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Another M45 from kelling

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This is the second image taken with my hyperstar system (still processing the first light image).

Many thanks have to go to Steve L for persuading me to give the hyperstar a go (taking out the secondary mirror on a SCT is a scary prospect when you haven't done it before :shock: )

Jon

OTA: celestron SCT C8 @ f/2 (Hyperstar v3)

Guiding: William Optics 72 DSI pro II PHD

QHY8 MaximDL, 20x300s

Stacked using: DeepSkyStacker

Processed using PSCS2

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Hmmm

Nice image :smiley:

Seeing as the wider field is really "my thing" I am really interested in what these "hyperstars" are capable of.. the only thing is as well as the hyperstar itself I would need another CCD ... adding to the expense...

Billy.... (997....)

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Very nice Jon :smiley: , I did notice you was a touch nervy whilst you was swapping the secondary for the Hyperstar :bino2: but it looks it was well worth it!

Tony..

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Sorry for the drift away from your image..

But how easy is it to swap back and fore - is it recommended and i suppose you have to re-collimate both ways - ie standard to hyperstar and when changing back from hypersatr to standard?

Billy...(998...)

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Hi Billy

The hyperstar has its own collimation screws as does the secondary mirror. As i understand it, taking out the secondary mirror doesn't effect its collimation at all.

I'm sure Steve L ( hyperstar guru will correct me if I'm wrong :smiley: )

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You may have been a bit nervous about fitting the HS, but this Image made it worth the sweat on the brow Jon. It's just splendid. I am loving the mono depiction too. Brill.

Ron. :smiley:

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Really nice, and very smooth too - it's easy to chase the nebulosity a bit too far and end up noisy.

There seem to be some great results with hyperstar at the moment!

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Still wading my way through the images from the weekend, I really love the 8 point spikes on this image.

The nebula is lovely a smooth.

Nice one.

Ant

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