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Rudeviewer

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  1. I'm wondering if anyone who has shots this target and got the outer shell of OIII to show up without having to overstretch it did it. More data at the same exposure, or a longer set of exposures for the OIII?
  2. Thank you Tony! Might go for some more OIII and pull that outer shell out more.
  3. Thank you!! Was fun to finally get back out there and get some data. The Mach1 performed beautifully even after sitting for such a long time. I didn't have to mess with a thing!
  4. Finally back! The weather here and of course life....has kept me from imaging for quite a long time. I finally got the bug back, and started gathering data on NGC 6888 The crescent in HA and OIII. Its been so long that I kind of forgot a ton a processing tricks and also had a computer failure and lost most of my old tools for Photoshop, so this is just a quick process with everything I can remember. Its a bit noisy due to needing more data, and probably needing to take a new set of darks, flats, and bias files since its been so long. That being said, it came out ok, just need to rehone my processing skills a bit. Let me know what you guys think........Details are: 1200x13 HA 1200x18 OIII
  5. Thank you so much!! I found that added SII to the mix makes processing a bit tough. Really appreciate it!
  6. I wanted to try to sharpen things up and make color pop a bit more so did a full reprocess. I actually really like this second version.
  7. Does anyone think the blue stars take away from this image? I kinda forgot about taming the stars down a tad when processing and was just looking back on it thinking they kinda do.
  8. I haven't been able to post up lately as the weather hasn't cooperated much. This is the first good data I've been able to capture for a while now. This is around 8 hours of data of HA and OIII all 1200s subs. I still plan on capturing the SII data but ill take what i can get for the time being. Quickly and simply processed in Pixinsight and finished up in Photoshop. I normally over saturate my images and this time i tried to leave it simple. Mach1 GTO, Atik 383l+, Baader Filters, Orion TOAG, SX Filter wheel, AT8RC, Lodestar X2, and the Williams Optics Flat6A .8x Reducer.
  9. This was taken on Saturday of last weekand and last night. It consists of 18 x 1200s HA, and 11 x 1200s OIII with Processing done in Pixinsight and finished a slight bit in Photoshop CS2. I had just got my new autofocuser install on my AT8RC and this was sort of my test with it. Stayed in perfect focus all night on both nights.
  10. Thank you all very much. Wish i could have had more time to get the SII channel. Im waiting on an autofocuser for the RC now since we have such big temperature shifts here in Colorado. Im sure Hayduke can attest to this as well. Makes focus shift in the middle of the night a pain......
  11. This was taken over the past 2 nights. I have 5 hours in HA and 5 hours in OIII. All 1200s subs. Processed in Pixinsight and finished in Photoshop CS2. This was taken with my AT8RC @ 1625mm, Atik 383l+ Mach1 GTO, Baader Filters.
  12. Excellent images Rodd. I myself prefer the 2nd one. Has contrast and makes things pop out more then the 1st. I don't have a whole lot of luck with my posts either here sometimes, there is such a high volume of posts sometimes they get lost in the mix. Keep posting em, a lot of times, people just run through all the topics posted to see everything.
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