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23-02-2012, 11:29 AM
I recently purchased a Northgroup ED127 from the Iceinspace classifieds and looked forward to getting some wide angle love.... as is the way I had 2 weeks of Cr ** (less than optimal weather)... But never fear I said to myself I have 3 weeks of Holiday coming just at the time of new moon so I will be able to get non stop Astro joy! The result of course is 10 days now of smoke haze with brief moments in the clear. On sunday I finally managed one night of clear skies (before the fire flared up again this week) but I've been away in the winefields of Margaret River so I have just processed the results.

Quick and dirty polar align guided with Orion SSAG + Orion miniguide scope

IC2944 ED127 QHY10 @ -20 12 X 600secs no darks or flats, CCDStack, PS4

NGC4945 ED127 QHY10 @ -20 2 X 600secs no darks or flats, CCDStack, PS4

A very quick grab of 20 mins only as I had to drive to the country in a few hours time!

Feedback is very welcome, thanks for looking

Paul :thumbsup:

23-02-2012, 11:49 AM
Very nice. I've noticed many images of NGC4945 have blue halos around those bright stars, including mine (http://deepspaceplace.com/show.php?id=ngc4945) taken with a relfector. Is it some type of reflection nebulosity?

23-02-2012, 12:24 PM
Thanks James,
I've noticed this too and it would be interesting to know if it's reflection or just because of relative brightness/processing.
All the best


23-02-2012, 12:47 PM
Two beautiful shots. Love the star colours. Very nice. :thumbsup:

23-02-2012, 12:50 PM
Thank you Marc. :thumbsup:

Ross G
01-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Two very good photos Paul.

Nice equipment too.


01-03-2012, 09:08 PM
Very nice views Paul, thanks.