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#1 unimatrix0

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 09:18 PM

I'm bored. I got no images, Too many rainy days emission nebulae are still too low this time of the year, so I went  and dug up my old master stacks from last year. 

From last year August. I've been trying 3-4 different processing techniques. 

This is one of my longest - if not the longest- integration ever.  It's 35hrs 15min, but I believe I added some 600 second subs afterward, possibly about another few hours. 

 

I still don't have starXterminator so Starnet 2.0 doesn't remove the Newt-spikes correctly so they come back. I only used the Luminance stars, I don't like narrowband stars. 

Aug. 14, 2023
Aug. 22 - 23, 2023
Frames:
Antlia 3nm Narrowband H-alpha 36 mm: 133×300″(11h 5′)
Antlia 3nm Narrowband Oxygen III 36 mm: 145×300″(12h 5′)
Antlia 3nm Narrowband Sulfur II 36 mm: 145×300″(12h 5′)
Integration:
35h 15′

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Edited by unimatrix0, 28 May 2024 - 09:22 PM.

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#2 Robert7980

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 07:02 AM

Looking good, lots of great details. Love the color on the little red star. 
 

Same weather here, been down for a couple months. 



#3 GiffS

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 07:48 AM

If for no other reason than the dedication it takes to get 30+ hours of integration time on a target you've got to love this image! Happily, there are plenty of other reasons as well. The detail in the wispy bits is terrific.

 

The weather here too has been awful. Insult to injury the one or two nights that have been clear were near full moon. I set up anyway just for practice.



#4 smiller

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 09:11 AM

Amazing details on that capture!  Puts mine to shame!



#5 dcharlton

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 09:25 AM

I actually prefer the Newt spikes and have missed them since going into refractor territory.  Your patience on this has certainly been rewarded as this is an amazing pic.  

 

I usually stop at 5 hrs for my objects in part because I've gotten bad weather and 35hrs on 1 object would span over 4 months but I'm beginning to think I need to stay on one target for longer.

 

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#6 danny1976

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 02:09 PM

Good result. Nice detail. Perhaps a bit too dark.



#7 unimatrix0

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 02:49 PM

Amazing details on that capture!  Puts mine to shame!

Thanks, but trust me the O3 narrowband  is a complete mess of noise. 

 

So is the star removal I did with Starnet 2.0 left all the little star circles and spikes all over the image. I just had no desire to clone stamp around. I should just get the starxterminator, but I've been too cheap lately. 




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