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Oily

First go at M42

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Took this the other night/morning,first time I've imaged this and really pleased with it.Taken with a 200P on an EQ5/AstroEQ,modified Canon350D with a 1.25" Castell UHC filter(for the light pollution)21 x 120 sec subs at ISO1600,processed through CS5 by Mark,cheers once again.

Didn't realise how bright the core was so had to 'borrow' a few subs off QM to get some detail in the core :)

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That's a good first for M42 loads of detail.Looks like it would benefit from some flats to stop the darkening of the corners.This is one that its best to take two sets of subs a set of short ones to get the detail in the trapezium and a set of longer ones for the outer regions of nebulosity.Process them separately and then layer them in photoshop.Plenty of more detailed info on how to do this is easy to find

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Very nice. Been too long since I've seen this through my scope.

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That's a good first for M42 loads of detail.Looks like it would benefit from some flats to stop the darkening of the corners.This is one that its best to take two sets of subs a set of short ones to get the detail in the trapezium and a set of longer ones for the outer regions of nebulosity.Process them separately and then layer them in photoshop.Plenty of more detailed info on how to do this is easy to find

Thanks Andy,I have a set of master flats etc but they're were taken a months or so ago.I thought the temp difference would effect the outcome??

Very nice. Been too long since I've seen this through my scope.

Very good M42 ! It is always a grateful object to image.

Cheers guys

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Thanks Andy,I have a set of master flats etc but they're were taken a months or so ago.I thought the temp difference would effect the outcome??

Cheers guys

I am not sure but I don't think the temperature difference would be important with flats due to them  having such a short exposure time.My flats are not at the same temperature as my lights and they work ok.certainly worth a try

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Cheers Andy,I'll try stacking it again

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Well done not only getting this target but losing sleep with it but all worthwhile.

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Well done not only getting this target but losing sleep with it but all worthwhile.

Thanks Ewan,luckily I'm on the 2-10 shift!!

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Stroke of luck then, im trying to think of ways to kill time until Orion is in my sights:-) hopefully bag some Ha subs instead of S2 as i got the filters muddled up last run even though i got some good detail.

I got M42 last year with the 600 & when it pops out of the screen its wow!!! Makes the hobby all worth while.

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Yeah I know what you mean,I have to wait till M42 clears next doors trees :rolleyes: so look for something else to kill time

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That's a great image Oily well done mate bet your well pleased 

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That's a great image Oily well done mate bet your well pleased 

Cheers Robbie and yes I am :grin:

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Yes, a great first go - far better than my first attempt at it :)  It's not as easy as it looks.

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Yes, a great first go - far better than my first attempt at it :)  It's not as easy as it looks.

Thanks Gina :)

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