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My First Messier 1 in Colour.

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My First Messier 1 in Colour.

Posted by Paul A Brierley at 09:42 on 2012 Dec 08

I want to share with you, my first colour image of a familiar winter celestial crustacean. Messier 1 was nice and high when, on Wednesday December 5th. I had the opportunity to take some pictures.Equipment details.C9.25 at 2.35 mtrs F10Canon 1000D modifiedLosmandy G11 Gemini 1 L4GuideingPHD QHY5 9x50 finder scopeExposure6 x 600 seconds

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Re:My First Messier 1 in Colour.

Posted by Jeremy at 10:23 on 2012 Dec 08

Hello Paul,that is a wonderful picture of M1, Paul - well done! Nice tight star images.Did you take it from Macc. or elsewhere?I trust you'll send it to the DSS Director.Go well!Jeremy

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Posted by Paul A Brierley at 11:03 on 2012 Dec 08

Hello Jeremy,Yes I did. I find a CLS filter works extremely well, under these light polluted skies. Sadly that's one reason for taking up CCD and Dslr imaging.I have sent this to the DSS.Compliments of Season.

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Re:My First Messier 1 in Colour.

Posted by Gary Poyner at 12:54 on 2012 Dec 08

Very nice image Paul. Well done! Hope you'll have a go at the nebula around the variable star RR Tau for the joint VSS/DSS project!Always have to get a VS plug in do I not? :-)Gary

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Re:My First Messier 1 in Colour.

Posted by Nick Atkinson at 16:34 on 2012 Dec 08

Hi Paul,Great image and reason to spur me on. I have been having a go at M42 with the following equipment.F9 6" triplet.Astro-Physics 900 GOTOSarlightXpress H9 with their filter wheel and loadstar off axis guiderMaxim DL for image capturePHD guidingHave not got the hang of star alignment with Maxim Dl that I have only just bought so use AIP4WIN v2.Like you quite new to colour imaging and I have not got used to tri-colour processing. Looks a lot easier using a DSLR. But I do not have one of these.Looks like a clear night so will have a go with M1.You ought to have a go with M42 Best of luckNick