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Started by 33asko@gmail.com, 12/05/2010 07:26PM
Posted 12/05/2010 07:26PM Opening Post
HI One of my first few images.
Equipment TOA150,EM 500, FLI Proline 8300, Atlas Focuser
Software Sky6, CCDSOFT, T point
At f7.3, FL 1100, Pixel size 5.4 ( 3.018 arc-second per pixel)I think!
Focus with @ focus 3X3

• IC_5067 3x3 bin 5 minute unguided.

Appreciate any comment e.g. focus etc.

Thanks Craig



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Posted 12/05/2010 09:44PM | Edited 12/05/2010 09:45PM #1
Craig,
Cool image. The data looks good to me. Seems the equipment is running well. Focus looks good.

The processing looks like you may have set a low white point rather than use a gamma or curves stretch. That makes the stars come out a bit harsh and over sized. Any filters used? UV/IR Block?

Jim Thommes

Mak-Newt 152 mm
C8
Megrez II APO
Zenithstar 66 mm APO
G11/Gemini
ST8300M
Artemis285 Camera
Canon 350D DSLR

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