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Old 28-09-2009, 07:30 AM
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LMC widefield from Lamington Plateau

Hi all,

Here is an untracked widefield shot of the LMC from a camping trip on the weekend. This is a combination of 11x30 sec exposures with a tripod-mounted K100d, 50mm lens at f/2.0, 800iso (plus 6 dark exposures). Stacked in DSS, and adjusted in PS7.

There was quite a bit of haze around (see the sunset photo in this thread: http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=50807 ) and therefore the transparency wasn't great, so I'm quite surprised how much detail I captured. I could probably improve the image with some more adjustments in Photoshop - what do you think?

Thanks for looking!

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Stephen
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That's pretty good Stephen for the amount of exposure you gave it.
Yep, real good.
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Old 28-09-2009, 01:41 PM
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Thanks Jeanette. I didn't do any more exposures on this one because I was saving batteries for a go at an Orion widefield later in the night or the following night. Unfortunately the haze got much worse so I ended up not taking any Orion shots. Hopefully next time I'll get a chance!

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Great pic stephen!!
I envy you, as I can not yet find the LMC. Yeah I know .

Can't wait till I do, as without a tracking mount this would be a good target..
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Very nice widefield image. I'm really starting to enoy the detail which can be colleced in widefield images but the processing adds it's own complications.

Well done.
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Thanks Mitchell and Doug.

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Great pic stephen!!
I envy you, as I can not yet find the LMC. Yeah I know .

Can't wait till I do, as without a tracking mount this would be a good target..
Wait till you get out to a dark sky Mitchell - thay really stand out!

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I'm really starting to enoy the detail which can be colleced in widefield images but the processing adds it's own complications.
Yes, I know what you mean Doug. I'm still very much a beginner at the processing side of things, and I'm sure that others could get much more out of the data in this image!

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