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Western Veil (The Witch's Broom) - Unmodded DSLR Quickie


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I had a quick go at the Witch's Broom on Sunday (10/11/13).  Seeing wasn't too great, and I was battling the moon which was within 45 degrees of the target at a guess.  This is an unmodded DSLR version, hence the relative lack of Red/Ha in the nebula.  I've pushed it as far as I think I can without turning the whole background and fainter stars completely red.

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AstroBin version: http://www.astrobin.com/64051/0/

Capture Details

Frames: 5x1800" ISO400
Imaging scopes: Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro
Focal reducer: Sky-Watcher 0.85x
Filter: Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2"
Imaging camera: Canon EOS 500D Unmodified
Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6
Guiding scope: Orion ST80
Guiding camera: QHY 5
Capture Software: APT, PHD guiding,  AstroTortilla,  EQMod
Moon: Half Full, within 45 degrees
Processing: PixInsight 1.8 RC7
Darks: 109
Flats: 64
Bias: 330
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Hi,

That is superb, the background is touch blue but given that you have used an unmodded DSLR it is not surprising, Do a bit of star reduction to make the nebula stand out a little more and try and salvage what red there is, impressive none the less and well done.

Regards,

A.G

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