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Old 30-09-2021, 01:53 PM
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Cat's Paw NGC6334

Hi guys,

Cats Paw Nebula taken over 3 nights in the last couple of weeks, my longest capture to date at almost 9 hours.

Quattro 800mm f/4, EQ6R Pro, 3nm Astrodons, ASI1600MM Pro, ASIAir, blood, sweat, many many tears.

Hope you like it!


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Old 30-09-2021, 03:12 PM
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They're terrific images. So sharp and detailed. Very impressive.

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Beyond impressed! Excellent work, Andrew.
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Old 30-09-2021, 03:40 PM
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Thats very impressive Andrew, clean, sharp and many hrs of processing to get it looking that good I bet . I really like the starless version in this case too.
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Old 30-09-2021, 04:29 PM
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Thats very impressive Andrew, clean, sharp and many hrs of processing to get it looking that good I bet . I really like the starless version in this case too.
You are correct! Spent a long time on it.. days in fact, with a lot of trial and error in getting things to a point to where im finally happy with how the data looks. Im a fan of starless images myself also, nice to have a different take.


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Beyond impressed! Excellent work, Andrew.
Thanks Adam, much appreciated. What a great compliment!


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They're terrific images. So sharp and detailed. Very impressive.

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Cheers Greg, im glad you like them. Nice to impress where possible, lol. Longest capture time (and processing time too) to date, so good to know it wasnt time wasted.
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That's one very impressive image. Possibly the finest I've seen of the Cat's Paw by a ground based 'non- professional' observatory or telescope.

I'm sure there was blood, sweat & tears involved! A great effort
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Super image Andrew!
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Super image Andrew!
Thanks Pete!


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That's one very impressive image. Possibly the finest I've seen of the Cat's Paw by a ground based 'non- professional' observatory or telescope.

I'm sure there was blood, sweat & tears involved! A great effort
Very humbled.. much appreciated David!!
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I like the way that you've captured the dusty surrounds. Makes the image complete somehow.
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Excellent result!
Details, Colour palette, framing, all boxes ticked - well done.
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Excellent result!
Details, Colour palette, framing, all boxes ticked - well done.
Thanks Andy, after lots of really colourful versions that i ended up not going with, I went with a simple SHO palette that seemed to agree with the details. I won't say the number of days spent on it but finally happy with the result.


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I like the way that you've captured the dusty surrounds. Makes the image complete somehow.

Thanks Rodney, the Ha looks twice as dusty but could only bring out the amount shown without introducing lots of noise. Ideally a RASA 11 or endless clear night's & patience could bring it out even more. But that won't be by me anytime soon.
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A truly beautiful Cat's Paw mate nicely done
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Possibly the best SHO Cat's Paw we can recall.
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A really great Cats Paw, very very nicely done. Well worth the many tears 👍
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Fantastic capture Andrew, well processed too!!
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A truly beautiful Cat's Paw mate nicely done
Cheers Nik, I'm glad you like it too!

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Possibly the best SHO Cat's Paw we can recall.
Mike & Trish, comments like this make all the unseen effort worth it. Thanks a lot! 😁

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A really great Cats Paw, very very nicely done. Well worth the many tears 👍
Appreciate that, and totally worth it. Thanks Matthew.

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Fantastic capture Andrew, well processed too!!
Thanks Sean!! 😁
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