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gary1968
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m27 from midcalder

Post by gary1968 »

Here is my attempt from 28/09/11. Although it was a clear night it was very warm so there was a bit of high level haze. I didn't get as many subs or darks as I would have liked so the image is not a smooth as it could have been.
It is my first DSO of the new season and am pretty happy with it.
Image details, 24x5min subs + 12x5min darks, 8" F4 Newt, HEQ5 Pro, Guided with ZS66 and Meade DSI Pro.
C&C welcome as usual folks.

Gary

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m27 280911-1st process by gary anderson1968, on Flickr
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Post by smerral »

Lovely shot Gary and a very nice start to the new season! :)
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Post by mkp »

Well captured, plenty of outer detail to see.
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Post by Davej »

Hi Gary,

Very good image, sharp with good colour (both in the neb. and the stars).

Well done :)

All the best
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Post by gary1968 »

Thanks folks, the collimation was out a bit on the scope I have discovered. It is adjusted now, if only the clouds would do the right thing.

Gary
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Post by astroeyes »

That's really nice Gary. I love the way the 'dumbbell' appears to be floating above that bright star at the bottom of the picture.
The saturation and colour balance are just spot-on, in my opinion. 5 minute subs too - you must have pretty good skies to go that long.
An excellent start to your new season.
All best,
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Post by gary1968 »

Thanks for the kind words David. The sky around here is not great, light polluted Livingston!
The Astronomik CLS filter does a good job of filtering out the LP.
Last winter I was doing 10min subs on some objects......

Gary
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Post by The Bat »

I would be more than happy with that shot. It has almost a 3D appearance. Beautiful colours and crisp stars. It's great. 8)

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Post by gary1968 »

Thanks Rachel..... :D

Gary
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Post by Ender Of Days »

Really good shot there,
You took it on the Meade DSI ? whats it like compared to a standard webcam ?

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Post by gary1968 »

Thanks JJ.....
Just re-read my 1st post, a bit misleading I think.... sorry. The image was taken with a canon 1000d, the rig was guided with the Meade DSI.

Gary
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