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When the nights are short and the Moon is full...... image a double star !!


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Evening all.

I quite like to broaden the repertoire and when all the unfavorable  aspects of Summer imaging came into play the other night, I thought I would try to capture some of the beauty associated with double stars. Especially those with a colour contrast.

It was in fact Albireo seen through a very shaky Fullerscopes refractor many years ago that got me going with the hobby.

Here are three that on display at the moment.

All taken with a mono-cam  Atik 414ex ( LRGB).    Very short exposures ~10secs through a Celestron Edge 8HD with 0.7x reducer.

Actually quite tricky to get the balance between bringing out enough background stars for stacking, but not over saturating the main feature.


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I think my processing is bringing the 'red' out a little too much.

But hey-ho!.....   another thing to master.



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