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9 years 6 months ago #62915 by phoenix
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Lots of mist last night where I am and tonight is no better. Had a go at M44 since a nebula was out of the question. The image had halos around the stars so I ran Noel Carboni's Diffraction spikes around fat stars which reduced the halos. Still prefer real spikes though since they have the rainbow effect.


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9 years 6 months ago #63094 by pj30something
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Well i really like it. I always loved the way the orange stars float amongst all the white ones.

Interesting area at the centre of image towards the bottom.....looks like two identical double stars.

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9 years 6 months ago #63103 by dave_lillis
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Real nice Kieran, kinda reminds me of Christmas lights, very colorful.

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9 years 6 months ago #63161 by Seanie_Morris
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Wow, like jewels in a box... :shock:

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9 years 6 months ago #63165 by eansbro
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Kieran,

That's a wonderful rich colourful image. What camera and optics did you use? What exposures times,etc.

Eamonn A

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9 years 6 months ago #63206 by ayiomamitis
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Kieran,

Nice work ... and this is from someone who likes imaging open clusters!

Oh yeah, I also like and prefer the rainbow effect you describe. :mrgreen:

Anthony Ayiomamitis
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9 years 6 months ago #63222 by phoenix
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Eamonn,

It was taken with the SXVH16 using the TMB 80 and Televue 0.8 focal reducer. 4x10 minute luminance and 3x10 minutes each RGB.

Anto,

There are at least 3 faint fuzzies in the field of view but due to the mist halos I had to tone down the luminace so they are not visible. One more target for the to do again list and maybe with some rainbows (oops sorry Seanie, I mentioned the R word)

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9 years 6 months ago #63257 by Seanie_Morris
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(oops sorry Seanie, I mentioned the R word)


That's ok, I didn't see any R's anyway! :lol:

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