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M81-M82 150PDS Modded DSLR

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Happy New Year to everyone.

After what seemed like an age we had a night (well half a night) of clear skies a couple of days ago I managed a couple of hours on M81 -M82 while waiting for the Jellyfish Nebula to appear from behing a tree, as it happens the clouds rolled in so that didn't happen.

As usual this is processed to within an inch of it's life and cropped, this needs a few more hours yet.

47 x 180 sec lights from 3/1/19

32 x 60 sec lights from 9/12

20 flats for each plus bias frames no darks (dithered in BYEOS) processed in PI LE and PS

150PDS, HEQ5, Modded 500D,


Edited by Grimbles
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Hi' That's a very nice capture with you.Still waiting for a clear night to get out on the other side of the Channel in Port Talbot.Mark

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18 hours ago, ashortfallofgravitas said:

Stunning picture. Did this use a coma corrector at all?


Yes I used the Baader MPCC mkIII which i find is very good.  Any slightly odd star shapes will be down to the focuser alignment which I am still tweaking to try to get right, also I have to remove and replace the camera for every session which does not help.


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