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Zendrix

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  1. Zendrix

    Deep Space

    Some of my beginners attempts! :)
  2. Hi guys, Just some update. I transfered the AVI to Registax 5, like Steve suggested, and chose manually 4 alignment points, and it went just smoothly. Stacked around 1998 out of 4000, like James suggested. Wavelets: channels 1,2 and 3 till half values and some very little sharpenning in Photoshop for my first close-up: Thanks a lot for your input. Need to improve now... Rui
  3. Hi Steve, Ill give it a try as well. I guess REG 6 is perfect for centered frames, but, as you say, needs some forgiveness qualities still... Things is I have a single and double speed R.A. motor drive, which means i cant center the Moon for more than 2 minutes with the Barlow setup, due to the moons own orbit, so the movies frames are quite displaced comparing the 1st frame with the last... do the EQ-5 and 6 have a specific speed for moon tracking? Thank you for your input. Rui
  4. Hi Steve, Ill give it a try as well. I guess REG 6 is perfect for centered frames, but, as you say, needs some forgiveness qualities still... Things is I have a single and double speed R.A. motor drive, which means i cant center the Moon for more than 2 minutes with the Barlow setup, due to the moons own orbit, so the movies frames are quite displaced comparing the 1st frame with the last... do the EQ-5 and 6 have a specific speed for moon tracking? Thank you for your input. Rui
  5. hi James, so what would be the parameter that allows Registax to accept a larger distance for alignment points? And what would be a reasonable limit value for this? Is there any other way of aligning an AVI that could work? like, if i manually choose, say, 10 manual alignment points that definitely stand out on the picture? Thank you for commenting! Rui
  6. Hi Chris, I must say i would expect Registax to collect the alignment points of the frames of the AVI, even though they are quite a few pixels apart in some frames, because there are many clear points of reference for it to do the job... but, in my experience, i only got good clear results at first try when i use a full disc image or a planet and center it before in PIPP.. otherwise, I can't seem to be able to understand registax. I will give it go later in AS2 and I'll let you know! Thanks for your comment, Rui
  7. Hi all, I captured around 4000 frames in liveview mode while shooting at the Moon, with Camera / 2xBarlow / Telescope. Then cropped them in PIPP and created an AVI file to export after to Registax. The video file, even after cropped and centered, is not very stable (i guess because it was windy?), u can see the Moon is misplaced in a few frames, but nothing really serious, in my guessing. So, when i pass it to Registax 6, i do the normal process that i already did for saturn and for full lunar disc, (Align, choose a decent amount of align points, limit to 95% quality or best frames, etc). Thing is, the final result is something really odd, with the Moon not even entering the final pic. Somewhere along the alignment points process there is a problem that i dont have the knowledge to solve, and you can see the green lines of alignment going way out of the picture for some reason. I only had time to printscreen one shot before coming to work, and looks like this: Some alignment details were, as i remember: default minimum number of pix between alignment points - 30 from edge - 20 chose around 100 alignment points automatically (in some cases, there was one in a black area, but i tried right clicking in order to delete it,but it wouldnt do anything) So, i wonder if i could get any help from you guys! Would be much appreciated. Thanks, Rui
  8. Garry, thanks a lot for your input. I really aprecciate it! Ah, so you just use the barlow between the Camera and the telescope.. so its like a prime focus with a barlow in between, like u said? i hope i got it right. Im gonna try it out, definitely! And i guess post processing is like u said, its just a light hand after the stacking... i guess is much different than DSO's, that need a lot of processing after gathering the data. Thanks a lot, you've been very helpful and positive Cheers, Rui
  9. Great, thanks for the tip! Any tutorial on how to enhance your data after registax? like photoshop or so? And what is your opinion on what should be my next step in terms of gear, in a very low budget? A webcam is probably the next achievement, in my perspective.. im guessing it would make a better job than the still frames from liveview x5? or maybe not? maybe a 10mm quality eyepiece? Thanks, Rui
  10. Thank you guys, that is very encouraging. I wonder what your opinions would be regarding the next step in upgrading material for planetary. Im definitely wearing out my EQ2 for DSO, but i guess for planetary is still ok, as long as i would have, maybe: a better eyepiece? a webcam would get better results than liveview x5, i would say? What do you guys think? Thanks for the tip, Chris. Why this specific noise reduction program? it has advantages, compared to, lets say, "noiseware community edition" or the "denoiser" from registax? And when would i apply it, after the image has been processed in registax? Michael, i agree. It's magic!
  11. Hey guys! I know, i have seen great pics of Saturn, really lovely ones, but one must start from somewhere, so i would like to share my first saturn and would love to hear your inputs and eventually evolve in planetary photography. So, details: I dont have a webcam (yet), so i decided to give it a go with what i have, which is a Canon 1000D. I captured around 4500 frames at 800ISO through a 130mm Skywatcher, EQ2, R.A. motor and a 10mm eyepiece with Liveview x5 of APT. My eyepiece is still the one that came with the skywatcher set, which i think is one of the main reasons why i get a very blobby saturn with Canon>10mmeyepiece>skywatcher. Then i used PIPP to center and crop the pics in planetary mode, and limited to around 2700. Passed the .AVI to Registax, stacked 85% quality, which gave me around 2500. My final result was this: , This is one of the original frames: Would love your input! Rui
  12. great! thanks for your reply mate. By the way, would a 400D LiveView mode be different than the LiveView Mode of a 1000D in terms of quality? Thanks again, Rui
  13. Does the ASI120MM work only as a webcam or it can replace the works of a DSLR, lets say?
  14. Very jealous here...!!!! hehehe
  15. Hello all! I have been imaging some nebulaes and the moon, but never got into planetary. I dont have the time or money right now to research for the best webcams for planetary and moon imaging, so i saw this thread about planetary imaging with DSLR's and wanted to discuss about it a bit. I have a Canon 1000D, which mean no video feature. However, i read that it is possible to record frames from the LiveView mode in APT. I have some questions about this method: 1. Will i get some reasonably effects or should i not even consider it? (having in mind, of course, that reasonable is always relative and this is not the best method for planetary img) 2. How many frames are we talking about when we press capture in 'planetary mode' in APT? obviously the more, the better, but what would be a reasonably fair number to start with, expecting good weather conditions? 3. Should i record it in x5 without any eyepiece between camera and telescope or would i get better results recording with an eyepiece and not in x5 Liveview? Or both? I read this article about planetary imaging with DSLR (http://www.astropix.com/HTML/I_ASTROP/EQ_TESTS/Canon_One_To_One_Pixel_Resolution.HTM) but i had some doubts.. in the end, do you need a 1:1 ratio for planetary? anybody knows or has done this kind of thing with a Canon 1000D? Some other doubts will arise, but thats about it for now. Would be thankful for your inuts. Rui
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