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Old 19-09-2018, 03:50 PM
Phisci (Ryan)
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City DSLR AP: Messier 4

4 hour stack of 1min ISO200 subs using Samsung NX500 on 10 inch F5 newtonian. EQ6 mount guided using PHD2; Stacked and processed in PI. this is one of two closest globular clusters to the Solar System. Estimated age of 12.2 billion years!
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Old 19-09-2018, 04:53 PM
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Nice work. It looks very M4.

ISO 200 sounds a bit low. Ideally one wants to set the ISO so that one photon equals at least one count in a 16 bit image. Setting it less than that is a bit like trying to measure the length of a grasshopper to the nearest kilometre. It might be worth trying a higher ISO. Use the highest ISO that doesn't burn out the stars in a single sub.

Keep them coming. Looking forward to your next image.

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Old 20-09-2018, 04:24 AM
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Thanks for the feedback MnT and for the encouragement. I run at low ISO because I'm in redzone suburbia, so quickly get washout of images at higher iso given light pollution. I could run at say ISO800 but would then have to use much shorter subs. I'm giving the processing another bash to see if I can extract a bit more.
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