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andy fearn

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  1. 22 hours ago, Ken Mitchell said:

    First attempt and first clear morning after 2 weeks of bad astrophotography weather.

    Taken about 2 hrs before sunrise on 07/13/2020

    The image still has some startrails from the comet stacking mode in DSS. I've used the comet stacking mode and normal stacking mode and blended both together in Photoshop to get the comet with its starfield rather than startrails. 

    Difficult process to do this manually. 

    If someone knows a method/software that does comet stacking with its starfield, please let me know. DSS failed me on several occasions  using comet+star stacking method.



    Equipment and image detail: 

    Nikon d610
    TS72 APO + TS72flat 
    settings: 432mm, f6, iso400, 40min. Different exposures ranging from 30 sec to 5 sec.

    Tracking: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
    Stacking: Deepskystacker 4.2.2
    Processing: Adobe Photoshop


    Fantastic image. congratulations. thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi Barry and welcome. I see you have visited Gibraltar. When my wife and I did the tour up the rock she also had a visit to her person by an ape, but it sat on her head. She screamed at me to do something so I took a photo of her. glad to hear your enjoying your self in this frustrating hobby.


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