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Grant

M42 & M45 (Plus some friends)

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These are all from Thursday night but spent all day today processing them! Was out from 8:30pm until around 5am!! What a night :D

All with 350D & ED80! (I love this scope!)

M45 - iso1600, 10 lights 10 darks

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M42 - iso 1600 - 20 lights no darks, binned

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And a first attempt at M33 (needs a lot more exposure!)

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M37

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And laughingly, my first ever go at M1, the smallest object ever!

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Cheers,

Grant

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Thanks guys, I've had a big grin on my face since they popped out of the stacker :D

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Thanks guys, I've had a big grin on my face since they popped out of the stacker :D

I bet you did!!

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Bags of nebulosity in that M45 Grant. You've done a superb job with M42 - lovely colour and very nicely processed. Definetely was some night!

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The M42 has taken the longest to process, I had 3 lots of data, all with different settings I'd been playing with on the camera and then I wanted to try different stacking/processing techniques...

You can see the other results here: http://stargazrs.com/stargazrs/action/photos/ I think the one I posted is the best though.

My biggest battle I think is drawing out the detail and getting rid of light pollution without also pulling out to much noise. I wonder if that's the biggest downside of a DSLR? The noise.

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M45 does it for me Grant , bags of fuzzy stuff :D

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great results all round there Grant , can imagine the grin on your face lol ., i think now we can say welcome to the world of imaging , excellent results mate .

Rog

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Man, those are superb!!

It's obvious you like them, cause you've changed your avatar!!

Really love those shots Grant

Andrew

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Superb set of images that have made my day got to go shopping with wife and kids now grrr.

Mick. :D

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They are all wonderful images Grant. Even little Tiny Tim M1 may be small, but still beautiful.

If I was pressed for two, it would be M45 and M42, but not fair on the rest, as they all shine.

You had a great night, and that's always something to be thankful for in 2007.

Ron. :D

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A very nice collection of images Grant, 'top job'!!

M1 is not the easiest of objects, as being 'relatively' small, it requires a bit of mag, and exposure time.

Dave

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Thanks everyone! :D

I'm itching to get out tonight - just having some modifications to my warm room done to make life a little easier - an internal door to the observatory rather than having to walk all the way around and through two doors... Also worked out from the trials I did with these images some settings I want to use so I want to revisit M45 and M42 with more subs, dark frames and bias too...

Fingers crossed the clouds stay away!

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