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#1 zerro1

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

2.8 hours of Ha on IC405 and IC410
AT65EDQ
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Quantix KAF6303E
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Baader 7nm filter

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Nice details Robert! That Quantix does some great work...the operator should get credit as well! ;)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

Thank You Kirk!

I got my QHY8 hooked up to my AT6RC tonight... Trying for a Galaxy. Have not touched it for some time, hope it works out.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

Very nice Robert! I'm out too, figured I'd finally give M78 a try, not sure I'll be able to pull out much under my LP skies, but I got some great tracking going!!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:55 AM

Thanks Warren!

Crumb!! I wasn't going to stay up late tonight... but the weather here is on the downward spiral starting tomorrow afternoon. Mostly cloudy tomorrow night. just started a run on a Second Galaxy (and made some coffee)...


Edit: I think my first Galaxy of the night may lose some sub due to focus shift from falling tempurature :bawling:

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:26 AM

Wow Robert, looks like you've got the blooming under control too. Did you use Maxim's deblooming feature?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:18 AM

Hi Chris, Thank you.
No I didn't do anything to eliminate it on this image, I guess the Ha filter was enough for the stars in this field. there is the slight bloom on the one star, and I thought of going back and cleaning it up, but it was pretty small so I didn't bother.

I did use it on Alnitak though. I've decided that the manual option of the deblooming tool is better to use because the auto feature can sometimes distort the stars it's fixing.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:34 AM

I haven't used the deblooming tool yet. Does the 'manual' tool let you apply it to individual stars and control the extent?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

I haven't used the deblooming tool yet. Does the 'manual' tool let you apply it to individual stars and control the extent?



On the manual version: yes, stars are individually selected. I don't know that I would describe it as being able to control the extent.. The tool uses a selection "box" that can be adjusted in size and shape to encompas the entire star and bloom. if you leave some of it out of the box it becomes fragmented. You can still adjust the individual box's in the auto mode so I guess I could have prevented the framentation, but it also selected more stars than I wanted to repair. It only works on individual sub exposures. Not on a stacked image.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Nice work Robert - you captured the waterfall effect very well :waytogo:
Still very clear sky challenged here, nice to see you got a break.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Nice shot! :waytogo:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

Thank You Jim, Jose!






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