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Old 28-07-2014, 08:38 PM
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First Galaxy - M83

Pretty happy how this turned out, as I went out last night, and after spending two hours setting up (drift aligning etc.) thin clouds rolled in. I tried taking shots between bunches of cloud, but got a lot of light pollution in the process (couldn't use half my lights). Eventually I had to stop, because I don't have any dew heaters yet... time to spend some more $$

Not as focused as I would have liked, but I blame the misty clouds I may or may not have been shooting through.

35 x 45sec lights = 26min 15 sec
Stacked with darks, bias, and flats.
Pre/HEAVILY-Post processed in PI

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Astrobin - http://www.astrobin.com/full/109892/0/

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Old 29-07-2014, 01:24 AM
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Really good for a first galaxy pic.
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Old 29-07-2014, 03:25 AM
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It would be a nice shot if the clouds didn't bothered you.

Your graphic process is strong, with too much sharp. Wiht less intensity you can feel loose of details, but it will be more natural.

Graphic process enhance details and colors, it can't create what don't exist.
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Really good for a first galaxy pic.
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Old 29-07-2014, 05:08 PM
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It would be a nice shot if the clouds didn't bothered you.

Your graphic process is strong, with too much sharp. Wiht less intensity you can feel loose of details, but it will be more natural.

Graphic process enhance details and colors, it can't create what don't exist.
I definitely agree I'm going to try and get back out either tonight or tomorrow and get some new data
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