M45 - Two scopes, two cameras and two years

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M45 - Two scopes, two cameras and two years

Post by Paramount »

I have managed to put together an LRGB image of M45 using some old luminance date that I took with the Takahashi BRC-250 and Starlight Xpress H36 that I took a couple of years ago along with some LRGB data that I took in October and November with the FSQ106ED and ML8300, during this second session my Paramount stopped working and I'm waiting for confirmation from Bisque as to whether I need a new adapter panel board before ordering one. This has been a very up and down two weeks for me as I lost my beloved boy Hunter (German short haired pointer) to advanced lymphoma and we have since got a new addition to the family 'Floyd', a GSP puppy who is keeping us busy.
The details for the image are as follows
BRC-250 and H36 data --- 20x5 minutes luminance taken in November 2009
FSQ106ED and ML8300 data --- 15x10 minutes luminance and 12x10 each for RGB taken in October/November 2011
I decided to combine as I wanted a bit more luminance and I think the difraction spikes from the BRC-250 add impact to the image, but this is a personal thing
Here is a link to the full size image
http://www.pbase.com/imaging_the_heaven ... 6/original
Thanks for looking
Best wishes

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Post by David Frydman »

Dear Gordon,
That is a fantastic amount of detail in the nebulousity, probably the most I have seen in a photograph as seen in your main image.
I have only seen nebulousity visually once on La Palma with a 6 inch portable Newtonian, I think by Rob Miller.

I have observed the Pleiades literally thousands of times and the cluster is my favourite object in the sky apart from Saturn.


Thanks for sharing.

regards, David
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Post by The Bat »

Wow! That is just stunning! 8)

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