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Dark Horizon

First light from within the "Seren Bach" observatory..

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Hi all, I'm finally back imaging! its been way too long. 

Still need to drive errors out of the system and i'll work on that as i go, but heres my first light from the obs.

Equipment: 127 triplet apo with Atik428ex, guided by a Starwave 102ed with QHY5II (with 0.5fr) on an AZEQ6.

3 x 5min subs + 3 x 10min subs in 12nm Ha; no bias frames, darks or flats.

Stacked in DSS and processed in Gimp. I was battling with high cloud so not as much detail as i had hoped for.

Cheers for looking.

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Nice work. Well done! :) What object is this please? 

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Just had a bash at reprocesing it... less frames 2 X 10min and 2 x 5min. Went a lot easier on curves and levels..  I'm awake today.. last night wasn't a good time to process!! :)

Which do you like better? 

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I like the first version, prefer the slightly darker background.

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Cheers very much Starlight..  I'm sure i could tease more out of it, but i'm not overly familiar with Gimp... much prefer PS.

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Problem I have though Chris is that in clipping the black point I loose fluffy detail... Many more subs required so that i can clip a little without too much risk to the faint fluff.

Cheers for your comment, all are welcome.. 

 

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Anglesey sound like a nice place for dark sky so you can get lots more data ,puling more subs is more data and that makes a image nice fluffy detail.

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spelling I am not good at lol.

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which one now theres a quandry,1st one but only just there both great images

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Anglesey has some really good skies... Away from Holyhead and Llangefni. My skies are favourable to say the least, but I'm in a small estate of houses and lights so not ideal, but infinitely better than being sandwiched between Leicester, Derby and Nottingham as I was before! :)

Cheers Iwols..

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