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Alexandru Barbovschi
California, USA
06:19 am

Equipment Details:

Shot using Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer mount, Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED (72/420mm), Sky-Watcher generic flattener and Canon Ra

Post-processing Details:

Processed by Alexandru Barbovschi using Siril (conversion / pre-processing / stacking 14 frames / initial post-processing), RawTherapee (further post-processing) and StarFixer AI (star reduction and noise suppression)

Image Details:

In the light of the recent news about a nova going off in the Cassiopeia constellation, a desire to photograph it appeared. Sadly, weather is not permitting currently in the Republic of Moldova. So I asked my good friend living in California, Tara Mostofi (, to shoot it for me and I would take care of processing it. We have very similar setups (same mount and OTA, but different cameras), which means that I would get a similar result. Only 14 proper light frames were collected, but it was enough to create a nice picture and actually capture the nova! It's not our first collaboration project and it feels exciting to know that even bad weather can be overcome.