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Gum 53 First version

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Hello Astronomers,

As I'm doing more night shifts at work and so I'm getting the opportunity to process some of my back log of data on the laptop...

Last night I processed my first framing of Gum53 in the constellation ARA, a total exposure of 1 hour and 48 minutes before I stopped the exposure and reframed to what I posted about a month ago.

I wasn't going to spend too much time on this data but I didn't want to just delete it either, so even though its nothing spectacular, I'm still sharing the results of the rejected data.




Gum 53 vertical RGB_1800.jpg

Edited by MarsG76
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    • By MarsG76
      Hello All,
      I have Good news and bad news... The good news is that the image which I'm sharing with you was one that I had doubts that it'll be anything worth sharing but turned out OK.... the bad news is that this is the last image I'll be imaging for possibly a while since on the last night of imaging SII subs, my CGEM mount died and who knows how long it'll be before I either fix it or get a new mount. I've started another topic about what happened and my suspicions of what caused it in the "Mount Discussion" equipment section here.... 
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      Thanks for looking, till next time,
      Clear Skies everyone,

    • By MarsG76
      Close up image of Gum 53 or NGC 6188 (AKA Fighting Dragons) imaged in narrowband and SHO channels combined into "Hubble palette".
      NGC6188 is an emission nebula located 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara.
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      Close up image of Gum 53 or NGC 6188 (AKA Fighting Dragons) imaged in natural color.
      NGC6188 is an emission nebula located 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara.
      This image was exposed with a cooled and full spectrum modded DSLR, though an 8" SCT at 2000mm focal length.
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    • By MarsG76
      Hello All,
      Before I imaged this nebula in narrowband, I begun with imaging the figthing dragons in natural color by gathering OSC subs through the IR cut filter.
      This is imaged at 2032mm focal length, through the 8" 8SE, with the Cooled modded 40D DSLR.
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