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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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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: The Beehive

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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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: The Beehive

Real nice Kieran, kinda reminds me of Christmas lights, very colorful.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: The Beehive

Wow, like jewels in a box... :shock:
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Replied by eansbro on topic Re: The Beehive

Kieran,

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

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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: The Beehive

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:
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Replied by phoenix on topic Re: The Beehive

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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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: The Beehive

(oops sorry Seanie, I mentioned the R word)


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