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M101 and M66 05-03-2016

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Had a good night last night:

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy and M66 Leo Triplet

Both 20 x 180s Light, 20 Flats, PHD2 guiding using Altair GP-CAM, Nikon D3200 prime focus

I didn't notice the cover wasn't fully on so the darks were spoiled, so will have to do them again once the temp is down to -1C tonight. This will help the re-processing to reduce the noise and there are hot pixels in there. But I'm happy with the light frames.



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Thanks Chris, I need to add the darks so I can stretch the contrast a bit more. There is more data in there, but getting it out without the darks introduces too much noise.

I also need to invest in a light pollution filter as these were a little orange when I started.

This is an example of one light frame:


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