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#1 Melgabean

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:17 AM

here is my attempt at Andromeda. Its not bad i'm just not very good at Pixinsight yet. So many features and I have no idea what most of them do.

 

Scope - WO GT71

Camera - Sony A7ii

Mount - Orion Atlas (unguided)

light pollution - big city red zone

subs - 160x45sec @ iso 800

Stacked w/ DSS

Processed w/ Pixinsight

Images shrunk to fit forum rules

 

comments/suggestions are very welcome.

 

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#2 petert913

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:22 AM

I think it looks very good. Nice guiding and the color is very natural. 



#3 Melgabean

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:29 AM

Thanks! if anyone knows any really good tutorials for PixInsight please point me in that direction. For being in the middle of a city I really can't complain. its about a 2 hour drive for me to get to a dark site and every time I think i'm going to have a chance to go the wife ruins it.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:43 AM

This a real nice image.  Great processing.  Why did you do the initial processing with DSS?

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=-aESzI1E0JE



#5 Melgabean

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:56 AM

This a real nice image.  Great processing.  Why did you do the initial processing with DSS?

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=-aESzI1E0JE

Cause I didn't understand how to stack them in PixInsight. and I liked the DSS stack better than the Batch-Preprocessing. That seems like a pretty thorough tutorial though so I will follow that in the next couple days and see if I can get anything better.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:14 PM

I like it! I am surprised the field of view is so wide with that scope. Must be the full frame camera. On the subject of the camera, I'm glad to see Sony didn't devour too many stars!

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:07 PM

Your image is fantastic - nice job! I too am just getting started with astrophotography and downloaded the trial for PixInsight. I just took a run at M31 as well and tried to use PixInsight but as you can tell with the image I'm struggling a bit. I'm going to try a mosaic at some point but I'm working on this for now.

 

I'm half way through the Bracken primer (suggested reading by the way - its great) so I know what I'll be doing for the next few months thinking1.gif

 

Seems like a long journey ahead but hopefully it's worth it! Good luck!

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#8 the Elf

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Posted Yesterday, 11:52 AM

That is a good image! Your PI skills are better than you think. If you like epic tutorials, visit my YouTube channel, maybe you pick up something there. If you perfer printed matter I recommend Warren Kellers Book "Inside PixInsight", meanwhile 2nd edition is out but 1st is also fine if you are just beginning.



#9 Melgabean

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Posted Yesterday, 03:25 PM

Thanks elf I shall check your YouTube out.


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