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Old 17-06-2021, 10:32 AM
evltoy (Wayne)
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NGC3372 eta Carina fort time using a UHC filter

I wasnít prepared for last night thinking it was going to be cloudy like every other day, so I just took out the evolution mount and manage to get some time in before the clouds rolled in. Also this was the first time using a UHC filter.

I canít believe how much of an improvement the UHC filter has done for me.

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Date: 16/06/21
Location: Officer, VIC.
Mount: evolution
OTA: Celestron C8 + reducer/corrector
Camera: Nikon D600 (APS-C mode) not modified
ISO: 800
Lights: 21 @ 30sec (10min)
Darks: 10
Flats: 20
Bias: 30
Bortle: class 6 (clear outside app)
Lunar: 40%
Post work: DSS & PS
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Old 17-06-2021, 06:49 PM
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Good effort there, Wayne and great progress! As your last effort showed, there's a lot of nebulosity sitting in this region. You've got a good core exposed here, now keep adding more subs to this to bring that nebula out
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Old 20-06-2021, 11:27 AM
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Well done Wayne.

Stars are a bit wonky in the corners, someone will know why.

Maybe focus is a little out, only guessing.

Good effort
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Old 22-06-2021, 09:06 PM
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Thanks guys for the encouragement.

Peter - Yes the stars are oval shaped very bad in the corners and outer part of the field. I still cant manage to get the back focus right with the reducer... it is doing my head in.
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