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Contains:  M 83, NGC 5236
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
updated : M83  - First light GSO RC8+ Moonlite Focuser, 





    
        

            Andys Astro
updated : M83  - First light GSO RC8+ Moonlite Focuser

updated : M83 - First light GSO RC8+ Moonlite Focuser

Technical card

Resolution: 2805x3189

Dates:March 16, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance: 14x600"
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter: 7x600"
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter: 9x600"
Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm: 11x1200"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter: 9x600"

Integration: 10.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.17%

Astrometry.net job: 1985174

RA center: 204.315 degrees

DEC center: -29.868 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.680 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.277 degrees

Field radius: 0.401 degrees

Locations: Snake Valley Astrocamp, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Description

M83 from Snake Valley last night. My first real go at a galaxy with the RC8.
Still some collimation issues to sort, but delighted with the result! Just 50mins Lum & 20mins per R,G & B
I took this between 2 -4:30am when the clouds finally cleared (after waaaaay to many whiskeys I might add, lol)
Hoping to add more data to this tmrw night.

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    Original
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    B
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    C
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    D
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B

Data Added 2.5 hrs LUM 4 Hrs Ha 90 mins ea RGB reprocessed from scratch Star shapes corrected in Startools to compensate for collimation imperfections :)

C

Minor local contrast adjustments & gentle noise reduction applied

D

Tweaked to correct colour & luminosity details

E

Tweaked colour & Luminosity settings

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