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Old 02-05-2021, 04:16 PM
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Centaurus A a first for me

I've never imaged a Galaxy before so thought of giving this a go
130mm TS optics Refractor 40 x 300 second subs
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Under some very trying conditions, it was a clear day and what supposedly was a clear night but smoke haze from burnoffs and a gibbous moon made it difficult to get a decent image.

Just a stack and process using Astropixel Processor and then removed the stars using starnett ++ brought out the nebula in Photoshop then reinserted the stars, This is more difficult than nebulas I reckon.
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Old 02-05-2021, 05:04 PM
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A nice image Nik. Well done. Cheers John W.
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Old 08-05-2021, 11:08 AM
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Wow, what is lacking in image scale is more than made up for in the fine detail you have in the dust lanes. Very fine! I must give this a go with my 130.
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Old 08-05-2021, 12:48 PM
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Thanks Robert, it does need a bit of work but worth the result.
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Old 08-05-2021, 02:24 PM
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I always remember my first, nicely done
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Old 08-05-2021, 02:46 PM
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yeah that's great. This scope is definitely a front runner for me this year. Which model? (focuser?)
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:31 PM
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yeah that's great. This scope is definitely a front runner for me this year. Which model? (focuser?)
It has the moonlight 2.5 inch focuser aided with the zwo autofocuser
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Really nice shot Nik.
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Old 15-05-2021, 08:38 PM
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Nice one Nik, Cen A is always great to image, such a cool dust lane

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Old 16-05-2021, 12:55 PM
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Nice shot Nik.
I feel your pain with Melbourne weather....makes it challenging for sure.

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Old 16-05-2021, 05:23 PM
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Thanks guys I havent had a chance to image anything since due to work commitments
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Old 17-05-2021, 12:37 AM
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Beautiful widefield with good details.
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