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Old 05-04-2021, 12:38 PM
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M83 Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Hi All,

First time shooting over 2 days and combining all data on this target.

Did this on the South Coast of NSW 03-04/04/21

Stars are not as round as what I would like to see, but I also did not go through my data and pick out the crappy shots. Also I'm sure someone with more experience in Post work could do much better with my data....

Let me know what you think

Capture details:
Date: 03-04/04/21
Location: Merimbula, NSW.
Mount: nEQ6-Pro
OTA: Celestron C8
Nikon D80
Guided: ASI462 & ZWO 60mm scope
ISO: 1600
Lights: 124 @ 300sec (10hrs:20min)
Darks: 60 @ 300sec (30 from each night)
Flats: 30
Bias: 30
Bortle: class 4 (clear outside app)
Lunar: 43%
Post work: DSS & PS

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Wayne
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Old 05-04-2021, 02:46 PM
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Hi Wayne

I can tell you what I think...

Very well done!

A nice place to check out the sky, I love Merimbula (used to work there).

Just in time, the clouds are back
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Old 14-04-2021, 10:19 PM
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Hi, A very nice image. That is a heap of data to get on one object.

Don't get me wrong but to my eyes there is a magenta cast so the colour balance may not be spot on.

I see you are using PS, have you tried Startools or PixInsight. Both packages have fully featured demo versions for free. If you get the colour balance correct and boost the saturation a bit you would have a great image.

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Old 16-04-2021, 01:39 PM
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Hi, A very nice image. That is a heap of data to get on one object.

Don't get me wrong but to my eyes there is a magenta cast so the colour balance may not be spot on.

I see you are using PS, have you tried Startools or PixInsight. Both packages have fully featured demo versions for free. If you get the colour balance correct and boost the saturation a bit you would have a great image.

Cheers
Hey Zuts,

I'm very new to this all (first real scope I got was back in Sept 20). I have heard of Startools and PixInsight and will look at them down the track - I like the "Blink" feature. To tell you how behind I am, I just loaded APT and attached my DSLR to it for the first time last night to test and understand how the software works

With the magenta cast.. I think that was maybe me wanting to bring out a little purple to my image... I'm very green and still a lot to learn and hope you guys can help me out.

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Old 17-04-2021, 07:37 AM
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Pretty cool. Nice details and colours.
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