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Post Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:43 pm

M51

~9hrs of 500 second lights, shot with AS10RC and QHY12 OSC from my backyard.
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Retry with lots of NR
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Playing around with reduction w/o losing detail
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Last edited by Europa on Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:08 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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gardenfish

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Post Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:49 pm

Re: M51

Nice Galaxy. Glad to see you figured out how to post your pics. Now that you are getting your pics up dont forget to enter the monthly imaging contests :15:. Remember just one entry per month. Still one week left for Junes image of the month!!!

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MikeM

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:48 am

Re: M51

Nice work!
Clear Skies!
Mike

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:07 pm

Re: M51

Thanks everyone.

I keep retrying the processing, I'm not sure if its
1) ME
2) Poor skies (I'm bortle Class 8), have marine layer and 1/2 moon
3) Expecting too much from a OSC
4) All of the above.

I'll keep trying.
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MikeM

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:28 pm

Re: M51

I like the retry. More detail and color has come about.
Clear Skies!
Mike

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Post Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:05 am

Re: M51

That''s great Mike. I just cannot get that detail of this target. Great Job
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Post Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:48 pm

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h2opolo wrote:That''s great Mike. I just cannot get that detail of this target. Great Job


Not mine - it's Europa's.
Clear Skies!
Mike

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