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Fordos Moon

Eagle Nebula and Veil Nebula with ED80 and Canon 1100D

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Hi All, Had another great holiday in France. Unfortunately only 2.5 clear nights in the week and I picked the week containing the longest day! However I managed to capture 2 targets I have wanted to try for a while and here they are. 

I believe I over processed the Veil but I got excited as I found myself finally understanding some of the actions in photoshop! I am aware there is a lot of "Red" too - something I am working on correcting as I get used to the camera after being modified.

Both were using ED80 on HEQ5 with modified Canon 1100D (with Astronomik CLS filter), guided with ASI120MM on ST80. Approximately 20 x 300 second exposures with darks and flats (taken as the sun came up lol - darn these short nights!)

I am happy with them anyway :-)

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nice images, the veil does look a bit bright as you say

Thanks oldpink - nice to get a positive first response and yep - I was enjoying myself too much!

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Good images for a DSLR and the fact that you're happy and had a good time is all that matters :)  Well done :)

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Good images for a DSLR and the fact that you're happy and had a good time is all that matters :) Well done :)

Thanks Gina :-) I will step up to a ccd when money permits but the observatory had to come first!!

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Sounds right for priorities to me :)

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