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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: milby]
      #5829010 - 04/28/13 08:04 PM

Congratulations on a great image of M3, Milby !

Try perhaps desaturating it and, using "Levels", move the grey, (middle) slider further to the left a little ?

You may be surprised. There's more detail still there within the image which you may want to bring out and which will still not over expose the core !

Beautiful work ! !

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: Tel]
      #5829240 - 04/28/13 10:14 PM

Appreciate the input, Tel. As you may recall, I'm on the learning curve with Pixinsight, which is a remarkably deep program but quite different from Photoshop. At present my "issue" with it is achieving good noise reduction without sacrificing data. The fight goes on

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: milby]
      #5829544 - 04/29/13 04:35 AM Attachment (59 downloads)

Looks like you're winning "hands down", Milby !

Here's what I meant regarding a desaturation to the original plus a slight shift in "Levels" which I'm sure Pixinsight must equally have on its feature list; (i.e. Levels and Curves).

I don't think this has introduced any noise but has brought out more star details. However, the end result is solely for you alone to judge !

Keep 'em coming !

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: Tel]
      #5829681 - 04/29/13 08:33 AM

Oh, the program can do it, no doubt. It's the user that's the rate-limiting step!

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: milby]
      #5829713 - 04/29/13 09:08 AM

Yes milby, I have this same limitation!

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: hopskipson]
      #5832390 - 04/30/13 01:49 PM Attachment (55 downloads)

Pressing on...some m101 data from a few weeks back...

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: milby]
      #5832522 - 04/30/13 02:50 PM

Hi Milby

You have a lot of very good images with the C9.25 Edge and hyperstar! I'm very interested in this setup, what are your impressions?

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: Alfredo Beltran]
      #5832745 - 04/30/13 04:49 PM

Alfredo, returned your PM

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: milby]
      #5832790 - 04/30/13 05:13 PM

love this thread!

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: ourobouros2k2]
      #5834759 - 05/01/13 04:42 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

M81/82 pair from last night. Quick processing - I think I can get the Cigar tweaked a little better

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: milby]
      #5835013 - 05/01/13 06:56 PM

I found a Horsehead shot I did a while back with my C8 Hyperstar.



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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: DaemonGPF]
      #5835015 - 05/01/13 06:58 PM

I also wrapped up a second processing video showing how I did the Orion post-processing, to supplement the other video I posted above a while back.

https://vimeo.com/62532255 Orion (warning, it's lengthy)

https://vimeo.com/60882036 North American Nebula (basic post processing vid from above)


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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: DaemonGPF]
      #5835339 - 05/01/13 10:21 PM

Beautiful HH

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: hopskipson]
      #5835361 - 05/01/13 10:40 PM

It really is. Josh does great work.

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: milby]
      #5836075 - 05/02/13 11:23 AM Attachment (68 downloads)

sombrero galaxy from 5/1/13

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: milby]
      #5837696 - 05/03/13 06:45 AM

Again some good imaging here, Milby and Josh !

A great HH and "Flame Nebula", Josh, and I particularly like your M101 Milby !

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: jonbosley]
      #5838727 - 05/03/13 04:44 PM

Quote:


Either, its regard to the gear cogging issues reported on this mount for longer exposures. I was just wondering how many mins exposure you could get before it became an problem.




Hi Jon,

The dec cogging issue with the CGEM has been solved by Celestron with new motor control firmware. I've been part of the beta testing and it is working great now. I've been able to get 10 minute subs - around 12 with no throw-outs, with a 25 lb load. I imagine I could go longer. My DEC RMS guiding has been around .20 pixels, and dec guiding has been better than RA. I've also been imaging with my C8 at 2000mm FL, which I could never do before the fix.

The public release of this fix should be available very soon, days or a couple of weeks at most. In any case, the beta is also available to anyone who signs up at TeamCelestron.com.

I would highly recommend the CGEM now. I have been delighted with it since using the new firmware.

Doug


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Re: Hyperstar Imaging new [Re: svtdoug]
      #5855395 - 05/12/13 12:32 PM Attachment (41 downloads)

M13 last night. This is 100 subs of 100 seconds each.

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Re: Hyperstar Imaging [Re: milby]
      #5856221 - 05/12/13 07:54 PM

I thought I would chime in here with an image I posted on the DSLR forum. I did this with 14 x 120s subs with my C11 Hyperstar, Astronomik CLS-CCD filter and my wife's UN-MODDED T2i. A total of 28 whole minutes!



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Re: Hyperstar Imaging [Re: Phil Hosey]
      #5856263 - 05/12/13 08:24 PM

Hi Phil

It is amazing how much Ha can get the unmodified DSLR with hyperstar in just 30 minutes.

What ISO did you use?

Glad you fixed the problems with your hyperstar.

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