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#1 mega256

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:09 AM

Some captures from the Chiefland star party this week...

These were 35 second exposures stacked in infility software up to as long as 1800 seconds in
ALT/AZ evolution mount and AT80edt scope @ 4.8....NO GUIDING...eazy/peazy to do.
Amazing that an alt az mount can keep stars registration for that long while fighting field rotation.

35 second expoures smoothed out by average type stacking...truly "Live Imaging" on the fly..

The little 80mm scope and mount is on the left and is 30 lbs total.

Click on the pics to blow them to full frame and check out the stars..info
is at bottom left seconds x stack number

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:10 AM

some more alt/az "Live Imaging with infinity

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:12 AM

some more ngc2244 was stacked 35s for a total of 1350 seconds in alt/az

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:14 AM

another M45 at 45 seconds x10

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:15 AM

good old M20 at 35 seconds x13

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:35 AM

The above images are 35-40 seconds,,,,,,just stacked in average for a long time..in
the alt az mount mode..the more you can do the more film like the image is..

To do up to 2000 seconds in unguided alt/az mode,with good star registration is super.
These were done totally with infinity software.

The older type of stacking (in alt/az) (sum)fast 2 second images until you reach a
good sn level is
very limited..with added stacking...You reach a limit then you blow out the image with
more stacked frames....

Average type stacking just gets better with more frames...
I used to have to use a EQ mount and good guiding to do this...over afew fast frames.

But after this week at Chiefland.....I think the eazy/peazy way it just fun to do..

While the other Scope/EQ mount/guided tracking is doing true imaging long exposers. But those will wait for processing.. Displayed in this post the 1600 were fast one's done in sharpcap. in the eea tradtion.


Bob

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:24 AM

One More

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:35 AM

and a screen capture of my settings....

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:56 AM


The little 80mm scope and mount is on the left and is 30 lbs total.
 

 

What kind of mount is this?



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:59 AM

Nice images!   Did you get any from the other scope?


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:08 AM

The mount is a celestron evolution alt/az with star sense auto align.For the
Infinity pics..

IEq45 Pro guided for the asi1600c...fast images....others later.

Yes I will post some from the AT10INTT@F4 and asi 1600c in bin 1 full res.
and done,But short exposures..on all my 1600 pics..stacked and done in sharpcap 2.9
The longer ones need processing at a later date.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:10 AM

some more from the AT10INTT and 1600....had to reduce these 80 mb files down a lot.AllThe 1600 pics was guided and on a EQ mount

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:14 AM

more 1600c and EQ guided mount.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:16 AM

another 1600

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 03:48 PM

Nice job as always Bob!  That camera is quite a good one, and the software makes it great!

 

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:51 PM

On the way home from Chiefland.  Thanks for all the EAA help Bob. Your system is fantastic.

 

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 11:14 PM

thanks Tim...one more from tonight 30 seconds x28 infinity,alt/az at80edt@F4.8

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 10:20 PM

Bob, 

 

Pretty nice stuff, and as you say there is no post processing that is the real deal!! 

 

 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:39 AM

Bob,

Very impressive, even as a novice I can tell when the Horsehead has been tamed :). Well done.

 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:32 AM

Bob,

  Very nice images from Chiefland hope you had a great time and thanks for casting on NSN.com.

 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 01:13 PM

Thanks Joe

 

It was my pleasure to be broadcasting that week from CAV...on

 

https://www.nightskiesnetwork.com/

 

and thank you all for the help and being a great group of viewers,,

thank you for NSN.com Joe...outstanding site....good job.

Bob


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:18 PM

A full frame from the ASI1600cc and the AT10INTT@F4...stack of 60 second exposures done with shapcap 2.9  bin 1 raw 16. Had to downsize this from the original 34mb png to 239kb jpg...so lost some..

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 08:45 AM

Thought I would add a crop of M27 from the ASI1600c,AT10INTT@f4.....done with Sharpcap 2.9 software.

This is a reduced jpg to display..no photo shop,done in windows 10 photos,,

This is an example of what I call "Live Imaging".....30-120 second images stacked and processed in real time

with capture software...imaging done live....

Yes you can do live viewing by looking at a few 30 second frames...But I like to watch a better image develop on its own with stacking

and becoming more CCD like with  less than 1/10 the work and time....eazy/peazy imaging.

 

(btw) focus was a little off  oops..

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:38 AM

Thought I would add a crop of M27 from the ASI1600c,AT10INTT@f4.....done with Sharpcap 2.9 software.

This is a reduced jpg to display..no photo shop,done in windows 10 photos,,

This is an example of what I call "Live Imaging".....30-120 second images stacked and processed in real time

with capture software...imaging done live....

Yes you can do live viewing by looking at a few 30 second frames...But I like to watch a better image develop on its own with stacking

and becoming more CCD like with  less than 1/10 the work and time....eazy/peazy imaging.

 

(btw) focus was a little off  oops..

I don't know if you would ever do this, but I would like to see a couple of images with the AT10INT (F4) and the ATIK Infinity.  I was thinking of getting this scope at some point to use with my Infinity, but would like to see some images before going down that path



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:32 AM

Mike

I have never had my infinity on an EQ mount b4,,lol.....with the new longer exposures....10 min..it might be time.  But that will wait with the AT10INTT for my next star party...(Febuary)..The image will be over 2x bigger with infinity (11mm diag) vrs the 22mm diag of the 1600..

But I will soon put the infinity on my C14F1.9 at home...just because its so fast and easy to use vrs the 414ex and astrotoaster...I will broadcast on www.Nightskiesnetwork.com soon.

I do recomend the AT10INTT F4...its a little $$ but the build quality is great. And its made for big sensors.

It holds focus very well...There are some other versions with solid Carbon tubes at less $$,,but

as you know,being in Florida..getting to the optics of open tubes is a must for cleaning,, thus the open

truss is a must for me.(I'm one mile from the Gulf)

Bob


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