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26-04-2012, 06:46 PM
Finally Had good weather that matched my days off Lots of targets to process. Here is the second.. Another 5128 to add to the fine crop that we are growing :)
Object NGC 5128
Date Taken: 24 April 2012
Telescope: GSO RC10 CF
Aperture: 254 mm F8
Telescope Mount Model: Skywatcher EQ6PRO
Camera Model: QHY10
Frames: 7 x 8min, 15 x 8 min Darks + 15 Bias No Flats
Integration Time: 1hr 4 min
Guiding Method: SSAG (Maxim DL)
Bortle Scale Zone: 4
Larger Pic http://www.pbase.com/image/142921367
Thanks for looking
All the best
28-04-2012, 11:15 AM
Good photo, Paul. It is the first time I see the dark bar rounding the galaxy. Amazing one !
28-04-2012, 11:22 AM
Thanks for that I love this Galaxy and I'll do more time on it when I can and try to make it better.
28-04-2012, 11:57 AM
That's a nice shot.
I notice that M83 & NGC 5128 are almost directly overhead at 11pm.
I am hoping for some clear sky so I'll get some pics too.
28-04-2012, 05:51 PM
They certainly are and that's when I shot till! then moved to another target. Yet again, now that I know how well the RC works I need to come back for more subs.
all the best
28-04-2012, 09:04 PM
hey Paul, good to see the rest of those images you took.
This one has some funky blue business going around the actual galaxy, And is it just the connection of the camera or something as there is some major tilt happening from the left to right?
29-04-2012, 04:44 AM
I think that the blue is something in the processing but would seem to correspond closley with this pic that I took with my ED127. There is no tilt in this imaging train. Crappy focuser slipped and the pic is not as well focused but you get the drift!
All the best
29-04-2012, 10:17 AM
bugger don't you hate that! :) Good image over all though you have al ot of the fainter part of the galaxy coming though.
This is one of the galaxies that I would like to do with the newt pretty soon.
29-04-2012, 11:22 AM
I really like this galaxy... it's a bit of an overdone target but there are big differences between it being done well and being under done.
I have some gear to put up for sale left over from the C9.25. such as the moonlight and the FT micro focuser. The moonlight just got back from the states where it had a new clutch fitted to the High res stepper drive. Once I sell the Gear i'm going to put a new 2.5" moonlight on the ED127. Should make it a bit more AP friendly.
29-04-2012, 09:51 PM
Good closeup photo Paul.
Some great detail.
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