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I've just got back from a mini-break down in Cornwall. The skies were nice and dark, so I took the 'scope with me. To my surprise, I was treated to a couple of clear nights! :-o

At SGL9, the plan was to gather some data on the Iris nebula with the goal of collaborating with Rob (Uranium235). Unfortunately, I didn't get the clear sky at SGL but now I have some data to contribute we'll surely have a go at combining the datasets soon... Not sure how well the refractor + reflector subs will combine together, but will be interesting finding out.

In the meantime, here's the stack of my side of the data. Quite happy to capture some of the fainter dust (albeit a bit noisy still). I feel this would have been impossible to extract from my light-polluted skies at home!

38x600s + flats, ISO800, Canon 450D

Skywatcher 150PDS

Vixen GP + finderguider & SPC900

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I've just got back from a mini-break down in Cornwall. The skies were nice and dark, so I took the 'scope with me. To my surprise, I was treated to a couple of clear nights! :-o At SGL9, the plan was

Thank you all! It was near a village called Ladock. I'm not saying conditions were perfect (the transparency wasn't great the night I was imaging this) but it was very dark indeed - I couldn't detect

Thank you all for the kind comments! I have a newly processed version that has Rob (Uranium235)'s data combined in. I added this to the core, as it provided extra detail and colour, particularly after

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Thanks very much all :D I'm looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in collaboration!

Did you use a coma corrector (if so which one)?

Yep, I use the Skywatcher CC.

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It's amazing, finally along come some clear skies and the latent talent just explodes, so many threads with great images, now if we could just move this island somewhere better... :smiley:

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Thank you all!

It was near a village called Ladock. I'm not saying conditions were perfect (the transparency wasn't great the night I was imaging this) but it was very dark indeed - I couldn't detect any orange glow at all with my eyes!

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