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M82 finally


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Well I had to have a go after I got my NEQ6 fixed. So on 28th Feb I thought I'd try and catch the super nova before it dimmed too much. Sadly my processing skills are lacking still and also I'm not guiding yet as have had too many other issues going on to deal with. This was 60 subs each 45seconds. Probably not the best settings. Taken with a QHY8L with my 10" Newtonian. The processing was all done in nebulosity 3 as that's all I've had any experience to date. Here is the result and any advice is welcome

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That's cool, good to see the SN is still on show.


I'm surprised there isn't more data if you did 60 subs at 45 seconds each. It might be that it just needs processing harder.


But well done on capturing it, nice to have imaged it, I agree.



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Thats an excellent image for such short subs. Might be worth having a play with Photoshop if you have a version to see if it can be stretched any more?


I've been having some issues with my new (secondhand) EQ6 so not had a chance to image the supernova. Looks like its still bright enough to be seen. Firing up the new mount tonight to get it all set up now I've sorted (hopefully) my problems, ready to have a go when the moon disappears.



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