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carastro

M42 from Bortle 6

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As stated on the "anybody playing tonight" thread, I have de-camped to Davey T's house and put my kit in his Bortle 6 garden to get away from my home location at Bortle 8 with a dirty great tree in the way of Orion.

This is the first time I used my Hotech Idas LP filter as a Luminance filter.  

Hutech Idas LP filter as Luminance 11 x 600
Ha 7nm 11 x 600
RGB 24 x 150secs binned x 2
All with individual shorter subs for the core
Total imaging time 6 hours

Atik460EX
WOZS71
HEQ5

I haven't imaged this target for years due to the LP and tree, and it is the first time I have done it with a Mono camera.

I added Ha to Lum channel and Red channel.

Carole 

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Very nice Carole, I just saw it over on Astrobin. I'm loving your processing of the gas and dust :thumbright:

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Thanks Geof, it wasn't easy to reveal it at Bortle 6, but the use of Ha made the difference.

It was a real chore having to capture short subs for every filter and then combine them.  Also I could not find the tutorial I used to use for this, so had to "wing it" using selective layering,

Carole  

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Very nice. Lovely subtle colours. I don't think I've seen this target showing so much depth before.

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Thanks Stargazer

carole

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