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Celestron C-8 SCT
Gary Honis modified Canon 450D (Baeder Mod)
MonoMods monochrome Canon 450D (Debayered, Baader filter, LPF1 removed)
ONAG On-Axis Guider
Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.8
Modded C9.25, Vixen SP retrofitted with DS motors and Autostar My pics Stars light the world without, to give us purpose They light us within to give us reason We live in a well-lit abyss.
Quote:First off thanks for taking the time to reply.
Quote:You are correct that my skies are far worse than yours as I live in North Dallas. I believe my skies are in the red zone.
Quote:I have a cls clip in filter but I have been holding off on using it until I get my autoguider setup so I can take shots longer than 45 seconds to a minute.
Quote:My camera is unmodified. I set my white balance is set to daylight.
Quote:Sorry about the 32 bit tiff. I stopped using the 16 bit save option in dss after I realized that dss had bug that was resulting in some data being quantized to 8 bits. I use exposure and gamma to convert the 32 bit to 16 bit and I thought i had done that with the crop for the purpose of testing out startools.
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Quote:30 darks and 15 flats. I don't use bias.
Quote:I suspect part of the noise issue is the week that passed between the first imaging session and the second one.
Quote:Darkshttp://sdrv.ms/14E966RFlatshttp://sdrv.ms/14E9aDGLightshttp://sdrv.ms/14E9fHmI have included 5 darks (a couple from each night), 5 flats, and 10 lights (5 from each night)
Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
Quote:The links seem to work ok for me. Once you see the file in skydrive right click on them and click the download from the menu.
Quote:Quote:The links seem to work ok for me. Once you see the file in skydrive right click on them and click the download from the menu. John - It allows me to download the darks and the flats. But, when I try to download the Lights, it wants me to log in. It probably works for you because you're already logged in. Try logging out (so that it sees you as a "public" person) and then try downloading. I don't think it'll work for you when you're not logged in - its not working for me.
Quote:Try this one.http://sdrv.ms/XUuCjo
Quote:btw i agree, i processed the image in PI and with enough saturation boost you can see the right colors, albeit very faint.bottom line is that when i shot this at f/7 from a red zone, i had to do 10h of integration time to get a decent result. 3 minutes is just too short to expect much...