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#1 SBacon

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:29 PM

Weather was perfect last night in the northwest corner of Alabama for imaging, clear and cool. I shot the NGC 891 galaxy for the first time and was pretty pleased with how it turned out. I took 120 shots of 50 seconds each. The stacking program chose 85 of the best ones. After processing with PixInsight and Photoshop, this is what I ended up with. This thing is 30 million light years away and was straight up overhead last night.
Here is a link to the description of this galaxy from Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_891

 

This was with my little 'ol Meade 8" LX90 and the Canon T5.

 

Steve

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#2 MistrBadgr

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:52 PM

That looks really nice, Steve!  Good detail.  Really sharp.  Looks like it is falling right down on top of you! Some nice double stars in the picture as well. :)

Very captivating!

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:41 AM

Thanks Bill.  Here's the same shot but restacked at 2x and processed again with PixInsight and Photoshop.

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:12 PM

That is great!  I am sure there is a way to make such a thing better, but I don't know what it is! :)

 

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:35 PM

Nice.  I actually like the first image with the bigger star field more.  I like the way it floats in the larger field.


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#6 Don Alvarez

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:45 AM

Nice capture Steve. I look at this, and I can almost feel eyes looking back at us...






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