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Offline petevasey

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« on: 20:25:25, 08 March, 2018 »
I first imaged M64 in 2005 with my Artemis 285 and Mirage 8.  No flat frame, and I was always a little unhappy with it.  Playing with the very useful Astroflat Pro helped considerably (before and after below) but I reckoned it was worth a revisit.  And after all the snow, ice and clouds the weather relented last night, so before the Moon rose too high I just squeezed in enough data to be worth processing when added to a few frames collected on 16th February.

QSI 683 on RC10 at f8 with SX AO unit.  Luminance 11 x 10 minutes unbinned, RGB each 4 x 5 minutes binned 2x2.  Cropped a little from the original to show North up - the camera was rotated 90 deg. to get a suitable guide star.


Telescopes: GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50
Binoculars: Canon 15x50 IS
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Cameras: QSI 683wsg, SX AO, LodestarX2, Artemis285, Canon 350D (modded), Canon 700D, GPCAM2 (colour), GPCAM2 (mono), LE Vesta Pro, Toucam.
Mounts:  Gemini G41 with Pulsar controller. EQ6 Pro, EQ3-2 with Autostar. Star Adventurer
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Re: Blackeye
« Reply #1 on: 21:11:09, 08 March, 2018 »
That's a lovely M64 Pete,

The detail to in the core is amazing.   

Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
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Re: Blackeye
« Reply #2 on: 04:39:39, 09 March, 2018 »
Well done Peter lovely detail. CS Jim
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Re: Blackeye
« Reply #3 on: 08:53:55, 09 March, 2018 »
Stunning capture Peter.

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Re: Blackeye
« Reply #4 on: 12:27:53, 09 March, 2018 »
Extremely nice image Pete.

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« Reply #5 on: 12:59:31, 09 March, 2018 »
Love the detail

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« Reply #6 on: 10:59:49, 10 March, 2018 »
Great detail Peter.

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