GM-8 GII (soon w/OPWB) ; Orion Sirius w/EQMOD
Orion 80ED; AT72ED; AT6RC
Atik 314L+; Atik 420C
Moonlite Focusers, Moonlite stepper motor
Astrodon 5nm Ha, LRGB; Baader OIII, SII
Starlight Xpress 7x1.25" FW
Sequence Generator Pro, PinPoint, PixInsight, PS CS 5
1987 Meade LX3 2120 10" SCT on hypertuned EQ6 Pro Baader Self-Mod Canon XS_CLS Clip Filter DSI color_Orion ST80 Coulter 10" Compact Odessey Dob http://www.astrobin.com/users/shawnhar
Robert The more I learn, The more there is to learn! Orange Zone Dark Site 3 Mounts 4 Imaging Cameras 3 Guide Cameras OTA's = yes
Equipment... Uncle Toms cabin observatory. some of this, some of that and some of the other! I am made of Star stuff, nothing more! Light Polution is so bad here, i call it the "twilight zone".
Quote:Interesting topic this, at the end of the day, i care little how images are put together, provided the producer of the image gives sufficient details on how they processed their image/data, this does at least give us all some insight and we can make up our own minds whether the image created is a fair representation of the object imaged.For my part, i am in a minority that much prefers mono,or mono/NB images that do not include colour, thats not to say i dont like colour images, because i do, but for me mono,and mono/NB none colour, are the most honest and detailed images i see., purely a personal preference.Its rare to see two images of the same target, that are in colour that looks the same, personally i am rubbish with producing colour images, colour i find, is far to subjective, those that produce colour images tend mostly to produce an image that they themselves find pleasing,and quite right too, some use colour far too heavily, too much saturation or too vivid, which to my mind blots out finer detail that i try to preserve in my mono images. I am not keen on seeing things like artificial spikes on stars added by software, if they are a natural feature such as those produced by Newts, then that is acceptable.These are just my thoughts, others may not like my points, but even i have to admit that its mostly a case of each to his or her own tastes, and we should respect others views, there is really not a right way or wrong way, we each mostly create images that pleases us as individuals.My way may not be the right way, but who`s to say....i`m sure my two stitched images of the crescent and veil nebula below, would fool no one,best regards,Tom
Warren - Stargazing since the 60's! Scopes: ETX-LS6, ED80T, AT6RC, Lunt LS60T, C9.25 Mounts: Atlas EQ-G, Vixen Portamount II Cameras: Atik 314L+,DMK31AU03,SSAG, ASI120MC Filters: Astrodon LRGB, Orion HA, SII, OIII Acc: Orion 5 place Filter wheels x 2, Flatman Primary Imaging site: Bortle Scale Class 6 Red Zone http://astrobin.com/users/rigel123/
- Jared Willson
*Good is stronger than evil *Love is stronger than hate *Life is stronger than death Astrophoto Gallery:http://www.astrophotogallery.o...g-the-night-sky.html
Quote:I think it would be cool to start putting spaceships into some of these ccd images...nothing crazy...maybe just a few UFOs or flying saucers...just for aesthetics of course...
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Skywatcher 6 inch F-5 Newtonian,Lunt LS60THa,Orion ED80T CF ED Triplet,Vintage C-8(1983),Celestron 8se, Celestron CG-5,iEq45, Atik 314L+Mono,Atik 314 L+ OSC, Imaging Source DMk 41AUO2 My images viewed here.. http://www.astrobin.com/users/northisup2/