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Hello all. I not infrequently get lured to try to image this galaxy. Usually with a white-out result. This time I got something. Only 30 mins as I couldn't stand looking at white-out subs and very ordinary guiding any longer and I thought I was wasting my time again. 600D modded camera, 250 F4 Newtonian, Eq6R.
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Old 17-05-2024, 04:51 PM
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hey rob do you plan on getting pixinsight in the future?
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Old 18-05-2024, 09:44 AM
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Wow.
Couldn't believe that quality photo is done with Canon.
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Hey Rob you gotta be happy with that for sure...
If I may suggest it may be beneficial to take some dark frames to assist noise reduction in your image...

It is rather easy and sometimes the impact is quiet noticeable...

Anyways I am a little envious given I have had one session in six months due to the weather here...keep them coming.

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Nice photo
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Old 21-05-2024, 06:28 PM
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Top capture rob . Might have a go at this one myself . Butt have been receiving the same weather as Alex I have only had 5 clear nights this year as well and 2 of them where full moon.
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Old 22-05-2024, 12:04 PM
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Thanks Steve and Blindman. I used a cheap ($200) second hand canon 600D that I modded myself. LPF2 removed but IR LPF1 filter retained.
Jordo, I use ASTAP for sub analysis and stacking, SIRIL and GIMP. I might consider Pixinsight as I progress with the hobby. Do you know how much it costs?
Alex, I did use 30 each of darks, flats and dark flats. I just think this target is at the limits of my ability and equipment. Each individual sub was virtually a white out.
My telescope was almost parallel to the ground (15 degrees) shooting this target from Brisbane suburbs. No external filter. There was a lot of atmosphere to shoot through and there was some moon lurking also. It also challenged my cable management. The guiding was also a challenge. It is however a great Northern hemisphere target and I might try to get more data.
Kuz, it is a great target and worth a go, especially further north from gladsome. Good luck.
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Old 22-05-2024, 02:19 PM
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Your image came out very well indeed for the conditions you were shooting in.

May I suggest a bit of noise reduction (or slightly raising the blackpoint) to remove the green / purple speckles from the background?

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Old 24-05-2024, 04:39 PM
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Thanks Steve and Blindman. I used a cheap ($200) second hand canon 600D that I modded myself. LPF2 removed but IR LPF1 filter retained.
Jordo, I use ASTAP for sub analysis and stacking, SIRIL and GIMP. I might consider Pixinsight as I progress with the hobby. Do you know how much it costs?
Alex, I did use 30 each of darks, flats and dark flats. I just think this target is at the limits of my ability and equipment. Each individual sub was virtually a white out.
My telescope was almost parallel to the ground (15 degrees) shooting this target from Brisbane suburbs. No external filter. There was a lot of atmosphere to shoot through and there was some moon lurking also. It also challenged my cable management. The guiding was also a challenge. It is however a great Northern hemisphere target and I might try to get more data.
Kuz, it is a great target and worth a go, especially further north from gladsome. Good luck.
Cheers, Rob

hey rob pixinsight is expensive. it does have a 30day free trail. what got me into pix was youtube and all these custom made scripts people make witch are very powerful and many are free to use. i noticed your image has abit of a gradient and very small amount of banding from the dslr witch is all normal and can be removed (:
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