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Double cluster with a DSLR


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Not really good enough for some proper imaging last night, but it was ok enough for testing something. So I popped the DSLR on the 200pds and went looking for star clusters instead.

I settled on this one eventually, and left it running with short subs for about 90min until the sky became unuseable. No calibration as such, just a touch of DBE for vignetting and the use of a clone brush to tidy up a couple of dust motes. It turned out slightly better than I expected (for the quality of sky we had).

 

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1000d, 200pds, NEQ6

 

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Cheers Paddy :)

It was a nice little interlude while working on he Cygnus mosaic (another two panels since added), I might get out again tonight but it cant be a late one since I have to be up early tomorrow for the family trip down to Greenwich.

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