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Offline andymw

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My attempt at M51
« on: 11:26:53, 12 June, 2018 »
I've been at this astrophotography thing for 6 weeks now and am slowly getting there.  I'd welcome critique on this image of M51.  Taken on a Skywatcher 200PDS with a NEX-5N camera. HEQ5. Autoguider. 59x180 sec lights, 13 darks, 12 bias, no flats.  ISO1600.  DSS for stacking. GIMP for conversion to JPEG. StarTools for processing.

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Re: My attempt at M51
« Reply #1 on: 12:24:59, 12 June, 2018 »
Looks very good to me, colour perhaps a little magenta but I wish I was getting images like that after 6 weeks!!!!

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Re: My attempt at M51
« Reply #2 on: 12:32:27, 12 June, 2018 »
After 6 weeks I would be proud of that.
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Re: My attempt at M51
« Reply #3 on: 12:49:23, 12 June, 2018 »
Very nice m51

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Re: My attempt at M51
« Reply #4 on: 19:47:41, 12 June, 2018 »
Lovely start.   

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Re: My attempt at M51
« Reply #5 on: 01:35:27, 17 June, 2018 »
Looks very good to me, colour perhaps a little magenta but I wish I was getting images like that after 6 weeks!!!!

Chris
Thanks for the feedback and I re-processed it again ... it's actually quite full of browns, oranges and reds when I tried again.  Nice to get some honest feedback/critique.  In fact:  my re-processed image almost looked like the one on the back wall of the set of the big bang theory;)

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Re: My attempt at M51
« Reply #6 on: 16:37:00, 17 June, 2018 »
Very nice indeed Andy,

The only critic I can give. The background is a little clipped. Back of the levels to lighten the sky.
Ot6her wise It's a winner.
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