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Old 25-06-2019, 10:30 AM
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I had some tracking issues with this and the sky was getting loaded with moisture - threw away half the subs but still got a pretty picture.

We've been getting frost by about 10pm the last two nights.

12x5 min. The modded camera seems to show more detail in addition to the extra red colour.
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Old 25-06-2019, 01:18 PM
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A very nice rendition. Processing looks very smooth.

Just noticed you are using the MGEN autoguider. I find it works well even with a little dew on the lens.
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Old 25-06-2019, 01:26 PM
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Tony you can give up your day job and do astrophotograohy full time..I really like your image as the detail is most impressive.
Well done.
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Old 25-06-2019, 05:31 PM
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Great image of M8 Tony with only an hour of data
I needed 3 hours of dithered guided 5 minutes subs with my DSLR to get even close in detail to this super image
Well done !!
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Old 25-06-2019, 07:05 PM
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A very nice rendition. Processing looks very smooth.

Just noticed you are using the MGEN autoguider. I find it works well even with a little dew on the lens.
Thanks Rowland. All of my images are lights only, no calibration frames, and minimal processing.

The MGEN is a beauty - super easy to use and seems to work well - perfect for a technophobe like me
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Old 25-06-2019, 07:07 PM
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Thanks Alex and Martin. I'm hoping to get M16 tonight.
The modded camera makes more difference than I thought it would.

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Thanks Rowland. All of my images are lights only, no calibration frames, and minimal processing
That's remarkable...

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Old 25-06-2019, 10:28 PM
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I'm sure the images would be better with calibration frames and good processing, but I'm managing ok with my shortcuts.

I have recently become more interested in narrow band after seeing the superior contrast of Ha images; I'm not sure where that will lead yet (might have to upskill).
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Old 25-06-2019, 11:18 PM
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Really nice Tony, you've got some great resolution down to the hourglass
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Old 26-06-2019, 08:05 AM
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Very nice Tony,
Camera modding did its job!
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Old 26-06-2019, 08:16 AM
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Top stuff Tony,
Very commendable Lagoon there. Have to say against the odds it turned out pretty good. I took the chance to get out last night (been out of the loop for 8 months) and by gosh was is dewy after 10pm your right! The scope was like it was dunked in water! Took a few happy snaps of the eagle, hope it turns out ok.
Keep up the good work, nice Ha coming through from your modded DSLR, look forward to your M16 shot.
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Old 26-06-2019, 12:39 PM
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Thanks guys. I got 3 frosty nights in a row of imaging, now back to cloudy nights but lots of stuff to process, including a Lobster for Alex and M16.
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