ST-8300C/Hyperstar First Light Image

Discussion in 'My Astrophotos' started by Curt Morton, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. Curt Morton

    Curt Morton Cyanogen Customer

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    This is one of my favorite images that I have produced. I shot this back in January, 2015, when I was still a relative imaging rookie. The Great Orion Nebula is a favorite target for amateur astro imagers, and I was surprised to discover how well this complex collection of nebulae fit in the FOV of my newly acquired Hyperstar for the EdgeHD11 I was using. I was concerned that my ST-8300C might be too bulky and create too much of an obstruction, but I was magnificently proven wrong. I actually shot four different data sets consisting of 1 second, 10 second, 60 second and 300 second subs (1 hour 41 minutes total imaging time) to cover the wide dynamic range of this object. The four data sets were individually processed in CCDStack and then combine using layers in Photoshop and post processed.

    Hope you like it!

    Curt
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  2. Bill

    Bill SBIG Service and Repairs Staff Member

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    Wow!
     
  3. SMGMSU

    SMGMSU Standard User

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    This is incredible. Nice work.
     
  4. Doug

    Doug Staff Member

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    Wow, stunning!
     

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