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#1 corsiar

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:44 PM

Thought I would start a thread for people to post their images and share info taken with their ASI1600MC-Cool. Please no ASI160MM images because there is a thread for that.

 

This is my first attempt with the camera.

 

NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula

 

30 x 300   150 gain offset 15    -15c

18 x 300   139 gain offset 21    -15c

50 darks

100 flats

100 bias

 

CLS-CCD filter

SV field flatenner

Captured with SharpCap

Stacked in DSS processed in PS CC

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Edited by corsiar, 31 July 2016 - 06:36 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:58 PM

Nice image.  

That's the wizard nebula,  right? 

 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:41 PM

Thought I would start a thread for people to post their images and share info taken with their ASI1600MC-Cool. Please no ASI160MM images because there is a thread for that.

 

This is my first attempt with the camera.

 

NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula

 

30 x 300   150 gain offset 15    -15c

18 x 300   139 gain offset 21    -15c

50 darks

100 flats

100 bias

 

CLS-CCD filter

SV field flatenner

Captured with SharpCap

Stacked in DSS processed in PS CC

Hi Corsair. Great image. Nice processing.

 

Did you actually do 50 darks at 300 sec. That equals 250 min or 4hrs 10 min? I hoping you have a shortcut because I would like to have more darks but I don't want to have to spend that amount of time.

 

I am a total newb. Here is my effort at M31.

 

Unity gain

118 x 45 sec exposures.

Lights/darks/flats

Processed in Pixinsight.

 

M_31_Andromeda_CN2.jpg


Edited by GeneralT001, 03 August 2016 - 08:42 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

Nice image, M31 is on my list when it gets higher in the sky. Did you use any LP filter? Yes I took 50 darks. I should take some more I like to use more or equal to the number of lights. I do them in the house at night or during the day when I am at work. I set it and let it do its thing. I go with -15c so I can take them in my house when it is 85-90 without maxing out the cooler. In the winter it never goes much below 30F so these darks should be good year round.



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:43 PM

Nice image, M31 is on my list when it gets higher in the sky. Did you use any LP filter? Yes I took 50 darks. I should take some more I like to use more or equal to the number of lights. I do them in the house at night or during the day when I am at work. I set it and let it do its thing. I go with -15c so I can take them in my house when it is 85-90 without maxing out the cooler. In the winter it never goes much below 30F so these darks should be good year round.

Yeah that's true. Nice thing with the darks that we don't have to babysit them.

 

No LP filter. I was thinking about the us of one but I don't think I can get a filter wheel on my rig and still reach focus.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:41 PM

 

Nice image, M31 is on my list when it gets higher in the sky. Did you use any LP filter? Yes I took 50 darks. I should take some more I like to use more or equal to the number of lights. I do them in the house at night or during the day when I am at work. I set it and let it do its thing. I go with -15c so I can take them in my house when it is 85-90 without maxing out the cooler. In the winter it never goes much below 30F so these darks should be good year round.

Yeah that's true. Nice thing with the darks that we don't have to babysit them.

 

No LP filter. I was thinking about the us of one but I don't think I can get a filter wheel on my rig and still reach focus.

 

You don't need a filter wheel to use an LP filter. They make some that thread right into the imaging train. 
If you aren't willing/able to drive to a dark site, it really helps. I have the IDAS LPS D1. It's a great filter and seems to maintain color better than some others that I have really strong green tints. 
 



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:03 PM

Both very nice images! My ASI1600MC-C camera is arriving,,, today, maybe within the hour!

Needless to say I'm looking forward to it and excited, and hopefully I'll have something to add to this thread in a day or two, clouds agreeing.

John.



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 07:46 PM

http://astrob.in/258533/0/

 

M16 The Eagle Nebula

 

100 x 45 Sec using IDAS-D1 Filter using gain 75/ offset 12 with ASI1600MC-Cool


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 08:41 PM

Great images everyone. Keep 'em coming!

 

CCDer, that is a stunning Eagle!

 

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:29 PM

Lagoon Nebula

Still learning. Be nice! lol 

 

http://www.futurewor...onal/lagoon.jpg

 

Celestron 1100 EdgeHD CGEM

Hyperstar

ZWO ASI1600MC Cooled (Still waiting on my cooled power cord, though.)

No Guiding

StarSense

PoleMaster

 

10 40 Second Lights

10 Biases

10 Darks

No Flats

30% Gain

Offset 10

 

Nebulosity (Just bought it and am starting to learn it.)

Photoshop

 

I would like to see how much further I can push it without resorting to a guided refractor and mono camera. Perhaps longer exposures, zero gain and more lights to process?



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:55 PM

Here my latest. Need to try different gain and offset.  I think unity gain is too much for 300s subs or maybe go with 120s subs instead.

