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HunterHarling

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HunterHarling last won the day on November 6 2019

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  1. Thanks, "Galaxy Showroom" about sums it up!
  2. Thanks, this target does require a lot of exposure!
  3. I found this target to be quite unique, with and elliptical, spiral, and edge-on galaxy all in one FOV. They were very dim though and my data didn't turn out quite as I had hoped. ASI1600 Edge HD800 LRGB: 600s exposures, 48 for L and 24 each RGB Thanks for looking, questions/ critique welcome as always.
  4. I think it looks pretty good. Interesting description Olly
  5. To be honest, I dropped 34 hours of exposure in m101 with my Edge scope a few years ago and it looked worse than your image. I blame the target and if I were you I'd image some other galaxy with your time, m101 has a very low surface brightness. Markarian's chain might be a good target for your scope btw:)
  6. Rodd, this is my attempt at your image. Nice data btw! DBE on all channels linear fit RGB combination with LRGB (l unchecked) Ha addition with pixlemath Photometric color calibration Histogram transformation on rgb and l LRGB combination masks+curves
  7. From looking at your graph, I believe that this is due to #1 your ra and Dec aggression and #2 your min motion settings. Run the guiding and lower the aggression till the curve has no sudden spikes. Also, based on your arc seconds per pixel I'd lower the min motion to 0.05 because the star is moving too much before it can make a correction. Have you had any luck so far? Hope this helps.
  8. First off, it's been a VERY long time since I had guiding issues, I usually get less than .5 rms guiding so it having issues now is very strange. Also, I'm using an EQ6 atlas mount with phd, SGP, loadstar, Edge hd, and OAG So every now and then, the mount will absolutely "gun it" while guiding and send the guide star far out of the guiding box. I have no idea what is causing this, it will be going perfectly fine and then do this out of the blue... I've also confirmed it's not the dither or cable snags doing it. So what do you think it could be?? Thanks in advance for any help.
  9. I'd decrease the brightness on m82 to let some details through and drop the black point a bit though. Nice image though!
  10. Posting the flat would be helpful. Also, are you calibrating both the flat and light with darks? I ran into lots of issues when I didnt.
  11. That is so true. I've had the weather report clear skies and it be totally cloudy:(
  12. I'm curious why the primary actually needed cleaning, considering that it has a glass corrector in front. My C8's primary is still virtually spotless after a few years of having it.
  13. I found some dim galaxies in this field with Wikisky and annotated them in Pixinsight: The dimmest one that it gave a catalog number for was magnitude 18.65! And there are much dimmer ones visible...
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