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#51 Jason H.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

Really nice going to all, and Brian that TEC 140, I've been hoping that somebody would post a really nice image from that scope some day, and that day is here, very nice!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

Hi Paul, nice, and I looked at the GIF, I was at first thrilled at the angle it was coming in, but then I thought that perhaps it's a hot pixel (my cameras have a number of those), the orbital path being the periodic error of your mount?

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

I was thinking along those same lines, Jason. I have had some hot pixels showing up, especially at higher gain settings. The artifact is noticeable in red channel.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

These last 2 images are very nice indeed Brian..! :applause:


Thanks Darryl! Did you ever get a chance to image with your 5"? Just curious :grin:

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Thanks zA, Paul & Paul, and Jason :grin: I promised myself that after opposition and before Jupiter started shrinking that I would do some imaging with the 5.5", it's a lot of fun! And here is a link to an animation I made using 20 images from the 13th, sorry it gets twitchy in the middle but I had a 16 minute break that broke my stride...

http://www.flickr.co...s/62745990@N05/

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

These two images taken with your TAK140 are most impacting!
Very crisp and detailed, excellent Brian, well done!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

These last 2 images are very nice indeed Brian..! :applause:


Thanks Darryl! Did you ever get a chance to image with your 5"? Just curious :grin:

Clear Skies,
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My "Jupiter campaign" was just too demanding with only one scope unfortunately Brian.....and I'm still processing stuff from them 5 days after we got back - hope to post a compilation of all the good images/animations in a few days but for sure I'll do some 5" imaging on Saturn, the season of which starts very soon down here..! :grin:

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

I was thinking along those same lines, Jason. I have had some hot pixels showing up, especially at higher gain settings. The artifact is noticeable in red channel.
Paul


Hi Paul, I used to crop the hot pixel trails out when possible so that I didn't have to push the black down too much or copy paste unnatural blocks of space that can be seen because their noise/gradients don't match, but I really like a bigger outer space as a backdrop, so I finally recently started using the clone tool with a small draw tip sampling the very nearby background space, which will pretty much match any background gradient, for very natural erasing of hot pixel trails no matter how long they are. If you or anyone have any questions about that, you can PM me.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

I reprocessed mine in an attempt to improve the color correction. Processing is hard...
http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:22 AM

This is only my second attempt with this camera, and fourth overall, so I'm at the very beginning of planetary photography.
I used: 150/750 Newtonian scope, 2x No Name Barlow, DMK21.AU04.AS camera, Registax6 for processing.

Aditional data: Night of 12.17.2012, GRS visible, Visible Moons Io and Europa

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:06 AM

Here's your image Ricky with a small levels adjustment in CS3

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

Really nice going to all, and Brian that TEC 140, I've been hoping that somebody would post a really nice image from that scope some day, and that day is here, very nice!

Jason W. Higley


Thanks Jason :grin:

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

I reprocessed mine in an attempt to improve the color correction. Processing is hard...
http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream


Good job on the reprocess, looks like you teased some more detail out in there...

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

This is only my second attempt with this camera, and fourth overall, so I'm at the very beginning of planetary photography.
I used: 150/750 Newtonian scope, 2x No Name Barlow, DMK21.AU04.AS camera, Registax6 for processing.

Aditional data: Night of 12.17.2012, GRS visible, Visible Moons Io and Europa


That's a solid effort, looks like you are getting the hang of that new camera :grin:

Clear Skies,
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:50 AM

Carton 100mm F13.
Rotten seeing.
SharpCap
AS2
Wavelets in Registax 6
Colour balance in Fitswork

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:08 AM

I think I shot a bull's eye

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

Hi! -Long time, no see....


This one was truly a picture to die for... -almost!!

I have been trying to grab some good images this autumn and winter.. -but with no greater luck, due to the extremely bad weather we have been experiencing here. I have gotten some "kind of -ok" shots with both the C8 and C9,25, but nothing with the quality that I expected to get, when Jupiter was at about 55 degrees elevation. Well, I shot this image of Jupiter and Io, tonight from my balcony. As we have milder weather coming in now, the snow on my roof has been melting for a couple of days. As I was mounting the scope on the mount, a small (but obviously heavy) avalanche of snow and ice fell down on the balcony... It hit my balcony table, were I have my laptop placed when imaging.... -leaving the table completely crushed! I dont want to think about, what would have happened if that chunk of ice had hit me in the head!! I decided to go on with my imaging mission anyway, and I managed to grab one .avi before the clouds came rolling in.

I used my Vixen ED 100 SF and the DBK.21.618 with a 2,5X PM. 2500 frames of 5000. Y800/Y800 codec. The image is resized to 170% in R6.

The picture itself is nothing to write home about, only half decent seeing, windy (15 m/sec) and clouds coming and going...

I´ll post it anyway, as it could have been my last! Next time, when imaging on my balcony, I will wear a helmet for sure!! I will go through the images that I have shot with the C8 and C9,25 this autumn/winter and post the better of them later on!

Kind regards, Roger!

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

Nice to see you posing again Roger, been a while! Sounds like you need a helmet yes! :lol: Very nice image with the 100ED. I've pretty much had the same weather as you :( However I got lucky one day with my C8 (Yes, I got my old C8 back), and ended up with my best Jupiter session ever (Thread).

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:22 AM

Hi,
this is my Jupiter taken on 2012-11-26 from Italy... it is my first attempt on Jupiter using a SW Maksutov 5" and Celestron Neximage ccd:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:38 AM

Joining the fun.
All pictures taken with a 150/750mm Newtonian scope (6"/30"), with a 2x Barlow, and stacked with Registax (and resized one of them). Pictures were taken at 12.31.2012 at 21:00 UT

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Here's one more; just my second Jupiter image since early days (6" dob & ETX-80) back in 2008. Actual frame rate was really slow and until I buy something more appropriate I may need to dust off my old SPC900NC webcam. Perhaps if I play around with the SSAG I can coax some more FPS out of it. This was set to capture 640x480; full frame was even slower, but still faster than 1 frame every 4 seconds, which is the best I can do on my SXV-H9 (not an SXVF - F for fast).

Steve

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

Beautiful shot amigo! That is a heck of a nice composition with everything you caught in that image :grin:

Clear Skies and Happy New Year,
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Another nice pair from Andy and Roger - nice work guys :grin:
Roger - it's good to see you in the game, what have you been up to lately?
Hey Chris, you have any small bore to post for this apparition?

Clear Skies and Happy New Year,
Brian :waytogo:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

Hi,
this is my Jupiter taken on 2012-11-26 from Italy... it is my first attempt on Jupiter using a SW Maksutov 5" and Celestron Neximage ccd:

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Well done Ciarlotto! I really like the presentation; so what do you think of the SW Mak?

Clear Skies and Happy New Year,
Brian :waytogo:
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

Good work there MrMxyzptlk and Steve, very nicely done :grin:
Steve - looks like you got a handle on the color balance issue, did you do anything different for this collect?

Clear Skies and Happy New Year,
Brian :waytogo:


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