Old 16-10-2020, 10:05 PM
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Tarantula Nebula

This is different data to my last effort..I was trying to include other objects so set the spider off to one side...this was over two nights approx 12 hours all up of short exposures...I need a better usb cable to guide and as it is I am losing many of my subs so short exposure makes more sense..one day I will get organised but until then I work with what is working on the night...had some fun taking ha exposures all around this region and find there are many worthy objects available...took..ha,luminance, S11and O11.

TS 115mm triplet refractor, HEQ 5 mount, zwo 1600 mono cooled to -15 c dark sky reasonable conditions with not much dew.

60 second captures (some 80 seconds) stacked deep sky stacker, processed in Startools, I did not adjust colour but kept the result from RBG tool for better or worse...touch up in Photoshop...I made the image darker than I would like to hide the extreme noise that came from using gain settings of between 350 and 450...
a rushed job as wanted a result before the batteries shut down...the genny refuses to start.

Edit addition...I tried getting it brighter on my phone...but you can see the noise problem more.
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Old 17-10-2020, 05:52 AM
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You have brought the spider alive Alex.
I'm sure I could see something moving!

Time to get the genny serviced...
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Old 17-10-2020, 05:54 AM
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Love it Alex. Thanks for posting.
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Old 17-10-2020, 09:50 AM
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Like those colours. A lot being shown there .
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Old 17-10-2020, 04:18 PM
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Good one, Alex! Darker one is especially forboding
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Old 19-10-2020, 08:01 PM
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I love the astonishing detail and structure in both these images, Alex. terrific!
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