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    Default Thors's Helmet and the Leo Triplet



    Had a chance to get out last night and decided to try Thor's Helmet while waiting for Leo to get above the trees.
    Both images are 6x600sec. images with no darks, flats or bias frames. (I don't have any 600sec. darks at 75deg. yet)
    Taken with my Skywatcher 80 ED Pro and Canon T5i unmodded camera.
    Avx mount autoguided.
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    Default Re: Thors's Helmet and the Leo Triplet

    Thanks for posting, Jerry - a great image!
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    Default Re: Thors's Helmet and the Leo Triplet

    Great images Jerry, thank you for sharing them!
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    Default Re: Thors's Helmet and the Leo Triplet

    Not bad Jerry. Thor's Helmet is nice and colourful. Just adding bias frames to your stack will make a huge difference. They are the easiest calibration frames to capture, run off 150 of them at your fastest exposure and add them in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    Not bad Jerry. Thor's Helmet is nice and colourful. Just adding bias frames to your stack will make a huge difference. They are the easiest calibration frames to capture, run off 150 of them at your fastest exposure and add them in.
    Thanks Scott. I will give it a try.
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    Nice Jerry! It was finally clear, last night, but of course it was windy, so nothing to show for it!! Glad you got some shots!!
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    Hey Jerry, nice images! I am going to get back out asap and try again after a complete failure the other night.
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    THose are fantastic! Did you use the Skywatcher focal reducer & field flattener?

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    Both images are very nice. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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