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Photo Information for M45 12-07-18

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My first long exposure image taken since acquiring the new kit a couple of months ago, and even though it didn't go according to plan, it does show an incremental progress I was counting on.

I got the new DSLR shutter release remote working for the first time, and was hoping for several hours of data. What I did get was 16x180s decent lights out of 32 taken before the laptop, hence the guider, shut down on me, and having forgotten to charge the backup batttery (so many things to keep in mind for a newby!), my night was done without even getting any dark images, bias or lights.

Half my images were useless from star trails, probably from a jostling of the tripod that I thought was not as serious as it seemed to turn out, and even this image shows signs of it.

So this is 16 stacked images of 3 minutes each with adjustment in DeepSkyStacker to acquire some contrast, with some false blue added in a totally inadequate microsft photo editor, because my wife won't let me get Adobe Photoshop CC until Christmas!


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A very good first for this subject. Mine had no nebulosity at all.

Subs that long will allow you to go anywhere you want (auto-guiding willing), keep going :)

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