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22-02-2012, 01:58 PM
Hi All,

Last image from the back yard for a while I think. M46 and sneaking it blue butt in the picture is NGC2438 Planetary Nebula. I blew up the image as well. Bit grainy but shows a bit more detail.


30 x 90 Seconds @ ISO800
Dark, Flats and Bias shot as well.

I have an issue I saw clearly last night with interference that caused the Flats to not do its job properly. So I have really darken the image to compensate. :(

24-02-2012, 06:38 PM
Nice field. Beautiful colors in the stars and the planetary nebula. :thumbsup:

Ross G
01-03-2012, 06:32 PM
Cool capture Malcolm.


01-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Thanks Marc and Ross,

The Planetary took me by surprise as I was only expecting the Open Cluster.

One of the limitations of Pulse Guiding with EQMOD as I can't use a planetarium program.