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Old 15-09-2018, 10:59 AM
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Ngc 1365

This one's probably a bit premature, but since I'm sharing... I've been trying to photograph this galaxy for years but every time it comes up I have drastic hardware issues and I never get to image it.

This is only 4.6hrs of data, I intend to keep shooting it over the coming months, hopefully under better conditions.

Even if only half-baked, I'm pretty happy to finally have a colour image of this beauty.

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Old 15-09-2018, 11:43 AM
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Lee, you keep surprising us with excellent images in rapid succession.

Again, the colour is particularly pleasing. Some might say it is unnaturally saturated, but we would answer that telescope images are meant to be unnaturally large, bright, and resolved. They show differences that the eye alone cannot see.

Well done!

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Old 15-09-2018, 06:27 PM
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I like the colour. Really rich without being saturated.
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Old 15-09-2018, 07:59 PM
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Very nice detail and colour Lee. The astrobin image really does it justice
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Old 15-09-2018, 11:06 PM
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Love these images!
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Old 16-09-2018, 06:29 AM
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Just need a bit more time on it and that will be a cracker of an image, Lee! It's already very good.
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Old 16-09-2018, 06:38 AM
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Lee, you keep surprising us with excellent images in rapid succession.

Again, the colour is particularly pleasing. Some might say it is unnaturally saturated, but we would answer that telescope images are meant to be unnaturally large, bright, and resolved. They show differences that the eye alone cannot see.

Well done!

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Thanks! :-) Yeah I'm definitely walking a fine line with the colour... I'm reasonably happy with it for now, but we'll see how I feel given a bit more time. I hope to get a lot more data on this one, so I'll no doubt process it many times.

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I like the colour. Really rich without being saturated.
Thanks Geoff :-)

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Very nice detail and colour Lee. The astrobin image really does it justice
Thanks Colin! I realise I left off the link in the OP, I'll add that in now.

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Love these images!
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Just need a bit more time on it and that will be a cracker of an image, Lee! It's already very good.
Yeah, I agree. I intend to get a lot more data on this one... this is definitely a work in progress.

Recently I've started leaving the observatory open doing unattended imaging while I try to sleep... normally I wouldn't have even started trying to image this until December and then I would get at most 2hrs of data a night. So far this one has been scraping in about an hour of data a night after other targets were completed, and before the fog rolled in.

Once the seeing improves and I resolve my issues or find better ways to work around them I'm hoping to be able to start pulling in 4+ hrs on a target on a given night which will make deeper integrations a lot more realistic than they have been in the past.

That said, it is relatively bright and many integrations of this one seem to be pretty short.
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Old 16-09-2018, 02:41 PM
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That's a beauty Lee!
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Old 16-09-2018, 04:22 PM
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Thanks Pete!
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Very cool shot. One of my fav galaxy. Never got around to image it yet though.
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Old 18-09-2018, 06:21 PM
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Thanks Marc! Definitely one of my faves too; hopefully I'll get a lot more data on this so I can do it justice.
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A great looking galaxy photo Lee.


Very nice colour.


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Hi Lee,
I'd be more than happy with that -
if I could ever get the time to image.


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Old 20-09-2018, 09:19 PM
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That is a very nice NGC 1365 Lee. Nice sharp detail all the way to the core. I'm afraid I think the colour is a bit over saturated but only to a small degree. It's all a matter of personal preference though.

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Old 26-09-2018, 05:46 AM
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Thanks Ross, Allan and Steve :-)

Steve, I'll have to reprocess it when the weather clears and I start getting more data on it so I'll have a bit more of a play with the colour when I do that.
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Really quite nice. Similar in processing style to your 6744 image. But this one is a tad oversaturated in colour in my opinion.

I don't mind a bit of colour but its a tad exaggerated.

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Very nice!
Looking forward to the version with extra data.....
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Thanks Greg and Tim. Sorry I missed your comments earlier!

I've finally resolved some optical issues and found some clear skies so I was able to get back to this one.

I've now reprocessed it and dialled back the colour as has been suggested.

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A shot of this perennial favourite to be happy with Lee, the HII regions stand out well, nice work

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