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AstroJones

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About AstroJones

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  1. That looks very good very creative, i might have to see if i can make something like this
  2. Thank's The software we use is, Deep Sky Stacker, and Adobe photoshop. We also have Adobe lightroom but it's a trial.
  3. We will try this out and see if it improves our images, thank's
  4. Thank's, sorry to ask but how do i take flat frames?? i have seen videos where poeple put shirts over their scopes, is this the correct way or is there another way? (sorry i'm still new to this)
  5. How is this: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/112147206@N05/12118773014/ I think that one looks alot better.
  6. I also think it's a bit too red, i will try and fix it
  7. This is our first attempt of the Double Cluster (NGC 869 & 884) We used a Nikon D3200 and stacked 20 images at 30 seconds of exposure, The ISO was set to 1600. https://secure.flickr.com/photos/112147206@N05/12109371435/ Opinions please! we think it turned out well for a first attempt but i do think it's a bit red, hopefully the skies stay clear so we can get more images to stack. Thank's for looking
  8. I had a go at putting the original image into photoshop, i am a very new to photoshop so it's not the best but i think it's alot better than what it was. This is what i got: https://www.flickr.com/photos/112147206@N05/12078298686/in/photostream/ I adjusted the Curves, Levels, Hue, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast and lots more but i can't remember Please let me know what you think.
  9. That's a great image for a single exposure, keep up the good work!
  10. Thank's hopefully the skies clear up so we can add to the image.
  11. That's a great first attempt It's better than our first image that we took of M42, did you do any image stacking or was it a single exposure? Nice colours aswell
  12. This is our first image using Dual axis motors, we could only take 24 images due to it getting really foggy. There is a fuzzy orange patch in the image that i couldn't seem to get rid of. https://www.flickr.com/photos/112147206@N05/12072235183/ The images consits of 24 Light frames at 1600 ISO 10 Dark frames 10 Bias frames Both the light and dark were at 25 second exposures, the total exposure was around 10mins (don't know the exact time) We plan to add to this image next time it is clear. A big thank's to everyone that helped us with our Dual axis motors and everyone that has helped us on these forums!! we would like to hear your opinions good or bad, we would also like to hear any tips that you have to offer. Thank's - Harvey & Toby.
  13. As for eyepeices and a Cheshire Collimator, i cant give any advice on them. But i did get a laser collimator off of Amazon and today was the first time i have ever collimated a telescope I can't belive how bad my mirrors were out of collimation, the laser didn't even hit the secondary mirror a second time but insted it hit the wall. I just put the collimator in where the eyepiece sits, then adjusted the allen key bolts on the secondary mirror to reflect the dot of the laser inside the little ring on the primary mirror. Once that was lined up, i then adjusted the big screws (not the little thin ones) on the back of the primary mirror so that the laser dot returns to where it came from (The actual lens that the laser is emmited from) i then had to do the secondry mirror again but after i made fine adjustments to the allen key bolts, it was all in line and looked good. I guess i will find out if it has worked the next time i use the scope i'm sorry if that didn't make sense but i tried to explain as accurate as i could. Here is a link to a video that you can follow:
  14. If i was to get a picture of M42 like that then i would be stunned, the detail in the cloud is great. As you say the color of the trapezium area is a bit off but the rest of the picture makes up for that As im still new to this, i personally cannot give you any advice in post processing. What i can give you is a very well done and as it's a first attempt (even if it wasn't) i would give you a 8.5 / 10.0 Very well done indeed, keep up the good work.
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