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Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« on: Aug 27, 2019, 16:00:49 »
VERY faint object - taken from home, just didn't want to waste the lovely clear skies we have been having lately.

It's quite noisy but to be expected in the circumstances, I must try this again at a dark site.
I decided as I went along that I needed to increase the length of Ha exposures, hence the different lengths.
Plus a meridian flip in the middle of it all, a bit of a mission to process with the RGB being binned anyway.
Ha 900 x 14
Ha 600 x 2
Ha 1200 x 4 (total Ha 5 Hours 10mins
RGB 9 x 300 binned x 2
RGB 15 x 200 binned x 2
Total RGB 1 hour 35mins

Grand total 6 hours 45 mins
Atik428EX, SWED80, HEQ5

Mapped HaRGB

« Last Edit: Aug 27, 2019, 17:49:21 by Carole »

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #1 on: Aug 27, 2019, 16:03:16 »
Very good image Carole! This is a really cool object and the star field is full of colours.

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #2 on: Aug 27, 2019, 16:13:18 »
Thanks Roberto, it was quite difficult to process, I might go back and have another tweak.

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #3 on: Aug 27, 2019, 19:47:25 »
Another good and interesting subject. You are on a roll Carole.
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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2019, 20:11:29 »
Think you have got me into a whole different catalogue!
Like this one,
Roger
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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #5 on: Aug 27, 2019, 20:38:17 »
Thanks Duncan and Roger.

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2019, 09:44:46 »
Very good Carole
- must be very feint.

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #7 on: Aug 28, 2019, 11:13:32 »
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must be very feint.
It certainly was Noel, I could just about see the "eyebrows" of the Dragon after a 900sec sub

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #8 on: Aug 28, 2019, 12:24:33 »
Good one Carole ~ really can see the dragon!

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #9 on: Aug 28, 2019, 14:00:50 »
Thanks Hugh

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #10 on: Aug 28, 2019, 23:08:35 »
Dragons! That's not one I'm familiar with.

It's come out well - nicely processed.

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #11 on: Aug 29, 2019, 09:21:28 »
Thanks Mark, had to push the processing a bit to "find" it, and not happy with the large stars, so looking forward to having another attempt from a dark location.

You should take a look on Astrobin at the global stream and see the images that others post, every now and then you will find a one that is new to you, and you can save it to your bookmarks.  That's where I get all these lesser known ones from.

I think I will do it with the Atik460EX next time for a bigger FOV.

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8 (tweaked)
« Reply #12 on: Sep 16, 2019, 22:09:51 »
I took another looking at the processing:

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Re: Flying Dragon(s) Sh2-114 from Bortle 8
« Reply #13 on: Sep 17, 2019, 10:26:34 »
Like the new one ,  hopefully have a chat at Kelling to see what you did to make it better,
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