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  1. Actually the CN forum has a low participation at present. Personally I have learned almost everything there from people who are no longer there, why? I hope this idea works and can meet fans wanting to learn and share. Yes, please, no rules that prohibit the postprocessing of the images or we will move away many people who do not resign to present their modest photographs as best as possible.
  2. This small and distant galaxy was documented by the known astronomer Steve Gottlieb at the end of the last century. He used two telescopes, one of 8 "and another of 17.5" and his comments are the result of what he could see visually then. Today thanks to the help of modern cameras we can recreate what he saw, improved even, from the backyard of our house Those are his comments: 17.5" (1/19/91): fairly bright, large, about 4'x3' extended ~E-W. Unusual appearance as two bright stars are involved on the east side. Sharp concentration with a faint outer halo and a well-defined much brighter core. A mag 10.5 star is on the east side 52" from the center and a mag 10 star is at the east edge of the halo 1.6' from the center. Also a mag 13.5 star is superimposed about 30" SSE of the core. 8" (3/28/81): faint, large, low surface brightess. Two mag 10 stars are at the east edge. SKW Quattro+ RT IMX224 10x18"/ Gain max/ DFC/ no filters There is some postproduction with Startools in these image and this was the basic work-flow: Autodev/ Wipe/ Dev/ Flux(noise)/Color/Noise.
  3. Guauuu! Really has improved a lot. I'll have to try to match the result with Startools or go to Photoshop. Thank you!
  4. Thank you both for your kind comments on C 58 Caldwell 58 is NGC 2360! There is indeed an error in the Skysafari information on this object and I have not reviewed it, I have made a copy-paste. Maybe in a next edition they will correct it. I use Startools to edit my photos and I do not know any special option of this program to increase the color except to increase the saturation. I think I'll have to settle for the current colors .. If you want to try the retouching of this photo with Photoshop and share the result could be very interesting ..
  5. Caroline Herschel discovered this cluster on February 26, 1783, and included it in her list as No. 2. This cluster was her first original discovery of a deepsky object. Her brother William included it in his catalog as H VII.12. This attractive cluster is bright, large, rich, and moderately compressed with at least a hundred 10.5 to 13th magnitude stars visible in a 12' area. It has a total visual magnitude of 7.2. The western half is more star-rich and concentrated than the eastern half, in which are several conspicuous star-vacancies. To the south the cluster merges gradually into the Milky Way background, but on the north a long meandering star chain extends NE and then curves north. NGC 2362 lies some 6150 light years away. (Skysafari) TSOPTICS + RISINGTECH IMX178 10X20" +DFC+Risintech software
  6. I like the capture of the asteroid. It is not easy and the result is very good, congratulations
  7. The largest galaxy in the image on the right is NGC 2207 and the smallest on the left is IC 2163. Strong tidal forces of IC 2163 have distorted the shape by throwing the stars and gas into long ribbons stretching out one hundred thousand light years towards the right edge of the image. NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are a pair of spiral galaxies interacting about 80 million light-years away in the constellation Canis Major. Both galaxies were discovered by John Herschel in 1835. SKW Quattro+Risingcam IMX224 15x18" +Dark field correct.+Risingtech software
  8. Amazing results with only 8 seconds of exposure. Some post processing?
  9. I only act with the Histogram. I move the Black bar to the right next to before the signal starts and then I move the White bar of the Histogram to the right or left until I see the object without overexposure, usually just when the visible signal starts with intensity in the graph. The central bar tried not to touch it. Then I save the photo and adjust it in detail later in a PC program. I leave all other settings by default. And I do not exceed 15 "of exposure in these bright galaxies, do not worry if the photo does not look very good on the screen with subsequent corrections will improve a lot. I have an 8 "Newton too. As a program of retouching the photos I use the one that Mac has by default: iPhoto It is a personal opinion anyway.....
  10. Im a Infinity user too. Good shots Maybe not overstressing the histogram would avoid these overexposed areas
  11. NGC 5634 is the only globular cluster in Virgo. The cluster has a faint, unresolved halo around a weakly concentrated center. In larger telescopes this globular cluster appears fairly bright, but its granular 3 arc minute halo remains unresolved, even around its periphery. It is concentrated with a small, somewhat brighter core. NGC 5634 CEG VIRGO Expo=40X5" Alt=33º Moon=0% Histog.Peak=40% MeteoBlue Seeing= 5-5 SKW Quattro+IMX287
  12. Nice trip through the night sky and good images. I would highlight NGC 4725 And a personal opnion on the globular clusters and the NRTV, if we lower the exposure to much so as not to burn the nucleus we lose many weak stars and the clusters remain as crowded.
  13. It looks like a plasma jet, it's lucky to have been able to capture it live. Congratulations
  14. Thanks to all for your kind comments!
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