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#676 Steve_M_M

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 06:15 PM

Not quite sure if I should put this in the Pentax thread or here...

 

These are some images with my 1985 Pentax 75EDHF.  They are taken from Austin Texas, in the city, Bortle 8/9 skies.  I use an Optolong Extreme filter.  The mount is an EQ6 Pro.  Camera is an ASI183MC.  Guidescope is a 60mm SV Bony.  Guide camera is an ASI120 mini.

 

I have no experience with digital imaging and I have only done 7-8 images so far.These are processed in PixinSight using the Hubble Palette technique.

 

Everything is controlled form indoors with an ASIAIR Pro controller.  Everything means everything.  I slide the setup on the mount, tighten the saddle clamp, power on the asiair, and go inside.  Images come in on my Ipad which then projects to my big screen tv.I also allow the neighbors to patch into the wireless network and view the images as they are created.  First is Soul b=nebula, then elephant trunk, then wizard.

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 06:19 PM

Here's kinda what things look like if I do live stacking.  This is 3 60 second images stacked with darks, flats, dark flats.  This is right over the top of my neighbors roof, that was covered with Xmas lights ans the moon was rising with M42.  But, it shows what can be done for EAA/Star Parties.  No processing here, just a screen shot from my iphone.

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 07:27 PM

Thanks Steve    very nice 


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#679 Steve_M_M

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 07:38 PM

Thanks Steve    very nice 

So the answer from the other thread is I use an EQ6 Pro.  But, I will say that I would feel comfortable using the Pentax single axis RA drive drive mount for video mode or single shot.
 


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#680 Borodog

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 08:47 PM

Great, subtle ray detail on the close-up!


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 04:23 AM

Amazing, especially considering the conditions and the speed of the results.



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Posted 05 January 2022 - 05:33 PM

After somes tries with only smartphone and fun with this. I have invest in a camera to try doing imaging with the old mummygrin.gif. at the moment weather is really bad in my region so not so much time for shooting bawling.gif .

 

Somes images took with SYW yamamoto 108/1600 and ZWO 178MM.   No barlow,autoskattert and registax treatment, i start to learn software not easy to use it but will see.

 

 

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 05:36 PM

Others pictures

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#684 pancho61

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 05:39 PM

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 07:10 AM

comet catcher 3 galaxies in Virgo

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Posted 10 January 2022 - 11:38 AM

After somes tries with only smartphone and fun with this. I have invest in a camera to try doing imaging with the old mummygrin.gif. at the moment weather is really bad in my region so not so much time for shooting bawling.gif .

 

Somes images took with SYW yamamoto 108/1600 and ZWO 178MM.   No barlow,autoskattert and registax treatment, i start to learn software not easy to use it but will see.

A good choice that opens up a real ocean of possibilities compared to a smartphone.


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 02:29 PM

More from the '85 white tube C8:

 

https://cdn.astrobin...dc41b15750b.jpg


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 02:52 PM

Less is more! Recently, I have appreciated more and more the advantages of self-limiting when it comes to color saturtation in pictures of the moon. Perfectly balanced brightness and contrast - that's it!


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 03:18 PM

More from the '85 white tube C8:

 

https://cdn.astrobin...dc41b15750b.jpg

smile.gif

 

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#690 Borodog

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 04:57 PM

Less is more! Recently, I have appreciated more and more the advantages of self-limiting when it comes to color saturtation in pictures of the moon. Perfectly balanced brightness and contrast - that's it!

 

Thank you. I didn't touch the color saturation at all. That's just the way it comes out of that camera.

 

 

 

I am honored. Thank you very much.
 



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 06:19 PM

Try this on for size.

 

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#692 Borodog

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 11:27 AM

New and improved with more color! Click for Astrobin.

 

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Posted 18 January 2022 - 11:44 PM

Same scope, same Moon, different night, different camera. Click for Astrobin.

 

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