September 6, 2007

NGC6888, Crescent Nebula

First DSO light for the QHY8, after a clear spell appeared over the house last night and stayed until at least 3.30am (which is when I decided I really needed to get some sleep!)

OK, so a few problems with this image: The colour balance is off, the stars are a bit “blobby” (due to the 10 minute exposures I think), and I am unable to remove the light pollution and/or radial gradient from the centre of this nebula with destroying the finer detail in the core… but i`m happy with it as a first attempt.

NS8GPS @ f/6.3, 6 x 600secs, PHD guided, no filters

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