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M51, 2-4/4/13


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Here is my effort at M51. Its 7hrs worth of 5min subs, flats and bias collected over the space of 3 nights this week.


314L mono/SW 2" LP filter/ED80/HEQ5 Synscan guided with QHY5/ST80.


Stacked in DSS, deconvolution in CCDSharp, levels and curves in CS3, denoise in Neat Image.






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The Skywatcher LP filter is basically the same as the Baader Neo that costs more.  It's the only filter I use if I'm not doing narrowband. It's the 2" one so I can even use it with my Astro Mod'd Canon 1000D. No need for a clip in filter, again costing more money. For £26 it's a no brainer really.

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very nice Noel, some very nice detail indeed

is this a cropped image Noel, or is it the camera sensor making the image bigger than my effort ? i could hardly see my little M51

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Very nice. Doesn't need RGB but if you do, well ...


I can't keep up with this section atm. So much stuff getting posted.

Sorry for not commenting earlier.



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