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#1 GKA

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 08:11 PM

Hi , i could need some help here.

I've been imaging M31 for a couple of nights , and i just noticed that there was some fogging on my lens.

It seems that my dew strips , or my powerbank didn't  do what they were suppose to.

I stacked them together with calibation frames , but beeing a newbie i have problems getting results in Gĩmp.

Anyoŋe care to give it a try to see if there is anything inside?

It's a skywatcher pro series 100ed(gold tube) with the skywatcher reducer.

Canon 1000d

 

https://www.dropbox....tosave.tif?dl=0


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Posted 17 October 2020 - 08:31 PM

Just a quick edit but there is some data points there. I am using Affinity Photo

 

https://www.dropbox....tosave.jpg?dl=0



#3 GKA

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 08:49 PM

That's the my Dropbox link 😄

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 08:59 PM

No it's to a jpg file it's also rotated as well.



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Posted 17 October 2020 - 08:59 PM

You're just gonna have to look through your subs to weed out what's fogged.



#6 GKA

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 09:04 PM

You're just gonna have to look through your subs to weed out what's fogged.

I thought i did,removed 8-9 that i could see was bad, 😁

#7 GKA

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 09:05 PM

No it's to a jpg file it's also rotated as well.

I see now, thank you 😊👍

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 09:55 PM

I did a quick process in PS to show you what you have. A little more work could produce a nice image. I did rotate it.

 

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 10:06 PM

I did a quick process in PS to show you what you have. A little more work could produce a nice image. I did rotate it.

Holly crap batman! That is sick!! Are you using any plugins to rock this out? I am using Affinity Photo and trying to develop my skills with that as I don't want to pay for the monthly membership with Adobe. I feel Affinity can do just about anything photoshop can but seeing this is showing me my skills are lacking! Any tips?



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Posted 17 October 2020 - 10:22 PM

Holly crap batman! That is sick!! Are you using any plugins to rock this out? I am using Affinity Photo and trying to develop my skills with that as I don't want to pay for the monthly membership with Adobe. I feel Affinity can do just about anything photoshop can but seeing this is showing me my skills are lacking! Any tips?

LOL thanks, just practice. Topaz Noise Reducer AI and StarNet++ I have used to help processing. Topaz does a good job reducing noise and StarNet++ removes the stars. When the stars are removed you can process the image without blowing up your stars. Then you can overlay your starless image in a new PS layer over your star image and lower the (alpha) intensity to bring the stars back in until it looks good. 

 

You can do everything I did in PS with (free) gimp. Gimp is a fantastic free image editor. You just need to learn it. Topaz and Starnet++ are stand-alone apps. Many YouTubes explaining how to use both app.


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#11 GKA

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 03:37 AM

Thank you both, then there is some data there to build on.
I will collect some more data, and keep practicing my editing skills.
Thanks again. 👍

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 06:04 AM

M31_low.jpg

 

hope you like it.



#13 GKA

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 06:11 AM

Wow Elf, now i really have to buy the Pixinsight you reconmend, but i would need your skills to, and that could be a challenge🙄😊.
Your skills never stops to amaze me.
I will get some more hours on this one, and see What i end up with.

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 06:17 AM

Clean your sensor and lenses first! That black spot on the upper right is not in the galaxy.

Send you a PM.



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 06:47 AM

Will do, it's ither on the reducer or camera, i cleaned the telescope lens yesterday. 👍

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 10:24 AM

You might want to rotate the camera by 90° as well to capture the fill width of the galaxy.




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