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#1 StuartJPP

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:27 AM

Baader modified Canon 6D
Canon 500mm f/4 L IS @ f/4
Avalon Instruments M-Zero
APT for image acquisition, plate solving and dithering
PHD2 for guiding using QHY5L-II-M and QHY miniGuideScope
DIY PoleMaster for polar alignment
SQM value of 20.88

 

A total of 87x 5 minute subs at ISO800 of various quality (26th August 2017 and 18th & 19th of September 2020).

 

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M31 - Andromeda Galaxy (Additional Data) by Stuart, on Flickr

 

 

Thank you for viewing.....


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:48 AM

Great Result,
What Software do you use for stacking and processing?

Best Regards
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#3 StuartJPP

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:53 AM

Great Result,
What Software do you use for stacking and processing?

Best Regards

Thank you, I use a combination of PixInsight and PS6. PI mainly used for stacking and stretching and PS for final processing.

 

I use bits of the DSLR-LLRGB method from Scott Rosen (Astronomers Do It In The Dark), mostly to split into an RGB and LUM images then combine them once they have been individually processed.



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 12:08 PM

Staurt . Yes another picture of M31 but I still enjoy the images. Great job.
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Posted 22 September 2020 - 12:35 PM

Very beautiful Stuart. I'm in the process of imaging M31 myself & yours is a fine example of what I'm trying to achieve. Not quite there yet due to not being able to bring out the blue dust particles most likely because of under exposure. I'll try again, hopefully tonight.

Thanks for posting..........Al.


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 12:38 PM

Really nice


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 11:47 AM

I really like it!


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 02:15 PM

To me, it's never, "Yet another..." Every image here represents the time and effort someone put into whatever they posted.

 

This is a beautiful image. Good Job!


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 02:19 PM

To me, it's never, "Yet another..." Every image here represents the time and effort someone put into whatever they posted.

 

This is a beautiful image. Good Job!

Indeed. I wonder if it's time for an M31 "megathread" -- there have been so many awesome images posted recently it seems a shame not to collect them all in one thread

 

A small preview, optional link to high-res image and some tech data about the shot ... what do you think ?


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 05:20 PM

Wow, what a magnificent shot! Great work!


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#11 StuartJPP

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 01:35 PM

Thank you for all the comments everyone, there's still life left in those DSLRs.....

 

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 04:11 PM

Superb. I never get tired of images of this galaxy cluster. 


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Posted 24 September 2020 - 05:03 PM

A magnificent version of this familiar galaxy!

 

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 07:44 PM

Stuart,

 

Yes, it's yet another M31. But this one is yours.

 

For my part, I've seen many that were worse. I haven't seen many that were better. But seldom does an image make it to my list of "reference" images. The other day I took some flack for poor color toning in helping another user with his M31. Not having good access to the northern celestial sphere, I'm happy to admit that have no idea what M31 is supposed to look like. But it probably looks like yours. So if anyone asks, I will point them to it.

 

Cheers,

 

BQ


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Posted 27 September 2020 - 03:09 AM

, there's still life left in those DSLRs.....

 

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You bet there is.

 

Don't see me changing to a dedicated camera soon...They are more suited, yes, but a DSLR still can produce awesome images, like we see here is this post...


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#16 StuartJPP

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 03:47 AM

Stuart,

 

Yes, it's yet another M31. But this one is yours.

 

For my part, I've seen many that were worse. I haven't seen many that were better. But seldom does an image make it to my list of "reference" images. The other day I took some flack for poor color toning in helping another user with his M31. Not having good access to the northern celestial sphere, I'm happy to admit that have no idea what M31 is supposed to look like. But it probably looks like yours. So if anyone asks, I will point them to it.

 

Cheers,

 

BQ

Well I'm certainly no expert on rendering the correct colour, I just choose what's pleasing to my eye and what basically comes out of the camera once things have been neutralised and colour corrected for the core and the background.

 

 



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Posted 29 September 2020 - 04:10 AM

Indeed, 35 likes may be a sign of a crowd-pleaser, but still I think your color palette makes for a great goal for the learners! smile.gif

 

BQ


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Posted 29 September 2020 - 05:33 AM

Indeed, 35 likes may be a sign of a crowd-pleaser, but still I think your color palette makes for a great goal for the learners! smile.gif

 

BQ

Pictures and colors,imo, are always subjectif...

 

Myself i am not a great fan of those reddisch nebuale mostly taken with modded DSLR ...allthough off course they will contain more detail then pictures with off the shelf DSLR...

 

But that is just me...

 

Thing is a picture  is a bit of art...you can either like it or not...and another person will have a totally other opinion...



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Posted 30 September 2020 - 01:16 AM

Pictures and colors,imo, are always subjectif...

 

Myself i am not a great fan of those reddisch nebuale mostly taken with modded DSLR ...allthough off course they will contain more detail then pictures with off the shelf DSLR...

 

But that is just me...

 

Thing is a picture  is a bit of art...you can either like it or not...and another person will have a totally other opinion...

I'm not sure I agree with this. I'm more in line with clarks reasoning about colour.

 

Some people just like to say "shooters preference", when really they don't actually understand what exactly it is they are doing in terms of colour.

 

https://clarkvision....ost-processing/




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