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My 1st shot at the Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) in over 12 years

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#1 Astronomy4You

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 12:21 PM

I last shot the Crescent about 12 years ago at the Golden State Star Party in Adin CA. Having a good clear night last Saturday. I decided to take advantage of the situation and revisit the nebula, however instead of using a telescope I went with a 300mm lens. I was amazed at how well the lens did. Nice small in focus stars with no bloating or any CA or fringing.

This was done using my guider hooked up to the L- Bracket on my camera.

 

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Stock Pentax K-1

Pentax DA * 300mm f/4

ISO 400

F/5

44x180s

MGEN III Guided & dithered on Losmandy G-11

Calibration & integration in Sequator

Processed in Photoshop using Astronomy tools and Astro Panel 5

Astro panel:

Underexposed processing

Select small stars and reduce

Enhance Nebula sharpness

Dynamic boost

Astronomy Tools:

Local contrast enhancement

Enhance star color

Enhance DSO

Some light contrast and clarity in ACR

Cropped in Photoshop

Topaz Noise AI

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 04:22 PM

Nice!

 

Love the communicator. ;)


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 03:47 PM

Nice. Is that a Pi camera in a 3D printed enclosure?  Don't tell anyone here you used Topaz DeNoise, you'll get tarred & feathered. grin.gif


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 05:42 PM

Nice. Is that a Pi camera in a 3D printed enclosure?  Don't tell anyone here you used Topaz DeNoise, you'll get tarred & feathered. grin.gif

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 02:54 PM

Nice. Is that a Pi camera in a 3D printed enclosure?  Don't tell anyone here you used Topaz DeNoise, you'll get tarred & feathered. grin.gif

No, that's the Wand Company's Star Trek (original series) Bluetooth communicator. 

 

I've never been afraid of being tarred and feathered. LOL 



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Posted 26 July 2021 - 03:29 PM

No, that's the Wand Company's Star Trek (original series) Bluetooth communicator. 

I've never been afraid of being tarred and feathered. LOL 

No I meant the guide camera,is that a Pi camera in a 3D printed case?


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 03:57 PM

No I meant the guide camera,is that a Pi camera in a 3D printed case?

No. That's the camera from the Lacerta MGEN III autoguider.It may be a Pi camera inside, but I don't know.




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