Old 12-10-2020, 11:31 AM
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NGC 6744 Pavo Galaxy

This is my 4th Galaxy captured with the new ZWOASI2600MC camera , NGC 6744 Pavo Galaxy , a 9.2 magnitude face on spiral in the constellation of Pavo
A really dense star field makes it difficult to process the image and make the Galaxy “pop out” although the spiral arms are quite defined
Captured about 3 hours ( 5 minute subs ) in this object over two nights , Friday and Saturday night where conditions were good
South coast NSW weekender Bortle 3 skies , no moon
8” f5 Bintel GSO newt on an EQ6-R mount
PHD2 guiding at 0.80 arc sec error total
Used no darks in processing even though I took them
No flats
Camera setting Ascom Highest Dynamic Range, cooled to -15C
Goto and tracking EQMOD StellariumScope and Stellarium
Frame focus and capture APT
Stacked in DSS
Processed in Startools V1.6 OSC Linear data set
Star colours were a bit to rich, especially the blues , should have backed off the bias a little bit
Overall fairly happy with the image , not an easy target for my equipment

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Old 12-10-2020, 12:19 PM
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Oh all right then...you can have a 10.

One of your best results M.

Very well done!
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Old 12-10-2020, 01:03 PM
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great result. I could barely reveal the spiral structure with my espirit 100ed and light polluted suburbia. fantastic subtle colouring here on object and stars.
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Old 12-10-2020, 08:03 PM
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Hi Martin, congratulations mate that's an excellent image .
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Old 12-10-2020, 08:05 PM
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Great image and I love your stars.
Seems like an excellent camera.
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Old 13-10-2020, 11:27 AM
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Thanks one and all
I think region in Pavo has one of the busiest star fields around a Galaxy that you can image.It does tend to detract from the impact of the Galaxy itself but it’s also a very challenging and enjoyable target
The new camera once again has delivered !!
Thanks again
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