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#3101 photo444

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:28 PM

Jon,

 

Yes it was stacked using AstroVideo.  I have one scope:6"F5 Newt with reducer.

 

Thanks!

 

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Posting pictures above was screwed up.:(



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Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:34 PM

Jon,

 

Yes it was stacked using AstroVideo.  I have one scope:6"F5 Newt with reducer.

 

Thanks!

 

Paul

 

Posting pictures above was screwed up. :(

 

Paul,

 

Very nice shots. How was the light pollution at the location you shot from?

 

Impressed by the LN300... can't beat the price/performance delivered by the camera...

 

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:41 PM

Hiten,

 

LP is very much but last night was very clear. With naked eyes I was able to see down to mag 4 to 5 from my back yard, and I am an old man.  It was impossible to see the Milky Way. My place is about 50 miles from the City and.

 

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:45 PM

I'm definitely inspired to try AstroLive now. I'm a sucker for galaxies. I'm about 15 miles away from Downtown Los Angeles. LP is pretty horrible where I am. 



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Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:51 PM

One more of a Galaxy Cluster, Abell347.  Here NGC912 is mag 15.0, wow!  Sense up 128 and 32 frames were stacked.

 

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 03:07 PM

Jon,

 

I never have thought my back yard is a dark sky spot.  I am living in a town of about 40000 people and there are enough lights around.  I am surrounded by street lamps, and there is a one house across the street whose flood light in the drive way is always flooding and it is directly hitting my scope.  A local high school is about 1/2 mile away, lighted sports field is a mile away.  My eastern sky is always bright from the city lights.

 

The weather list night was very cool, and I felt like November. I was just lucky with the sky quality.

 

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 04:12 PM

Sounds like you and I have the same neighbour across-the-street :D



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Posted 15 September 2015 - 04:13 PM

My rendition of M 27.  This is a single integration using a Mallincam Extreme, C14 at ~ F4, IDAS LPS filter, gain at 3, exposure time 75 seconds. 

 

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for posting those ln300 pal images, Paul. Nicely done. Yea it's too bad my two ln300 clones (Mallincam micro and AVS DSO) are ntsc... Wish I had known about the better PAL sensors. Oh well. At $99 each i am not complaining too much!

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 07:19 PM

Clear skies were hit and miss for last night's EAA viewing, but I stuck with it until two in the morning to get some of Orion's wonders.  Got M33, too.  Used the Lodestar X2c and LL software.  Stacking more than three doesn't do much.  No post processing.  Use my Meade 8" SCT at F3.3.  Needs some collimation fine tuning.

 

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 08:09 AM

I agree Don, I also don't see any improvement beyond stacking 3 when I stack.

For AStrophotography more is better, but with Video Astronomy I don't see much improvement after 3.

Well done.



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 08:10 AM

Dwight, stunning result!  :)



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 10:48 AM

Dwight, stunning result!  :)

Thanks Ken.   I always see M27 as one of the best astrovideo targets.  The view of it on our old 32" CRT TV is amazing.



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 11:09 AM

I did some imaging last night from 2 am until 6 am EDT. Since I am still learning my new ASI224MC, some of my images are so-so in quality. This is a steep curve to learn. Here are my latest images: M79 in Lepus, NGC 1535 in Eridanus, Eskimo Nebula and M42. Sky Watcher 254mm, ZWO ASI224MC. Stacked in Autostakkert! 2, wavelets in Registax 6 and colors in Paint.net.

 

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 12:49 PM

I did some imaging last night from 2 am until 6 am EDT. Since I am still learning my new ASI224MC, some of my images are so-so in quality. This is a steep curve to learn. Here are my latest images: M79 in Lepus, NGC 1535 in Eridanus, Eskimo Nebula and M42. Sky Watcher 254mm, ZWO ASI224MC. Stacked in Autostakkert! 2, wavelets in Registax 6 and colors in Paint.net.

 

 

 

I love those small colourful planetaries!



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 01:28 PM

 

I did some imaging last night from 2 am until 6 am EDT. Since I am still learning my new ASI224MC, some of my images are so-so in quality. This is a steep curve to learn. Here are my latest images: M79 in Lepus, NGC 1535 in Eridanus, Eskimo Nebula and M42. Sky Watcher 254mm, ZWO ASI224MC. Stacked in Autostakkert! 2, wavelets in Registax 6 and colors in Paint.net.

