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Dave Smith

M17 Swan Nebula in Hubble Palette

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This as taken quite a few nights as firstly they are rather short and secondly the clouds have rolled in so the OIII and SII have been collected a few at a time.

It consists of 12 x 600s in Ha, 8 x 600s in OIII and SII through a Megrez 90 refractor and with an Atik 460EX mono camera. The Ha filter is Astrodon, the OIII and SII Baader.

M17-HST02.jpg

Dave

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nice work under difficult conditions, not a lot of dark hours just now to get good data

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nice work under difficult conditions, not a lot of dark hours just now to get good data

Agreed, although I probably get a little more than you in Glasgow. 2 hour maximum at the moment but there is also the weather, Thank you for commenting.

Dave

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Thank Spoon and Gina.

Here is maybe a better version thanks to advice from Francis.

M17-HST03.jpg

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Wow, like the first & love the second. Nice imaging, framing and finally very nice processing.

Steve

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thats certainly brought out some more detail

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Thank you Brenda, Steve and Ibbo. Much appreciated. I am pleased to get any image at this time of year.

Dave

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Superb Dave,  much nicer, that little Meggy is turning out some nice stuff, the stars are lovely and tight.. 

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Thanks Guy and Peter.

@Guy - Yes I am pleased with the M90, the 3nm filter certainly helps.

Dave

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That's looking really nice Dave. It really does have a 3D feel in the centre. Top class :smiley:

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Do like your work, Dave.

Must admit that I actually prefer the first version (then my laptop screen isn't the best - new one on the way!)

Nonetheless, kudos.

Ian

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Thanks Ian. I find it makes a big difference between day and night. Just now I prefer the first one.

Dave

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Low down too (unless you live on a 10 mile high mountain) so even more impressive...

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That's very pleasing to the eye. Too low in the sky at my latitude. I prefer the first version. The second is too noisy for my taste. Great shot.

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Thanks again Ian and thanks Chris. Maldon where I live is near the coast so no height but I do have a good Southern view. I used to have tall fir trees on my Southern border but a new neighbour came and asked whether he minded if he chopped the trees down!!! You can imagine my reaction.

Dave

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That really is a beauty Dave.  It's so low down!  Personally I prefer the first process, the second has been pushed quite hard.  I've started gathering some data on this but am finding it a real struggle, nothing close to what you have managed.  Well done!

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Great result Dave. I think I prefer the first process also.

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