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By Ken Mitchell
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.
Location: Eversley, United Kingdom
Date: 17 November 2018
TS Optics 60ED refractor, with 0.79x reducer on Celestron AVX mount
Imaging camera: ZWO 1600mm camera with ZWO LRGB filters
Guide camera: ZWO 120mc-s on ZWO mini guidescope
Image details: Image is constituted of the under:
18 no, Luminance x 5 min
10 no. Red x 5 min
10 no. Green x 5 min
3 no. Blue x 5 min (Target went behind trees)
Processed in Pixinsight
Another test shot for brand new lens (same night as other tests of the same lens).
Again, main stars and their colors are not distinct enough.
Gear: Olympus E-PL6 with Panasonic 25mm/1.7 at F/2.5 on poorly-tracked panoramic head and static tripod
Capture: 16 lights x 10s x 1600 ISO, master bias
Site: deep country 26km from Limoges, France
Sky: good (not measured, usually SQM around 21.4)
Processing: Regim 3.4, Fotoxx 12.01+