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NA Nebula - Can't get anything right!


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The other night I went to an observatory to get some data on the NA Nebula. I had high hopes, which were later ruined by the new construction to our east. There are these giant spotlights that light up that whole region of the sky. While the observatory skies are still significantly darker than my house, it is a huge downgrade from what it used to be the first time I went. Luckily the construction lights are only temporary and should be gone by the end of the year. There was a lot of wind. It was so bad that people's windscreens were falling down and having trouble keeping up. Without a windscreen to protect my scope, I had to stand in front of my scope for nearly 3 hours until I finally gave up. I got 2hours and 30 minutes worth of data, one hour of which I had to scrap from wind trails. If you have the time, please take a look at this data and see what you can get from it. I couldn't ever get much from it... Thanks!

My flats messed up and I can't tell if they are hurting or helping the image, so I will provide the link for the stack with and without flats. 


https://www.dropbox.com/s/2xlhc0zxmjt7z6n/NA Nebula (w%3Aflats).tiff?dl=0


https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qjxll8xqwc0fot/NA Nebula Stack.tiff?dl=0

Finally, here is what I could get. I know, I know, it is pretty bad!



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