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#1 Mert

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Hi all,

Here is a quick and dirty processed sequence of 57
frames, where seeing from time to time was excellent.
All was captured while I was away, leaving things to
be done for Firecapture and Eqmod.
I'm quit astonished things work so great! :jump:
Ah, captured 010813 from 1857 to 2100 UT, 30fps at 4210mm
FL. with my 6" Mak.

Link to the animation

Edit: Now reprocessed and rescaled 125%, I hope the
brightness is ok now, also a more natural processing,
not soo hard on the wavelets :rainbow:

New processed animation

#2 Ricky

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

Excellent!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

A tad dark on my screens Mert, but nonetheless excellent! :waytogo: :waytogo:

#4 Mert

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:39 AM

Hi Darryl,

Thanks and yes it is dark, I didn't pay attention at all
to the processing and mostly everything went standard.
I will make a smoother and brighter version some time
today I hope!

#5 Mert

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:40 AM

Thanks Ricky!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

Some nice work there Mert. Some nice consistent seeing except for a couple of the frames. Nice job on the matching processing too.

Cheers

#7 Mert

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

Thanks Tim,

I'm working on a better processed version but it
will take some time, right now I have to go to
music lessons ( guitar )
That also takes a lot of time :)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

Mert, awesome animation! What program are you using to make it? I've been using the microsoft gif animator and it is not very user friendly, although free. Thanks for posting!

Regards,
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

Really nice animation. You have been kicking out some real quality images with your scope lately. I think the 6" challenge should basically be over right now :)

#10 Mert

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

Hi Steve,

Thanks a lot, very kind of you!
The program I use for the animation is called
Photoscape which is free, great sw!!
The images are already processed and perfectly
aligned with AS!2 so nothing much more to it.

#11 Mert

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Comon zAm, I still remember your 6" images which
were rocking!!
I think the real challenge is making the most with
what you have.
I sure would like to have a bigger scope but I don't
have unlimited budget, so maybe in the future I'll
upgrade my camera for a ASI120MC like you have ordered.
For me it would be the perfect camera I think!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

I need to get my 6" back out and do a few runs on Jupiter with the ASI120MC. I know that my old SPC900NC was a limiting factor on the quality of image that I could get, but I always wondered just what a better camera could do on the 6".

I probably could have gotten better images with my 6" but I never liked tiny images of Jupiter. At the focal length I was shooting at, it always put me at the limit of what the webcam could capture. If I lowered the f/l the images would have been better, but I am stupid in that way :).

I think one of the reasons why we never see too many good pictures here on the forums with smaller scopes is that people with smaller scopes do not really have high end cameras. They (like me) would be imaging with webcams or NexImage camera. I cant even say that I have seen an IS camera used on small scopes here until you did.

Just had a thought writing this. Its gonna be clear here tonight but seeing is going to be iffy. I was just listening to the wind whipping it up outside and just thought that maybe the wind would be too much for the 8"....and get the 6" out to see what it does. Why not...if the seeing isn't going to be great, go out and experiment :).

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Good work Mert! And the guitar lessons sound like fun as well! Ah Segovia!

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#14 Mert

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Hi Glenn,

Thanks yes Segovia is nice but for me at the moment I
have to do studies of Fernando Sor.
Other stuff I like to play is Bach and Villa Lobos but
for the moment practicing tecnics, after that some nice
partiture I hope.

#15 Mert

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Hi zAmbonii,

I hope you get a chance and grab some images, I hope
to see the results!!
When I started doing some imaging I had a webcam, the
cheapest I could find and the results were only soso.
However I continued, then the SPC900 was giving much
better results.
After that the DFK21 was bought and the results even better
but still soso.
Then tweaking everything and finally .. :jump:
Your 8" mages are incredible, make me jealous!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

Wonderfull repro Mert! :applause: :applause:

Music lessons eh.....so that's it, you're now really in tune with your scope..! :lol:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Beatiful!!!

#18 Mike Phillips

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

So smooth and wonderful Mert!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

Thanks Darryl!
:funny:
Right now bussy trying to bite the derotation in Winjupos.
I would like to try to derotate 3 png's and combine
them, however don't have much luck in doing so, yet!

#20 Mert

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

Thanks Petrus and Mike, much apreciated!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

Very nice.






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