Quote:The image has many many hours of integration combined in HaLRGB method, with a lot of sub frames that ranging from 5 to 40 minutes for each exposure.
Quote:The answer to your question if it is more important the equipment or post processing, it's both! plus a very dark sky with excellent seeing.
Quote:I looked at your site and I congratulate you for your excellent observatory equipment. However, I noticed a very important detail. In your setup lacks an essential accessory to get great results with a LX200, which in either polar or altazimuth mode. Adaptive optics! Without this important accessory is impossible to obtain remarkable results, even if you had a copy of LX200 with mirrors worked 1/20 lambda.
Quote:Adaptive optics on a Meade 10 inch or 12 inch??? I think you and I are thinking about something quite different. My idea of Adaptive optics is a system found in the newest large observatory facilities that monitors sky conditions and adjust the optics accordingly. To the best Of my knowledge those systems are not available to the average amateur. Please explain your idea of Adaptive optics and how it works with your Meade 12". Thank YouLorence
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Quote:Erroneously we call adaptive optics those guiding systems that allow the amateur instruments to be effectively in tracking, to correct driving errors, vibration, and small gusts of wind, using a system of tip / tilt mirror or lens. These systems we should more correctly call active optics.
Quote:Hi jonbosley,the astronomy through video or multiple frames is a very exciting. Over the years I have tried to do as Lorence. With my camera Meade LPI, Meade color, and Meade DSI Pro III I did astro photos and video in real time. This approach allows a greater amount of detail that only visual astronomy. Then, I wanted to get more detail and depth, so I went to take pictures with long exposure and monochrome CCD filters. This is the only way to get fine detail on DSO. Unfortunately it takes a long time for each image.Marco
Meade LS 8, MCX, The usual astronomy related gadgets, gizmos, etc.