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M65 and M66 26/27 Feb and 7/8 Mar 2011
« Reply #15 on: Mar 09, 2011, 15:53:48 »
Hi all,

I got out and managed to bag some more lights the other night. This image now has 27x300s subs, about 40 darks, flats, bias frames. All processed in DSS. I must try some post-processing, especially to sort out the star colours.



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Re: M65 and M66 26/27 Feb 2011
« Reply #16 on: Mar 09, 2011, 16:01:44 »
Looking better all the time Duncan!
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Re: M65 and M66 26/27 Feb 2011
« Reply #17 on: Mar 09, 2011, 16:03:55 »
Looking great Duncan, I keep forgetting you're only processing in DSS as well.
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Re: M65 and M66 26/27 Feb 2011
« Reply #18 on: Mar 09, 2011, 16:27:08 »
Thats very impressive considering where you are located.

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Re: M65 and M66 26/27 Feb 2011
« Reply #19 on: Mar 09, 2011, 17:14:00 »
Looking even better Duncan.  That's quite a lot of subs now !

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Re: M65 and M66 26/27 Feb 2011
« Reply #20 on: Mar 09, 2011, 18:42:42 »
Thanks for the kind comments. I think there is a lot of good data so I might give it a go in Iris and then I am about to clear out my laptop hard drive and then put on Photoshop.

For those who followed the APT thread, I used the image mask function to get the stars lined up for the second set of subs, it works. You can load an existing image, create the mask (little circles you put round prominent stars) and then start snapping subs and lining things up. It even has ASCOM scope control buttons but I found the distance moved for each button click a bit odd.
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Re: M65 and M66 26/27 Feb 2011
« Reply #21 on: Mar 09, 2011, 20:22:19 »
Looking even better Duncan.

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APT thread, I used the image mask function to get the stars lined up for the second set of subs, it works. You can load an existing image, create the mask (little circles you put round prominent stars) and then start snapping subs and lining things up
that looks like such a useful tool.  I have downloaded APT and looked at the features but haven't got as far as trying it out yet.

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Re: M65 and M66 26/27 Feb 2011
« Reply #22 on: Mar 09, 2011, 20:41:47 »

Duncan,

That's beginning to look very good.  It's surprisingly deep given your light pollution.  I find the CLS filter always does a good job of bringing out the H-alpha in galaxies.  You've certainly got some good colour in there.

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