Carastro Posted April 2, 2021 Share Posted April 2, 2021 (edited) Imaged from SE London during the full Moon as was fed up with not having done any imaging for ages due to rubbish skies. Also wanted to try to get something before all the nebulae finally give way to galaxy season. It always seems to be clear when there is a full Moon, plus my location being Bortle 8 it is inevitably noisy. Imaged over 2 nights, Monday and Tuesday 29th and 30th March, I did take some Oiii and Sii as well but I could not usefully use them to enhance the image (maybe better skies would have done so), plus I had to throw away quite a few of the RGB because of heavy gradients, both due to the Moon and when the target was getting into the London sky glow. I imaged this target once before - 3 years ago with my SW130PDS but did not get the fly in that image. I see I had the same problem then with Sii and Oiii. Orientated this way I can finally see why they call this the Spider and the Fly. Skywatcher Esprit100 and Atik 460EX with Baader filters (Ha is 3.5nm) HaRGB Ha 23 x 600 (3h 50m) Red 6 x 200 & 4 x 150 binned (30m) Green 5 x 200 & 3 x 150 binned (24m) Blue 6 x 200 & 4 x 150 (30m) Total usable imaging time = 5hours 14mins Edited April 2, 2021 by Carastro 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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