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Scott Tilley

M45 with a bit of manual guiding!!

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Managed to get out for an hour tonight and used my new skywatcher illuminated eyepiece to guide. Anyway, images is a combination of the following:-

5 x 3 minutes

5 x 40 sec

5 x dark

5 x flats

Curves and levels played about with in photoshop. (hopefully will be more proficient at this when I recieve "photoshop astronomy":D

Taken with Ian King 70, guided by skywatcher 200p.

Scott

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A good image for manual guiding, nice round stars for 3min subs, background is still a bit dark, it may be possible to extract more data by lightening up a bit. Well done.

Brendan

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Hi Scott, very nice M45.

Congratulations for the patience with the manual guiding, it came out a great image.

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That's a nice start. I reckon there's more nebulosity there to pull out with a few more gentle curve adjustments.

Helen

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Thanks for the comments everyone. I'm really enjoying the manual guiding, was out again tonight on M45, 7 minutes into a 10 minute exposure when tapping control to make a minor adjustment the motor decided to keep going:( Still managed a few 5 minute exposures which look ok. Now for the processing!!:icon_eek:

Scott

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