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    Default M109



    First night out in nearly a month, galaxy season almost over and the moon and weather not cooperating. Went for some old favorites, M109 first up then M88 and M90, but will process those later. Exposed with the Meade 16 Bigdog using my Starizona corrector vice the model 'C'. Imaging condition not too good, wind 15-20 mph with higher gusts, difficult to keep on target. Seeing just fair, transparency average and my neighbor's garage motion light kept triggering with every tumbleweed going by ( get the IR/motion type). Anyway it is what it is, just average.



    Specifics; 16 incher at f6.2, 8/5 min Lum, 2/5 min RGB all 2x2 binned for 0.7"/pixel. OAG with QHY5L-II mono at 4 sec rate. Captured and stacked in Nebulosity, finished in PS CS5 with Noel Carboni tools. Cropped 25% but full size.

    Clear skies, none here again!
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    Default Re: M109

    Awesome! Great job, Steve!
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    Default Re: M109

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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    Default Re: M109

    Looks great to me, Steve! Love the detail on the central bar.
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    Default Re: M109

    Glad you were able to get something before galaxy season disappears.

    Very nice capture of M109. A difficult Messier in my experience.

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    Default Re: M109

    Nice thanks for sharing
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    Default Re: M109

    Really cool capture Steve!

    Glad that you finally got some clear skies and I hope that you get some more soon!

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    Nice image!

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    Default Re: M109

    I respect you a lot this is not a easy target to process very well done keep it up


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