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by menardre
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: More learning curve with the ASI2600MC 26MP camera
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: More learning curve with the ASI2600MC 26MP camera

Pete You showed me those pictures when you visited here this week. The image of the moon, which you said is a composite, really blows me away. Detail is amazing. I have never even tried imaging the planets. Your images are really good. Jupiter and Mars are really good shots. Someday I may try my han...
by menardre
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: H-Alpha filters for color CCD camera
Replies: 17
Views: 93

Re: H-Alpha filters for color CCD camera

Frank I have only tried this once. I took a few hours of Heart Nebula with the IDAS NB1 filter attached to ZWO ASI071 one-shot color camera. On another night I took a few hours of same object and same setup but without the Nebula filter. When I process the individual sets of images it is obvious tha...
by menardre
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: H-Alpha filters for color CCD camera
Replies: 17
Views: 93

Re: H-Alpha filters for color CCD camera

I just recently tried to combine one-shot color image with same image using one-shot camera and IDAS NB1 filter. As others have said, you process align and stack the one-shot color independent of the images from the IDAS filter using the appropriate darks/flats for each set. I use Images Plus ... so...
by menardre
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Double Cluster Wide Field
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: Double Cluster Wide Field

Chuck Very nice image of the double cluster. I like the wide star field. I don't know what distortion you are referring too. Looks like nice pin-point stars throughout the image. I assume the 1.4 extender makes the 200mm into 280mm and probably a F step loss. Dropping to F8 would mean one more F sto...
by menardre
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M33 Triangulum Galaxy
Replies: 7
Views: 54

M33 Triangulum Galaxy

The weather man fooled me again last night. According to clear/dark skies, high clouds were supposed to roll in around 10:00PM. So I decided to image something that could be captured in just a few hours. M33 is a large galaxy in our galactic neighborhood. I imaged it before, but I have updated my eq...
by menardre
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: That Pacman again
Replies: 8
Views: 56

Re: That Pacman again

Frank Outstanding job of one of my favorite objects. Really good detail, nice sharp stars, looks like guiding is right-on. Well done. Looks like you really have mastered the complex roles of autoguiding, platesolving, meridian flip, etc. I did the same as you a few nights ago. I got up specifically ...
by menardre
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC7635 80mm with Atik
Replies: 8
Views: 102

Re: NGC7635 80mm with Atik

Frank That is a really stunning image of the Bubble Nebula. Very impressive. Your tracking looks to be really good, nice round stars across the field. The extra hours of exposure really did this object justice. Sounds like you mastered platesolving and meridian flips --- well done. I know I would be...
by menardre
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: IC 59 and IC 63
Replies: 6
Views: 44

IC 59 and IC 63

Last night I bit the bullet and tried something difficult. Most on my imaging to date have been easy to moderately difficult. Just trying to get all of the aspects of astrophotography to work. Last night I decided to image a difficult object, the faint nebulae IC 59 and IC 63. The imaging session re...
by menardre
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: IC 1848 Soul Nebula
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: IC 1848 Soul Nebula

For this image I used my SVX130 (5 inch) refractor with a field flattener.

Roger
by menardre
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: IC 1848 Soul Nebula
Replies: 3
Views: 58

IC 1848 Soul Nebula

Last night I was able to image IC 1848 (Soul Nebula) in Cassiopeia. I previously imaged the Heart Nebula, which is very close to IC 1848. The pair are commonly know as the Heart & Soul. The Soul Nebula is very large so I imaged with my SVX130 refractor and ZWO ASI071 camera. Since it is an emission ...