M42 Region Elite 100 Slide film test

Uploaded 4/6/02

This image above is 1/5 a 35mm frame. The grain is still very fine, and the color balance on NGC1977 is superb. For reds, the film is unremarkable, such that this would be a great film for reflection nebula, comets and galaxies with its ultra fine grain. It is unhypered here, but pushed 1 stop to make the background density useable with my Nikon LS2000 scanner. It is of course slow, and took 8 minutes at f/1.5 for sky fog limit. For other systems, use these exposure times:

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Instrument: 8" f/1.5 Celestron Schmidt Camera Platform: German Equatorial Film: Elite 100 pushed 1 stop Exposure: 8mins Filters: UV Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 15 C Processing: Photoshop




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