Old 24-09-2020, 10:18 AM
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M42 - 4 panel mosaic

Having fun now!

SGP worked like a charm (finally).

Each panel 50 X 60s subs gain 140

I was able to halve the processing time by using two computers.

1: Each image set processed separately to produce 4 master images.
2: StarAlign in 'Register/Union Mosaic' working mode.
3: StarAlign in Register/Match Images working mode.
4: Used the registered 4 images in Gradient Merge Mosaic.

But still a lot of work, about 23 hours all up (that includes acquisition, coffee breaks and some sleep :-)

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Thanks for looking!
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Old 24-09-2020, 11:02 AM
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Great image well done !!
Lot of work there but like you said a lot of fun too !
Next step I suppose is to learn how to expose the Trap with short subs and use a Layering module , something which I tried last year in Startools but failed miserably. Going to try again this summer , Iím determined to nail it
Iím down at my weekender at Narra with the missus ( retirement getaway) for 2 weeks to start my Obs dome prep work , dig , dig and more digging and kids and grandkids coming down on long weekend too
Captured NGC 253 on Tuesday night and NGC 55 last night in all that wind , Iím surprised the EQ6-R mount with the 8Ē f5 newt handled it quite well , only an occasional spike in Ra
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Old 24-09-2020, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by xa-coupe View Post
+1 and great composition.
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Old 29-09-2020, 07:27 PM
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Thats fantastic Peter, a credit to the amount of work you put into that.

Absolutely well done there.

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Old 30-09-2020, 08:42 AM
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Any mosaic is a labour of love, this is a great result
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Old 30-09-2020, 06:43 PM
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Great image , well done 👍
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