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One of my favorite targets, big, bright and easy to find. Started shooting it last year without a filter, without a guider or a focusing aid. Racked up 300 one minute exposures over two nights. Then combined that data with 69 5 minute exposures taken this past weekend through my LPR filter and using my trusty mask. Maxim lined up all the frames and the rest just all came together. Hope you all like. Hopp, thanks for taking a look. Still not "done", but thought I'd share.

69 x 5 min (filtered)
300 x 1 min (unfiltered, unguided and "eyeballed" focused)
Total exposure time over 10.5 hours.
Explore Scientific 102mm EDT
Sirius Goto Mount
Astronomick CCD LPR (only on the 5 min exps)

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Comment by Trevor Woodrow on November 3, 2011 at 6:26pm
Thanks guys! I never put this kind of time on anything before. The extra time really made a difference. Basti's recent try on this is so much cleaner.
Comment by spike77 on November 3, 2011 at 3:06pm
t that is freaking awesome dude
Comment by Conor on November 3, 2011 at 1:57pm
Super Ha region details here man. Great resolution to the core as well. Those hours of data sure paid off!
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on August 24, 2011 at 6:04pm
Thanks Patrick...I appreciate your taking a look and commenting.
Comment by Patrick Forster on August 23, 2011 at 7:05pm
Comment by Philip A Cruden on August 13, 2011 at 12:18am
I am going to work on it over the weekend, expect a bunch of panels with explanations. All easy stuff and makes for big time cool image finals. It is not a fix all for all but a great way to start for all.
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on August 12, 2011 at 10:51pm
Already sent you the tiff, check it.
Comment by Philip A Cruden on August 12, 2011 at 10:01pm
Let me look at the conversion files in Photoshop, sometimes files get down graded when converting or have to be saved as a different file and then converted and this will also cause downgrading. Do you know the bit size and what the file is in the RAW or TIF or even JPEG. Send me what you think is best of (one file) so I can check what will work and we can go from there. Send it email, I can handle 40mb
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on August 12, 2011 at 9:52pm
Sold brother...what format would you like it in? I shoot in maxim. As raw as it gets is calibrated and combined. Then to take it out of Maxim usually either stretch it, or ddp it and convert to tiff. That is when I take it to CS2. For this one I used want the tiff? All hell, I'll just assume you do and will send via email....11mb coming your way.....
Comment by Philip A Cruden on August 12, 2011 at 9:47pm
Hey Trevor, I know some processes in Photoshop, if you can give me the raw data I will do some things with it and show you what I did with simple frame examples with what to do, you are right post is amazing. Enhancing can bring out details you never thought was there but as you know it is always there in the RAW Data, it just needs to be found. I am no expert with imaging but I would love to try some post stuff on something beautiful like this. Great capture man


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