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Old 10-05-2019, 08:49 PM
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Antennae

Was hoping for more data and better skies... but then again, aren't we always? Good news is that I learned to take advantage of crappy seeing to get more RGB so some nights I would have usually packed up on still proved productive.

This is just over 15hrs of data. As always, full res is available on Astrobin.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:12 PM
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Wow, that's a wonderful rendition Lee!
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:50 PM
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Good on ya Lee , that's awesome.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:00 AM
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That’s really well handled Lee!
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:30 AM
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Gee that's beautiful!!
Well done!!

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Old 11-05-2019, 12:33 PM
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Thanks very much Rob, Bill, Colin and Tim
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:58 PM
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An absolute ball-tearing cracker of an image! - I attempted this recently but was thwarted by clouds and iffy collimation.
Here you've shown me what's possible and it's absolutely inspirational. Well done, hats off to you sir!
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:05 PM
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Another excellent galaxy image Lee, you are on bloody fire lovin it,

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Old 11-05-2019, 07:22 PM
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Very slick...no doubt many will use this rendition as a gold standard from here on

Well done!
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:48 PM
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Fantastic image Lee.

Thank you for the hint with collecting RGB on the nights with worse seeing - I just started imaging session and a few Lum subs I got this evening are just not usable - but after reading your post I switched to collecting RGB - happy days!
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:33 PM
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Fantastic image Lee.

Thank you for the hint with collecting RGB on the nights with worse seeing - I just started imaging session and a few Lum subs I got this evening are just not usable - but after reading your post I switched to collecting RGB - happy days!
Actually that is excellent advice, and easier to miss/dismiss if you're busy going for sheer mass of data.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:24 AM
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That's an astonishing image Lee. It has everything: sharp detail in the interacting core, squillions of faint distant galaxies, the faintest extensions of the antennae including a hint of the bit where it curves back at top left, and beautiful colours. The detail looks convincing and solid. The black point is nicely set too, which helps with the faint stuff.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:34 AM
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Stunning. Like all your images I am lost for words (which is the point right!). Wonderful to see what is possible through a fast 8 Newt.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:48 PM
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Superb rendition of this tricky target



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Old 12-05-2019, 06:31 PM
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An absolute ball-tearing cracker of an image! - I attempted this recently but was thwarted by clouds and iffy collimation.
Here you've shown me what's possible and it's absolutely inspirational. Well done, hats off to you sir!
haha, thanks again Andy!

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Another excellent galaxy image Lee, you are on bloody fire lovin it,

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Cheers Mike! It's been fun but it looks like my run is at an end for a time... no more clear skies and my focuser may be acting up again (was complaining it reached its outer limit switch at 16k steps, when it has 28k steps... fingers crossed it's nothing a recal won't fix!)

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Very slick...no doubt many will use this rendition as a gold standard from here on

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Thanks Peter

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Fantastic image Lee.

Thank you for the hint with collecting RGB on the nights with worse seeing - I just started imaging session and a few Lum subs I got this evening are just not usable - but after reading your post I switched to collecting RGB - happy days!
Thanks Suavi Glad to hear that hint served you well, I'll definitely be using it in future too. The other side of it is to make sure you leverage those good nights on L, because you can get RGB basically any time. I usually just do BLLRG<repeat> with one dither every 4 frames in there for efficiency purposes, but I think in future I'll go to LL<dither> on those good nights now.

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That's an astonishing image Lee. It has everything: sharp detail in the interacting core, squillions of faint distant galaxies, the faintest extensions of the antennae including a hint of the bit where it curves back at top left, and beautiful colours. The detail looks convincing and solid. The black point is nicely set too, which helps with the faint stuff.
Thanks Mike! Yeah, I was hoping to bring out those Antennae more, but I think I need more data. Amusingly I think I did a better job with those 3yrs ago with 1/3 of the data and the Esprit 120.

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Stunning. Like all your images I am lost for words (which is the point right!). Wonderful to see what is possible through a fast 8 Newt.
Thanks very much Ben, glad you like them!

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Superb rendition of this tricky target



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Old 13-05-2019, 02:32 AM
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You're in the zone Lee, one fantastic image after another. I must show Josh Green what can be done with an 8" F4 since he now has my old scope.
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Gee that is a beautiful image. One of the best Antenna's I've seen. Great colour

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Old 13-05-2019, 07:00 PM
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Missed than one. +1 very smooth!
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Very clean image. Just realised I have already liked it on astrobin.
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