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Nikon D7200 and M51, M97 and 108, NGC6960, NGC7023 and Leo Triplet


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Hi!

My first post so I'm little nervous ;-)

I'm still a beginner but I decided to show my work. Here are my photos taken in last 1,5 year with Nikon D7200, Sky Watcher 150/750 (Newton) telescope with Baader MPCC on HEQ5 SynScan mount with self-made bluetooth adapter and ASCOM jolo-focuser guided with 50/172 guider scope and QHY5LII

Now I'm working on better post-processing and calibration of my photos...

M51
20x300s ISO1600, 3x dark

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M97&M108
12x300s ISO1600, 3x dark

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NGC6960
20x300s ISO1600, 3x dark

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NGC7023
11x300s ISO800, 3x dark

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Leo Triplet
12x300s ISO800, 3x dark

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Best regards!

Tomek

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4 minutes ago, Mr Spock said:

Beautiful set of images. M51 in particular looks glorious.

Thank You!

I'm still surprised by Nikon DSLR. Maybe next year I will get a CCD camera like Atik or something similar...

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Very nice images, indeed. I'm also a beginner and I can't get the color in such a nice way that you do. They are great! I have issues with the R channel since the light pollution is very bad. Any advice?

 

Adrian

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40 minutes ago, Dinu Adrian said:

Very nice images, indeed. I'm also a beginner and I can't get the color in such a nice way that you do. They are great! I have issues with the R channel since the light pollution is very bad. Any advice?

 

Adrian

Thank you Adrian!

Colour balance is very difficult for me with DSLR... All images was processed in PS CS2015. I'm using GradientXTerminator plugin and Camera Raw Filter to reduce orange and colour  balancing.

 

Tomek

 

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Thank you! I'll have a look at Photshop's options for colour. I will work with them more and maybe I'll get my head around it. As for the GradientTX I'll have to think more about it since it cost quite a few pounds.

 

Adrian :)

 

 

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