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#1 colinrm

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 01:34 PM

Like M42, y'all probably get tired of seeing this target.  But for me, I've been waiting three years for clear winter weather to get enough data on it.  I used my new SkyWatcher 72ED and ASI294MC, which gave me a great field of view.  A bit of chromatic aberration from all these bright blue stars, but I can't complain from the cheap price of this little scope.  This 30 hours over five nights,

 

pleiades-s.jpg

 

The full resolution image is available on my website, https://wolfcreek.sp...11/26/pleiades/

 

Thanks for looking!


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#2 Boeglewatcher

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 01:38 PM

great pic! you tamed the stars very well!

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 01:56 PM

It’s a beauty. I have been working on some data I got the other night and some older 135mm wide field data I got a while back. You did a great job!

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 02:43 PM

A beautiful image, and If one ever gets tired of looking at M42 they’re made of wood, especially a fine example like this!


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Posted 26 November 2022 - 03:25 PM

That's a really nice image. I played around with it and was impressed with the amount of detail in the jpeg. I would love to get a look at the original stack.

 

Here's the same image with some extra linear stretching.

M45

 

There is so much detail in the dust. Again, its a great image. Very well done.



#6 colinrm

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 05:20 PM

That's a really nice image. I played around with it and was impressed with the amount of detail in the jpeg. I would love to get a look at the original stack.

 

Here's the same image with some extra linear stretching.

 

 

There is so much detail in the dust. Again, its a great image. Very well done.

Thanks for the suggestion!  I got so wrapped up in how great the picture was turning out that I forget to up the black point at the end.  :)



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Posted 26 November 2022 - 05:45 PM

Thanks for the suggestion!  I got so wrapped up in how great the picture was turning out that I forget to up the black point at the end.  smile.gif

IMHO your original BP was spot on. Not black. And shows the full extent of the sisters. Really nice pic. 


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Posted 26 November 2022 - 08:43 PM

Love the detail,  well worth the time.   I'm a minimalist, the less processing I have to do the better.  It is very easy to over process.  Everything is subject to the imager.

 

Very nice,   Joe



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Posted 28 November 2022 - 03:23 AM

Very nice. I like it.

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Posted 28 November 2022 - 05:06 AM

Great nebulosity! . Guess 30 hours integration pays off...stars are a bit too much tamed for my liking but it remains an impressive image.



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Posted 28 November 2022 - 01:54 PM

Like M42, y'all probably get tired of seeing this target.  But for me, I've been waiting three years for clear winter weather to get enough data on it.  I used my new SkyWatcher 72ED and ASI294MC, which gave me a great field of view.  A bit of chromatic aberration from all these bright blue stars, but I can't complain from the cheap price of this little scope.  This 30 hours over five nights,

 

attachicon.gifpleiades-s.jpg

 

The full resolution image is available on my website, https://wolfcreek.sp...11/26/pleiades/

 

Thanks for looking!

Amazing! Mind if I asked what bortle? Just as a reference of what can be achieved under what darkness.  I recently found out no matter how many hours of I integration, I won't get the result from a darker sky.  So kind of you calibration of my own expectation



#12 colinrm

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Posted 29 November 2022 - 06:58 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

 

 

Amazing! Mind if I asked what bortle? Just as a reference of what can be achieved under what darkness.  I recently found out no matter how many hours of I integration, I won't get the result from a darker sky.  So kind of you calibration of my own expectation

I am just outside of a large city, Bortle 6.  According to https://www.lightpollutionmap.info I am "SQM 19.42 mag./arc sec2".



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Posted 29 November 2022 - 07:48 AM

I've lost count of the times I have re-visited this thread. Such a great image.

 

Is it just me - or does anybody else get completely hypnotised by M45 when it's properly exposed like this? Theres something deeply voodoo about it!



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Posted 29 November 2022 - 08:44 AM

Amazing! Mind if I asked what bortle? Just as a reference of what can be achieved under what darkness.  I recently found out no matter how many hours of I integration, I won't get the result from a darker sky.  So kind of you calibration of my own expectation

 

 

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

 

 

I am just outside of a large city, Bortle 6.  According to https://www.lightpollutionmap.info I am "SQM 19.42 mag./arc sec2".

 

To the questioner, yes you can't get what you would get from dark sky. But you absolutely can get beautiful images of this wondrous target. The OP's image is a shining example. You can even get good images from worse skies than the OP... this is 12h from Bortle 8 https://astro.bharra...es-dec2021.html

 

Put in the time... It's a beautiful target waytogo.gif


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Posted 29 November 2022 - 08:56 AM

After stumbling across colinrm's site, I've become a big fan.  Some masterful and inspiring work!


Edited by EPinNC, 29 November 2022 - 08:56 AM.



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