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Elephant's Trunk Restarted


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After our first, abortive, attempt at the elephant's trunk, which was messed around a lot by guiding errors, we started afresh last night. After centring the image and adjusting some PHD settings, we managed to achieve 14 10 minute subs using the 7nm h-a Baader filter, this time with no guiding issues! Taken, again, through the Skywatcher ED80, using the Atik 460EX, and processed in Pixinsight. We are much happier with this result and are hoping the haze clears tonight to enable us to grab the colour data to finish it. Dave got to bed at 3.15 to finish the h-a run, whilst Zoe had to go to bed at 1.15 to go to work this morning... :hiding: All comments welcomed. Dave and Zoe


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That looks really impressive guys, Nice curl to the trunk also. It is the first time I have seen an image of this and it is very different to what is seen when simply observing. :smiley: I thought it was a typical " use your imagination " description. Thank you for the education :smiley:

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