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Pelican - Taking it to the next level (200pds)

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Ohhhh yes it was a good sky last night! :)

Cold, crisp and very, very clear. Also, a chance to test a minor reverse-tweak of the primary mirror... I've removed some wedges I'd installed to stop it from shuffling about in its holder - which Id since found to have put a small amount of stress on the mirror (and give me dodgy stars). So, theyre gone and the mirror now has a litttle freedom of movement.

So back to the Pelican it was.... when I last did this it was "alright" but it could only stand up to one pass of high pass before noise crept in. This time however, with just over 8 hours of Ha luminance it not only took two passes - but did it without even a hint of noise. Its still noise free even when zoomed in at 200% :)

After that I went over to collect some data on a bogey target (M33), but that is still unprocessed as I have no calibration data yet.

Overall, Im now pretty pleased with how this one has turned out - and if you can find *any* noise in this, I will eat my socks!!!


8hr 15min (Ha Lum) + 130pds colour

200pds, Atik 383L+, NEQ6

Thanks for looking! :)



Pixel peepers and corner freaks version here:



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As a non imager, I have not a clue what you are talking about but..... I think it is stunning ! :headbang:

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2 hours ago, PatrickGilliland said:

Super work Rob, well done.  Like the variation on the colour as well makes it nice and lively.


Thanks Paddy, Im glad to have that one in the bag now. Definitely one for the 2017 calendar :)

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