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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:02 PM
The Lodestar X2 is too sensitive to capture Saturn but has no trouble with NGC 7009 the Saturn Nebula.
Lodestar Live, Meade 3.3 reducer, skyglow filter on my C8. No post processing.
Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:05 PM
Stephan's Quintet. Enhanced contrast in photoshop trying to bring out more detail.
Posted 12 September 2015 - 12:53 PM
Through a light layer of clouds... NGC7331 Deer Lick Group 15x15s using C8@f4.1, ASI224 & AstroToaster
Edited by Astrojedi, 12 September 2015 - 12:53 PM.
Posted 12 September 2015 - 06:15 PM
Thats a nice shot of the quintet. To compare there's a shot I posted from my C8 using a Mallincam Micro-EX in this thread:
Thanks, it is challenging and fun going for the hard to get objects. Einsteins Cross is on my bucket list.
Posted 14 September 2015 - 09:10 AM
Hooray, I finally got some clear sky after months of cloud and rain!
And a chance to use my MallinCam Xterminator (PAL version) for the first time. It may take a few runs to get used to the settings.
Here are some Live screen grabs from my Night Skies Network broadcast last night.
They are totally NON post-processed. They are just as viewers to NSN saw them, straight from the camera.
MallinCam Xterminator (PAL class 0 sensor), ED80, front half of MallinCam MFR-5 Focal Reducer, Astronomik 'L' IR/UV filter, EQ6 mount. No guiding.
All objects are at Zero AGC. Integration times listed on each object.
Unfortunately NSN degrades the image by Compression
47 Tuc Globular Cluster - 128x sensup (2 seconds)
Tarantula Nebula and surrounding Nebula and star clusters - 3 seconds
Posted 14 September 2015 - 01:45 PM
Very nice and most welcome images from under the wonderful dark skies of Sneak Valley, Australia and made with the elusive Xterminator. Other than the four black-and-white images by Chris A reposted here by Andy, these are the first Xterminator images that I see. More than that, you and Don Rudny are the only regulars on this forum, who can see those Southern wonders overhead and post their images for the rest of us.
We may use cameras of different brands and of different internal workings. But many of us are genuinely interested in the technology and like to see the various cameras performing at their best.
Please continue this type of involvement and continue posting your images.
Posted 14 September 2015 - 02:05 PM
Great shots Ken. The thing that really jumped out at me (aside from the really short integration times) was the AGC 0 setting.
Nice use of that "made for the Skyraider" focal reducer.
Posted 14 September 2015 - 02:46 PM
I didn't get a chance to write something earlier, but I agree with Dom and Mark, very good images. I like the wider field. I'm guessing about F4, 320mm? I'm really impressed with the speed. Now that's NRTV!
Posted 14 September 2015 - 03:22 PM
Superb results Ken, I really MUST tune in to your next broadcast.
Posted 14 September 2015 - 07:03 PM
M33 from last night using a broadband LP filter... 28x10s
Used an aggressive stretch in AstroToaster to bring out and study the star forming regions in the galaxy in live view!... Using C8@f3.3 & ASI224, Alt Az mount.
(See the ASI224 thread for more details on camera settings and additional images.)
Edited by Astrojedi, 14 September 2015 - 07:33 PM.
Posted 15 September 2015 - 06:02 AM
Crescent Nebula NGC6888 with C11 and MCX at F4.3 - deepsky filter and 45s exposure. single screen capture, no stacking followed by a 5 image stack in Astrotoaster. No adjustments performed.
Posted 15 September 2015 - 06:05 AM
M27 with AVS DSO-1 x256 with gain +12db (low) taken with ETX-70 at F5 sirius minus-v filter no adjustments, screen grab, single frame
Edited by A. Viegas, 15 September 2015 - 06:06 AM.
Posted 15 September 2015 - 06:09 AM
M27 and NGC 7331 -- C11 F4.3ish Deepsky filter, 3 image stack in Miloslick, histogram adjustments. 30s exposure each, AGC4
Posted 15 September 2015 - 09:39 AM
Hey Al! I did the Dumbbell yesterday too.
6.5sec x 15 minutes integration, No darks, f/ 3.15, C5. 275 gain
I get good image after a few minutes of integration, but just let it continue while I viewed it. For some reason the image looked dim on my main computer, so I adjusted the image so it looked like the view on my laptop.
Edited by RafaelP, 15 September 2015 - 09:48 AM.
Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:06 PM
I had a clean sky last night and took chances to get pics. Target was a Cluster of Galaxies, Abel 262 and a few of the fain galaxies were identified. The faintest was NGC700 (14.4), which was not bad with 6F5 with a home made reducer (R~0.55) using a Baush & Lomb x2 microscope attachment lens. LN300 PAL was set at AUTO and sense up of x128, and AstroVideo was used to do on-the-fly stacking (52 frames) with contrast adjustment. -Paul
I just have got a result from Astrometry plate solving.
I had a mistake identifying. Please refer the result from Astrometry.
Edited by photo444, 15 September 2015 - 02:37 PM.
Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:14 PM
Very nice. I still need to give astrovideo a try.
Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:20 PM
Here are some more shots.
M33: x128 s512
M31 dust lane: x128 s32
M45: x128 s64
NGC672: x128 s52
NGC1499: x128 s64
And the Buble: x128 s256
Edited by photo444, 15 September 2015 - 02:21 PM.
Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:24 PM
Also awesome. I haven't had much luck on M33 or anything other than the core of M31. Were these stacked using AstroVideo, too? Remind me again what 'scope you're using?
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