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2 years 8 months ago #110694 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Kevin,

Very nice images - well done. 

I never realised that refractors produced such nice diffraction spikes - I always thought the ones in your image were caused by the spider arms on reflectors - every day is a school day as they say.

Keep your images coming!

Clear skies,

Darren.
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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #110696 by Astrokam
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Hi Darren,
                Those diffraction spikes are actually put there with an add-on for photoshop called Starspikes.
I know they're not everyone's cup of tea but I've always liked spikes I think they give more depth and perspective to images.
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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #110697 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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OK that makes sense. As I focus on the visual side of astronomy I wasn't aware that one could add diffraction spikes in using photoshop. 

I second your opinion that adding them make a nice image. 

Great stuff, and more clear skies to you Kevin. 

Darren
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2 years 8 months ago #110699 by Astrokam
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Hi everyone,
I also revisited M45 The Pleiades with the refractor last time was with the stock camera lens.
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2 years 8 months ago #110703 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Very nice indeed Kevin!

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Darren. 
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2 years 7 months ago #110750 by Astrokam
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Hi everyone,
                  Last year I tried to photograph M78 with little success,I tried again with the refractor a few days ago and the result was much better.
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