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I was itching to image again, so I set up on Sunday, July 1st. From my best friends light polluted backyard, with a nearly full moon glowing all night, I set EOS Utilities to take as many 2 minute subs of M31 as I could. I ended up with almost 3 hours, and fought through a discouraging processing session to make this monstrosity. lol. This is why you can't image during a full moon!

88 x 120" ISO 1600

Stacked with 20 darks in DSS

ES ED80 Triplet
ASCG-5 GT
Orion Mini Guidescope
Meade DSI II
Canon 450d unmodded
Stacked in DSS
Processed in PS CS5 (Noel Carboni's Tools, Gradient Xterminator)

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Comment by Trevor Jones on July 3, 2012 at 7:28pm

I don't own any filters Russ. I am planning on picking up an IDAS LPS clip-in filter for my 450d soon.

Comment by Russ Ruggles on July 3, 2012 at 2:15pm

LOL - what filter did you use?

Comment by Trevor Jones on July 3, 2012 at 2:05pm

No joke Russ I spent about 3.5 hours processing. So yes. haha. I just wanted to see if it was possible to capture a decent image under those conditions, turns out it's not. ;)

Comment by Russ Ruggles on July 3, 2012 at 2:02pm

Not bad...not bad at all.
I'm betting it took you longer to process than to image :)

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