I've been looking forward to Orion rising here in the Northern Hemisphere, and the rest of the Winter targets. Even if I had to wait until ~4am, it did not disappoint! I was able to have a nice session until the sun came out.
I think I can finally start making some progress now that I am no longer dealing with a defective filter.
Here is the un-processed stacked image, feel free to take a look at it and provide some feedback please. Do you think I am out of focus? There is still a lot for me to learn and I believe this is my 4th image. (All of the previous sessions were throwaway data, bad filter):
WO Spacecat 51
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Pro
Camera: Canon 60D Baader HA Mod
Filter: IDAS LPS D1
Exposure: 60 seconds
Total integration time: 1 hour 37 minutes
# Darks: 40
# Flats: 40
# Bias: 40
Here is my attempt at post processing with Photoshop:
- No saturation or vibrance adjustment. I felt that it was unnecessary and gave off a false color.
- Additional actions from the Astrophotography Tools Actions Set
It's little small victory like this that keeps me intrigued about this new hobby. The learning curve is steep, and there's a never ending flow of knowledge out there. But at the same time, the struggles and those crisis moments are what keep me motivated. Critique welcomed!
Edited by awong101, 22 September 2020 - 02:45 AM.