 

 

 

I love those small colourful planetaries!

 

 

Second that... really like the color on the planetary nebulae...



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:59 AM

Awesome shots! You also caught the tiny galaxy that sits on the hypotenuse of the right-triangle of bright stars below NGC253 (i can't find the name of the galaxy in Cartes du ciel)

 

 

 

I got better hints of M33 and NGC253 using AstroVideo with my LN300PAL attached to an Orion ST80. It was my first time using AstroVideo so I still have some learning to do. 



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:28 AM

Stephan's Quintet (again) - This time using LN300-PAL at Sense-up x256, Lens: Auto and stacking 60 frames in AstroVideo. No 3D-DNR was used.

 

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 02:06 AM

Here is my attempt at viewing Stephan's Quintet... 27x10s ASI224 C8 @ f3.5

 

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 02:11 AM

And NGC891 - an edge on unbarred spiral ~27 million light years away... 24x10s ASI224 C8 @ f3.5

 

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:22 AM

Stephan's Quintet (again) - This time using LN300-PAL at Sense-up x256, Lens: Auto and stacking 60 frames in AstroVideo. No 3D-DNR was used.

 

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Jon,

 

Welcome to AstroVideo.  Have you played with Black% and White% in the capture menu? You can make the background darker.  Your sky seems better than mine.  I cannot go to x256 because the slow hunting oscillations caused by too bright back ground. 

 

Paul


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:26 AM

 

Stephan's Quintet (again) - This time using LN300-PAL at Sense-up x256, Lens: Auto and stacking 60 frames in AstroVideo. No 3D-DNR was used.

 

attachicon.gifSQ-60f.JPG

Jon,

 

Welcome to AstroVideo.  Have you played with Black% and White% in the capture menu? You can make the background darker.

 

Paul

 

I was bout to say the complete opposite to Hiten (Astrojedi).

His background seems too dark.

 

Hiten, use your brightness/contrast adjustments to lighten your background sky a bit and you will see how it should also give a smooth Gradient between the bright objects and the background sky.  :waytogo:



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:32 AM

 

 

Stephan's Quintet (again) - This time using LN300-PAL at Sense-up x256, Lens: Auto and stacking 60 frames in AstroVideo. No 3D-DNR was used.

 

attachicon.gifSQ-60f.JPG

Jon,

 

Welcome to AstroVideo.  Have you played with Black% and White% in the capture menu? You can make the background darker.

 

Paul

 

I was bout to say the complete opposite to Astrojedi.

His background seems too dark.

 

Jedi, use your brightness/contrast adjustments to lighten your background sky a bit and you will see how it should also give a smooth Gradient between the bright objects and the background sky.  :waytogo:

 

 

Ken, the different display brightness level and gamma settings on my stacking computer are throwing me off. :undecided: Now when I view on my phone it appears too dark. I think I saved a tiff file while viewing. Let me see if can revisit the black level. 


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:49 AM

With the wide variety of different devices I'm finding quite a variation in black levels and the overall "viewability" of many images. On a number of occasions I've viewed and captured images in the observatory that ended up looking very different when displayed on a different PC or tablet ... and then even more different when posted here (and even more so when broadcasted). In some cases I was scratching my head trying to figure out even why I captured a specific image the night before ... and then when viewed under different lighting conditions it became much clearer.

 

I think every time we take a critical look at someone's posted images we have to imagine it on different devices to get an idea what the original poster might have been trying to capture.



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:38 PM

 

Stephan's Quintet (again) - This time using LN300-PAL at Sense-up x256, Lens: Auto and stacking 60 frames in AstroVideo. No 3D-DNR was used.

 

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Jon,

 

Welcome to AstroVideo.  Have you played with Black% and White% in the capture menu? You can make the background darker.  Your sky seems better than mine.  I cannot go to x256 because the slow hunting oscillations caused by too bright back ground. 

 

Paul

 

 

 

Not yet - I'll give that a go. I'd also say I think YOUR skies are better than mine :) I tried the NGC710 group and my results where nowhere near as good as yours.




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