Old 16-07-2019, 07:21 PM
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NGC 5128 Centaurus A Galaxy

Captured NGC 5128 last night under a 90% waxing moon down at our holiday home south coast near Ulladulla
2 hours integration ( 2 minute dithered guided subs )
Canon 600D unmodded with Baader coma corrector
8Ē f5 newt on an EQ6-R mount
Sensor temperature running between 21 and 23 degrees
Stacked in DSS
Processed in Startools

Thanks for looking , comments most welcome
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Old 16-07-2019, 10:18 PM
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nice job martin, some good detail in there.
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Old 16-07-2019, 10:41 PM
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That's a really pleasing image Martin . Nice job with Startools on the colours too.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
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Old 17-07-2019, 07:33 AM
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Martin that has some excellent detail ...well done.
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Old 17-07-2019, 09:09 AM
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Very nice detail and colour Martin
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Old 17-07-2019, 01:43 PM
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For a near full moon, you've done a great job on the processing to bring out the colour and detail. The good thing about shooting under those conditions is you probably didn't have to use a torch!
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Old 17-07-2019, 02:51 PM
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Thanks All
Appreciate the kind comments
I chose Centaurus as it was descending from 70 degrees Alt in the south east which meant my OTA was pointing almost in the opposite direction to the moons main glow
Startools , although not a popular processing software , does a fantastic job of removing all types of gradients and the more you experiment with this software the more features you discover which can be utilised in your processing
I donít use anything else
Thanks again
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Old 17-07-2019, 07:58 PM
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That turned out very well Martin, Iíd be happy with the result. Iíve found startools to be a great step up for my processing along side Photoshop. The de-noise module is very good particularly for the DSLR.
Keep up the good work!

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Old 17-07-2019, 08:39 PM
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Thanks Anthony

Iím making the most of Winter with my DSLR as during summer the sensor temperature is maxing our at 37 degrees on some hot nights
Iím not ready yet to jump across to a OSC camera yet , maybe in a year or two

I think Alex used Startools as well ?
Some people find it too hard to use but after year or so Iím getting some good results especially from DSLR noise ridden frames, light pollution and moon glare etc....

Iím extremely happy how far Iíve come in AP after only 18 months imaging and 3 years into the hobby, thanks to many IIS members advising, guiding and encouraging me along the way !!
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