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Old 23-10-2017, 04:23 PM
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One for Mum

When I was a little tacker about 8 or 9 y/o, I enjoyed looking out at the stars from my bedroom window.

One night my Mum joined me, and I remember her pointing out the Pleiades and telling me the story about how big bad ol' Orion would never catch those ladies.

I always liked that story and this has always been my favourite constellation.
Sadly, Mum passed away peacefully a few weeks back, after a fine innings at 93, so this one's for her.

Taken under dark skies at VicSouth, near Nhill in far west Vic.

Not the easiest of nights chasing some rare PA & Balance issues, so only managed 4 hours on this between 1-5am.

Probably needs double that and LRGB is not my usual deal, so this was a fun processing adventure as well.

Big noisy one here
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Old 23-10-2017, 04:35 PM
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Really nice Andy, you've captured both the reflection and dusty areas very nicely
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Old 23-10-2017, 04:54 PM
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The small version looks good, Andy! More data required for the big one
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Old 23-10-2017, 05:56 PM
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Nice one Andy, actually, to my eye it has Ricks PI processing hallmarks all over it Great job from that far south too Andy! Good to see real normal looking images from you too

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Old 23-10-2017, 06:37 PM
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Really nice Andy, you've captured both the reflection and dusty areas very nicely
Thanks Colin, reckon you couldn’t drag any more dust out of that data with a Mack truck! Thanks for the feedback 😊

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The small version looks good, Andy! More data required for the big one
Agreed, Booked three nights at VicSouth, but the weather closed in after the first night (sigh) hopefully I can get back to a dark site this summer to add data.

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Nice one Andy, actually, to my eye it has Ricks PI processing hallmarks all over it Great job from that far south too Andy! Good to see real normal looking images from you too

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Thanks Mike. Going to a real dark site is a treat!
VicSouth is a 4.5 hr drive so it just had to be an LRGB target
Never fear, you’ll see more “Andyfied” images in future - lol!
Glad you liked the pic
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Old 23-10-2017, 07:15 PM
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Lovely image and a great sentiment.

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Old 23-10-2017, 11:55 PM
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Nice image good colour and nebulosity Andy
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Lovely tribute Andy, nice contrast with the blue and brown
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Old 24-10-2017, 09:43 AM
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Free to travel the stars for all eternity...
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Old 24-10-2017, 09:46 AM
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Nice deep field. Well done.
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Old 24-10-2017, 12:54 PM
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Yes, a nice memory and a fitting tribute to ya mum Andy

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Old 24-10-2017, 03:18 PM
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Lovely image and a great sentiment.

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Thanks Greg, LRGB is not usually something I get to try very often, but when in Rome...

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Nice image good colour and nebulosity Andy
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Cheers Martin - not the rarest of targets, but certainly a good processing challenge with a huge dynamic range.

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Lovely tribute Andy, nice contrast with the blue and brown
Hey thanks Dunk, I was referencing an APOD by Roberto Colombari for the colour - Mine is not as deep as his but it still turned out ok

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Hi Peter, hopefully Mum's snuggled up warm with my dad in Heaven

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Nice deep field. Well done.
Thank Marc, I'm tempted to go even deeper if I can revisit a dark sky again this summer.

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Yes, a nice memory and a fitting tribute to ya mum Andy

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Thanks Mike - all those of us who have been there know it's a great loss, and we express our feelings however we can - I think Mum would have liked this one too
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Old 24-10-2017, 03:20 PM
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I'm tempted to go even deeper if I can revisit a dark sky again this summer.
You should go to Astrofest. You'll get another 7 to 8 degrees on this one.
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Old 24-10-2017, 03:25 PM
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Your Mum would be proud, a great image indeed.

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Old 25-10-2017, 08:34 AM
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Well done, Andy. Special.
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Old 25-10-2017, 08:52 AM
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Beautiful image, Andy! Love the colours.

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Old 25-10-2017, 09:57 AM
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Beautifully done. The composition is wonderful

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Despite the noise, I really like this one. The dust looks good and the reflection is well detailed too.
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Old 30-10-2017, 03:21 PM
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Despite the noise, I really like this one. The dust looks good and the reflection is well detailed too.
Thanks very much Paul - hopefully I can add some more data to this image over summer.

Thanks also to Leon, M&T, Mark & JA for your kind comments, much appreciated everyone!

Cheers

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