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M101 with New Techniques and Equipment

Acquisition details

Frames:
118×300(9h 50′)
Integration:
9h 50′

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4103275

RA center: 14h03m10s.6

DEC center: +54°2139

Pixel scale: 0.379 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 10.280 degrees

Field radius: 0.346 degrees

Resolution: 5485x3635

File size: 11.0 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

Got the EdgeHD 8" used, and this thing performs. The stars are tight from corner to corner, and flats do a great job of correcting this optical train. This is one of the first few targets using this setup (more to come soon).

Well, I guess this is also the first image posted here with a new mount, the Celestron CGEM-DX, that I picked up too (used). I've saved quite a bit of money this way! This mount is definitely more stable and has guiding performance at least as good as the AVX. My intention was to try both for comparison and stick with the superior performer; I think it will be the CGEM.

One of my favorite results so far, this rendition of M101 used a lot of very high-quality data taken on very, very good nights of seeing. Improved post-processing to come, too. Enjoy!

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Description: The ever-changing post-processing game.

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Description: Lots of improvements in color balancing, saturation, noise reduction and detail preservation.

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Description: Love those EdgeHD optics.

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