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14-05-2012, 07:35 PM
Here's my efforts from Friday night. 2 hours worth of 5 min subs before an icicle formed in the camera - picked the best 1.5 hours for this image.
I was hoping for a lot more exposure time however after reviewing again tonight I'm quite pleased with the result and the number of background galaxies that are starting to appear.
Here's the full res version:
14-05-2012, 08:05 PM
That full res certainly has the wow factor. Very sharp. :thumbsup:
14-05-2012, 08:52 PM
Nice job, Peter! Shame about the icicle.
14-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Thanks Marc - I'm now thinking the sky is looking a bit too black so some more processing might be required.
cheers Rick. After reviewing the data tonight I might have discovered a black hole rather than imaging an icicle. Any confirmation images would be greatly appreciated. ;)
14-05-2012, 09:13 PM
man you will kill it with more time - its so sharp and well balanced
14-05-2012, 09:21 PM
14-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Fantastic shot there, thanks for posting.
Coming together very nicely for an image from suburbia Peter! The two little galaxies nearby are starting to come out. Colours a bit dull perhaps in this early version, but dust really coming out clearly. Good one!
14-05-2012, 09:42 PM
Lovely image Peter, colours are well balanced. Should look great with extra data
14-05-2012, 09:57 PM
Great image there Peter, you really have the mount and scope working well together.
15-05-2012, 12:15 PM
Some good colour and detail in the arms there. And as you say, looks like some faint fuzzies in the background. Not bad from the 'burbs, hey.
15-05-2012, 12:25 PM
Lovely result Pete, crisp and spacey looking, it's a great size field for M83 too :thumbsup:
I agree that it may look even better with a tad more colour saturation?
17-05-2012, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the feedback Dave. It took quite a bit of levels and curves to drag it out of the light pollution. I was thinking more time might help bring out a bit more colour.
I agree Rob. I would really like to see some of those colours that you see in the good images of this. I was thinking more subs but perhaps its a light pollution thing?
Cheers Geoff. It's good to have a few clear nights at last.
Thanks Allan. Getting there bit by bit!
yep - nice to see those little galaxies coming through. What you can do from the burbs still amazes me.
Thanks for the comments Mike. The QHY8/10" Newt combination is a nice FOV for quite a few of the brighter objects. I'll have a lok at the saturation.
17-05-2012, 08:20 PM
Very nice and quite sharp.
More time as you say to bring out more colour and to get some colour in the stars would top it off.
17-05-2012, 09:50 PM
A great photo Peter.
Very sharp and nice detail.
18-05-2012, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the comment Greg. I was hoping to get some more time this weekend but family commitments are making that look unlikely now.
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