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  1. Hi all, For a long time I wanted to shoot this frame, probably from the early days of my astrophotography adventure. Finally after all these years I managed to get a decent result of the 'stuff' between these two beautiful nebulae. Fairly happy with the image but always looking for improvement. I hope one day to redo this all with a mono camera and filters. Apart from NGC1499 , M45 and the Baby Eagle Nebula no idea what else is in the picture. If you happen to have an idea feel free to educate me. Some info on image and capturing: Widefield Pleiades to California. Taken over 2 nights with a total of 11hrs 25min integration. With a stock Nikon d610 and Nikkor 85mm 1.8 objective. Tracking was done with the Skywatcher Star Adventurer. Lights and all calibrations frames were stacked in DSS. Processing was done in Adobe Photoshop CC using Adobe Raw, GradientXterminator plugin, HLVG plugin, Nik software plugins and Photokemi action set. Ken
  2. First clear night in a while here so out came the scope to show a few objects (M27, M24, M8, M13, M16, M17, M20) to visitors around midnight. Once they'd got bored/tired an hour later I star-hopped from M9 down to Barnard 72, the Snake (dark nebula) which was 24 deg above the horizon at the time. This is the first time I've looked at a dark nebula but definitely won't be the last! This is a 60s exposure re-using a master dark from an earlier session (on the basis that visitors, midnight and waiting for darks don't mix ). I really had to home in on the histogram (i.e. use a very small range between white and black points) to get this. The good thing about dark nebulae are that they provide a good calibration point for the black level... Cheers Martin
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