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M51 The Whirlpool galaxy of 2020

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by stepping beyond, Jun 29, 2020.

M51 The Whirlpool galaxy of 2020

Started by stepping beyond on Jun 29, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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  1. stepping beyond

    stepping beyond Well-Known Member

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    This is hands down the worst year for imaging and a new mount is just sitting covered on the drive. I hadn't had enough data to compile an image without using older archived data that was out of focus as I found out compared to the data I collected this go around. Here's what I've been able to do so far. color RGB 30,60, 120s create.jpg
     
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    I've never been organized enough to use older data with new captures. Good job! Yes, NC weather has been on the vomiting through the nose side this year. I'm on the planet hunt now, but that means early morning.
     
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    I like your image. To my eyes the galaxy has a sort of 3-D look in the spiral arms, especially at 6 o'clock. I converted your image to grey scale and like it a lot. What can I say, I was into B&W photography decades ago.

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    Yes Ed , I love the Luminance data far better than the rgb data it doesn't have a lick of calibration in it. I've had a short window to image this target getting to it so late due to the weather. I think there might even be more in there but, I'm thinking about giving it another ANOTHER GO IN ccdSTACK2 and stretch in Curves along with running it through Astronomy tools again. THANK YALL
     

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