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NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic UPDATE
      #5519843 - 11/14/12 05:26 PM

Let's see how long my patience holds on while I attempt spending probably a couple of months completing one project! This is two panels in HA of what I think will be 6 panels unless I want to go out further, but we'll see how it goes. I started grabbing SII last night as well and tried for OIII a couple of nights ago and saw absolutely nothing so I may have to pump up the exposure to 20 or 30 minutes to see if I can pull anything out in that channel. Pretty happy with what I have so far in HA so I'll update my Astrobin site as I progress.

Thanks for looking!



Two more HA panels added from last night. Going to grab the last HA panel and the 2nd SII panel tonight. So going with 5 panels in each channel.



Edited by rigel123 (11/17/12 01:30 PM)


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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic new [Re: rigel123]
      #5519858 - 11/14/12 05:41 PM

Nice start on your project. Enjoy the ride! Just think how it will look once completed and on the wall above your couch .

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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic new [Re: rigel123]
      #5519911 - 11/14/12 06:25 PM

Great start Warren!

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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic new [Re: terry59]
      #5520301 - 11/14/12 10:50 PM

Thanks for looking! Yes Steve, I'm hoping this will deserve better than an 8 X 10!

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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic new [Re: rigel123]
      #5520467 - 11/15/12 01:41 AM

Great start, I am still planning on doing my first one when I get my SV80 back.

This is going to look amazing when it's done if this start is any indication!


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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic new [Re: NorthBoundTrain]
      #5520558 - 11/15/12 04:32 AM

Great start Warren!

Good luck with stitching them together.

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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic new [Re: NorthBoundTrain]
      #5520704 - 11/15/12 07:59 AM

Thanks Chris/Mark! Stitching them together so far has worked well with PS CS4 photomerge. As long as I get the histograms fairly close on the different sections then photomerge does a good job of balancing and stitching together. I plan on using the HA for the L channel and will do a Tone Map to add color once I get the other channels.

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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic new [Re: rigel123]
      #5520842 - 11/15/12 09:50 AM

Looks great Warren! Seamless mosaic and great contrasty processing

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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic new [Re: SGT500]
      #5521449 - 11/15/12 03:40 PM

Thanks Sal! Looks like this weekend will be one of little sleep as I try to grab as many sections as possible. Since I'm averaging 6 hours for each HA panel I hope to get the HA done at least!!

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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic UPDATE new [Re: rigel123]
      #5524372 - 11/17/12 01:32 PM

Just updated with two more HA panels from last night. 22.5 hours and counting!

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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic UPDATE new [Re: rigel123]
      #5525180 - 11/17/12 09:52 PM

Can't wait to see the finished product! I remember working on a mosaic for this last year. I only got 4 panels of Ha and decided I was too impatient for anything more. If I were to try again I would probably go for a HaRGB image. As it is, I'll probably do this with my T2i instead of the ATIK because I don't have the patience. Here's my 4 panel Ha version, I did the mosaic by hand because I didn't know how to use the photomerge in CS4 and I didn't have any other registering software. Learned alot, don't ever want to do it again.



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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic UPDATE new [Re: Phil Hosey]
      #5525429 - 11/18/12 02:02 AM

Thanks Phil! Yeah, patience is tough when you see Orion rising and there are so many good targets to shoot! Tonight I finished the last panel of HA and I'm shooting the 2nd SII panel, should get the 3rd SII tomorrow night. Now I can see the benefits of a large format chip for certain objects!

The start of your mosaic looks great!

Edited by rigel123 (11/18/12 02:03 AM)


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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic UPDATE new [Re: rigel123]
      #5525774 - 11/18/12 09:52 AM

Quote:

Thanks Phil! Yeah, patience is tough when you see Orion rising and there are so many good targets to shoot! Tonight I finished the last panel of HA and I'm shooting the 2nd SII panel, should get the 3rd SII tomorrow night. Now I can see the benefits of a large format chip for certain objects!

The start of your mosaic looks great!




Warren,
I call it 'Imaging ADD'. I probably won't being doing any multi-night projects until I get my observatory built.


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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic UPDATE new [Re: Phil Hosey]
      #5526050 - 11/18/12 12:45 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Thanks Phil! Yeah, patience is tough when you see Orion rising and there are so many good targets to shoot! Tonight I finished the last panel of HA and I'm shooting the 2nd SII panel, should get the 3rd SII tomorrow night. Now I can see the benefits of a large format chip for certain objects!

The start of your mosaic looks great!




Warren,
I call it 'Imaging ADD'. I probably won't being doing any multi-night projects until I get my observatory built.




Yeah, to fight that every once in a while I'll do a bunch of short exposures on as many objects as I can in one night!


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Re: NGC1499 the start of my first mosaic UPDATE new [Re: Phil Hosey]
      #5526056 - 11/18/12 12:47 PM

That is, and going to be, one stunning image! Nothing beats the resolution of mosaic, hard work though.

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Re: NGC1499 my first mosaic HA finished new [Re: J.P.M]
      #5526086 - 11/18/12 12:56 PM

Thanks JP! It is fun to just scan the image and look at some of the small features that show up.

Edit:

Finished HA over the weekend and 3/5 done with SII. Here is the finished HA mosaic, 5 panels, so far 27.5 hours of HA and 13.5 hours in SII. Next update will be when it is finished!!



Edited by rigel123 (11/19/12 01:20 PM)


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Re: NGC1499 my first mosaic HA finished new [Re: rigel123]
      #5527949 - 11/19/12 01:22 PM

Newest update posted and last until this is done!

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Re: NGC1499 my first mosaic HA finished new [Re: rigel123]
      #5528183 - 11/19/12 03:22 PM

Hi Warren,

I'm with JP. Nothing can beat the resolution of a mosaic.
But yes, it is hard to get one. In most cases, the weather
is the killer...
So I hope you can finish this great work...

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Re: NGC1499 my first mosaic HA finished new [Re: darkforce]
      #5528358 - 11/19/12 04:38 PM

Thanks Immo!

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Re: NGC1499 my first mosaic HA finished new [Re: rigel123]
      #5528596 - 11/19/12 07:11 PM

Looks great Warren!

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