The problem with the data upload limit for attachments has been fixed. I have restored it to 30MegaBytes. A recent forum software upgrade was responsible for the changed limit. Please accept my apologies for missing this when upgrading the forum sofware, Mabula.
Heart Nebula - beginner's success!
I started in astrophotography about 6 months ago, and this image of the Heart Nebula is only my 4th 'proper' image (mainly thanks to the British weather!), so I've quite pleased with the way it's turned out.
My understanding and success rate has dramatically leaped forward since I've discovered and now use APP for pre-processing - it just works! Thanks Mabula, terrific app! I've tried them all (APT, Pixinsight and so on) but APP is the only one I've found that simply and easily gets on with the task in hand and produces consistent quality results.
20 x 120 secs each of L,R,G,B plus usual bias, darks, flats
William Optics GT81 + Flat 6A II
ZWO ASI183mm Pro Cooled
OVL LRGB Filters
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro with Rowan belt mod
Software: EQMOD, PHD2, SGP, Stellarium, APP, Photoshop
PS: I notice that lots of blue colour background noise is showing in this image, which is not evident in the original image! I needed to reduce the quality a fair bit in order to upload it, so I presume that's why ….
Many thanks for your encouraging comments! I hope I'll be able to post more images as I gain more experience ….