Mostly excited, sorta bummed. I completed two gentle levels/curves stretches in PS and this huge halo area popped up around Alnitak. (Why did I have to start with the Horsehead??) Nevertheless, I need to understand if these filters are just going to be trouble before I go forward. I think my exposure settings were fairly standard. Integrated in APP.
On to the more general stuff, I certainly need more integration time to reduce noise. But, pretty cool to finally have an image after several years waiting on the sidelines. Getting a home with more open sky was the impetus... I never could envision myself hauling so much gear to other sites with any meaningful regularity.
Good news: I really enjoy the process. NINA/PHD2 are fantastic and make things... almost easy? Easier than I envisioned.
Imaging train was AT 115EDT, WO 6AIII 0.8x, EFW loaded with Antlia 3.5nm and LRGB filters. Only Ha used here.
19 subs at 240s... gain 139, offset 25. Dithered. 15 dark frames.
Astrobin link to image:
So is that "all filter" on the wide halo?