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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Beginning and Intermediate Imaging

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zerro1
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a clear night... I had to do something new
      #5628854 - 01/17/13 08:44 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

2.8 hours of Ha on IC405 and IC410
AT65EDQ
17 X 10 minutes
Quantix KAF6303E
LXD75 Mount
Baader 7nm filter


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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: zerro1]
      #5628860 - 01/17/13 08:48 PM

Nice details Robert! That Quantix does some great work...the operator should get credit as well!

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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: nemo129]
      #5628958 - 01/17/13 09:55 PM

Thank You Kirk!

I got my QHY8 hooked up to my AT6RC tonight... Trying for a Galaxy. Have not touched it for some time, hope it works out.


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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: zerro1]
      #5628988 - 01/17/13 10:13 PM

Very nice Robert! I'm out too, figured I'd finally give M78 a try, not sure I'll be able to pull out much under my LP skies, but I got some great tracking going!!

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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: rigel123]
      #5629224 - 01/18/13 12:55 AM

Thanks Warren!

Crumb!! I wasn't going to stay up late tonight... but the weather here is on the downward spiral starting tomorrow afternoon. Mostly cloudy tomorrow night. just started a run on a Second Galaxy (and made some coffee)...


Edit: I think my first Galaxy of the night may lose some sub due to focus shift from falling tempurature

Edited by zerro1 (01/18/13 01:20 AM)


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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: zerro1]
      #5629274 - 01/18/13 02:26 AM

Wow Robert, looks like you've got the blooming under control too. Did you use Maxim's deblooming feature?

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Re: a clear night... I had to do something [Re: Raginar]
      #5629305 - 01/18/13 03:18 AM

Hi Chris, Thank you.
No I didn't do anything to eliminate it on this image, I guess the Ha filter was enough for the stars in this field. there is the slight bloom on the one star, and I thought of going back and cleaning it up, but it was pretty small so I didn't bother.

I did use it on Alnitak though. I've decided that the manual option of the deblooming tool is better to use because the auto feature can sometimes distort the stars it's fixing.



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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: zerro1]
      #5630959 - 01/19/13 01:34 AM

I haven't used the deblooming tool yet. Does the 'manual' tool let you apply it to individual stars and control the extent?

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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: Raginar]
      #5631212 - 01/19/13 09:39 AM

Quote:

I haven't used the deblooming tool yet. Does the 'manual' tool let you apply it to individual stars and control the extent?





On the manual version: yes, stars are individually selected. I don't know that I would describe it as being able to control the extent.. The tool uses a selection "box" that can be adjusted in size and shape to encompas the entire star and bloom. if you leave some of it out of the box it becomes fragmented. You can still adjust the individual box's in the auto mode so I guess I could have prevented the framentation, but it also selected more stars than I wanted to repair. It only works on individual sub exposures. Not on a stacked image.


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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: zerro1]
      #5631274 - 01/19/13 10:27 AM

Nice work Robert - you captured the waterfall effect very well
Still very clear sky challenged here, nice to see you got a break.


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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5632037 - 01/19/13 07:02 PM

Nice shot!

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Re: a clear night... I had to do something new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #5632202 - 01/19/13 08:49 PM

Thank You Jim, Jose!

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