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  1. I see...that's interesting... There's nothing straightforward in this hobby..
  2. With regards to the L-eXtreme, I had a look on Astrobin... I saw this: Heart Nebula with L-eXtreme filter This cant be right? The stars have almost disappeared from the image? I know that's a characteristic of the filter, but isn't that just too much? Sure, the nebulosity seems to be enhanced, but where are the stars!!?
  3. Thanks Vlaiv So, for emission nebulae should consider IDAS NB2 or L-eXtreme For the rest, a general LPS like the L-Pro or LPS P3? Just to avoid getting myself confused, are the general LPS filters similar to the UV-IR filters like the Baader ones?
  4. Thank you for your kind words... Yes, I'm eager to get back. Carrying the AZEQ6 and setting up was out of the question when I was recovering... As for the filter, can you please expand? DO you mean the L Extreme is a better option for Emission nebula than the LPS V4 that I already have? With regards to galaxies and reflection nebulae etc.. what do you advise? Like I mentioned above, I have really bad LP in London
  5. Hello everyone After jumping head in last May into this wonderful new hobby to me, I suffered a bicycle accident, fractured ribs, followed by COVID, so had to drop the whole hobby for almost a year! I'd like to get back, but I think I forgot everything I've learnt last year! So, as the title says, which filters have you used with said camera, with good results? I currently have the ZWO 2" filter drawer, and only have the IDAS LPS-V4. I gather it is good for Emission nebula? What about refelection Nebula and planets? Can you please provide suggestions for a good L
  6. and here is the mosiac. I followed a tutorial on Light Vortex. I think the result is POOR. Possibly because the top part of the mosaic is from an inferior quality image, and obviously my skills are lacking...
  7. Also am considering investing is a short FL wide field APO. I feel that the ED80 + mosaic is too much work!!
  8. Yes, definitely! Every imaging session is like going to school!!
  9. Just completed processing the second set of images of the heart nebula. Still following Light Vortex's tutorial on mosaic, on how to combine the image from the first set. This is how the second set looks like: 23 subs @ 240 seconds. Unfortunately 17 more subs were discarded, as there were some tree branches in the way!! WBPP and processed in PI. Please let me know what you think... Still taking very early steps in processing...and imaging for that mater!
  10. Thank you for the tip. I have actually seen on that website a guide on how to do a mosaic. I am following it now just as a fun project. Will be interesting to see how it comes out. With regards to my equipment: Mount: SW AZ-EQ6 Pro. I bought this in January. It’s the newer version with the USB on the mount head. Scope: SW ED80 + FR 0.85 & Celestron C11 XLT. Software used: APT for image acquisition and DSS or PI for the rest. Currently my setup is as follows: I have 2 windows laptops connected via team viewer. One is connected to the camera and
  11. extremely useful!! thanks Yes, please. I am only 3 months into the hbby, so not familiar with all the software out there. I have been using APT, DSS & PI so far. I have looked at Stellarium a few times, but never used it during a session. The less new software I use, for now, the better. I am growing more familiar with APT, so if you could help me with those files, it would be very helpful!! Thanks P.S. what do you think of my last post above? Is this workable? Or need to restack with new settings? Many thanks Ossi
  12. Hi all This is what the image looks like now, this is just after applying DBE division + subtraction. Is this workable at all, or should I just avoid stacking both of the LIGHT sub sets together? Yesterday night, 20 subs @ 240 seconds into the imaging session, I did the very quick processing in the top image above, and saw that I am missing the lower part of the Nebula. So stopped imaging, and slewed the mount a very tiny bit upwards and to the left, and then continued another 35 subs, hoping to capture the nebula completely. Is the problem in the algorithms I u
  13. Thanks for your comments! Very encouraging! Well, I quickly processed the above image as I was not able to see from the individual FIT files coming out of APT if I was on the nebula at all. So waited for the first 10 subs to come in, then did a very quick stack in DSS with just 20 Ds, 20 FDs & 20 Fs, and opened the file in PI just to see if I was on the right track. I know, that’s a very long and tedious process just to be sure I am imaging the right area of the target! its so so much easier with galaxies, as they show up clearly on individual FIT files, or ev
  14. Hello everyone Following on from the good advice I received from members regarding framing on Nebulae, I looked for a star in the center of the Nebulae, and slewed to it, I think it was SAO 33926, not sure now, and took a set of images. I was super pleased and excited to be able to get most of the Nebula! Seems silly to be so excited about taking a picture that is already not so good, with all the amazing quality pics I see every day by experienced members....but it just feels so satisfying!! This is just a quick process of the frames that I have so far, 10 subs @240 secon
  15. yes, guess pushed curves transformation over the top...
  16. 100 subs @120s -10C, with Ds, Fs & DFs.... Hope the color saturation is not over the top?
  17. Hello everyone I have noticed that when ever I use WBPP I constantly get artifacts in the MASTER LIGHT? I have attached an example of 2 master lights, side by side. All subs and settings were the same. This are the master lights of part of IC 1805, 10 light subs, 240 seconds, darks, flat darks and flats. I ran both WBPP and BPP on the same exact subs, and in WBPP everything was on AUTO. I picked NEBULA in integration, to focus more on SNR. Same settings in all the rest. This artifact is CONSTANT anytime I use WBPP. It does not show up in BPP? Its covering the whole ima
  18. Good morning everyone I started last week to have a go at imaging nebula, and it was challenging. I seem to have 2 primary problems, and would appreciate some advice? 1- Framing and orienting is near impossible as opposed to imaging galaxies, as the single sub, even when fully stretched in APT or PI shows nothing, so I can never confirm if I am imaging the right part of the nebula. Live view on APT shows black sky, even when stretched. I have been advised that this can only be sorted by plate solving and connecting my mount to the PC. I am working on that. 2- The field of
  19. Here's what I meant. This is the SECOND image. I triple stretched using HTT of the first sub. As you can see, there is nothing there but grey background and stars... Even with CurvesTransformation
  20. I did that. After getting first sub in APT, I opened the sub in PI, and stretched as much as i could, but got nothing. Guess signal was too weak from just one sub. I think in the future I will need to slew to a star in the middle of the field, and take it from there
  21. Yes, guess so. Where is the option in PI to do MOSAIC? Thanks
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