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Bode's Galaxy - M81

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Little soon for this target but i gave it a try

Scope: Vixen VC200L

Camera: ATIK314L Mono

Mount: HEQ5 Pro

Total Exposures: 10h

Filters: Baader LRBG + Ha

Subexposures: 5m(core), 10m(galaxy), 15m(Ha)

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Stunning

I found the dymanic range in this image difficult to cope with, yet this image show detail from the outer fringe to the central core.

One query, I take it the diffraction spikes are added in processing? (I never got mine to run perfectly in line with the frame)

Derek

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Thanks,

No the diffraction spikes are not added in processing. They are natural. I have grind vc200l's spider to get these spikes :)

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What a nice capture of the galaxy' clear with you great colour.Mark

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A really lovely image, well done :)

You can even see the Galactic Cirrus just to the right of the core, very faint tendrils of gas and dust that are high above the disk of our galaxy and are being illuminated from below by the stars of the Milky Way. I remember reading about it in an issue of AN from last year, May I think it was.

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Oh boy, how good is that?? With the spider modified the VC200L can at last show what it can do.

Great processing, avoiding the green-all-over that afflicts lots of versions, including mine! Wonderful transition in colour from core to arms and the Ha adds real glitter.

Was that at native focal length?

Olly

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Very nice work, loads of fine deep detail.:)

Mike.

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Great image, that Atik 314L is a real photon magnet isn't it :-)

It would be interesting to see what your local skies are like on a 30-sec wide field shot, and a bit about the processing techniques that you used. It gives us a good perspective on the work you did to get this picture.

Clear skies,

Chris

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Amazing, you can just' see the dust lane that runs NS just to the right of the CORE..I remember reading about the lane is some magazine and seeing it on a hubble photo..

Mark

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Now that sir is one of the best Bodes I have seen by an amatuer :icon_eek:

Congrats

Edited by Catanonia

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That is a firework with lovely core control and dust, Ha enhancement lifts this right out of the screen.

JohnH.

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