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Everything posted by alacant

  1. Hi To get the soul nebula to show, best to remove the hot mirror from the camera. Cheers and HTH
  2. JTOL... One way to find out would be to try StarTools start to finish. Just go really easy on the second (and any subsequent) AutoDevs. If you really do want the old look, add a touch of FilmDev. Oh, and stick the red in NBAccent? I wonder...
  3. Hi We don't see many of these but IIRC (68mm), you need an extra 13mm between the FF and the sensor. HTH
  4. Here is a go with around 10 stars sampled, 6 iterations. Dunno... This is with the jpg. I'm sure you could pull more from linear. But yeah, as you say. Loads to absorb! Cheers
  5. Great shot. Love it. Did you get chance to run it through the new SVDecon module? Cheers
  6. Pinch until the stars elongate at 90° then back off until they're circular. HTH EDIT: IIRC there are other ways of using the Lens module. I'm certain @jager945 could explain far better than I.
  7. ... or using an app which obviates the need to have to do so.
  8. Hi Amazing detail for just an hour:) I'm with @powerlord; there's more to be had. But a few points: You've lost a lot of the galaxy. don't forget to allow for the fainter stuff. 200p so you're going to need a larger secondary to cover the 5d frame. A swap with someone with the 58mm secondary from a pds works well. Up to aps-c, they don't need the larger mirror. There's loadsa curvature and in so correcting, some of the frame is lost. A cc would help you take true advantage of full frame. There's banding in the red. It might be a good idea to correct that in Siril before registration. With light pollution your gonna need quite a bit more than an hour. Don't forget to dither between frames Cheers and HTH
  9. Hi It looks OK, but beyond that, it's difficult to say whether it's optimum for imaging e.g. we don't know the orientation of the image; where is the focuser? Another good ruthless test (which many fear!) is to take a guided shot of a star field. ATM, anywhere in Cygnus is good for this. Cheers
  10. Hi Greatly improved. There's loadsa detail. A touch of diagonal noise which could easily be eliminated by dither between frames. Cheers
  11. Ah, ok. Sorry. I used StarTools. No levels. No curves. No graphs... A good tagline would be 'Bringing astro-processing into the 2020s'! Cheers
  12. Ah, ok. Now I understand... It looks dark because you haven't processed it.
  13. Hi I found detail, colour and more galaxy. Even in 59 minutes, there's a lot there already, hence my recommendation of shooting another session. Modern astro apps give you the possibility of quickly visualising what's there. In so doing they save you time and help you decide whether it's worth continuing. Cheers and looking forward to seeing the final version.
  14. Hi Yeah. There's loads more to be had. The best m31 of the season so far i'd say. Here's my 5 minute demonstration. Add another 59 minutes and you'd have a winner on your hands:)
  15. Thanks for the confirmation. kstars didn't list it, so I assumed the name had been dropped. Google had the 399 number, but still no luck back on the map. Cheers
  16. Hi everyone A visitor wanted us to setup his 130, but having travelled as checked-in baggage with Jet2, we feared the worst. However, a 30s tweak of the primary adjusters was all that was needed. Moral of the story: reflectors travel well. Here are ngc884 and ngc869 in Perseo with an astro modified eos700d taken using said. eos700d, ~2h, iso800
  17. Hi everyone This is a good one if you're short on time. Except having done an hour, you realise that the background is full of interesting dark bits. We found this by accident; all the bg stars seemed red and orange. Anyway, not really enough exposure for the darker stuff, but ok for the fg stars. Must remember to order some more patience from Amazon. Thanks for looking and do post your dslr efforts if you've had a go. 700d @ ISO800 ~2h
  18. Hi I think the imaging version of the C8 is called 'Edge'. If you've good enough atmospheric conditions, it maybe worth a look. The longest we go is 1200mm. With DSLRs, but only on the occasions when the atmosphere supports us.
  19. 1/4" 20 UNC Or just drill off the thread and use m6. HTH
  20. Lovely shot. I found quite a few more stars in your .TIF, helped in no small part by StarTools' latest Deconvolution module. Not sure if it's in good enough focus though. Oh, and I'm hopeless at colour unless someone is telling me over shoulder style. Cheers and thanks for posting.
  21. Yes, absolutely. Much better. For Andromeda, it's unfortunate you can't fit older Zeiss or Takamar lenses to a Nikon. Maybe you could look around for a Nikon fit 135 or 200 though.
  22. Hi The stack is 12032 x 8033 and over 500Mb. How did you arrive at that? You lost a lot of the galaxy. Maybe guide the camera to avoid overlap and try longer exposures with the galaxy centred in the frame? Cheers and HTH
  23. With conventional processing you can't, no. With StarTools, you most certainly can:)
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