NexStar Imaging Showcase
Posted 30 September 2010 - 03:41 PM
Thanks for posting.
Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:24 PM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 01:58 AM
I can't help thinking though, why a "Show off your image" thread, running parallel with the permanent "Show Off your Nexstar" thread, might indeed not have been a better idea than this existing set-up.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 09:47 PM
NexStar 8SE, Canon XSi, 340x 10 second samples at ISO 1600. About half was selected by DSS for stacking. This is around 30 min worth of exposure. Levels and curves applied in Photoshop. Carboni's tools used to remove "Space Noise" and increase "Local Contrast". Discussion thread
Posted 04 October 2010 - 10:16 AM
M27, CPC800, alt/az, 2h of 30s frames at f6.3, iso 1600 through a Canon XSi in prime focus. This is a reprocess to preserve colour a bit better.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:48 AM
Imaged with a Celestron 80ED/Meade DSI Pro III piggybacked and guided using PHD on a Nexstar 8i/Meade DSI Pro using BVR photometric filters instead of regular RGB. Each filter had 6 x 4 minute exposures.
Aligned and stacked in Iris, color layers combined, levels and curves and color balance adjusted using GIMP.
Posted 06 October 2010 - 08:19 AM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:55 AM
Jupiter on the 6th Oct. 2010.
New Morgan (Philips) SPC880NC (upgraded to SPC900NC) webcam trial.
2000+ frames at 10 frames/sec. Stacked and processed in Registax 5. Final processing in P/Shop CS2.
IR filter for the webcam omitted due to oversight but camera X 2 Barlowed.
Scope: Nexstar 8i OTA on Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GEM.
Conditions: Sky clear, seeing on a scale 1-10: 5-6 only. Focusing difficult.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:04 AM
20 X 60 sec. DSLR / N8i OTA on HEQ5 Pro. Stacked in "Nebulosity" and processed in P/Shop CS2.
Conditions as above but with an additional amount of indirect Sodium street light glow due to the low altitude of M1 when the image was made.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:35 PM
Unmodded Canon XSi, CPC 800 at f6.3, 42 minutes of 45second sub frames calibrated with flats, bias, and darks.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:32 PM
Posted 09 October 2010 - 01:40 AM
I still wish I'd remembered to screw that IR filter onto the webcam though !
Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:22 PM
Posted 19 October 2010 - 04:34 AM
Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:01 PM
higher resolution can be found here: http://www.flickr.co...otm/5101821344/
Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:27 PM
Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:33 PM
Must try stacking 2 x2 barlows to get bigger image.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 01:36 PM
Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:25 PM
Full resolution here: http://www.flickr.co...otm/5149195944/
Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:12 PM
Likewise to Febstar for an excellent image of M42 with a well displayed trapezium area while praise indeed to ericom for that superb panoramic view of the Orion nebula and the "Running Man".
Great images, guys !