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#1 kevinbreen

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:20 AM

Pretty happy with these, but still have yet to obtain perfect focus. 8SE and ASI224MC. Firecapture. ROI 640x480. Average fps of around 120. Each avi ran for 2 mins 40 seconds. I stacked between 3% and 7% in AS3, sharpened them up in Registax 6. Finally I did some more sharpening and noise removal in Paint Shop Pro.

 

Hope you like 'em. 

 

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#2 jklein

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:54 PM

I had read - Somewhere in these forums - that an IR filter with the moon would help with focus. I was wondering if you had one in your light path.



#3 kevinbreen

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:12 PM

No, but there's one ordered and I'll try it out in a week or so when the weather improves. Thanks!

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:51 PM

I have questions regarding your Moon Shots

 

-What telescope did you use for those Pictures?

 

- What did you do to get so close to the moon?

 

- Have you taken a Moon shot and got the full moon image if so How.

 

My Skywatcher BK1206 , 120mm Refractor, Focal length 600mm, f5. To capture my half moon on June 28/17, I had to add a 2inch tube extension and then installed my Neximage 5 CCD camera. This made my telescope go from a f5 to f10 to 11 but I could only get a portion of the moon, a member of ours suggested I install a 1.25/0.5 focal reduction lens to the end of the Neximage 5  so I will see the whole picture of the moon. 

 

I haven't purchased the focal reducer, thought I might ask around on Solar System Imaging & Processing  to see if someone has done that and it works or I doesn't.

 

Thank You for any information in Advance.

 

Barry



#5 kevinbreen

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:34 AM

Hi there. Nexstar 8SE, with a 2x Barlow, for f/20 or thereabouts, which my ASI224MC requires.
To get a full shot of the moon I have to hook up my canon EOS 600D and even then I can't get all of it. I would need to get a focal reducer for that.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:49 PM

You're on your way Kevin! waytogo.gif

 

Focus looks like an area you need to get a bit better handle on, but it all comes with experience - but I hope you use your eyes & not some *%$#@! mask! wink.gif

 

Remember, even on the Moon it can help to lower the gamma significantly to assist getting optimum focus - just make sure you return it to the default before image capturing! :)



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:15 AM

Hi Darryl. Nope, no mask involved. Gamma was OFF, so you think I should turn it on an reduce it below 50 nonetheless to aid focussing?
Thanks for the encouragement. UV/IR filter delivery is imminent. Weather forecast looking good for October 😂, can't wait!


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