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Old 17-02-2019, 01:15 PM
Capella_Ben (Ben)
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Stinging Scorpion and Electric Guitar Clusters

Hi All,

I tried to do something a bit differnet (for me) and do some clusters with a bit of HA background.

Bad weather has been a considerable constraint,but I don't think you need quite as much for these types of objects.

Capture details here:

High resolution here:

I'd appreciate constructive critisism on the catpure and the processing as I'm looking to improve.

Note, this was taken in my backyard in Brisbane.
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Old 17-02-2019, 11:28 PM
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A really nice shot Ben, I like the two contrasting OC's in this field

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Old 18-02-2019, 07:57 AM
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Beautifully done. Lovely colours, composition, processing. Pinpoint stars. As Strong Mike said, enchanting contrast between the various elements, including the two clusters, the H-alpha, and the beautifully coloured field stars.

Mysterious spikes coming out of just one star at bottom right. Even so, nothing to fix.

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Old 18-02-2019, 07:17 PM
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Really nicely presented image Ben
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Old 18-02-2019, 08:32 PM
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Many thanks all. No idea about those spikes on the star; haven't see than before with this scope.

I'll give this another go on M46/47
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