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Hello Bubble my old friend,

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I've come to image you again...

The Bubble is still in a good position in the sky for me - I can only image west, so I thought I'd do an experiment and go for as much data as I can.

This is what I've come up with imaging over 5 nights, selecting the best 100+ subs, totalling over 8 hours. I know you'll think it's mad, but the return I have through the everlasting smog is a fraction of what anyone countryside would enjoy...

I tried Astro Arts digital development filter for the first time, and the gradient plus vignetting filter. The gradient plug in for PS takes a few seconds, the AA one a few minutes - so I thought that maybe it's quite good then. My initial thoughts are that these are very useful tools indeed.

The stars had a dose of Noels Actions, and the brightest had a stretch of their own - a first for me.


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Looks like a little glass Christmas tree bauble very nice, is that with the orion of the skywatcher 120? Jesper

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Good result, Jesper, and an effective workflow by the look of things. Plenty of nice little details inside the Bubble, too.


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Thanks guys! It's a lot going on - noise mainly, but practice and more practice...

Danielle, this is with the Orion - so the diff spikes are 'real'. (If I had the HEQ5 still, this would have been much easier btw :-)

I'm trying to get to know AA better lately Olly. There's lots in there, but I admit its pure experimenting so far.

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