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OU4 Squid with an OSC?

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#1 ngatel

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:38 PM

Only an insane person or a beginner would try this. I fit both descriptions. Took me several days of experimenting to pull out the Squid.

 

Esprit 100ED
ZWO ASI071MC Pro
Antlia "Gold" NB filter

 

William Optics 50mm Guide Scope
ZWO ASI120MM Mini Guide Camera
EQ6-R Mount

 

1200 X 300sec @100 gain, 35 Offset (100 hours)

 

Integrated with Astro Pixel Processor

Post-processing with PixInsight

 

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#2 Tkall

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:45 PM

That is awesome!



#3 Gridley

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:53 PM

Super colors.  Thanks for sharing!



#4 Older Padawan

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 09:55 PM

That's a tough one and you got it with a OSC. Nice job



#5 KTAZ

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 10:25 PM

Doesn't sound insane to me...



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 11:54 PM

Amazing effort, well paid off.

 

I downloaded the image and ran it through Topaz - everything looked better including the stars, IMO.



#7 sbharrat

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Posted Yesterday, 11:39 AM

Only an insane person or a beginner would try this. I fit both descriptions. Took me several days of experimenting to pull out the Squid.

 

Esprit 100ED
ZWO ASI071MC Pro
Antlia "Gold" NB filter

 

William Optics 50mm Guide Scope
ZWO ASI120MM Mini Guide Camera
EQ6-R Mount

 

1200 X 300sec @100 gain, 35 Offset (100 hours)

 

Integrated with Astro Pixel Processor

Post-processing with PixInsight

 

 

100 hours!! bow.gif  Just out of curiousity... what Bortle sky are you in? Wondering if this is possible for me even with 100 hours...



#8 ngatel

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Posted Yesterday, 11:56 AM

I'm in Bortle 5. 

 

I took some images last year with a wider field of view using my L-enhance. No luck on the Squid.

 

The only reason I did the 100 hour thing was I was imaging a 6-panel mosaic with my other rig, which took quite a while. My other scope and mount were jealous of all the planned time on the mosaic, so I let them do the Squid. Their decision, not mine ;-)

 

I am sure the Antlia NB filter helped a lot — I like this filter a lot.

 

I am happy with the result and it needs a little more work. To be honest, this target really needs to be done with a mono camera and some quality filters, none of which I have or plan to purchase.


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