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About Kinch

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  1. Even from my backyard in Spain - this was still a very low target (though not as low as Tom's). I have worked on this over the last two days and came up with several versions......pretty sure this is the final......both colourful (doing the area justice) and best I can do with the stars. Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ130EDImaging cameras: FLI ML16200 142 x 3 minute LRGB subs.
  2. "At that low a latitude the data was noisy and tricky to balance"....WOW that was low......and you have done a fantastic job with it.
  3. for that last one. One of my great failings....posting something without sleeping on it and looking again with fresh eyes the following day. I can well understand that stement "It crept up on me".
  4. I hope others will use Rodd's data to make their own Rosette. It is nice data and, as I said to Rodd, it really would be nice to see different (personal) variations with the same base data. Here is my effort today.....(apologies to Rodd for cropping it...but then again, we want personal perspective on final image).
  5. Nice one Rodd - I just downloaded your masters - hopefully tonight I will get to play with ....
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    Well this is definitely not my forte and indeed had the wrong gear set up for an image like this. I was waiting to continue capturing data for a wide field target and decided to use the time on M5. This is a huge crop and nothing special.....but gave me something to do, trying to process 1.5 hours of RGB data this morning.
  8. On my screen there is little between them Rodd.....nothing wrong with the original and I would have been happy with that. Hand held devices do indeed tend to have brighter images (in my experience)....so if you are wanting to please all, you would need to put up different images for different devices.....which is pretty much impractical. Stick with what looks good on your own screen....(I am sure it is well calibrated)....and don't worry about people who glance at images on their phones! When you put that much effort into an image, it deserves a look on a bigger screen.
  9. Well.....hopefully, I will be following in your footsteps to this area...... & really hope it does not take two years to produce an image ( But if the weather systems don't change anytime soon.....then for sure it will. ) You can be happy, even though it has taken some time.....you have produced a winner here - great stars (no artifacts around them) and some lovely fine detail.
  10. Not sure what you mean by that - I have yet to do this area. It is on my list for around now....but want to get something else finished first. BUT....can do nothing but rework old data .....the weather has been terrible for astrophotography here in SE Spain
  11. Well done. I don't know what it is about this nebula - I have tried it a couple of times and have not been successful......it is still on my to-do list. If I can match what you have done here - I will be happy.
  12. Thanks all for the comments. In reply to Barry's comment: It was a hard call at the time - this scope was really expensive (as you know) - but once I started using it, I knew it was the right decision. The money was going to go one way or another.....but so happy to have this scope now.
  13. Again - reworking old data (as I have been doing ever since lock down started hee in Spain.....or so it seems). The last time I worked this data in 2018, I added some RGB data to the Narrow Band data - but reprocessing it again, I think it better without. (The RGB data was not the best). This is with the FSQ130 scope & QSI 6120 camera. 8 hours Ha & 11 hours OIII. The Crescent Nebula - upper right (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away from Earth. The very faint Soap Bubble Nebula - lower left, or PN G75.5+1.7, is a planetary nebula. It was discovered by amateur astronomer Dave Jurasevich using an Astro-Physics 160 mm refractor telescope who imaged the nebula on June 19, 2007 and on July 6, 2008.
  14. I never realised there were so many... I started off with SGP. It was a brand new kid on the block as was I, when it came to imaging. I have stuck with it ever since. (There was a period when SGP was going through a bad patch....there always appeared to be some exception or other being thrown up. At that time, I actually bought Voyager with great intentions....but SGP settled down and I got too lazy to learn a new software.....so am happy at the moment to continue with SGP).
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