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#1951 nytecam

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

Good first attempt especially with a modest 80mm aperture scope. I think you need to check focus - it seems very soft to me. Also from the number of hot pixels I suspect you're shooting @ >25C and you need the auto dark option to minimise this effect for an uncooled cam.

ps: 1] for a quick mono image from Raw use Filter/Gaussian Smoother + contrast stretch = finished pic.

2] post remove hot pixels via Median Filter/Radius=2/ power =0.6 + Radius =1/Power=0.6 etc.

Good luck ;)

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:39 AM

Summer Solstice twilit skies + bright gibbous moon + haze for NELM 1.5! eg only the brightest mag 1 star visible to eye + drifting cloud = no excuse not to image :roflmao:

Starting with sparce open cluster NGC 6834 in Cyg in 80s via 12"[30cm] SCT @ f/3.6+Lodestar-C - data on headers :grin:

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:45 AM

Globular NGC 6934 in Del

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

Very faint planetary neb NGC 6894 in Cyg

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:49 AM

Bowtie PN NGC 40 Cep - inset from last year @ f/10

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#1956 Devon

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:31 PM

Hi, Glenn...
Another thing I've noticed... I've got a dozen or so LCD computer monitors that I use... there can be a LOT of difference from one monitor to the next with the subtle detail and extent of what shows...
Have a great one!
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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

Hi, Glenn...
Another thing I've noticed... I've got a dozen or so LCD computer monitors that I use... there can be a LOT of difference from one monitor to the next with the subtle detail and extent of what shows...
Have a great one!
Devon


Devon, if you can get your hands on an old CRT monitor, check out how much more shows up!!!!!!

CRT's give amazing detail of faint Nebula.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

Hi, Ken...

I have an old Sharp 13" CRT TV I bought for my daughter many years ago... It has a built in VSH tape recorder, and composite inputs. It's been on my observing desk hooked to the MCX from the first, and you are right; it blows the LCDs away. I also have a 9" multiple input portable LCD I use for outreach... battery lasts for over 6 hours.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:57 AM

Hi, Ken...

I have an old Sharp 13" CRT TV . . . hooked to the MCX from the first,
Devon


Good stuff :waytogo:

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:28 PM

Four more captures from my MCX.

Same setup as before.

M13 - Hercules Cluster
M8 - Lagoon Nebula
M17 - Swan/Omega Nebula
Part of the Eastern Veil Nebula

You may need to 'refresh' the page if you've been there before...

http://devonsite.com/NewAP.htm

Hope you like!

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:42 PM

M13 Great cluster in Hercules...

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:44 PM

M17 - the Omega, or Swan Nebula...

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

M8 - Lagoon Nebula....

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:47 PM

Part of the Eastern Veil....

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:54 PM

Nice captures - thanks for posting them.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:59 AM

Nice results Devon.
Colours are captured well.

Try lifting the camera or capture software Brightness/Contrast a tad to lighten the background sky a bit.
It should make it a more pleasing image. :waytogo:

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:48 PM

M17 - CPC1100 and SDC-435

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:15 AM

Captured from my NSN broadcast tonight. Taken with a C 14 @ F4 using a Mallincam Extreme, IDAS LPS filter, and a stack of two 90 second integrations using Miloslick software.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

Nice one, Dwight!

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

Thanks Devon!

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:58 PM

Super Eagle Dwight!

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:10 AM

Looks good Dwight. I like the colours :waytogo:


Good Contrast too. Nothing is burnt out or washed out.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Thanks Andy and Ken. Out in "pitch black" skies in the mountains of BC hoping to capture some wider fields with a C6 @ f3. That image was taken with our club equipment just outside the city limits. I wish I had better internet here besides my phone!

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:05 AM

Thanks Andy and Ken. Out in "pitch black" skies in the mountains


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

M57 by my CPC1100 and Brightstar Mammut Lyuba color. 39x15 sec using DeepSkyStackerLive.

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