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Offline srt9969

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Pleiades
« on: 16:31:15, 10 August, 2017 »
Hi All,

I thought I'd posted this in the spring sometime, but nope.
This is my first 'satisfactory' result so far. Nikon D7100, 28-300@300, ioptron skytracker v2, can't remember how many lights, darks, flats, bias, processed in DSS, Nebulosity, Lightroom.

I have a TS70 which I'll try this with when they come back, with luck that'll boot me into getting a decent mount and a wee apo...

Final by Sean Taylor, on Flickr

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Re: Pleiades
« Reply #1 on: 19:00:14, 10 August, 2017 »
Looking good Sean, some nebulosity showing through. I reckon there's a little more detail to be teased out if you can, the background is a little dark so some lightening will show more nebulosity  8)

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Re: Pleiades
« Reply #2 on: 19:05:52, 10 August, 2017 »
Background too dark, you say? I was aiming for 'black' - is that wrong?
I seem to remember darkening it quite a lot to hide some pretty horrible banding in there - I have the raws somewhere, so I might give it another go.

ETA: yes, I was very happy to see some nebulosity there...

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Re: Pleiades
« Reply #3 on: 19:56:32, 10 August, 2017 »
Hi Sean,

I wouldn't say the background is too dark, just a tad.  :thumbup: Converting to put on the forum does tend to darken the image slightly (I normally do a preview first then adjust the brightness to suit)
Either way it's a nice image with more to be revealed  I reckon :thumbup:

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