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Finally had a couple nights with average seeing and transparency, a rare occurrence this year. Managed to get 2.77 hours of data o both the Iris Nebula (NGC7023 and the Whale Nebula (NGC4631). I used a ASI533MC Pro and the 8" SkyWatcher Quattro. I had a Optolong L-eNhance filter in the imaging train. For a test I bumped my Exposure time to 400 seconds/shot at Unity.

Images were stacked in APP (which did a good job on the "Elon Trails") and process lightly in PixInSight.
NGC7023_2N 2.jpg
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Great images!
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superb shots , thx
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Nice job! That Iris shows some dust. How dark is your sky?

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Bortle 1-2.

There 2 targets I always have trouble with. The Iris is one and M101!
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Beautiful images. They both have a bit of a green cast though you may want to take care of. The galaxy more so than the nebula.
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Superb on BOTH counts! I especially like your Whale nebula.

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Great images
The whale has come out really well
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Very nice images! Great job!
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Both images are great. I like the dust in the Iris.

I agree with AstroBee, there seems to be a green bias in the images - more so in the Whale image background.
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I hope this fixed the green tinge!

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Much better.
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Nice job, and on the reprocessing, be interesting to see the same on the whale. Nicely defined Cetacean.
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Nice job, especially with the reprocessed image.
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'cause Tony (Greenman) asked! :shock: :lol:

ImageNGC4631_2N B by Brent Secord, on Flickr

BTW I ha to look up what Cetacean was. I am a Prairie dawg! LOL
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