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Offline ketut

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Poorest M42 from a newbie
« on: 2014 November 12 20:06:29 »
Hi, so sorry for this poorest M42 image
This is my first DSO with a Canon 60D (unmodded)
30x 60sec ISO800 (unguided)
13 darks
13 bias

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Re: Poorest M42 from a newbie
« Reply #1 on: 2014 November 13 07:28:48 »
For a series of unguided images, that's a pretty impressive start and shows great hope for the future.  Since they are so easy to take, I would definitely take more dark and bias frames.  Personally, I shoot 100 darks and 500 bias frames to build my masters, though I have the advantage of using a cooled CCD to control the temp.  But the more subframes the more you beat down the noise.

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Re: Poorest M42 from a newbie
« Reply #2 on: 2014 November 13 08:18:47 »
Thank you Jim :)

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Re: Poorest M42 from a newbie
« Reply #3 on: 2014 November 13 08:20:48 »
Modified camera would help a lot with those Ha regions, but nevertheless your image is excellent.
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Re: Poorest M42 from a newbie
« Reply #4 on: 2014 November 14 05:32:21 »
Thank you Zocky...
I just brought my 60D + clear glass filter (from Hap Griffin) to a technician for modification.
And, I'm waiting for my Orion SSAG from USA to my country.
Hope I can collect more data in the future :)

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Re: Poorest M42 from a newbie
« Reply #5 on: 2014 November 14 07:51:07 »
Hi

Nothing poor about that image. Its fantastic the stuff you can see up in the night sky.

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Julian

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Re: Poorest M42 from a newbie
« Reply #6 on: 2014 November 15 02:34:41 »
Thank you Julian :D

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Re: Poorest M42 from a newbie
« Reply #7 on: 2014 November 20 11:01:36 »
Hi,
I think you can improve the image correcting the ringing around stars.
Your image is not bad at all.
VEry nice
Andrea

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Re: Poorest M42 from a newbie
« Reply #8 on: 2014 November 27 23:06:05 »
Thank you Andrea :)