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Total Exposure: 3 hours 38min.

Red: 6 X 150 sec
Blue: 9 x 150 sec
Green: 6 x 150 sec
Luminance (LPS IDAS): 66 x 150 sec

Pixinsight & Photoshop for processing

Mount: HEQ5 Pro
CCD: Mon QHY9M
Telescope: WO Lomo + TV 0.85 reducer (FL=380mm)
Imaging: QHY9M + LPS IDAS (Luminance)
Sensor temp: -15c
Location: Portland Downtown (Bortle: 8)

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Comment by M.C. on October 16, 2012 at 3:52pm

Hi Nick,

I love your story & it's not a bad image to burn forever...Also, I started with Commodore 128, so that brought back some memories... :)

Thanks for sharing your story.
M.

Comment by Nick Dudish on October 16, 2012 at 6:48am

The first astrophoto that I ever took was that of the Pleiades using a security CCD camera. I used the monitor from a Commodore Computer. I tracked it for a half hour and found out that the Pleiades was burned into it. So every time I view the Pleiades I smile. Thanks for sharing. Oh Yes I still have that monitor.
Nickdudish@juno.com Ilion, NY

Comment by M.C. on October 15, 2012 at 9:36pm

Hi Greg,

Thank you. Regarding the diffraction spikes, you're correct. I don't have the money to buy a Ritchey Chretien telescope and get these beautiful spikes naturally, but this powerful plugin lets you simulate the diffraction spikes of a RC telescope.

M.

Comment by Greg Marshall on October 15, 2012 at 8:55am

Nice, Miquel - I like that you can see variations in the surrounding dust. Are the diffraction spikes added in post-processing?

Comment by M.C. on October 14, 2012 at 6:21pm

Thanks Jeffrey!

Comment by Jeffrey P Nunnari on October 14, 2012 at 12:35pm

Good work.

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