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Deep Sky Markarian's Chain (RGB 032924)


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Last two nights of catching Markarian's Chain from the Z103. About 3 hours total data as this was a secondary target after the nebula I've been working on. This is only RGB (did catch luminance but still learning how to fold it in).
I finally broke down and did darks along with my flats and it did make a big difference when compared to just using flats with the ASI533MM Pro.
There are some artifacts present when you blow it up to its full size, but I think that's because I'm trying to learn to use HT in PixInSight to stretch.

Markarian's Chain 032924.jpg
Gain:  101
Offset:  50
Exposure Time:  60 seconds
Camera Temp:  -5°C
  1. Red
  2. Green
  3. Blue

Camera:  ASI533MM Pro
Calibration images used:  
  1. Dark
  2. Flat

Integration time:  
Red: 2 hours
Green: 2 hours
Blue: 2 hours

Telescope/Lens:  WO ZenithStar 103mm
Mosaic:  No
I hold the copyright:  
  1. Yes

Same image, but cropped to the main galaxies in play.

Markarian's Chain 032924 cropped.jpg
Added about another 2 hours to the mix.... once more, basic processing in PixInSight until I learn to fold the luminance into the image.

M86 Z103-ASI533MMP 040724.jpg