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Dave Sexton

M42 and Running Man Nebula (with added data)

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Having had little opportunity to image so far this year, I had to think carefully before spending another evening collecting more data for my recent M42 shot. However, I am glad that I did. The additional data seems to have improved things a little. I was also able to be a bit more discriminating and ditch some of the dodgy frames. The posted imaged was shot with my 150mm f/5 Newtonian using a QHY8 and a MPCC which is still not positioned just right ;-) I stacked 88 240s subs in Nebulosity and processed using AIP4WIN v2.1.0. I need to reprocess once I have a master flat frame which I think will yield further improvement (there is vignetting going on that spoils the image).

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I love the detailed whispey bits.. truly stunning (Get those flats sorted, and you`ll be away!)

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That's an excellent M42 Dave, and the Running Man is very clear. Well done.

As you say a master flat should cure the vignetting.

The QHY8 camera certainly seems to be a top performer, I've recently seen a lot of impressive images with this camera

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MD

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