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20-02-2012, 08:34 PM
Hi All,

Last night I learn't a bit more about my camera and decided to concentrate on getting the custom white-balance correct. It only took 30 minute but the result in my opinion are surprising.

Larger image - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109920401953767744541/albums/5711144334112216417/5711142692208643122

As a result the Darks and flats worked well resulting in the best image I have ever taken. To say I am happy is an understatement :D. It may not compare to some other AP'ers on this forum but what to expect from an unmodified DSLR. I didn't take as many lights as in the past either.

Canon 45D unmodified
20 x 120 Second 800 ISO Lights
17 Darks
20 Flats
20 Bias
TS80 / 480 F6 Triplet.

I think the next step in resolving is a bit of Coma on the edges. I may need to look at my focuser strength.

Shark Bait
20-02-2012, 09:09 PM
Thank you for posting this image. Very nice!

I got to see the Carina Nebula properly for the first time under dark skies last Saturday night, 18th Feb. It was a spectacular sight with no filters and just got better with the OIII filter. I had to pan around the nebula to get an idea of its visual extents.

At some point in the future I would like to get into AP but for the time being will have to enjoy the images posted by IIS members.

Ross G
22-02-2012, 10:08 PM
A very good photo Malcolm.

Nice colour and excellent quality.


23-02-2012, 02:19 AM
Thanks Ross and Stu, I have been a happy camper since getting the guiding sorted. The next step is the light pollution.

23-02-2012, 09:08 AM
Beautiful field and colors. Nicely done. :thumbsup:

23-02-2012, 09:56 AM
:) I love the colours from an unmodded camera.
Great image. :)