I have very deep data of M13 and for the first time today I took a good look at the image to see if I could find “The Propeller”.

And there it was!!

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I took this data a few years back.  It is a 4-frame mosaic of the Double Cluster/Stock 2 region in Perseus taken with the Sky 90s/M26Cs.  Each frame is 2-hours of 3-minute subs and North is to the right.  It is only with the recent availability of Noel Carboni’s AstroFlat plugin that I have finally been able to put this one together.

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Please note that “Screensavers” of my images are no longer available for purchase.

 

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Today’s EPOD is M92 – the ovelooked globular cluster in Hercules.

 

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Noel Carboni put some old Canon 5D MkII (unmodified) data through his new AstroFlat plug-in.  I am amazed at the amount of “red” he has managed to pull out from an unmodified DSLR camera!!

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You will see in the images below that I have been beta-testing Noel Carboni’s new flattening tool for deep-sky images.

This plug-in makes flattening even the most difficult image data a doddle (even I can get good results).

If you carry out deep-sky image processing, then you must have this tool in your digital darkroom toolbox – it’s sharp!

 

http://www.prodigitalsoftware.com/AstroFlatPro1_News.html

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A Sky90 array image, 5 hours of 30-minute subs.

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A slightly better Arcturus reprocess.

Arcturus is the brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere.

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A Noel Carboni reprocess of old Sky 90 array data using AstroFlat.

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Struve’s Lost Nebula, Burnham’s Nebula, Hind’s Variable Nebula, NGC 1555 – they are all the same object and it is in the centre of this image.

65 x 20-minute subs (almost 22 hours) went into this one using the Sky 90 array at the New Forest Observatory.

 

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