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Ole boy keeping his hand in,NGC 6888 in H-ALPHA

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Yup have to keep ones hand in, still getting all the pennies together for more gear , but meanwhile a clear night so had a go at the Crescent neb, with the ED100,HA filter used , 1 hour 20 mins exposure time , and got some of that outer nebulosity as well, processed in Maxim, using SD Mask, DDP at 2%, curves etc in PS .

Rog.

Unguided

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Nice one rog! Clear skies here too.but guess what...................................no power supply for my scope as it broke and im broke so can get any batteries either lol oh well

Top image though mate! Any chance of a tutorial on processing on maxim?? lol

Darren :wink:

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know the feeling mate , had trouble tonight as well , reverted to the ED100, good job ,as i got a result there , hope you get up and running soon , no prob a tutorial , when you getting on some more Darren ok .

Cheers

Rog

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Ooooh!!, now that is nice, and unguided too!!.

What were the sub lengths?

Just too much cloud here, and still is :wink:

Dave

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oh wow that's real nice Rog.

Was it cosy in the obs......no wind, what luxury :wink:

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a mere 45 to 60 sec subs

That's pretty good detail for relatively short subs via a 100mm scope.

Just think what you'll be able to do once you get the guiding up and running :wink:

Dave

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oh hell , clear here at the moment doing an area of cygnus wide field , i need at least a100 subs on this , hope you do get some imaging done dying to see your first images

Rog

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yeay! clear skies expcted for at least 90 minutes (maybe more, i`ll use as much as i can!)... scope out, camera online, PHD guiding, and sequence running....

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NGC6888, as I did promise you some images to help soothe your nerves on the QHY8 :wink:

doing 300sec subs for an hour, then some 600sec subs until the clouds roll in, just for an experiment (hell, this is my QHY8 DSO first light, and i`m bl**dy well going to stay up as late as i like :D )

My Ha filter should be here next week (thanks to Bern!) so I`ll hopefully get some Ha stuff on the OSC as well)

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Here we go... first DSO light with the QHY8, so still a lot of learning to do. This was NS8GPS @ f/6.3, 6 x 10 min subs (hence the blobby stars) and zero darks, and the detail is there if it wasnt for the bl**dy radial gradient thats hiding it in the core, colour is a bit shot, guiding looks OK... but it was nice to be out under stars again (and the Milky Way was as clear as I can ever remember it). Need to stump up some more cash for 2" filters now, and also get a light box sorted to take flats)

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well a good one to start Steve, the detail is surely there mate , and what alovely size image as well , yes the colour is a bit of a learning curve Steve , but it will get better and better as we go along, send me te fits and i will have a play as well, good first real light Steve , you should be well pleased,well done mate

Rog :wink:

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Thanks Roger, the fits files (zipped) uploading as we speak, will PM you the location when completed

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Steve i,m not having much luck , bought my puter to a stand still , i have no problem with starlight xpress fits , but they are only about athird of the size , infact i cant process these , so i,m having second thoughts on this now , i may change and either do LRGB or maybe go for the colour Atik . really sorry , but at least for sure Maxim seems to be ok for doing them ,

Rog

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No worries, they nearly kill my laptop too when I use that for processing

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You really are our image Ninja!

Everybody was Kung-Foo .. Fighting... do d d d d do do doo doo doo :wink::D

Nice one Rog, unguided, short subs and he still brings out the business

Vega

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