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  1. Over how long was the period you took your 700 frames? It might be better to break the lights frames into four piles of frames using the same reference frame in each stack even if you have it ticked for inclusion in one stack. Then stack the four stacks with the same reference frame. Does that gain a better output.
  2. Is that from the night before last please @Martoon? i caught something very similar on the allsky pointing NNE/E Lovely capture The one I have here was 2:45 am running north to south
  3. Edit: I'll leave my attempt but I've just realised I was too late in entering in time so it's just to look nice. Super data, thank you for sharing. Processed in StarTools 1.7.461MR6 I hope to redo this process as it is a little too strong for me. First step was load the ha2 as linear and crop | bin| wipe | autodev with ROI | contrast | HDR | mask and wavelet sharpening | decon | colour | superstructure | shrink | denoise | saved as ha2.tiff Using the Compose module I loaded the R G B and L, and when adding the luminance weighted it 20 mins. RGB L process loaded as linear and crop | bin | wipe | autodev with ROI | contrast | HDR | mask and wavelet sharpening | decon | colour | | superstructure | shrink | denoise | saved RGBL.tiff Compose module and opened saved ha tiff on red and as RGB legacy and no to colour interpolation. Loaded as none linear then layer module and opened RGB and set to lighten (or might have been add) this created the final composition | saved tiff to png for upload. The ha data has the warmth for the galaxy and also the orange for the star mentioned previously on this thread that showed blue though the halo after the ha addition stayed blue.
  4. Was a field flattener used, it's a very tidy image for the ST80. Why not use a mono camera with the ST80 to work with it to better manage blue if want colour.
  5. Hand rocket blower are generally best as cans aren't just air but other weird stuff too
  6. With the neximage 5 I have here I use the imaging source driver for this camera sensor and can use sharpcap. I was looking for the capture I took of the Moon but haven't located it yet so I could share whether I used avi or ser though I did process the video in Registax.
  7. I'd get familiar with the software you choose to drive the camera before the weekend. SharpCap, Firecapture etc. The ZWO120 in theory would already have come with at least a T mount (nose cone) or a T2 thread to connect directly to a suitable receiver on the telescope, though I don't know specifically for the telescope you'll be using.
  8. Startools has features that could be used on a planetary image, Deconvolution module and the Sharp module. Edit: I might set myself a challenge of processing a moon image stack output in StarTools.
  9. Thought I would tack on a test I did yesterday, daytime use of 150 lens inside and no filter gain 100 the camera was collecting enough light to make an image of what I saw by eye (nothing analysed) the 742 filter surprisingly only needed 240ms to create an image. The same image with the IR/UV blocking filter needed 60ms, less again with no filter.
  10. There's noticeability more in your Jupiter above then the first image.
  11. I use the virtuoso vi and image within the capability of an altaz mount, there are limitations that need to be worked within. Have a look at the No EQ DSO imaging challenge thread, I'll add a link later. https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/228101-the-no-eq-dso-challenge/page/1
  12. Have you tried firecapture, and another approach I took with a celstron camera is to ignore the branded driver software and get a driver straight from the sensor website though I didn't have to worry about warranty.
  13. StarTools can run on pc, mac and linux and has a very enabling price if you want to use a dedicated astro image processor.
  14. Thank you Mike, I hadn't thought of that I'll give that a try. Edit: that was very easy to set up
  15. I'm having fun using the asi462 with AllSkEye and a 7 inch tablet on a gorilla tripod, but the street lights don't go off until 1am and the program although I delay the start has to start before 12am and the battery only lasts 4 hours. So I'll lose an hour of capture as the nights darken, other than that it's excellent software with great strengths. So I've just done a pro license of sharpcap to see if I can bend the scripting capability to work for me in the new 4.... release.
  16. Sounds like you had success with your new scope addition and getting the wider view you were after.
  17. Nice stars and m31 I'm hoping to add to this thread when the nights are dark earlier
  18. If you really want the Cresent could you do a stack on just that side of the lights range then process and stitch that panel to your other process with cropped artifacts.
  19. If you had had a 1.25 could you have used your nifty filter adaptor with your 6d
  20. That's super help, I get the reluctance to crop as I'm often also over preserving dodgy edges.
  21. Is your machine 32 or 64 bit. You can't install 64 bit on a 32 bit W10 install
  22. The zwo site is working for me I just tried it.
  23. Some more on the 14th, 25 second exposures with 2 second gap between frames, one was just caught between frames it was travelling very fast.
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