I only managed 1.25 hr of subs with this image with the GSO 10" RC and qhy10 camera due to cloud and a software gremlin in PhDguiding. Taken 1st March. I was going to get more data last night however clouds kept coming in and so I just managed to get darks, flats etc so it wasn't a waste of time. But with the moon and Brisvegas light pollution which I was shooting directly into there were some interesting gradients in the image. I want to get more data to smooth the image as I think it is beginning to show some promise.
The rain has just started to come to Brisbane but previously it side slipped us and went to Sydney and Canberra for a change. Prior to that its been a really long time with no breaks. I wouldn't have got this if I hadn't had an observatory with it all set up.
Some really nice detail!
This gives me some idea of what to aim for on my next try at M83.
Good luck Justin and thanks for the comments
Originally Posted by strongmanmike
Go Allan, that's excellent, looks real...I like the un-noise ninga'd version best though, for me if the artificial smoothing is obvious then I prefer slight noise
Best of luck with the extra data.
Hmm..ahhh...it is real Mike
thanks Mike, just in there trying with this crappy weather. I agree with you re the Noise Ninja. If you look at the stars they start to get desaturated colour-wise when it's applied. There is no short cut -just get the data and you can easily process it and do as many Sidonio's as you like
Dave and Geoff
Thanks for the comments. It's not only the posts but the feedback you get from other addicts that keeps you going out. I'll never be a Bradley or Sidonio but I love the whole shebang of the computer programs, optics and subjects that come together sometimes to give you the gift of an image that you know is the best that you can do. But there's always the hope that it can be better. Clear skies to you guys as well.