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    Default M45 - Two scopes, two cameras and two years



    Hi
    I have managed to put together an LRGB image of M45 using some old luminance date that I took with the Takahashi BRC-250 and Starlight Xpress H36 that I took a couple of years ago along with some LRGB data that I took in October and November with the FSQ106ED and ML8300, during this second session my Paramount stopped working and I'm waiting for confirmation from Bisque as to whether I need a new adapter panel board before ordering one. This has been a very up and down two weeks for me as I lost my beloved boy Hunter (German short haired pointer) to advanced lymphoma and we have since got a new addition to the family 'Floyd', a GSP puppy who is keeping us busy.
    The details for the image are as follows
    BRC-250 and H36 data --- 20x5 minutes luminance taken in November 2009
    FSQ106ED and ML8300 data --- 15x10 minutes luminance and 12x10 each for RGB taken in October/November 2011
    I decided to combine as I wanted a bit more luminance and I think the difraction spikes from the BRC-250 add impact to the image, but this is a personal thing
    Here is a link to the full size image
    M45 - Pleiades Star Cluster photo - Gordon Haynes photos at pbase.com
    Thanks for looking
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    That is a tragic end to a fine friend, Gordon. May time and your new friend Floyd comfort you.

    Your image is quite a work of art there. Super depth! Beautiful, wispy, nebulosity. I'm sure you're quite happy with the outcome. Though, I'm not a fan of the diffraction spikes if added in post-processing, they do add to the splendor in your image.

    Wishing you clear skies and further success with your imaging and new puppy.
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    Congratulations on a beautiful image.... I'm jealous
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    I'm a fan of diffraction spikes. The image looks great Gordon!
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    Gordon,

    Very sorry to hear about Hunter, my sincere condolences.

    The image looks spectacular very nice field of depth in the image and beautiful colors. I like the spikes the were blended in quite nicely!

    Clear Skies and hope the Paramount is quickly back in action.

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    Excellent picture thanks for posting

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    Excellent result

 

 

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