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#1 ZL4PLM

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 08:09 PM

this is the 2nd light on the ASI2600 - somewhat hindered by clouds since it was meant to to be a clear night frown.gif

 

Fought high clouds and haze to grab 2.5h of data using the widefield fast rig.

 

SV80ST + APEX-S reducer + ASI2600 with the L-Enhance dual band filter and the Eagle 3 all riding atop of the CEM40

 

what a cool little setup!!!

 

CEM40 fast widefield setup

 

Managed 30 x 5 min frames before it really clouded up frown.gif

 

Bi-Colour cast that is more inline with the traditional HOO images

 

I am loving that ASI2600!!

 

Data was superbly clean even with high cloud - can't wait for some really cold clear nights this camera will rock!!!

 

ASI2600 + L-Enhance filter - 2nd light
 
ASI2600 + L-Enhance filter 2nd run

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 08:34 PM

Impressive setup, imaging and processing Simon.  Really nice work.

 

Some questions - It looks like you are using a 360 degree rotator.  Who's rotator are you using?  Also; Darks, BIAS or Dark Flats with the 2600?

 

Keep posting images...



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 08:35 PM

Looks great. Excited to see others with this camera. Keep them coming! I've only done some small galaxy imaging with mine an an Edge 11. Looking forward to some wide field.


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 08:53 PM

Impressive setup, imaging and processing Simon.  Really nice work.

 

Some questions - It looks like you are using a 360 degree rotator.  Who's rotator are you using?  Also; Darks, BIAS or Dark Flats with the 2600?

 

Keep posting images...

Hi Jim 

 

thank you!

 

William Optics Rotator - I have them on all my scopes - for framing and mosaics they are brilliant esp as they have a graduated display on them so when SGP says 21 degrees CCW - I can really do 21 degrees!

 

nope I don't use bias frames on any of my ZWO cameras - only dark flats using the spike a flat panel. 

 

I'll keep posting if that &^*&(^*(& cloud stays away LOL 


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 08:55 PM

Looks great. Excited to see others with this camera. Keep them coming! I've only done some small galaxy imaging with mine an an Edge 11. Looking forward to some wide field.

the Apex reducer allows me to run 312mm FL on the 80 - I'm still zoning in on the right spacings but that Carina image is actually about 1/3 cropped down from the full image size - just the edges are a bit ... meh!



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 09:00 PM

the Apex reducer allows me to run 312mm FL on the 80 - I'm still zoning in on the right spacings but that Carina image is actually about 1/3 cropped down from the full image size - just the edges are a bit ... meh!

Do you have anywhere you can post the high res image?



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 09:11 PM

Do you have anywhere you can post the high res image?

sorry no - I refuse to use astrobin anymore 


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 09:50 PM

What's the size limit on Google Photo's?



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:54 PM

dunno Jim - its an idea ill have a look :) 



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 11:03 PM

somewhat bigger but in JPG ... not sure I can load TIFF will try 

 

https://photos.app.g...bYEbZVxyFZetcw8


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 11:03 PM

Impressive images Simon. How much processing was required with the L-enhance filter?

 

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 11:22 PM

very little George 

 

it was a simple STF using unlinked channels - perm stretch using histogram transformation - then some tweaks on levels to remove the green/blue casts - HDRMLT - then darkstructure enhance - some more tweaks on levels to get the colours balanced more then that was it 

 

no NR applied

a) it didn't need it

b) wanted to show how low the noise is !


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 11:23 PM

the google photos link is about as good as it get - but you can zoom in pretty good :) 



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 11:37 PM

Really nice! 


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Posted 07 April 2020 - 12:37 AM

These are really nice images...  Keep posting your work and any recommendations about using the 2600.


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Posted 07 April 2020 - 10:11 AM

That camera is really impressive. I was thinking over for buying one to use with a SN 8" Meade.



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Posted 07 April 2020 - 05:39 PM

its seriously an amazing camera for the few hours sky its gotten so far

 

I am desperately waiting for some moonless nights so I can really push this on some dark skies 

 

I was blown away this for something with just a few hours of data 



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Posted 07 April 2020 - 05:49 PM

These are really nice images...  Keep posting your work and any recommendations about using the 2600.

Will do Jim 

 

desperate for some moonless nights now :) 



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Posted 07 April 2020 - 05:58 PM

desperate for some moonless nights now smile.gif

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