Like the rest of you, I have had a steep learning curve with imaging. I have had success with a Stellarvue and a Meade 10" LX90 mounted to a HDX110. I have been moderately happy with my imaging "success" with those scopes. I am imaging with a ZWO ASI 183 Color Pro and 1600 Pro mono.
I cannot figure out WTH I am doing wrong with the RASA 11" I just bought and mounted on the HDX. Are my exposures too long, too short, too much gain, do I need a better LP filter. I have F2 filters on the way and have only used the color 183. The stars come into focus unbelievably fast and I am imaging in no time. I know its user error, but I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I am attaching a pre-processed image, with the hopes of some telling me why I cannot process the Bubble Nebula and why the stars look great in raw mode but all of it looks blown out after preprocessing. I used AstroPixelProcessor for one pic and Nebulosity for the other. Not much difference whenI bring into PS. Blown out and no nebulosity. Help
54 Lights x 180s, Gain 60, Offset 20
183 Color Pro -20 degrees
Orion SkyGlow Filter
(I have used no filter and pretty much same results)
Bortle 8, Clear Night
First link is preprocessed with AstroPixelProcessor and second link is preprocessed with Nebulosity.
HELP!!! Any feedback greatly appreciated