Stargazerfrank wrote in post #12600015
pinpoint high contrast it's beautiful.
SteveInNZ wrote in post #12600309
That would make an excellent print. I love the way you've processed it.
Thanks! I appreciate the comments!
spit wrote in post #12598983
sounds like a petzval design, should give you some nice flat fields for imaging!
You're correct, if the initial setup is good the scope produces a very flat image corner to corner. I love it. I'm looking forward to imaging more with it.
Celestron wrote in post #12599939
Looks good just don't clip the BP . What scope did you use ?
Scope was an Astro-Tech 65mm Quadruplet. It was on backorder for a few months so it was nice to finally get it in my hands.
I clipped the blacks on purpose. I like high contrast low noise images. Next time I'm at a dark site I want to try and capture all the beautiful dust, dark nebula and rich star fields that should be in the background. But at my current suburban location I can't get that level of detail (it looks like a muddled mess). So I went the other direction with the processing and clipped the blacks to give an inky black background so the nebulae stand out. Just a personal preference of mine.