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AndyThilo

NGC 2144 Monkey Head Nebula

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NGC 2174 Monkey Head Nebula

Shot with Esprit 80, ASI294MC Pro @ -20 and Optolong L-Enhance 2" filter.

Reprocessed following advise in another forum. My flats were giving me major problems. This is 45 lights @ 180 sec and 40 matching darks. No flats or bias. Fully processed in PI with final framing and export in Lightroom.

49433337752_4b0744db3a_b.jpgNGC 2174 Monkey Head Nebula V2 by Andy Thilo, on Flickr

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Nice capture.  The big bright star in the top right has an unusual profile - did you resolve all your Esprit 80 challenges?  

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I image this the other month and got a very similar result, difference being, I didn't know what I was imaging until the processing started. Nice shot of it you have taken too.

Alan

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1 hour ago, geeklee said:

Nice capture.  The big bright star in the top right has an unusual profile - did you resolve all your Esprit 80 challenges?  

Thanks :)

The Esprit saga is ongoing lol. My and Es Reid are coming to the conclusion that temperature is the main issue. To that end I've got a double length dew heater to see if keeping it warmer helps. Other than that I'll ask Es to stick it in his fridge and re-test. Might need the collimation screws loosening a touch. 

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Looks really good. Still not seeing a monkey though! I don't know where these names come from...

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11 minutes ago, Mr Spock said:

Looks really good. Still not seeing a monkey though! I don't know where these names come from...

 

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Yay or nay?

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I guess it's like these folk who see images in clouds 😜

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Personally I think it looks like a lions head, with the lion facing right. Guess it could be a monkey LOL

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