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Old 14-08-2019, 04:10 PM
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Astrofest M8

Finally got around to some processing after a very long break so quite rusty. This image was captured over three nights at Qstrofest with a total integration time of 3.8 hours using the SN10 and QSI683. I've also got a bit of Ha data however I didn't like what it did to the star profiles so I've left that out for now.

Comments welcome. Thanks for looking.

Big one here:
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Old 14-08-2019, 04:29 PM
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That looks excellent Peter. Heaps of details in the field and nice colors.
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Old 14-08-2019, 04:44 PM
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Really nice result Peter, maybe a little more contrast would look good but its quite natural looking as is

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Old 14-08-2019, 05:03 PM
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That looks excellent Peter. Heaps of details in the field and nice colors.
Cheers Marc. I'm a lot happier with the star shapes this year than in previous ones. I should have tried OAG a lot earlier.

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Really nice result Peter, maybe a little more contrast would look good but its quite natural looking as is

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Thanks for the feedback Mike. I've forgotten everything I've previously learned about PI so this has had very basic processing - just a histrogram stretch, LRGB combination and colour calibration. I think the basic data is ok so I might look at some decon or sharpening and will also take onboard your advice on the contrast.
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Old 14-08-2019, 05:18 PM
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what a nice bit of real estate - very supple
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Old 14-08-2019, 05:46 PM
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Nice going Peter. The data looks great, so I'm sure you could torture it a bit more without any artefacts.

It might also be equipment. Perhaps next year you should consider upgrading to include a MB?
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Nice going Peter. The data looks great, so I'm sure you could torture it a bit more without any artefacts.

It might also be equipment. Perhaps next year you should consider upgrading to include a MB?
Thanks Rob. I will be working on that upgrade for 2020. I reckon the MB will take off like duunny tents did
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Great shot Peter, nicely processed

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Old 14-08-2019, 08:26 PM
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Thanks Rob. I will be working on that upgrade for 2020. I reckon the MB will take off like duunny tents did
OK what is a MB?
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Really nice - nice tight stars. Collimation and guiding sorted. Me likey a lot.
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Nice going Peter. The data looks great, so I'm sure you could torture it a bit more without any artefacts.

It might also be equipment. Perhaps next year you should consider upgrading to include a MB?
Hi Rob,
On an altogether different topic, what is the imaging camera you use? I am about to get a dedicated astro camera and was just looking at the amazing collection of your recent images.Wow!

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Finally got around to some processing after a very long break so quite rusty. This image was captured over three nights at Qstrofest with a total integration time of 3.8 hours using the SN10 and QSI683. I've also got a bit of Ha data however I didn't like what it did to the star profiles so I've left that out for now.

Comments welcome. Thanks for looking.

Big one here:
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Lovely shot of the Lagoon, Peter. Well done!
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Old 15-08-2019, 07:45 PM
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OK what is a MB?
MB = "Mini Bar"
Its essential to have all available snacks and drinks easily accessible before dark falls. Nothing worse than having to hunt for snacks later on David.....
Especially when after midnight its warmer in the coldroom than on the field
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Its essential to have all available snacks and drinks easily accessible before dark falls. Nothing worse than having to hunt for snacks later on David.....
Especially when after midnight its warmer in the coldroom than on the field
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On an altogether different topic, what is the imaging camera you use? I am about to get a dedicated astro camera and was just looking at the amazing collection of your recent images.Wow!

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I'll send you a PM Richard.
Dark skies, and easy access to MB are important pre-requisites
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A very respectable Lagoon indeed Peter. Plenty of room in the histogram as well to tweak things if you wanted to. You’ve captured some nice detail in the body of the nebula
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