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What a fab Night!


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Well last night was one of those rare nights where it all comes together. The weather, equipment, guiding and everything in between.

I intended to stick with just the one target but got carried away with the excellent conditions and ended up starting 4 ;)

Anyway after 10 hours over 23/11/14 and 24/11/14 heres what I have so far. Thanks for looking.

Usual stuff:
SW Equinox 80 APO and SW Field Flattener, EQ5 Pro Synscan GOTO.
Guiding: SW 9x 50 finder guider and QHY5.
Modded Canon 600D with CLS clip filter.
Using: BYEOS, PHD, DSS, Photoshop CC.

M42 - Orion Nebula - Finished Image

ISO 400
5 X 300 second light frames
6 x 600 second light frames
15 x 30 second light frames
10 x 10 second light frames
40 x Flats
20 x Bias
20 X Darks
15870511092_599d909a06_c.jpgM42 ORION NEBULA DSLR by VikN46, on Flickr

M42 Less cropped

15685366497_e7fb846ac3_c.jpgM42 ORION NEBULA DSLR by VikN46, on Flickr

M1 - Crab Nebula WIP

ISO 400
6 x 600 second light frames
40 X Flats
20 x Bias
20 X Darks


15870598812_c512b8d723_c.jpgM1 CRAB NEBULA 1.1 by VikN46, on Flickr
15683907930_25c7e67031_c.jpgM1 CRAB NEBULA CROP DSLR by VikN46, on Flickr

IC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula WIP

ISO 400
10 x 600 second light frames
1 x 1200 second light frames
40 x Flats
20 x Bias
20 X Darks

15685469017_5f988ab85a_c.jpgIC 405 Flaming Star Nebula by VikN46, on Flickr


AND FINALY..

IC 434 - Horsehead Nebula WIP

ISO 400
5 x 600 second light frames
40 x Flats
20 x Bias
20 X Darks

15685222789_842c6d7be3_c.jpgIC 434 HORSE HEAD NEBULA DSLR by VikN46, on Flickr

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that Orion and the running man is a belter Vicky, and well done on the others,


last night was really good here too, even my guiding was behaving itself, 


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Someone's been busy :D  Super shots Vicky!


 


I tried the horsehead and M1 a couple of weeks back and got a fuzzy blob for the crab and nothing on my horse head... mostly put it down to poor seeing and some equipment issues! Field flattener and guiding required for one... Yours are super... and that M42 is great! Well done!   :)


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hope you don't mind Vicky but i had a stab at lowering the noise on the horse head and flame as it`s one of my fav images at the moment,


exactly the same image as yours but all i did was a little lightening and a gradient noise remover, ximagic denoiser mp, mines the older version 3.2.11, works a few wonders on my images and took 2 minutes and you can see the difference it made to the smoothness.


 


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Thanks everyone. I don't mind at all Rob, that looks much less noisy will look into the program, thank you. I will be adding more data to the last 3 images as soon as I get another decent night, with the weather it might be a while though! :)

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Love the finished M42.


 


Worth sending it in to Astronomy Now or BBC Sky at Night magazines.


It would be a strong contender for their monthly gallery images i reckon  :)


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