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VDB152 Dark nebula

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:16 am
by carastro
I and a chum went to our local campsite this weekend, boy it was hot, and we are doing it again next weekend - we must be mad.

The Moon was rising at 2am and 2.40 but a small crescent. Skies were mostly clear but Saturday better than Friday night.

Never done a dark nebula before so decided to spend both nights on the same target taking Luminance only on the WO/Atik314L camera and LRGB with the ED80/Atik460EX (dual rig).

It's been a while since I did any broadband with the Atik314L and the stars were much larger than those on the Atik460EX so I think I will only do narrowband with the Atik314L in future.

Luminance 8 x 600 (Atik314) + 5 x 600 (Atik460) on Friday
Luminance 9 x 900 (Atik314) and 9 x 600 (Atik460) on Saturday
RGB 3 x 200secs binned x 2 on Friday (Atik460)
RGB 5 x 300secs binned x 2 on Saturday (Atik460)
Total Luminance 5h 55m, total RGB 1h 43m

Grand total 7 hours and 38 minutes

Image

Re: VDB152 Dark nebula

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:32 am
by galileo
nice capture Carole, nice star colours.
I guess you need pretty dark skies to capture that dark stuff ?

Re: VDB152 Dark nebula

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:45 pm
by carastro
Thanks David, yes I would not attempt it from Home.

Carole

Re: VDB152 Dark nebula

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:53 am
by bengourben
Lovely. I like the way the nebula is blocking that star. Star colours look amazing.

Jason

Skywatcher 200p
Heq 5
Modified Canon 1000d
Qhy5ii mono,Finderguider

Re: VDB152 Dark nebula

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:01 am
by rwillits
The Stars make the image beautiful, Carole, The nebula makes the image interesting. You use your dark site time wisely.

Re: VDB152 Dark nebula

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:49 pm
by peter shah
just lovely Carole

Re: VDB152 Dark nebula

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:30 pm
by carastro
Thanks everyone. Just got back this afternoon from the second trip where we spent 3 nights at the same site (4 of us this time plus a visitor).

Just as hot as last week. It's the putting up and taking down of the rig and everything else that is the killer as that's when it is really hot. Imaging was much cooler.

I have a load of data to process - watch this space.

Carole