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M81 M82 & IFN
Jan 14, 2022 07:09:44   #
Marc G Loc: East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
 
More wide field work this time attempting to capture M81, M82 & surrounding IFN.
Six hours data taken over two sessions
Techy Bits......
Askar 135mm
Altair Astro filter holder
L Pro Max filter
Altair Astro 269c pro tec
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Sharpcap for PA
APT for focus, plate solve & imagining
Lights 240 285g HGC 25os 90s
Darks 10 90s
Flats & Flat Darks x 30
Stacked, registered, intergrated in APP
Post Processed in PS CC2015


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Jan 14, 2022 07:53:52   #
stepping beyond Loc: usa eastcoast
 
Another awesome widefield Marc.

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Jan 14, 2022 09:09:44   #
Sidwalkastronomy Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
As an astrophotography novice with many scopes and cameras I know how hard this is. Good work in this specialized field

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Jan 15, 2022 14:06:22   #
bwana Loc: Bergen, Alberta, Canada
 
Marc G wrote:
More wide field work this time attempting to capture M81, M82 & surrounding IFN.
Six hours data taken over two sessions
Techy Bits......
Askar 135mm
Altair Astro filter holder
L Pro Max filter
Altair Astro 269c pro tec
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Sharpcap for PA
APT for focus, plate solve & imagining
Lights 240 285g HGC 25os 90s
Darks 10 90s
Flats & Flat Darks x 30
Stacked, registered, intergrated in APP
Post Processed in PS CC2015

There really is a huge amount of Ha in the heavens!

bwa

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Jan 17, 2022 12:54:31   #
Ballard Loc: Grass Valley, California
 
Marc G wrote:
More wide field work this time attempting to capture M81, M82 & surrounding IFN.
Six hours data taken over two sessions
Techy Bits......
Askar 135mm
Altair Astro filter holder
L Pro Max filter
Altair Astro 269c pro tec
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Sharpcap for PA
APT for focus, plate solve & imagining
Lights 240 285g HGC 25os 90s
Darks 10 90s
Flats & Flat Darks x 30
Stacked, registered, intergrated in APP
Post Processed in PS CC2015


Fantastic wide field view. Along with the IFN and M81 and M82 you captured a lot of galaxies down to ~16th magnitude in that image. I had never noticed the dwarf galaxy IC 257 before and expect it would be an interesting target all on its own.

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