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    Took 20 shots deep sky stacker used 8 of them plus darks, bias and flats
    still on the learning curve but they are improving each time.
    Processed in Gimp, been playing around with an old copy of PS elements but its not coming out as good as this one

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    That's a heck of a lot better than my first try at processing.

    It looks great! But I think more exposure time would help make a stunning image.

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    looks good

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    Thats a really nice shot. How long were your exposures?
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    45 sec. each ISO 1600 took 20 frames, but it was windy so I had to discard some and DSS used 8 of the ones left.
    Figured I would start at a lower number of frames to start with, just to see how it came out.
    Next outing I will take more.
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    Very good first go.
    There is a wealth of information in the processing forum on different ways of extracting the most data from your images that might help.
    But great job none the less..
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    Well done on a first process. Save the data and come back to it later , you will be amazed at what you will be able to extract from it .

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    PLENTY good! for your first try at it!

    Thanks for sharing your photos with us.
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    It's extremely good for a first try. I like it. It's really beautiful.

 

 

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