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    Default M16 at two Focal Lengths



    The Cottage POD first imaging Target was M16. I have a Celestron C5 SCT running an SBig ST4K Mono to image and guide the Mount. Unfortunately the Hirsch FR worked out to about 945mm FL, which is further from the second Scope than I had hoped to reach. But as it is working, I plan to leave it alone for now.

    The TS-Optics 130mm Refractor is running 780mm FL and has an SBig ST4K OSC CCD Camera with AO-8.

    11x 540s Mono subs off the C5. 8x 720s OSC subs off the 130mm Refractor. Processed in MaxIM DL, registered in PixInsight. Post processing in PShop CS5. AlanP

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    I love the wide field shot and nice work bringing out the detail in M16!
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    Default Re: M16 at two Focal Lengths

    The TS optics certainly seems capable. Nice long subs, well done
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    Default Re: M16 at two Focal Lengths

    Thanks guys. The 130mm does seem to really image nicely. AlanP

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    Default Re: M16 at two Focal Lengths

    very interesting images... such a great capture...
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    Default Re: M16 at two Focal Lengths

    great wide field image - thank you

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    Default Re: M16 at two Focal Lengths

    Hello Alan. A nice set of M16 images from you. It may just be me, but I think the C5 captured more nebulosity, and the 130mm refractor caught much sharper details in the captures. Thanks for sharing these very good comparison pictures with us, and best wishes for clear skies.
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    Default Re: M16 at two Focal Lengths

    Hey Alan! Those are two GREAT IMAGES!!!!!
    Thanks!
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