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by menardre
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: IC 417 2nd try this time with IDAS filter
Replies: 0
Views: 11

IC 417 2nd try this time with IDAS filter

Last night I tried to re-image IC 417 this time adding IDAS filter to bring out the Ha regions. It was clear but winds were gusting all night. Since my scope is fairly open to the night sky, this impacts my tracking, causing some star elongations. I was only able to capture about 50 decent images wi...
by menardre
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: The Rosette
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: The Rosette

Pete That is an absolutely stunning image of the Rosette Nebula. You really have figured out your system and are producing great images. Keep it up. I imaged IC 417 last night with my IDAS filter. I have not finished processing yet but did notice stars are not pinpoint - mostly due to wind gusts all...
by menardre
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: IC 417 Open Cluster and Nebula
Replies: 0
Views: 15

IC 417 Open Cluster and Nebula

IC 417 is a faint nebula in Auriga. It is part of the Spider & Fly nebula pair. I tried to image this a few nights ago. It was fairly windy (10-15 MPH) and was SUPPOSED to be clear all night .... wrong...... I setup my SVX130 refractor with ZWO ASI 071 camera to image IC 417 expecting to get 6 hours...
by menardre
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M42 & the Horsehead The Hyperstar's finally tuned up
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: M42 & the Horsehead The Hyperstar's finally tuned up

Pete
Really nice images, especially with short subs.

You have come a long way and it looks like you have pretty much solved your issues.

Roger
by menardre
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Sunday Moonday
Replies: 7
Views: 50

Re: Sunday Moonday

Outstanding shots of the Moon..

I agree with Pete..when the Moon interferes with imaging DSO's image the Moon.

Great job

Roger
by menardre
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M81/22 + another dance with IC405
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: M81/22 + another dance with IC405

Pete

Nice job of imaging Bodes Galaxy and the Cigar Galaxy. The Moon was very bright that night, so I am amazed you got such a nice image.

I noticed that I get halos in my images if I image anything close to the Moon. Probably reflections from inside the dew shield.

Roger
by menardre
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Starting to test new camera: QHY268M
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Starting to test new camera: QHY268M

Mark Congrats about your new camera, very exiting. I would be really interested to see how things work out. When you say you do your own software, what does that mean? What software will you be developing. I assume you are doing this because the software currently available does not satisfy your nee...
by menardre
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Trying to salvage the Hyperstar
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Trying to salvage the Hyperstar

Pete
Nice running commentary. Looks like a lot of my efforts, one step forward-two steps backward.

Good to see that you are making progress with Hyperstar.

Roger
by menardre
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M78 second try
Replies: 1
Views: 51

M78 second try

In January I tried to image the nebula M78. It is in Orion not far from M42. The night I tried to image M42 there was a very bright Moon very close to M78 which caused some reflection/glare. It was also very windy causing shifts in autoguiding. Last night I decided to give M78 another chance. The we...
by menardre
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Images Plus and/or PixInsight WEBINAR(S)
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Images Plus and/or PixInsight WEBINAR(S)

Weather has been bad recently and does not look to improve in the near future. Nice time to spend honing our image processing tools. I would like to hold a couple of ZOOM sessions regarding use of Images Plus and/or PixInsight. While I am by no means and expert at either, I know enough to generate a...