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IC342 'The Hidden Galaxy'


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I'm still trying to solve some problems with diverging diffraction patterns on bright stars, so thought I'd try a target without any!

Definitely some room for improvement on the processing, but generally speaking I'm quite pleased with this so thought I'd share for comments / suggestions please!

On this version I've kept the stars quite 'bright', as although they distract a little from the galaxy, it's such a beautiful 'foreground', seems a shame to suppress it!

It's around 6h of data, 300s exposures.

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Thanks John 😀. Yes, I was pleased with the colour in general and it was straight from the 'default' on startools, no tweaking!

It's definitely a worthy target, but doesn't seem wildly popular!

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I've just tried this on a 'soupy' sky and got this Canon 450D jpeg... looking at the line of bright stars running slightly left of centre of the galaxy it seems reversed compared with the above? Galaxy small and slightly right of centre...??? As a novice... Help!

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Yep, that's it. Camera is just 'rotated' compared with mine. Here's a single 'sub' which I've rotated to match the orientation of your image & cropped a little. Not sure your exposure time etc, but the star shape looks pretty good 👍

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