Show us your Asi2600/Qhy268c images
Posted 25 August 2020 - 11:34 PM
Taken with 2600mc
Skywatcher esprit 120ed
I only took lights...no calibration.
As I am a complete newbie a friend of mine dis post processing.
In total 2 hours of subs. Some at 60sec and some at 180 sec.
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Posted 26 August 2020 - 01:30 PM
I was never a friend of color cameras, but I changed my mind.
The ASI2600 is fantastic. I made this 4,5h shoot of NGC6914
under good skies. Good for Germany, an Arizona observer maybe
says medium skies.
Optic: NON1000 (200/1000mm Newton f5), TS Coma Corrector Maxfield
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro @-10°C, Gain=100, Offset=50
Exposure: total 4,5h, 67x4min, 180xBias, 41x Darks, 51x Flat
Capture: INDILib, INDIStarter, CCDCiel (Sequencing, Autofocus, Dithering, AutomaticFlat)
Guiding: ZWO-OAG 16.5mm, ASI120MM-S, PHD2, EQMOD
Date/Location: 2020-08-20, Kreben
BatchPreprocessingScript, DBE, HistrogramTransformation, Arcsinhtretch, PhotometricColorCorrection,
Curves, DarkStructureEnhance Script
Denoise, Saturation, Exposure
(not applied to all versions)
maskedHueSaturation, maskedCurves, Levels, Dynamic, maskedHighPassSharping, Curves,
masedkHueSaturation, maskedMinimumFilter, masked NIK Define2 Noise Reduction,
maskedHighPassSharping, Levels, maskedDynamic, blend of another version
Observer: Thomas Jäger
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 09:40 AM
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Posted 13 September 2020 - 10:36 PM
I have a few images in progress.
I've switched from an ed80 to an esprit 120 - the extra speed and aperture is nice
Working on abell 85
Edited by sn2006gy, 13 September 2020 - 10:37 PM.
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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:38 AM
Another one taken last weekend and beginning of this week: 10hrs total of RGB exposure in 300s frames; weather was kind for us in London. I am very pleased with this camera. More details and LRGB image here:
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Posted 23 September 2020 - 02:30 PM
This is another QHY268C image. First time created a full image (only test shots before) with the Optolong L-eXtreme, which is just a great combination with the camera. This was the first time I took a HaRGB editing approach based on narrowband-data and also working with RGB stars. I had to fiddle a lot with brightness/contrast, because I was not used to separate luminance and color data. Also not fully happy with the color. Still some fiddling needed . But I am satisfied with what you can get out of this camera with CFA drizzle. Gives you great data to work with. And a very clean and high resolution H-alpha frame based on red channel.
This is almost 19 hours of 10 minute frames exposed in read-out-mode #1 (high gain mode) with a gain of 60.
EDIT: To give the above numbers some basis: I am under Bortle 5 skies (I thought I had Bortle 4, but was corrected by my new SQM-L ^^) and used the SkyWatcher ESPRIT 100 ED at native f/5.5.
Edited by Paul Garais, 23 September 2020 - 02:33 PM.
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Posted 23 September 2020 - 03:07 PM
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