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  1. In auto dev reducing outside region of interest influence and increasing the ignore fine details can help you control the strength of stretch reveal.
  2. Could down load the affinity trial and see if you can do what you need to do, there are astro processing videos on you tube made by affinity staff and they appear to be adding functionality all the time
  3. In order to offer help it would be useful if Candela added a jpg to their post of their process so we can see the image in the post directly, I think you will get a lot more help if you did this and also added what software you had used for your process.
  4. Saw this thread and saw a relevance to your thread. https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/383202-osc-nb-filter/
  5. I reported the really bright one I caught and I keep meaning to report the others I catch but haven't yet.
  6. Samyang 135mm f2 lens gives lovely wide views, there's a thread on it
  7. For free Microsoft did a great app called ICE image composition editor (I've read reports it might have been withdrawn it's a W10 program) Infinity Photo I think has done a youtube on an astro stitch. Was the reference frame used on each matching stack perhaps different, does PI let you pick the reference frame for stacking.
  8. Hi, great to see a static tripod used you've captured quite a bit. I found when I did a similar exercise of 100 x 6 second images I needed to split this into three sets, I used the middle frame of each set as the reference frame in deep sky stacker. You'll get three images to process but the edges will be less distorted if you had found this the case so far, the final three can then be joined using something like Microsoft ICE, you'll get a wider final image then crop the top and bottom of desired. I had used a 24mm lens rather than a 50mm. Many infinity photo or photoshop astro processing videos can be followed using GIMP. In startools to create a star mask go to Mask then select Auto and then stars or fat stars and Go to create a quick star mask. Could do print screen to save a reference of your process while you use the trial.
  9. Totally. I've got several single frame really bright blobs and your post confirmed to me what they were.
  10. The other 150p mirrored altaz goto is the skyeatcher star discovery which has been out for longer.
  11. Nice to see that meteor captures can be head on and aren't always a streak. Looks very bright that one.
  12. I should have added I do have a graphics card and it is that which drives the great colour rendition, using the inbuilt intel graphics chip isn't bad but it is not great.
  13. Great image, love the beach huts. What lens did you use please, thinking of your 30 second exposure and neat stars.
  14. Using an LG 22M47VQ 1080 * 1920 native display, the dot pitch is great at .248, it is not large as do not have the space, loads of connections and clear bright screen that displays the full grey scale grades enough for my needs. https://www.lg.com/uk/monitors/lg-22M47VQ
  15. Well done to the above and all the other images as well.
  16. Well done to the above. Nice varied selection of captures, the shower was less dramatic then I had expected but some beauts captured.
  17. Hi, you might like this section https://stargazerslounge.com/forum/279-imaging-smartphone-tablets/ If you take longer shots of landscape you could stack and create a star trails image If using a telescope and static mount then it would be stack lots of short exposures 1-2 seconds as the target will drift pretty fast through the field of view
  18. If stacking a landscape that includes a static foreground then Sequator will stack the images on the stars but you can define the area around the static foreground. This can work well.
  19. Rechargeable batteries are 1.2v each so power would be under the requirement. Not slewing at maximum rate would conserve battery power
  20. This was the startools ST102 post I was thinking of https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/228101-the-no-eq-dso-challenge/?do=findComment&comment=3776550 There also a SIRIL tutorial on startools https://www.startools.org/links--tutorials/3rd-party-tutorials/sirilic-tutorial
  21. I'll add a link later to an image to show how capable your st102 is. The dust bunnies I found were effecting the quality of wipe output I could do. CA there are several ways of tackling it, if you have a 3d printer I would print an aperture mask to stop it down to maybe f7 or so and try that with brighter targets. Startools also has a fringe killer in the filter module which is easy to use.
  22. I have a virtuoso v1 and rarely use the buttons as I picked up a handset second hand. As the virtuoso v2 uses the wifi solution then I'd probably look at some of those winter gloves for phone users. EVA is not totally out of the question with an altaz tracking mount. (Moves in tiny left right up down movements so doesn't follow rotation) so lots of short exposures are stacked instead on longer ones.
  23. I like the tackumar 50mm f2 I have and now that I can fit 1.25 filters to the canon 1100d it opens up other possibilities. For longer reach as the vintage nikon 200mm I have needs too much stopping down f8 I'll use the evoguide with evoffv2 ff.
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