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#1 CCD-Freak

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 03:24 PM

I spent the better part of last week out at SRO testing my equipment for imaging galaxies and Mother Nature tried her best to spoil my fun but I managed to collect some ancient photons anyway.  Due to wind gusts, passing clouds, bad seeing, dust and the like I had to delete about 30% of my subs but I managed to get some reasonable images of NGC3718 and NGC5033 with the AT10RC "Galaxy Canon" and my ASI-533MC-Pro. The images are a bit soft due to the seeing and that I did not get nearly as many subs as I wanted.  Captured and processed with Astro Art 7

 

NGC3718  28 x 180 seconds (1.4 Hours total)

NGC3718-Cal-Sigma-crop.CB-DN-Curves-3x3-2.jpg

 

 

NGC5033   73 x 180 Seconds (3.65 Hours total)

NGC5033-Cal-Sigma-Curves-CB-DN-3x3-3.jpg

 

 

I will be shooting more subs of both these galaxies and others with interesting structure when we go out to western NM next month.


Edited by CCD-Freak, 12 April 2021 - 03:25 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 03:34 PM

I spent the better part of last week out at SRO testing my equipment for imaging galaxies and Mother Nature tried her best to spoil my fun but I managed to collect some ancient photons anyway.  Due to wind gusts, passing clouds, bad seeing, dust and the like I had to delete about 30% of my subs but I managed to get some reasonable images of NGC3718 and NGC5033 with the AT10RC "Galaxy Canon" and my ASI-533MC-Pro. The images are a bit soft due to the seeing and that I did not get nearly as many subs as I wanted.  Captured and processed with Astro Art 7

 

NGC3718  28 x 180 seconds (1.4 Hours total)

attachicon.gifNGC3718-Cal-Sigma-crop.CB-DN-Curves-3x3-2.jpg

 

 

NGC5033   73 x 180 Seconds (3.65 Hours total)

attachicon.gifNGC5033-Cal-Sigma-Curves-CB-DN-3x3-3.jpg

 

 

I will be shooting more subs of both these galaxies and others with interesting structure when we go out to western NM next month.

Nice images John don’t laugh we had snow here today in April 


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 06:20 PM

Looks Great!



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Posted 14 April 2021 - 06:13 PM

Here is the "Galaxy Canon" used for the above images.  Everything is ready for a week out in western New Mexico in May.

 

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