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07-06-2012, 10:26 PM
Thought it was time to give Crux a go, after all I am from down under.
I'm quite happy with this image for a stock lens and there's so many star colours to play around with.
Telescope 8” f/4 astrograph on a HEQ Pro 5 mount, orion mini guider.
Unmodded Canon 1100D piggy backed 55mm at f/5.6
7 x300 sec subs ISO 800,
24 dark frames, 9 flat frames and 11 bias.
Stacked in DSS and post process in Phototshop.
07-06-2012, 10:51 PM
Nice star colours, Justin, and the coal sack looks great.
07-06-2012, 11:01 PM
I'm having a lot of fun imaging and processing, think it will be long time before run out of things to do!
08-06-2012, 02:25 PM
Here's a version with a bit more processing.
Might have pushed it a little too far, what do you think?
08-06-2012, 04:31 PM
That's very nice Justin. I would pull back magentas in Photoshop using selective colour as there is a touch there from chromatic aberration of the lens. Otherwise its really nice as is.
08-06-2012, 04:43 PM
I like your first rendition best. Maybe a bit too much smoothing happening though and it's eaten a lot of your fainter stars.
08-06-2012, 05:40 PM
Thanks Greg and jj,
Your feedback is appreciated.
08-06-2012, 08:42 PM
Great image. I love this one:thumbsup:
09-06-2012, 12:50 AM
Very nice image there Justin.
09-06-2012, 05:44 PM
A nice shot Justin.
11-06-2012, 04:36 PM
Thanks steve, Darrin and Louie.
11-06-2012, 05:52 PM
Keep posting these shots Justin at it encourages me to continue working with my 550D.
12-06-2012, 01:42 PM
12-06-2012, 03:41 PM
Here is a very beautiful field!
What a chance to observe the sky of the southern hemisphere!: P
12-06-2012, 05:39 PM
We are a bit spoiled in the southern hemisphere.
12-06-2012, 07:08 PM
Gorgeous field and colors. :thumbsup:
13-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Dig the repro alot Justin, dam nice for the lens used, main crux stars have good color and detail showing prominant clusters etc , , well done :thumbsup:
13-06-2012, 07:09 PM
Love the faint nebula regions you have picked up in this view Justin. Very nice.
14-06-2012, 05:16 PM
Thanks Marc, Bob and Lester.
We are fortunate in the southern hemishpere, so many great objects to image!
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