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M42 imaged last February in Bucks County, PA, US which is a bortle 6 zone. Equipment used: Celestron 8" SCT with f/6.3 focal reducer. Celestron Advanced VX mount w/guiding (50" guidescope & ZWO ASI120 guidescope). Canon T7i modified camera w/CLS clip filter. 2 hours of light data collected (2 minute subframes, ISO 800) combined with 40 minutes of darks. DSS total stacking time was 1.5hrs combined. I recently reprocessed this in ST after I learned how to use the color & HDR modules to work together to bring out more color and detail. The weather here has been absolutely terrible so it's been a lot of fun learning the different modules on my spare time. I only used LR to export as a .jpg and watermark my image.
Eastern Veil nebula. Bortle 6 zone. 40x120s ISO800 total 1h 20m. Modified Canon 1200D & CLS filter. 200PDS F-5 & guided NEQ6. Added darks, flats & bias. Stacked in DSS. Processed with StarTools. This image is in memory of Damon Rowley. My first since he sadly passed away. RIP big D. Nige.
M33 Triangulum Galaxay solely from Narrow Band data - (20-25th October 2018) 10 -20 x 500secs Ha, SII, OIII , LUM (+ flats,Darks,bias).. Processing these is a real challenge too.. method used 1st indivdually process each (LUM,Ha,OII,SUII) file - then open LRGB Ha = G, SU = R, OII= B as non - Linear sRGB attempt to recover option.. then re-process the composite file and final Noise reduction.. finally add the Lum file using the Layers Module using blending foreground - background and algorythm to preferance. Equipment used WO Zenithstar 71ED 0.8 Reducer/Flattener - Ioptron CEM25p - Orion Starshoot Guider/ScopeStarlight Express Filter Wheel, Altair Astro Hypercam 183M .. Processed completely in Star Tools..
M31 - Narrow Band 10 x 500secs Ha SII OIII - WO Zenithstar 71ED 0.8 Reducer/Flattener - Ioptron CEM25p - Orion Starshoot Guider/ScopeStarlight Express Filter Wheel, Altair Astro Hypercam 183M - Having fun - processing in Star Tools
M33. 9 x 360secs taken with QHY10 OSC, in ATP, Skywatcher 102/600mm achromat, mounted on EQ6, baader fringe killer. Raw frames stacked in nebulosity 4 , stack processed in startools. binned heavily for posting.
M42 Orion NebulaPittsburgh, Pa. Orange Zone
Orion EON 115mm Triplet APOOrion Atlas Pro mountOrion Starshoot Autoguider ProCanon 1300D unmoddedAstronomik CLS filter
2 hours of 150 second exposures30 minutes of 10 second exposures20/40 darks, 40 flats, 40 biasDSS stacked and all processing done in Startools