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  1. I use SG Pro a lot so for me there was no issue with subscribing ($59/year). It's $149 if you upgrading from version 2 or a new user. At approx £1 a week it's worth it. APP, Maxim and others are all subscription based. If you currently have SGPro you can carry on using it, you just don't qualify for updates. I'm sure in time NINA and other free softwares will need to make charges so their developers can eat!
  2. fwm891

    Francis-Astro images

    Images taken using a mix of mono DSLR, OSC DSLR, Cooled OSC cameras on observatory mounted telescopes
  3. I think this is the final data collection: 60x 300s subs, final set captured last night (20-09-2020). Scope: RASA-8 Camera: ASi533MC Pro (cooled to -12°C) Unity gain. Mount: iOptron CEM60 Captured via: SG Pro and PHD2 for guiding Processing: PixInsight. Cosmetic Correction, Debayer, Star align, Integration, Histogram Transform, Curves Transform, Saturation, SCNR, luminance mask applied, TGV Denoise (very light application). Multiple light applications in various orders Thanks for looking
  4. Managed to get a few more subs last night before clouds moved in. I've tried to process a little more neutrally as well the original a little too warm. Uncrpped, no noise reduction routines (for the pixel peepers). Hope you like..
  5. Initially I though this was too close to the pole for me to see due to buildings but turns out it just clears the neighbours house roof so I spent a while on it last night. As always needs more subs. Just the head end shot and processed in PI and PS. Looks like Sat/Sun will be the next chance for more data. No calibration frames yet. Thanks for looking RASA 8, ASi533 (unity), CEM60, Baader UV/IR cut filter.
  6. thanks @tooth_dr sadly it's in an area of sky I cant access due to buildings
  7. Hi Gorann @gorann great image but what is it? NGC, IC, SH# ? pet hate of mine that images are posted without being labelled ...
  8. The OTA was the Altair Astro 115 EDT-APO refractor, mounted on an iOptron CEM60. 3 images taken with the same kit over the last two nights. 18 - 25 x 300s subs each
  9. Would PI's Linear Fit not have sorted the differences? Couple of points - Should the image be rotated 180° and it's a touch yellow thus reducing the blues.... Great image
  10. Out of interest I wanted to see what I might get from a single image frame with the ASi 533 MC-Pro camera. Exposure 120s -15° C Unity gain. I chose an area containing some detail but not overloaded with a heavy star field and picked IC 5070 as a target. The image below contains the RAW 16 bit frame unprocessed and a processed version. I've not used any noise reduction routines at any stage as noise was my initial interest. Processing in PI. RAW frame opened, STF applied, Histogram Transformation, Dynamic crop and saved as png. Processed image: STF applied, mix of Colur saturation, Curves transfor, SCNR and Histogram transformation Dynamic crop. Saved as png.
  11. Ended up about 2 with cloud from the north east but between 10 and 2 it was OK. Seeing varied at times a job to make out the MW, at other times it was more easily traced through Cassiopeia - Cygnus.. All image sub lengths 180s with 10 subs per image (NGC869 only had 6)? Full frames, no cropping, no noise reduction. Scope RASA 8 OSC Camera: ASI522 MC Pro (Gain 100 offset 70) -15 C Mount CEM60 Standard. Hope you like
  12. Then again my CEM 60 updated without a hitch, it's a superb mount. N° 3 iOptron mount for me: an iEQ45 pro, CEM60 (Standard non EC) and a smaller CEM25P. After my NEQ6 Pro I won't touch SW again...
  13. More subs last night - image now with 25x 180s subs, same processing
  14. Keep forgetting with the RASA to flip the image: Image flipped
  15. I was aiming for 20x 3 min subs but clouds tonight had other thoughts. I managed to get 8x 3min subs with the ASi 533 MC Pro mounted on a RASA 8 and CEM60 (Standard) mount. To keep some of the variation out of the basic calibration (Darks, Flats and Bias) my processing used PI's Weighted Batch processing routine. I'll use this same routine when I get the extra data. This has been followed with saturation, curve transformation, SCNR and File transformation. Saved as tiff's, png and jpg. The frame has not been cropped. No noise reduction used throughout as I wanted to see what the sensor would give me.
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