Padraic M Posted January 15, 2021 Share Posted January 15, 2021 Back in Bortle 8, and taking a half-opportunity last night to image M45 for the first time. This is a HaRGB composition, although the Ha frames were greatly damaged by patchy cloud, and didn't contribute that much to the end result. Taking @carastro's advice, the red, green and blue frames worked really well.Two major changes in my workflow:- I got a new Sesto Senso 2 for Christmas, and I'm really pleased with it. Very robust and reliable.- I've switched from APT to NINA simply for the autofocus routine, which is spectacular.The image is made up of:- 13x300s Baader 3.5nm H-alpha- 10x180s each of Baader Red, Green and BlueStill plenty of work to be done - much more data required, there's plenty of noise and the stars are pretty funky.View on Astrobin. Constructive criticism and suggestions welcome.Esprit 80, ZWO EFW Mini, ASI1600mm@-20C, Sesto Senso 2Altair Astro 50mm guidescope, ASI290mm miniHEQ5 Rowan belt-modProcessed in DSS and Startools. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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