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Betelgeuze

Messier 33 - Triangulum Galaxy

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Hello stargazers!

After having huge problems with my Autoguider caused by Finder-Scope drifts, Wolfgang Ransburg from Teleskop-Service recommended to use an Off-Axis Guider instead of the Finder Scope. First I wasn't sure whether that would work any better, but it did.

Because of remarkably longer exposures (over 15min.) I can now minimize the ISO which results in lower noise.

For Messier 33 I collected more photons than I ever did before. I got almost 8 hours of exposure time, gathered over 3 nights. Pity the moon was there...

I expected the processing to be fairly easy, but it took me several attempts (probably up to 20 hours) until I was pleased with the result.

Accordingly I hope you enjoy my picture :)

CS,

Simon from Austria

Equipment:

8" f/4 Newton

EQ-6 Skyscan

MGEN 2

EOS 550D

Data:

30x15min.

ISO 200

Darks&Bias

processed with PixInsight

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Triangulum Galaxy - Messier 33 von Betelgeuse93 auf Flickr

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what temperature is you camera running at? i have the same one and i can shed the noise also do you use flats

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Lovely. The Triangulum Galaxy is one of my favourites. You have achieved an excellent colour balance there. It looks right.

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Thanks for all your compliments! :)

I must correct something: I took no darks but flats... wrote that wrong

Cs,

Simon

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Truly superb!

I love he way the stars are sharp in front of the galaxy. Gives a real depth of field.

Such a nice image :police:

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I've found M33 rather a disappointing object visually through bins or a telescope, but very beautiful photographically.

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That's a beautiful image, really striking colour and lovely detail. The image is nice and sharp too. Well done. :)

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I really like this image. The colours are spot on and it's nice and sharp. Great job.

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That is without doubt one of the best images of M33 I've seen - really well done.

David

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Very nice indeed. Your DSLR skills are obviously spot on as must your polar aligment skills to get 15min subs so sharp.

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Hey Simon!

What a great image, as we say here in Portugal every shot = a dead bird :)

No doubt that very long integration times pays off, you're getting superb results with your DSLR, my friend you are becoming one of the great masters of DSLR imaging, hip hip HURRA!

Greets,

Luís

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Wow, cracking image - absolutely lovely! This has definitely become one of my favourites recently.

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