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M16 The Eagle Nebula

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#1 Mikeiss

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Posted 15 May 2024 - 01:45 PM

I took this with my Orion F4 Astrograph on the 1st of the month. I still had tracking issues and as such, the stars don't look that great. The nebula looks good however, and I think the collimation is pretty close. Still frustrating that I can't get the mount to track properly. I'm guessing the 24 pounds or so is getting into the discomfort zone for my mount. My guess is I really need to dial in the balance, or perhaps get an OAG to reduce the weight a bit. Anyhow the image consists of 278x45s subs taken with my ASI174MC-Cool and my Tri-band filter, stacked in DSS and processed with Graxpert, Siril and Photoshop CS4. Thanks for looking and clear skies smile.gif

 

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Posted 15 May 2024 - 02:25 PM

What were your sub's HFRs looking like? Looks like 5-7ish to me, maybe focus was giving you trouble too?



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Posted 15 May 2024 - 11:43 PM

Why did you stack in DSS if you then used Siril?



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Posted 27 May 2024 - 06:28 PM

I use DSS because I'm familiar with it and I think it does a pretty good job.




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