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by menardre
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 7023 - the Iris Nebula
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: NGC 7023 - the Iris Nebula

Pete

I would say it is much better than just a 'keeper'.

Great color, lots of details, and nice stars. I would be thrilled with this image. It actually has a 3 dimensional quality to it.

Roger
by menardre
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 5981, NGC 5982, and NGC 5985
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: NGC 5981, NGC 5982, and NGC 5985

I reprocessed the NGC 5891 image. Used NoiseExterminator vice EzDenoise and minimized sharpness. Also did not rotate the image.

You can see several other smaller galaxies.

Roger
NGC 5981 Master_DBEdiv_BN_Autocolor_ArcSinH_NXT_CUrves_Curves.jpg
NGC 5981 Master_DBEdiv_BN_Autocolor_ArcSinH_NXT_CUrves_Curves.jpg (1.4 MiB) Viewed 16 times
by menardre
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 6857 Emission Nebula
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: NGC 6857 Emission Nebula

I checked my scope today and found that the setup is way out of balance, which is probably the reason why my last imaging session had much better tracking at higher angles where the balance was more even. I spent about 1/2 hour rebalancing. My rig is difficult to balance since I have a dual scope se...
by menardre
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 6857 Emission Nebula
Replies: 1
Views: 12

NGC 6857 Emission Nebula

While working with SkyTools4 (Imaging) I found NGC 6857 nebula situated in Cygnus. Currently, Cygnus is situated in a good part of the sky allowing for longer exposure times. So I decided to give it a try. I re-configured my setup to use 11 inch SCT with focal reducer, Falcon rotator and ZWO ASI2600...
by menardre
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 5981, NGC 5982, and NGC 5985
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: NGC 5981, NGC 5982, and NGC 5985

Pete Thanks.. Concerning pinpoint stars... I do use star reduction processes in Pixinsight to help. Similar to Images Plus, but Pixinsight has a few different techniques depending upon how much star reduction you are looking for. Also, much easier to get sharper stars with my 11 in vice your 14 inch...
by menardre
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 5981, NGC 5982, and NGC 5985
Replies: 3
Views: 31

NGC 5981, NGC 5982, and NGC 5985

Last night was one of those (rare) nights when everything went off perfectly. I gave a lecture on astronomy at the Swansea Library (27 attendees). Had a great time and made it home just in time to setup for imaging. I was queued onto imaging the NGC 5981 group from a post on Astrobin. NGC 5981 group...
by menardre
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Sky Guider Pro setup
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Sky Guider Pro setup

Nice looking rig and very nice image of the sadr region. Pinpoinmt stars and nice color rendition. Looking forward to more images from your setup.

Roger
by menardre
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation

Pete I 100% agree with your assessment. With my roll-off roof about the best I can do is 15 minutes. That includes: Turn-on power to scope. Zero position the scope and then rotate to be out of the way of the roof. Using the winch, roll off the roof. Turn on computer. Do a quick 1 star alignment. On ...
by menardre
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation

Pete Thanks... I almost gave up. Decided to persevere. I did not know how the intermittent clouds would impact the images. I like said, several images had areas that were covered with clouds. Processing with Pixinsight did a good job of integrating all of the subs and produced a master that was bett...
by menardre
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation
Replies: 4
Views: 21

M16 Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation

M16 is very low in the South, just barely above the trees in my backyard. I only have about a 2 week period where it is visible at my site. I imaged M16 about a year ago but was not entirely satisfied with the result. So two nights ago I decided to give it another try. The night was challenging. The...