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svtdoug
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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: svtdoug]
      #4818364 - 09/20/11 02:45 PM

Matt,

Did you see all your responses (including mine) to your post on the Yahoo DSLR Astro Image Processing Group?

Skip,

Great recommendation on the imaging group. I went through one of Niel's video tutorials (M-31) and found it very, very helpful, even as he is using PS and I am using GIMP - much of it applies. So for anyone who has not discovered that group and who would like to learn more about processing astro images, a hearty recommendation. Yahoo DSLR AP Processing Group


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Skip
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Reged: 01/23/08

Loc: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: svtdoug]
      #4819253 - 09/20/11 11:24 PM

Doug,

I've been through all of his video walkthroughs and I learn more each time I see one. I've seen a couple of them twice, in that I use the video and run PS at the same time. When he says to do X step, I pause the video and go to PS to do the step. Then back to the video for the next step, etc. What a concept - learn by doing!


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TmaninTn
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Reged: 12/19/10

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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Skip]
      #4825411 - 09/24/11 03:00 PM Attachment (80 downloads)

Last night I played around some more with Jupiter but the Red Spot was hiding...

Astrocap settings: f/10, shutter 1/25, about 400 frames. 3X barlow and Neximage, Processed in Reg 6 and Gimp...

Edited by TmaninTn (09/24/11 03:44 PM)


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BLINEAU
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Reged: 05/23/11

Loc: Paris, France
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #4835363 - 09/30/11 03:26 AM

Hi !

Near Paris (France), an animation of Jupiter, Io and the GRS, 09/28/2011 between 01:44TU and 3:28TU. 52 frames.



NexStar 6SE, Televue Barlow x3, PLA-Mx, IR-cut filter.

Regards
Eric


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Peter9
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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: BLINEAU]
      #4835402 - 09/30/11 05:18 AM

Thats a great video Eric.

I watched that happen visually last night.

Thanks for posting.

Regards... Peter.


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Naturlich
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Reged: 10/30/09

Loc: Dukinfield, Cheshire, UK
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #4835832 - 09/30/11 11:33 AM

It's official, I hate eric!



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BLINEAU
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Reged: 05/23/11

Loc: Paris, France
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Naturlich]
      #4835856 - 09/30/11 11:46 AM

Thanks !

@ Naturlich : I'll take that as a compliment

Eric


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Arthur Dent
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Reged: 10/23/08

Loc: South Yorkshire, UK
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: BLINEAU]
      #4835858 - 09/30/11 11:48 AM

It was - you've just got to appreciate Nat's sense of humour!

Another great video Eric.



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Naturlich
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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #4835919 - 09/30/11 12:24 PM



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TmaninTn
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Reged: 12/19/10

Loc: Nashville, TN USA
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Naturlich]
      #4836015 - 09/30/11 01:21 PM

I'm glad Eric is here to set the bar for images of Jupiter with a 6SE. It gives me a goal to shoot for.

Awesome stuff Eric! Keep it up!


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Tel
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Loc: Wallingford England
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #4836163 - 09/30/11 02:45 PM

Wonderful imaging/video-ing, Eric ! Many congratulations "

Any chance of putting some sort of a tutorial together for all, I'm sure, interested parties, on the method(s) you're using here to achieve such excellent planetary detail ?

Best regards,
Tel


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BLINEAU
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Reged: 05/23/11

Loc: Paris, France
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Tel]
      #4836224 - 09/30/11 03:22 PM

Thank you Tim and Tel.

You know Tel, my english isn't good enough for making a tutorial. Sorry.

For the imaging part, here is the PLX file (except the time, the same for each film) :

FileFormat=SER
Camera=i-Nova PLA-Mx
BeginRec=2011-09-28T03:44:00.828
EndRec=2011-09-28T03:44:38.062
ExpTime=25ms
ImageDimensions={Width=640, Height=480}
Resolution=FULL
SavedFrames=1200
ReadoutMode=8,FAST
Gain=595
BlackLevel=0
Origin=PlxCapture

For the processing part : Registax 6 in batch for the 52 films, multi-point alignment, 800 frames stacked, linked wavelets.

Because of field rotation due to my altaz mount, I had to make the equatorials horizontality with WinJUPOS. It was a long and difficult part !!!

For the animation part, simply made with GIMP.

Eric


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Skip
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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: BLINEAU]
      #4836232 - 09/30/11 03:25 PM

Outstanding images/video, Eric. You are setting a gold standard for us.

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Arthur Dent
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Loc: South Yorkshire, UK
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: BLINEAU]
      #4836236 - 09/30/11 03:27 PM

Eric, you are too modest. Your English is near perfect.

Eric, vous êtes trop modeste. Votre anglais est presque parfait.

J'espère que OK traduits.

Sincèrement

Art


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BLINEAU
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Reged: 05/23/11

Loc: Paris, France
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #4836368 - 09/30/11 04:36 PM

Oui Art, c'est très bonne traduction !

Yes Art, very good translation ! ... Google Translate is my friend too !!!

Thanks a lot Skip, I am not worthy for a such honor !

Regards
Eric


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Smittty692k4
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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: BLINEAU]
      #4836482 - 09/30/11 05:59 PM Attachment (93 downloads)

Ok Ok... Enough of the GOOD pic and vids. Be prepared to be blown away with the iPhone again.

Ok, not really blown away, but I am really wanting to know the limits of the iPhone and processing.

Stacking isnt an issue, but I dont think theres enough resolution within the iPhone to take in detail.. Theres alot of light, but no detail in it (none that I have found)

REGARDLESS, this is Jupiter + moons with an iPhone..
Stacked and attempted photoshop.

About the only thing I could get away with in PS was to select the planet and moon, inverse, and black out the background, leaving all 5 spherical shapes.

Anywho, enjoy and critique. (Is critique french? HAHA)


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Arthur Dent
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Reged: 10/23/08

Loc: South Yorkshire, UK
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Smittty692k4]
      #4836491 - 09/30/11 06:10 PM

So that's an afocal image taken with an iPhone

Gallileo would be green with envy!


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BLINEAU
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Reged: 05/23/11

Loc: Paris, France
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #4838792 - 10/02/11 08:10 AM

Hi guys !

Yes, sorry, me again !

Last night (02/10/2011) was a nice night in Paris. Since a week, the temperature is high the journey (30°C) and also at night 20°C min.



Setup : NexStar 6SE, Televue Barlow x3, SPC900, IR-Block filter.

Eric


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Alex Post
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Reged: 09/24/08

Loc: Iowa, USA
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: BLINEAU]
      #4839359 - 10/02/11 01:43 PM

Eric, another very fine image of Jupiter, this time in color too. You inspire me to do more work on Jupiter with the NexStar.

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Alex Post
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Reged: 09/24/08

Loc: Iowa, USA
Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Alex Post]
      #4839495 - 10/02/11 02:48 PM

I admit, I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, but trying to setup Batch/Macro mode in Registax is making me want to go kill myself. They state that it's easier to do it in version 6 than ever before. Eric, what do you use for your batch file processing for the animations?

I am processing them frames now by hand. I am on frame 3 out of 72.


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