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It's been a steep learning curve but slowly getting there. Before and after images, only 2nd time I have imaged both of them. 1st time was in February this year and M42 was my 1st ever capture with a Helios 114m, Nikon D3200,(30secs) EQ1 with clock drive and the same for M31. 2nd time was in late September just gone but with an EQ6, Nikon D3200, SW200pds, ZWO/St80 guided.

6 x 300secs

3 x Dark

6 x Bias

no flats

Dss/CS6/L-Room. Still a little noisy but working on it.


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Nice before and after shots there Manny. You must be doing something right.

Can you remember what camera settings you shot the before photo with. I tried for the first time M42 the other night and managed to bring out many more stars in my shot, but no signs of the nebula.

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Thanks, just found some details on before shot of M31- Nikon d3200,200mm zoom lens, 90 x 20 secs. iso1600. Can't find any details on M42 before but was probably at iso1600. 

Apologies, actual details for M31 after image is-


5 dark ,17 Bias. 


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