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Offline Zocky

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M45 mosaic
« on: 2013 October 28 15:03:03 »
Hi,

I`am new to PI community, and this is my first image fully processed with PI.
It`s a M45, 2 panel mosaic. Each panel have total exposure of 2 hours.

Best regards
Zoran
Skywatcher ED 80/600 with FF/FR x0.85; HEQ5-pro mount
SBIG ST-8300M, FW5 with Baader LRGB Ha7nm filters
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Re: M45 mosaic
« Reply #1 on: 2013 October 28 15:24:59 »
Really good Zoran.  Welcome to the world of PI
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Re: M45 mosaic
« Reply #2 on: 2013 October 29 09:52:13 »
Thank you Geoff.
Skywatcher ED 80/600 with FF/FR x0.85; HEQ5-pro mount
SBIG ST-8300M, FW5 with Baader LRGB Ha7nm filters
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zoran-novak/

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Re: M45 mosaic
« Reply #3 on: 2013 October 30 12:18:06 »
Very nice, Zocky!  What kind of camera/telescope/exposure details?  I just shot this myself, but haven't finished processing the images, and I like how much dust you were able to bring out.  Any tips or hints you could provide would be appreciated!
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Re: M45 mosaic
« Reply #4 on: 2013 October 30 14:42:33 »
Thnx Chris.
This shoot was taken through Skywatcher`s Black diamod ED80, mounted on HEQ 5 pro mount.
Guiding was with AlCCD 5 mounted on 9x50 finderscope.
For imaging I use SBIG ST8300 mono camera with Baader LRGB filters.
Exposure for each panel was: L 4x15 min.; RGB 4x5 min. RGB was 2x2 binned.

Since I`am new to PI, processing was mostly basic. After calibration, I did Channel Combination, after that I`ve combined  color image with L channel using LRGB Combination. I`ve also done some experimenting with DBE, LHE and MMT.

Skywatcher ED 80/600 with FF/FR x0.85; HEQ5-pro mount
SBIG ST-8300M, FW5 with Baader LRGB Ha7nm filters
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zoran-novak/