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My first Mosaic - 15MP version of M45

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8 months 23 hours ago #106330 by CarlightExpress
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Since M45 would not fit in my FOV of the F4 Quattro, I decided I'd have my first go at building a mosaic, only two panes, but it's still a mosaic :D

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14x300S LRGB for Pane 1 and 2, so in total 9.3 Hours worth of exposure time

25 Darks and 25 Flats

Equipment Used:
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pro
Imaging Scope: Sky-Watcher Quattro 8-CF @ F4
Imaging Camera: Atik Cameras 383L+ Cooled to -20C
Filterwheel: Starlight Xpress Ltd 7x36mm EFW
Filters: Baader Planetarium 36mm unmounted LRGB
Guide Scope: Celestron Telescopes C80ED
Guide Camera: Qhyccd QHY5L-II

Software Used:
Image Acquisition: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro
Pre-Processing / Stacking: Maxim-DL
Post Processing: Photoshop CS5 and Noise Ninja

M45 - Pleiades - LRGB Mosaic 15 Megapixel by Simon Todd , on Flickr

Enjoy
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7 months 4 weeks ago #106331 by johnomahony
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That's a stunner !!!! You have set the standard here. Well done.

The Lord giveth, the Revenue taketh away. (John 1:16)

www.flickr.com/photos/7703127@N07/

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7 months 4 weeks ago #106332 by CarlightExpress
CarlightExpress replied the topic: My first Mosaic - 15MP version of M45
Thanks John, now that I know what tools to use for stitching the Mosaic's together this is the first of a few I hope, I would never have contemplated this with the F8 AT8RC, but since I have an F4 I can do much shorter exposure times in comparison.

I compared the detail with what I got last year when I attempted a mosaic with the AT8RC, and there's simply no comparison, the 5 Min exposures on the Quattro are the equivalent to 20 Minutes on the AT8RC

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7 months 4 weeks ago #106333 by flt158
flt158 replied the topic: My first Mosaic - 15MP version of M45
There are simply so many colours.
And buckets of nebulae!

Well done, Simon.

Aubrey.

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7 months 4 weeks ago #106334 by CarlightExpress
CarlightExpress replied the topic: My first Mosaic - 15MP version of M45
Thanks Aubrey

Don't forget the Galaxy to the right of Electra

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7 months 4 weeks ago #106335 by flt158
flt158 replied the topic: My first Mosaic - 15MP version of M45
Good grief, Simon. I see it in your image.
It took me an age to find it.
I could only see it by zooming it in all the way.
According to my Guide 8, it has the designation UGC 2838.
Its magnitude is +17.2.
It must have been discovered by imaging the area.
I wonder who first saw it.

Thank you, Simon.

Happy Christmas from Aubrey.

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7 months 4 weeks ago #106336 by CarlightExpress
CarlightExpress replied the topic: My first Mosaic - 15MP version of M45
300 Million light years from Earth!!!

All the best to you too Aubrey
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7 months 4 weeks ago #106339 by Keith g
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That's a fabulous shit Simon!!! The detail is stunning

Keith.

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7 months 4 weeks ago #106340 by CarlightExpress
CarlightExpress replied the topic: My first Mosaic - 15MP version of M45
Thanks Keith

I presume you mean "shot" :D

Merry Christmas

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7 months 2 weeks ago #106368 by Kinch
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......and well done too on getting a write up in the Ezine Astrophotography Magazine ; pages 48-59

astrophotomag.com/issue_36/#/0



Brendan.
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