 

SV80

Guided

Optolong CLS-CCD

 

48   300s lights

50   Darks

100 Flats

100 Bias

139 Gain 21 Offset

 

Stacked is DSS processed in PS

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 12:46 AM

During the last half of July and all of August work is very slow for me business wise. I have been blazing through software packages after ordering my new telescope system a month ago:

Celestron 1100 EdgeHD CGEM
Hyperstar
ZWO ASI1600MC Cooled
PoleMaster
StarSense
FeatherTouch Focuser

Just last week I bought Nebulosity 4 upgrading from using SharpCap's LiveStack and DeepSpaceStacker. Now after a few days and watching many tutorials on YouTube, I just ordering a 45 day trial of Pixinsight. I think my M31 below is the most I am going to get out of Nebulosity 4 and Photoshop. I have seen some great results that look magazine quality with the Hyperstar and Pixinsight, so I am going to take the plunge. There are a LOT of YouTube tutorials on YouTube, so I think I'll get there:

 

2016_08-08-M31_Andromeda_Galaxy.jpg



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:36 PM

NGC 6888 / Crescent Nebula

 

The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. Notoriously difficult to view without the use of a narrowband filter.

 

get.jpg

 

I was unable to pick up any OIII here @ 9.3 hours. ZWO ASI1600MC-Cool


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 05:02 PM

I have been learning PixInsight and reprocessed the image above in it. 

 

2016%2008-08%20-%20M31%20Andromeda%20Gal


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:59 PM


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:08 PM

I've provided 3 links to a string of 5 images I posted in EAA Observing & Equipment forum.  These are short stacked captures taken from live broadcasts on NightSkiesNetwork.com.    ASI1600MC-Cool taken with Celestron 80mm ED focal reduced to f/5.2 + Idas LPS-P2.

 

M31 & M33

http://www.cloudynig...82#entry7457998

 

M52,NGC7635,NGC7538,NGC7510  &  NGC1499

http://www.cloudynig...82#entry7458003

 

NGC6960

http://www.cloudynig...82#entry7458005


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:53 PM

Here's one I like because it was the first time I had viewed and captured. Nothing earth shaking just to show what can be done in 75sec.  I had to quickly grab this one as it was getting into the local LP so 5 short stacks at 15sec-bin 2x2.  ASI1600MC-Cool - C8 @ f6.8 - Idas LPS-P2  

 

M20 - 15s x 5

28797038413_c6201c2a7d_o.jpg


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 04:27 AM

hi to all this Image of NGC 253 Was taken with my ASI1600mc it is a total integration of 40 min at unity gain and the scope was a 10" Truss Newt Astrograph hope you like it 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NGC253 VER 6.0 copy.jpg

cheers Pete 


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 09:09 AM

Pete, more than like it, it super awesome!!


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:30 PM

Wow! That's nice!

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:44 PM

Wow! That's nice!

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He's cheating. This is a MC thread and he's using a MM camera. lol ;)
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 08:44 PM

 

Wow! That's nice!

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He's cheating. This is a MC thread and he's using a MM camera. lol ;)

 

Oh no I see I put it in the wrong thread - my apologies!


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 06:14 AM

thank you every body for the encouraging comments haha Micheal you make me laugh love it 

only wish it would clear up over hear have not had a good night since this image about 2 weeks ago 

but this camera has a lot of potential and really like it 

all the best 

cheers Pete


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:15 PM

I am a beginning imager and I've only had a couple nights out with my ASI1600MC-Cool since I got it, but I'm having lots of fun with it. I mostly use it for EAA but I also try to do some basic post-processing to see if I can improve my images. These were taken with Sharpcap, then stacked in DeepSkyStacker, and final tweaks in PhotoShop. All images taken with the ASI1600MC-Cool and CCDT67 F/7 focal reducer, C14Edge/AP1600 unguided.

 

Pacman Nebula

get.jpg

 

M27 Dumbbell Nebula

get.jpg

 

M15 Globular Cluster

get.jpg

 

M33 Pinwheel Galaxy

get.jpg

 

 


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 02:18 PM

I mostly use it for EAA but I also try to do some basic post-processing to see if I can improve my images. 

 

 

You might consider simply increasing the number of exposures. The ASI1600 is a 12 bit resolution camera. Increasing the number of exposures to around 80 makes the effective resolution 14 bits like the 8300 cameras (per Jon Rista's analysis). I'm using Hyperstar with the ASI1600MC and the C14. I always try to get at least 81x45sec exposures with each target. This is what I used for this 4-panel mosaic of M31.

 

http://www.astrobin....6411/B/?nc=user

 

The the top two panels are still slightly out of balance but overall the contrast is good.

 

Mark


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