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Beyond_Vision

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I spent 3 hours on this last night as it clear around 11.00pm. The first hour of subs for some reason had alot lower score on DSS so stacked around 2 hours worth.

It was quite difficult to process as there were some gradients and the galaxies have quite a dynamic range.

Whilst this was being taken I had my DSLR piggy backed ontop taken in a wider scene with a 200mm lens. I will have a stab at processing that later.

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Regards

Kevin

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Changed picture after Neil

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WOW, that's a very nice result with a DSLR.

I'm sure that with a little more processing time you could improve the background further, something to come back to once you catch up on your sleep! Still it a very nice image.

Neil

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It's taken with a  CCD camera. The dark frames were from a previous night so may not be the best match. I didn't attempt to smooth out the background as it would have killed some of the very small detail in the galaxies. I have redone the image as I had over compensated for the vignetting.

Regards

Kevin

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Kevin you sure do keep bar raising mate.

That's an amazing sight.

Wow! is all I can come up with.

I wonder if I will reach a point where I need to know what

Log sqr root curves are.

Ron.:):)

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Great work Kevin.

A very rich field that I may have to delve into...there are some interesting galaxies in there.

Cheers

Rob

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Very nice mate, I've got plans for this one myself!

Tony..

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who hoo another one from our wide field expert ,great stuff Kev,you do some really nice work .

Rog:)

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Wow Kevin! that's an amazing image - there's so many galaxies in that image it's quite mind boggling.

Sam

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Thanks again for all the great comments. It's certainly a popular target thanks to Billy kicking off this seasons efforts.

Regards

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Never mind the width just look at the depth...You have gone a lot deeper in that one ... some very small (distant) fuzzies in there... The combination of aperture, exposure time and sensitivity of the cam, processing skills - and much better skies has made a big differnece...

I'm trying to work out realistically how much time I can spend on each pane of the "biggy" I am still hoping that 10x300s at ISO1600 under better sky conditions will be enough as thats still 21 hours of imaging needed... i reckon i can get max of 4 hours per night on it for optimal imaging so I'll have to work in rows from right to left at each opportunity...

Peter...

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That really is very nice! I remember seeing it for the first time last year (martin I think it was).

It's quite a breath taking image really when you realise just how many little fussy things there are.

Very nice indeed!

Cheers

Ant

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Not me Ant, it's on my to do list sometime. Fantastic work again Kevin

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That really is very nice! I remember seeing it for the first time last year (martin I think it was).

It's quite a breath taking image really when you realise just how many little fussy things there are.

Very nice indeed!

Cheers

Ant

I think you will find it was SteveL who did it last year I think it was with the WO66SD and QHY8.

Regards

Kevin

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