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Milky Way core | Multi Pane Mosaic
Long time user, but first posting here...
Thought I'd share my latest mosaic, shot all in one night (9-7-2021), Negev Desert, Israel (Bortle 3 border 2, with excepetional seeing that night).
Hope you "enjoy the show!" 🙂
12 Panes of 10 Exp. of 120 sec. each.
Canon 6D / Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM L IS (ISO400 @ F/4)
ASIAIR Pro (Plan Mode)
ASI120MM-s / Mini Guide Scope
AstroPixelProcessor (Calibration, integration, stitching) / PI (Process & stretch) / PS (Final process & export)
More details/larger view: https://astrob.in/koackz/0/
Some WIP screenshots
The assembled "succesful" mosaic:
The usable area crop:
"First light" to test out the image with stretch and basic curves:
You hope we enjoy it? This is absolutely stunning! Great detail, not over-processed, I love it!
Now I connect the dots! 😉
Yes, thank you, I'm very pleased with the outcome...
And AAP makes mosaic stitching a breeze (usualy...)
I did have some trouble with star analysis on a single pane, was fixed by doing it over again.
Now, I have the same problem with another mosaic (Cygnus 6 panes) - hopefully will work it out.
(Working out 5 integrated panes, with the 6th pane individual calibrated lights).