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Old 03-03-2012, 10:51 AM
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M83 - been a while

I only managed 1.25 hr of subs with this image with the GSO 10" RC and qhy10 camera due to cloud and a software gremlin in PhDguiding. Taken 1st March. I was going to get more data last night however clouds kept coming in and so I just managed to get darks, flats etc so it wasn't a waste of time. But with the moon and Brisvegas light pollution which I was shooting directly into there were some interesting gradients in the image. I want to get more data to smooth the image as I think it is beginning to show some promise.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:08 AM
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That's coming along nicely Allan. A bit more data to smooth out the noise. You are getting some nice colour coming through in the arms.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:29 AM
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Or for those that can't wait there is always noise ninja
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:37 AM
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Looks very good. Lovely colors and details.

I'm surprised you've found any clear skies. Here in Sydney we're just trying to keep off the rain.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:41 AM
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Looking very good there Allan!

Bigger version would be nice?

Cheers, Marcus
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:42 AM
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The rain has just started to come to Brisbane but previously it side slipped us and went to Sydney and Canberra for a change. Prior to that its been a really long time with no breaks. I wouldn't have got this if I hadn't had an observatory with it all set up.
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Looking very good there Allan!

Bigger version would be nice?

Cheers, Marcus
Need a lot more data for a bigger version Marcus, but thanks for the comments.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:20 PM
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Starting to look good will be excellent when finished
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:18 PM
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If I'm going to be picky I'd say its looking a bit too blue Allan, but showing signs of being a beauty - wonderful detail coming through. Will be nice to see a bit of the reds coming out.

Hope the weather breaks for all of us over next month or so....
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You've gotta love noise ninja!
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Hi Allan,

Looks like the basis of a great galaxy photo.

The QHY10 seems to be an excellent camera.

Ross.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:33 PM
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Starting to look good will be excellent when finished
Thanks Martin
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If I'm going to be picky I'd say its looking a bit too blue Allan, but showing signs of being a beauty - wonderful detail coming through. Will be nice to see a bit of the reds coming out.

Hope the weather breaks for all of us over next month or so....
You maybe right Rob, Ill wait till I have more data for a Sidonio
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Hi Allan,

Looks like the basis of a great galaxy photo.

The QHY10 seems to be an excellent camera.

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Thanks Ross, yes the QHY10 has a good well depth as well as pixel size and is proving to be quite capable when all the processing frames are done properly.
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Hi Allan,

Some really nice detail!
This gives me some idea of what to aim for on my next try at M83.

Thanks,
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:30 PM
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Go Allan, that's excellent, looks real...I like the un-noise ninga'd version best though, for me if the artificial smoothing is obvious then I prefer slight noise

Best of luck with the extra data.

Mike
Hmm..ahhh...it is real Mike
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:56 PM
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Hi Allan,

Some really nice detail!
This gives me some idea of what to aim for on my next try at M83.

Thanks,
Justin.
Good luck Justin and thanks for the comments
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Go Allan, that's excellent, looks real...I like the un-noise ninga'd version best though, for me if the artificial smoothing is obvious then I prefer slight noise

Best of luck with the extra data.

Mike
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thanks Mike, just in there trying with this crappy weather. I agree with you re the Noise Ninja. If you look at the stars they start to get desaturated colour-wise when it's applied. There is no short cut -just get the data and you can easily process it and do as many Sidonio's as you like
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well done - fresh photons - repros - sneaky black arts - arrggghhhh its all there - including the clouds... very nice enticing image Allan
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Great capture Allan, nice colour and detail.

Should look great with a bit more data, good luck with this weather
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:50 PM
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Thanks for the comments. It's not only the posts but the feedback you get from other addicts that keeps you going out. I'll never be a Bradley or Sidonio but I love the whole shebang of the computer programs, optics and subjects that come together sometimes to give you the gift of an image that you know is the best that you can do. But there's always the hope that it can be better. Clear skies to you guys as well.
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Nice one Al, precise and not over the top
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I'll never be a Bradley or Sidonio
Thank god for that

Unless you can also do an impersonation of a crab..
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