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First Light on 2600MC Pro - Melotte 15 + Fish Head Nebula

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#1 FiveByEagle

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 03:51 PM

Hello all!

 

The ASI2600MC finally arrived, got it on the AT130EDT with my IDAS NBZ filter and ASIAIR Pro - was able to get 45x600s exposures while I snoozed last night. Drizzled 2x, and then resampled back down to keep file size manageable but stars round.

 

Also, not sure what they artifact is, or where it came from. None of the subs contain it, but every time I stacked it, it returned. Overall, I am SO HAPPY with this new camera. I can't believe how much data came out of this thing in only 7+ hours.

 

Bortle 7, Fort Wayne Indiana.

 

Melotte 15

 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 04:20 PM

Looks great...especially for OSC in a Bortle 7 zone!


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Posted 27 October 2021 - 04:30 PM

Thank you much! I try my best with what I am given for sure. 



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Posted 27 October 2021 - 05:26 PM

Nice image! How did you process to get the Hubble motif

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 05:33 PM

Nice image! How did you process to get the Hubble motif


Thanks! Stars are weird but I’m excited for such a good first light.

It was Ha*.5+Oiii*.5 with curves and color mask used for color.

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 05:35 PM

 

 

Also, not sure what they artifact is, or where it came from. None of the subs contain it

 

 

 

 

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Have you checked the calibration frames?



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Posted 27 October 2021 - 07:54 PM

Very nice image!  I have had an ASI2600MC for a year now and it is a super nice camera.

 

I am in the process of moving most of my imaging from my semi-dark club site to my light polluted back yard so your excellent results give me hope.  I have an Optolong l-extreme in the mail for the ASI2600MC.  Last time I looked for an IDAS NBZ I wasn’t able to find one in stock anywhere.  I will have to try one also.



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Posted 28 October 2021 - 08:40 AM

Have you checked the calibration frames?

I did fix it, it was the drizzling. I disabled CFA and went back to square kernel and it didn't happen again. I save every iteration so I traced it back ti the drizzle process. the masters did not contain it.

 

Please go check out the new revision on Astrobin, it has been redone without the aberration. Thank you!


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Posted 28 October 2021 - 10:38 AM

Another outstanding result.  Nice job on the revision. You gotta love that ASI2600MC.



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Posted 28 October 2021 - 02:23 PM

Another outstanding result.  Nice job on the revision. You gotta love that ASI2600MC.

Thank you! Yea Im liking the revis a lot better myself, but don't want to make a new thread yet.

 

Im over the moon with this camera.




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