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Very hard Target; Sharpless 234 (sh2-234)


glennbech

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Darn; I've seen some real amazing images of this nebula in Auriga. It's in the same region as IC 410 & the flaming star nebula. It's also named IC-417.

This is 28x6 minutes of guided exposures @ ISO 800 with my modified 10D. The scope used was my William Optics Megrez 90 w/mkIII 0.8 FR. (f5.5)

I can't believe how faint this is. The conditions were not all that good; so I'll be back on a "milky way" night I guess. My nemesis! :( I think i might need a CCD and my 8" here.... As you can see my darks are not working; I Might have to back and see if my stack is okay...

9 darks & 17 flats (working very well!)

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Hi Glenn,

Nice to see you posting again...they are difficult little blighters ain't they ... sorry to hear that your having problems with your darks again...I have picked up a 1000D and cant believe the darks from it...zero glow in 1200s (20 min subs) with only 30s between them :(

Gledelig Jul to you and Yours...

Billy...

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Nice to see you posting again...

Fog and wet murky weather all december ! Not a sigle clear night....

1000D and cant believe the darks from it...zero glow in 1200s (20 min subs) with only 30s between them

I think that is one of my main problems; the 10D is an old camera. Every model after it has improved noise levels little by little. I should probably have modded my 400D instead, but hey; I use that a lot for other stuff. I guess a CCD like the QHY8 (pro?) or Atik is next in line for me :-)

Im going to go over the stack once more to make sure that everything is done correcly, The right hand glow should have been removed by the darks...

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Have a look here Glenn....

http://stargazerslounge.com/index.php/topic,36236.0.html

After seeign the dark performane I cant wait to first light the camera.. after seeing Steves superb Orion/Barnards loop I rang the camera shop and theres a 50m F1.89 with my name on it behind the counter for collection in the morning there are also a few L series lenses but i will resist...

Billy...

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After seeign the dark performane I cant wait to first light the camera.. after seeing Steves superb Orion/Barnards loop I rang the camera shop and theres a 50m F1.89 with my name on it behind the counter for collection in the morning there are also a few L series lenses but i will resist...

Thats looks real promising! Im looing forward to first light. I am however real sad to report that 10 minute subs are out of the question under my skies. I can go to 8 minutes with my megrez 90 on good nights. Should move, I know.

The good news is; my 8" is out on the garage roof cooling down, and Im heading out to practive drift alignment with one of the least user friendly programs Ive every used ; WCS. Some new test runs of the Baader MPCC is about to start .. :-)

.. I also really have to figure out what happned to my darks ... :-(

PS.

PB: I am impressed by your language skills; scandinavian family?

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