I just found some old unprocessed Hyperstar III data from 17th April 2010 and got on and processed it this afternoon 🙂  This is the Markarian Chain of galaxies in Virgo, and everything that is not obviously a star is a galaxy.  Put in B&W again so you can have fun counting all the “faint fuzzies” in this one – I can tell you there are a lot!  Went pretty deep here as it was the Hyperstar III at f#2 and there are 34 sub-exposures using 5-minute exposures per sub – just 10-minutes short of 3-hours of total exposure time on this one.  Also found on the HDD another 7 Hyperstar III frames making up a mega-mosaic of this whole galaxy-rich region – all unprocessed data.  I think you can guess what I’ll be working on for the next week or so 🙂 🙂

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2 Responses to “Galaxy central”
  1. Pascal says:

    Greg,
    I have been admiring your work for a long time. I have been inspired to take up the Hyperstar path. I have an upgraded C14 waiting for one. Your recent posts are fanning the flames!

    This is a wonderful image. I’m looking forward to your new work with the HS.

    Wishing you dark skies and good weather.

    Pascal

  2. Greg Parker says:

    Hi Pascal,
    I have just found Hyperstar III images for a full mosaic of the Virgo cluster which I am currently processing. It is likely to be the best work I have ever done. A C14 with the Hyperstar is probably the most powerful imaging beast on the planet – and if you are lucky enough to have dark skies, it is unbeatable. Very good luck with your Hyperstar imaging, please tell me how you get on once your kit has arrived and has been assembled.
    All the best,
    Greg

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