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26-05-2012, 07:47 PM
this image should have been finished prior to my recent M51, but I have been unable to reveal Arp's Loop, despite many hours of exposure, without adding significant noise. This really ruined the image, so the version here crops that out. I will now have to wait until next season to get an extra 10-15 hours to do it justice. I do have a version showing it, but as I say, it spoils the fine data in the main galaxy.
Acquired from Heaven's Mirror Observatory in the Sierra Nevada, this is a HaLRGB image comprising 7hrs 40mins:9hrs 40:4:4:4 hours.
Hope you like it as much as M51
Cheers and thanks for checking it out
26-05-2012, 07:50 PM
26-05-2012, 07:59 PM
Top shelf stuff Martin. Superb seeing, optics, camera and processing....nice to see it so skillfully put together :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I'm not worthy......
26-05-2012, 08:48 PM
Don't really think anyone is worthy!
It's amazing what can be achieved, and still we miss what we're after.
Lovely work Martin!
26-05-2012, 08:51 PM
Very rich and detailed
26-05-2012, 09:02 PM
Detailes , tracking colour
Can't say much more
26-05-2012, 09:31 PM
What can one say except WOW :thumbsup: Just simply beautiful as always.
26-05-2012, 09:32 PM
Wow, I marvel at your ability. Top view Martin, thanks.
26-05-2012, 09:52 PM
WOW Martin,just sensational:thumbsup:
26-05-2012, 10:04 PM
Thanks folks. Glad you liked it.
26-05-2012, 10:24 PM
far out, that is astounding ! ! ! !
26-05-2012, 11:03 PM
Loving all the images you're posting lately. Real treat for us mere mortals. :)
26-05-2012, 11:34 PM
Wow, so clean and crisp!
Played 'spot the galaxies' with this one.
26-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Fantastic image! Thanks for sharing it.
27-05-2012, 12:18 AM
Wow - that's great.
Shows us what the CDK17 can do.
Must be fun to obtain data like that. :)
Well Martin, after seeing your latest work, you can teach Adam Block a few things about image processing. LOL These are simply wonderful and you have the processing nailed!
27-05-2012, 08:29 AM
Another world class image Martin. I agree with John the processing is divine.
27-05-2012, 12:46 PM
Thanks very much.
Oh to have a 32" scope atop of a mountain to play with daily!
stlll, 17" at f6.8 under great seeing is a formidable weapon.
27-05-2012, 01:51 PM
Brilliant as always Martin:eyepop:
Thankyou for sharing :thanx:
27-05-2012, 04:53 PM
What a superb image! Doesn't get any better than that!:thumbsup:
27-05-2012, 06:29 PM
So smooth with incredible colours. Superb. :thumbsup:
27-05-2012, 06:43 PM
This is an amazing image - in fact, I cannot articulate how good I think this is.
27-05-2012, 07:29 PM
Stunning - thanks for posting.
27-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Thanks again for the very kind comments.
27-05-2012, 08:52 PM
That's a stunning shot, I really like how the Ha regions pop out
27-05-2012, 09:50 PM
That's a top shot for sure, congratulations! Really smooth and rich, a glorious view of one of the finest galaxies. You are just cranking these out lately, very inspiring.
27-05-2012, 09:54 PM
Inspiring image Martin. Thanks for posting. That particular galaxy is one of my all time favourites with that classically elegant shape. Pity we can't see it here.
28-05-2012, 04:11 AM
28-05-2012, 08:15 AM
Lovely. It transends photograahy. It's a piece of Art.
28-05-2012, 07:12 PM
Thank you very much!
30-05-2012, 08:40 PM
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