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#1826 John59

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:15 AM

Had another good night with the StellaCam III.
All the following were captured through my C11 with a 6.3 reducer. I'll start off with M5

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:16 AM

Here is M13

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:17 AM

Here is NGC5846

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:18 AM

Here is NGC4039

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:19 AM

Here is M92

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:20 AM

Here is M104

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:21 AM

Last is Saturn.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:07 AM

Fabulous Stellacam III images John - been awaiting the Antenna gxy NGC 4038 to emerge from my neighbours massive willow tree in SE at a reasonable hour and now the long evening summer twilight in UK has begun :lol:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:04 AM

Thank you Nytecam!
NGC4039 is about the best I am going to get under these city lights.
The next clear night we get I will put my Orion G3 CCD on it and hopefully pull out more. Unfortunately that is where the main light dome from Austin is.
I would be VERY interested in how it appears captured with your lodestar!

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

Here is M61 from last night.
Just before the clouds moved in.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:26 AM

Good results John. You are certainly pumping out the objects :waytogo:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

Great images with the Stellacam. On some of your prior images you listed some pertinant data before each image. I really liked seeing that info in that format before each of your images. Doesn't matter though, still great shots.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

Awesome stuff you have I really enjoy seeing it.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:09 PM

Thanks Everyone!
I really enjoy posting to share my love of video Astronomy.
Jim, I will work on getting the details for future posting.
I did not realize they meant so much to anyone.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:14 PM

Nytecam, There is a cure for annoying trees...Just saying :whistle:

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

Thanks Everyone!
I really enjoy posting to share my love of video Astronomy.
Jim, I will work on getting the details for future posting.
I did not realize they meant so much to anyone.


+1
I like reading the data too :waytogo:

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

I use DeepSkyImaging for capture and have DeepSkyStacker Live 3.3.2 but hadn't tried stacking until last night. Following images are from that session.
No processing other than using the slider function in DeepSkyStack Live program.

Typically I have AGC set to low with this camera because of the noise and ampglow when I have it set to high.
Also, there isn't a noticeable gain in detail on some objects when set to high. However, I was able to use AGC high and x512
without too much ampglow or noise and it brought much more detail than AGC low at x512 or AGC high at x256.

NGC 4631
CPC1100 f/4
SQM 20.95
Samsung SDC-435
AGC high, x512
single image

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

And last.

NGC 4631
CPC1100 f/4
SQM 20.95
Samsung SDC-435
AGC high, x512
stack of 25 frames

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:41 PM

Nicely done Jim!
How do like the DSS Live?
I have yet to try it.

I exclusively use DSI as well. Excellent Program for video.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

John, I wish the program was integral to DSI.
Having to run seperatly is a little combersome. Having the slider to adjust levels is nice.
Adjusting the levels can produce a nicer image (stacked or single capture) than I get normally. i.e. I can get a darker background.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:37 PM

Jim have you ever used the sliders in DSI?
I find them very useful.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

John, yes I use them everytime I go to a new object. I liked the level slider in SkyStackerLive because I could make small or large changes quickly.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:23 PM

M57, 6" SCT at f5, SCB-2000 camera x256 sens up. One frame from avi.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

M27, 6" SCT at f5, SCB-2000 camera x256 sens up. One frame from avi. I know M27 and M57 ae commmon targets, but they are a first for me. This was from last night.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

Post away, love seeing people post their images. If I went back far enough, I bet I posted my first M27 and M57. Can see the central star in M57.






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