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Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:00 pm
This is one of those subjects where I have had several attempts since I started imaging the night sky, this is a wide field shot taken with the Takahashi FSQ106ED and Starlight Xpress H36 on a Paramount ME. It is 10x20 minutes witha 5nm Ha filter with auto guiding done by a Lodestar camera and OAG using dithering. Although it was clear there was a lot of sky glow even before the moon came up.
This is a relatively faint object and really does benefit from the longer 20 minute sub frames even at f5. Hopefully if I get time and some more clear weather I will add the OIII and SII otherwise it will have to wait until it comes round again later in the year. My earlier efforts can be seen in the image gallery of my website [url=http://www.imagingtheheavens.co.uk/]http://www.imagingtheheavens.co.uk[/url] and a full size high resolution uncropped image can be seen on my oher website [url=http://www.pbase.com/imaging_the_heavens]http://www.pbase.com/imaging_the_heavens[/url]
Thanks for looking
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:16 pm
"wow" im not a fan of this area of the sky gordon, but you have yet again made this look stunning dont know if its becuase its a wide field but it looks ace [:)]
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