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Heart and Soul from Kelling


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Another image from the Kelling star party. Due to the massive field of view on this, PoleAlignMax bombs out with some error message, and Pinpoint gets a bit upset too. As such, I wasnt able to use CCD Commander to plate solve and recenter at the correct co-ords… so the image is not quite where I`d like it to be, but it will do.

Mount: EQ6 via EQMOD

OTA: Borg 60 @ f/3.8

Guiding: SW ED80 + SX Lodestar + Maxim

Imaging: Starlight Xpress M25C + MaximDL, 7 x 900s, Baader 7nm Ha (51 bias, 51 flats)

Orchestrated: CDD Commander

Stacked: DeepSkyStacker

Post Process: PSCS2 + PixInsight

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Looks good Steve, that is one huge FOV :D

I hope you don't mind me saying but it looks noisy to me. But that aside there's lots of detail in there mate - especially around the "heart".

I can see why your happy with it. Will you continue and add more data from home?



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Ah Kelling, of course - that (along with clear sky at w/e) explains the massive influx of images! Fantastic and deep image. Suppose there is a bit of noise at full res, but you've got so much signal I'm sure you can sort that!

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Getting into wide field my self and this is a cracking image I want to try myself.

Do you mind me asking, what is the total focal length all combined with the Borg 60.

Reason I ask, is I have just got my WO66 up and running bog standard at 388mm and need a reference pointer other than CCDCalc.


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