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#1 jchaller

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:09 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.

M51
CPC1100 f/4
SQM 20.57
Samsung SDC-435
AGC low, x256
single image

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#2 jchaller

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

M51
CPC1100 f/4
SQM 20.57
Samsung SDC-435
AGC low, x256
stack of 15 frames

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#3 jchaller

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

I also captured NGC 4631 but have placed those images in the
Astro Video Image Gallery.

#4 Atl

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:22 AM

Very cool. I have it installed but I have never used it. I may give it a try.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:06 AM

I have tried using DSS but was never sucessful. Exactly what steps did you take to stack the images. And do you have an exposure length which ALMOST shows the object or do you expose for the full time and then stack those images.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:07 AM

They look almost exactly the same!

#7 John59

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:18 AM

Those look really good Jim.
So far I am not having very good results with DSS.
My stacks look much, much worse than the single snapshots.

#8 jchaller

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

Jimmy, the exposure for these images was 4.2 sec (x256). I set DSI to capture every 4.5 seconds.
You can see in the stacked image that there is less noise and that my tracking was off - the top and bottom borders are rotated slightly.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

Nice! I'm waiting for my NexImage 5 to show up to use first on my Televue Ranger with DSS Live, then with my Mewlon ...






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