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Old 04-02-2024, 11:47 AM
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NGC5128 quickie

We had better weather than expected last night and I had a bit of free time at the end of my imaging session from light polluted Bayside, Vic.
I thought I would try NGC5128 for the first time.

GSO RC8-Carbon with modified back cell
R,G,B 300s X 5

75 minutes total integration time. To maximise time before sun up, I turned off options to refocus after filter change. Lots of noise and I forgot to take flats (yikes), but the final result is OK given the total integration time, I think.
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Old 04-02-2024, 04:05 PM
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Mate I wish I could produce a "quickie" like that. Just lovely. That's one of my favourite objects in the night sky too - great choice!
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Old 04-02-2024, 06:57 PM
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Darn right the result is ok! As Dean said, that's a very well processed 'quickie' and certainly doesn't look half-baked. Tonnes of detail and even some colour creeping through. Love to see what you can do with a few more hours
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Old 05-02-2024, 02:41 PM
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That's stunning Mark, did the modified rear cell add to the integrity of the image?
I'm asking for an old fool who has the same scope and needs to get the money together to contact Jushua and get one for his telescope.
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Old 12-02-2024, 05:22 PM
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rear cell improvement

Certainly I don't have to worry about the weight of the filters, guider, camera etc on collimation now. My guess is it will hold collimation very well - time will tell - but my images from this telescope have certainly improved since I replaced the back.
I recommend the upgrade if you can afford it.
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