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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

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Thanks Rob and Steve, Deconvolution in Pixinsight is brilliant for that. It really helps to recover detail on longer focal lengths.  

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thanks again everyone for the comments

7 minutes ago, RonC said:

Great image Peter, look at all those other distant galaxies!! 👍

Was looking at those...so many little faint things to see....

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This was the full image with just a raw stack and basic stretch. You can see the artefact I've had to deal with....I cant wait to swap out this camera...


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1 hour ago, Clive said:

At least you were able to rescue a decent image from that! Any idea what's the cause? 

yes its a water mark on the sensor.....It is going to go back to Moravian for a repair. I'm not too worried as I have set up an FLI Kepler KL4040 which will be going on it in a few weeks. The Moravian when it comes back will go on another scope.

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21 hours ago, 8472 said:

Excellent, Peter - wonderful fine detail!


Out of interest, what Bortle scale is your imaging location?

Thanks Kev.... Bortle 3in the UK and 2 in Spain

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