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About johnfosteruk

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    Plymouth, UK
  1. Mare Nubium

    I’m not sure Michael. It’s in the stack so it’s a stacking issue rather than pp. hey ho
  2. Mare Nubium

    Part of it anyway. 300 of 3000 frames with the 5" reflector. Hippalus, Hesiodus and Ramsden Rilles look quite fetching in this FOV. 5 points to anybody who spots the processing artefact!
  3. Longomontanus, Clavius, Moretus

    5" reflector, 250 of 2500 frames.
  4. Copernicus 25-04-18

    The seeing was reasonable, the instrument was the 5" reflector. 250 of 2500 frames stacked.
  5. 10.5 day old Waxing Gibbous Moon

    I pulled out the big (for me) guns and used the 5" reflector this evening. Which was daft as there was lots of patchy cloud whizzing through periodically. So, I grabbed this small image first to make sure I got something. I wasn't going to post it but I'm quite pleased with the detail.
  6. Promontorium Laplace, UK skies, a surprise

    They're fantastic, as long as you keep them cool you're set up in minutes. Do it.
  7. Copernicus at 761x

    Fantastic report. I am somewhat in awe!
  8. AR2706 and the ISS

    You can convert the Avi to ser in pipp Dave. But pipp does the other stuff you need anyway.
  9. AR2706 and the ISS

    Use Pipp to split the frames out to tif files, then load them as layers in photoshop above a layer with the processed image. Set the blend mode to darken (I think - play with the blend modes until you find the right one). Save each one and then recombine in Pipp into an animation. I think
  10. Happy Moon

    Very nice.
  11. <waffle>It was awful here for most of the day as I'm sure it was nationwide, but looking at Sat24 just after 11 it looked like there could be a bit of clear sky coming through. I was right and about half an hour later it was clear. I knew the transparency would be good with the rain all day and what with the Skymax 102 being a lovely little grab and go, I keep it in a little watertight box outside so it's always cooled and ready to go. Two minutes later I'm setup and ready to image. 5 minutes later the clouds are scudding by at 500mph. But I did manage to capture 80 frames and they were pretty sharp. However AS!3 only liked 10 of them (I use the 80% mark on the quality graph after analysing to limit the frames for stacking) So what's this got to do with Prom. Laplace I hear you ask. I always give my images a massive temporary stretch just to see what's hiding on the terminator, you find some nice detail that way and then selectively process it after undoing the stretch. When I did it to this one, there was Prom. Laplace (confirmed after calibrating with LTVT) hanging in the blackness! Very nice but a shame I don't have a close up as well. So I applied a gradient adjustment to stretch the terminator and there it is, you probably need to click full size to see it (and on a dust free screen) though As the terminator is heavily stretched and it's only 10 frames I've reduced the image scale dramatically to overcome the noise There, not what you were expecting, but thanks for looking as always<waffle/>
  12. The first quarter Moon, highlights of a memorable session

    But the present Mrs Foster as cautioned me on the wisdom of such a venture, we may end up at 24"
  13. The first quarter Moon, highlights of a memorable session

    That's the plan Full size print will be 48" long.
  14. Mare Serenitatis captured with skymax 102, 2.5x Barlow and Nikon D3200. Lots of lovely shadows in the Caucasus.
  15. Shadow Spires, and lots of 'em

    Glad you know where your towel is! i love my frac. But I think I may love my mak more.