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    Default M33 - just a start



    Having seen beautiful images of M33, I have wanted to image this galaxy for a while. Here is my first attempt : 27 subs @ 240 secs. Plenty of noise in the image so I hope to add to the number of subs very soon. I think more subs of 240 secs is the best way to go, but if it isn't please let me know!
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    Default Re: M33 - just a start

    Awesome! Great job!
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    Default Re: M33 - just a start

    That is a pretty good start. 240 secs is a good length sub but M33 is a photon sucker and will require as much time as you can give it. If you take another 54 of those subs you will be well on your way to producing a fine image. Of course, that also depends on your processing skills.
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    Default Re: M33 - just a start

    Nice start there Bob.
    Yeah, one always needs more subs. But it is looking good even now. Its a dim galaxy.

    I look forward to the final image.
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    Default Re: M33 - just a start

    That length sub seems to be working for you. More data can only help. If the weather and timing cooperate, I am going to try for more as well.

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    Default Re: M33 - just a start

    yeah, definitely a good start. I always find it difficult, though, to get back to the same object when you don't have an observatory. Weather never cooperates, trees get in the way, PA is off just enough that particular night you set up that you have to toss half your subs, etc.

    So if you can get back to M33, that will be a REAL achievement.

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    Default Re: M33 - just a start

    Quote Originally Posted by BABOafrica View Post
    So if you can get back to M33, that will be a REAL achievement.

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    That sounds like a REAL challenge.
    A bit of incentive always helps, so I will do my best!
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