Lagoon Neb and Sagittarious Star Cloud

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Lagoon Neb and Sagittarious Star Cloud

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...Lagoon was plagued with dew problems. Star cloud went smoothly. Lagoon on 8" and Cloud on 3"ED. Critiques desired.
Charles

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Nice! Which instrument is the wide field one?

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Hi..The wide field was an Explore Scientific ED 80 with flattener..

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Really Good images something to aspire to - would be good to know your astroart/other tools/setup workflow to achieve this - just find examples better than dry reading of manuals - although I am doing that (slowly).

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Thank you so much..I am about an intermediate level dabbler..I have pretty good gear. The CGEM mount and the Atik One 9.0 configure well together along with my 80mm and 200mm FL scopes. I am very much learning the ropes still. I have a small Sky Shed dome and pier mounted setup which greatly increases photo time and accuracy over setting up al fresco when those opportunities present..I have a SSAG pro which is more sensitive for a still less expensive AG.
There are so many things to learn, so I recommend diving in with a high level of commitment and patience. The creators of this great software will be there to to help you. AA is all I have and I stay pretty happy with results. AA workflow is actually where I am focusing right now for self improvement. Basically, I would say get as many high quality photos as you can and then process them patiently in AA. My setup is typically LRGBHa.
Any questions in that area..maybe I can help. Experiment and save everything in the computer. Don't rush the process in AA or you will lose quality, color, etc. As you go along, if you think I could possibly answer a question about any phase of your progress, I would be glad to..
Charles

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Thats good to know - I am on a steep learning curve as well - so any help will be appreciated.

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