20 PM

That’s a real nice image Mike. Love the framing and star color. 


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:27 PM

That’s a real nice image Mike. Love the framing and star color. 

Thanks John!



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 06:06 AM

That's a good image Mike specially when the moon is spoiling a clear Night. M106 is not such an easy target, so well done! :waytogo:
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Posted 27 February 2021 - 08:07 AM

Hello Mert! Thanks so much for your input buddy! Always great to hear from you!

Clear skies, Mike



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 10:00 AM

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M 106 is a Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici. It lies 25 million light years away. Lying 13' arc sec. away ( top left corner of the frame) is a possible companion galaxy NGC 4217.
The Moon ( almost full, and lying 50 degrees away) was quite a nuisance when it came to processing this image. I had to use three iterations of DBE to eliminate the gradients in the background.

Wow super clean, excellent work ! 


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Posted 27 February 2021 - 07:56 PM

Thanks so much  Wes!


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