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#3151 Dwight J

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:07 PM

Great capture Dom.  The Wizard is a tough one.  I did it last time I was out about two weeks ago.  You got lots of it in one minute.  F2 doesn't hurt as it is a big nebula.  



#3152 Chevelle72

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 07:27 PM

A rare chance to get a few minutes outside without clouds happened on Sept. 12 '15. I grabbed my C6 SCT on an AVX mount and attached the AVS DSO-1 camera. This is from an Orange/Red Light Pollution zone so I used an old Orion Sky Glow Visual LPF. Used a cheap Corvus Optics .5 FR spaced to give me about an F3.3 on the C6. About as entry level and inexpensive a setup as they get...well the AVX was a bit of an upgrade from the Nexstar Alt Az mount. Everything else was done on the cheap. I thing the results are pretty decent from a $99 camera. It really makes an inexpensive little C6 SCT perform like I would never have imagined from a light polluted urban backyard. Anyway, here are a few captures. Running the DSO-1 with INTG set to X128 and INTMUL (3D-DNR) Internal Stacking at 5. I used Sharpcap to capture the images and tweak brightness, contrast etc. Just wish I could have had time for some more.  

 

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 07:49 PM

Great colour on m13!
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#3154 Astrojedi

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 12:27 PM

Couple of captures from my second night out with the Ultrastar Mono (825 based sensor). Got a bit of coma as I am pushing my Meade 3.3 beyond its limits. Also had to resize to fit CN file size.

 

2x45s

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5x30s

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Edited by Astrojedi, 09 October 2015 - 01:51 PM.

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#3155 Astrojedi

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 03:46 PM

Peering deep into the lonely dark depths of the universe... Galaxy clusters are one of my favorite targets...

 

Abell 262  - Galaxy Cluster in Andromeda. Capture shows one of the 2 centers of the cluster.

 

Without EAA and the sensitive sensors that are available now it would have been impossible to observe such targets even with a modest size scope and from a light polluted location such as mine.

 

C8 @ f6 on AVX, Ultrastar mono & Lodestar Live. Total exposure: 125s (5x25s subs)

 

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 10:21 AM

Helix Nebula with SX-825 mono and LodestarLive Multispectral

 

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3x30sec H-alpha + 3x30sec O-III frames live mean stacked in LodestarLive.
Meade 8" SCT at f4.0 and Baader 7nm and 8.5nm H-alpha and O-III filters.
Image has been captured from under the Boston light dome and at about 20 degrees above the horizon.

The file size has been reduced to 50%. See the full size, full resolution image here http://stargazerslou..._3893_63743.jpg.

 

 

This is a real-time capture of a live image with no post processing applied.

 

Creating color images in live with mono cameras is a new capability of the test build of LodestarLive/StarlightLive beta-tested here.
For more info please see LodestarLive's creator's post here http://stargazerslou...ectrum-preview/.

More captures using the same technique are on this page http://www.cloudynig...allery/page-123.
For comments and questions please use this discussion thread http://www.cloudynig...live/?p=6830609.

 

These beautiful October nights in New England are a real gift.

Clear Skies!

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Edited by Dom543, 14 October 2015 - 09:52 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 12:13 PM

Dom,,great new technology,,,on the fly color from BW...cool!



This is from a ATIK 414ex color...from last night on NSN live.

This is a stack of 3x40seconds using a C14@F1.9 from Tampa LP skies last night.It was stacked and color adjustedin Astrotoaster
This is from a Atik 414EX color cooled camera. and done live on NSN last night.
Total time was about 2 min with stacking..

Finaly a fair night in Tampa
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#3158 Astrojedi

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 06:18 PM

NGC 891 using the SX Ultrastar mono

 

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#3159 Dwight J

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 11:47 AM

No data on image Astronedi?  Should I guess that it was a stack of 10 minute subs for a total of 2 hours and processed in Photoshop taken with a Planewave 20" at F8? 



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:20 PM

Dwight,

 

The data is in the caption at the bottom of the image.



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:22 PM

Dwight, are you trying to get me into trouble with the mods? :) I wish I had that kind of patience and cash. The details are at the bottom of the image. 16x10s using Starlight Live software..



#3162 Dwight J

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:36 PM

Dwight, are you trying to get me into trouble with the mods? :) I wish I had that kind of patience and cash. The details are at the bottom of the image. 16x10s using Starlight Live software..

 

Sorry 'bout that.  I was viewing on my iPhone so tiny screen - and bad eyes.  That's why I do EAA  :lol:



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:36 PM

You got to forgive Dwight, his age now requires him to have EAA reading glass.  Does anyone know where we can get him a pair like that.   :lol:

 

Seriously it is easy to miss the fine print.  Are you a lawyer Hiten? :D

 

Question Hiten.  Why in one image you choose mean stacking and in NGC891 you choose sum stacking?



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 01:02 PM

You got to forgive Dwight, his age now requires him to have EAA reading glass.  Does anyone know where we can get him a pair like that.   :lol:

 

Seriously it is easy to miss the fine print.  Are you a lawyer Hiten? :D

 

Question Hiten.  Why in one image you choose mean stacking and in NGC891 you choose sum stacking?

 

I work with a lot of lawyers... guess it is rubbing off on me... oh no

 

I would like to sound intelligent on why I used sum instead of average but I think it was by mistake. Turned out well though.

 

Happy to continue discussion in the Ultrastar mono thread if required before we get told off.


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#3165 Dwight J

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 01:09 PM

You got to forgive Dwight, his age now requires him to have EAA reading glass.  Does anyone know where we can get him a pair like that.   :lol:

 

Seriously it is easy to miss the fine print.  Are you a lawyer Hiten? :D

 

Question Hiten.  Why in one image you choose mean stacking and in NGC891 you choose sum stacking?

I do have trifocals already - I just don't wear them out of denial.  I am working on being the poster boy for white cane week. :lol:


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 10:22 AM

Total neophyte here, getting the hang of the MC Jr Pro. These are all taken through a C8 with the f/6.3 reducer. I use Miloslick and removed most of the hot pixels by hand. The Crab has a dark frame subtraction as well. Still experimenting with settings & features...

 

M15

 

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 10:24 AM

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 11:08 AM

Awesome pics! A beautiful M15

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:10 PM

Here are some captures from the other night with the ASI224.  This is still a work in progress to learn this camera, but we were able to view on NSN more than 2 dozen objects.    I was using a C8, Idas LPS with an Optec NexGen .33x plus UV/IR and also clear glass c-mount filters for additional spacing to get to f3 or less.  15sec exposures with various stacked amounts as noted.

 

IC1470-15SX20X265G - 101515

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NGC891-15sX35X270G - 101715

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#3171 DonBoy

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:11 PM

M1-15SX20X270G - 101715

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IC5146-15SX50X265G - 101615

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:13 PM

NGC7789-15SX5X267G

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NGC76-15SX20X267G - 101715

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:14 PM

NGC6992-15SX25X265G - 101615

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NGC40-15SX20X265G - 101615

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Edited by DonBoy, 18 October 2015 - 12:28 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:15 PM

NGC1501-15SX20X267G - 101715

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M71-15SX10X250G - 101615

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Edited by DonBoy, 18 October 2015 - 12:32 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 11:13 AM

Very nice captures Don. I tuned into your broadcast for a little bit. Enjoyed it.




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