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    last night was very nice and clear outside so decided to take some pics. this is my third attempt at M42 (the other two came out ok but i think this one is better). 37 frames at 2 sec, ISO 1600 Canon Rebel XS (1000D) 300mm lens on a camera tripod.
    the only thing i did different this time was in-camera dark frame subtraction and about 10 more frames. I tired stacking both sets (about 65 frames) but they were not aligning properly so didn't try too hard.

    The next image is my first attempt at the pleiades
    This one was about 90 frames at 2 secs ISO 1600 which came to about 3 mins of exposure but i guess it was not enough to get any of the blue nebulosity around them.
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    If you have photoshop try playing around with the levels and curves to bring out nebulosity in M45. I am able to get a hint of nebulosity even on 45 second subs by doing this.
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    Really nice shots, Niaz! Orion Nebula looks great!!!
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    Those are great pics.Thanks for posting!
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    Good effort Niaz.
    The image of M42 wont stack because the image is slowly rotating between all your shots, even though there not long exposures.
    Keep it up...and again well done...
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    thanks for the compliments and yes DSW i figured that was why i didnt stack because they were actually taken about a week apart. A night or two no prob but i guess a week is kind of pushing it.

 

 

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