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  1. Putting this jellyfish back in the pond now! had enough for this season, but its been a useful learning tool! IC443 - The jellyfish nebula. A Supernova remnant in the constellation of Gemini. 143x120s. Altair Astro 72EDF Deluxe, 0.8x reducer, Hypercam 183c Pro Tec, HEQ5 pro. Stacked and processed in Astro Pixel Processor, with some hefty processing in Photoshop too. This one has been a pita to me ...I so wanted to call it finished but couldn't leave it alone. Finally happy with this version now!
  2. and heres the original 55x60s without the extra luminance from T9
  3. It was a bit...I did some processing jiggery pokery. Here's the jpeg that iTelescope sent me as a preview of that 2 Mon exposure
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  5. Thank you yeah it's a great way of quickly injecting detail into your shots!
  6. Think i might be done with this target for the season this is 55 x 60s exposures from my garden in Birmingham with my osc camera...and 2 x 120s exposures luminance with T9 in Siding Springs observatory in Australia. Always enjoy a processing challenge...especially taking different cameras and optics and mixing it all together. So image details: Location : Birmingham, UK 55x60s exposures, altair 72edf deluxe, 0.8x reducer, hypercam 183c pro tec. Siding Springs Observatory (Via itelescope.net) 2 x 120s exposures with luminance filter, Tele Vue NP127FLI, FLI Proline 16803 ccd. All images stacked and processed in Astro Pixel Processor (including scaling them to each other). RGB combined with luminance in photoshop and post processing also carried out in photoshop.
  7. I think I may have used dust and scratches a bit too much and also had the opacity on that layer too high...so it became more fuzzy.
  8. Thank you . Nope focus was smack bang on as I regularly checked my focus I do believe the issue here is with my processing. Probably something to do with the fact I did it at 3am . I never learn ??
  9. Here it is! Version 2...now up to 210 mins integration. I may get a bit more...not decided yet very happy with how its progressed so far.
  10. Looks like it might be clear in my neck of the woods tomorrow, so i may go for a bit more data on this....or maybe i'll go for a different target. Decisions!
  11. Of course thanks for the great feedback also. I use an Altair 72edf deluxe scope with lightwave 0.8x reducer and Altair hypercam 183c Pro Tec (gain 400, -15c, black level 30)
  12. I get a bit of a kick out of dragging as much out of minimal data as possible Took this last night, packed up early though as it was getting icy and treacherous. I think by the time I packed away it was -5c. Anyway this one actually came out better than i expected and i'm pretty pleased so far 55x120s stacked and processed primarily in APP and final touch up in Photoshop. Also used my L pro max filter for this, which no doubt helped.
  13. Bit more data added (total now 69 x120s) , made a bit of difference
  14. A new focuser for my scope ? Snow came shortly after...
  15. Thank you. I like to try and keep things more natural looking
  16. Took this last night in a rare beak in the clouds, still a work in progress and the moon was close. it was also a bit of an experiment on how my L pro max filter would help with moonlight, the answer is...quite well actually! the rest of the moon glare was mopped up in astro pixel processor. 55x60s, flats, darks and bad pixel map applied. stacked and processed in APP and final touch up in PS. Still a work in progress and i'll add more data as and when i can
  17. most likely! its presented as a final image...but its not really...i intended to get at least 4 hours on it until more cloud scuppered my chances ha! thank you for the feedback
  18. Happy new year everyone...i never thought we would see the end of those clouds, however last night presented itself a small window to get some imaging done. It was a good night for me as i've finally got my set up to work remotely and i'm still getting over a horrendous cold/flu (so it was nice to be able to image from my lounge in the warmth) Anyway this is 50x120s, darks and flats applied. Stacked and processed in astro pixel processor and final touch up in photoshop. Equipment used: Altair 72edf deluxe, 0.8x reducer, hypercam 183c Pro Tec, 60mm guide scope with altair 290c camera, Skytech L Pro Max filter and a HEQ5 pro (rowan modded)
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