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Bruce Leeroy

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  1. I use a very basic procedure in gimp, no doubt some photons are lost but it cleans up a noisy image. Download image/open in gimp/duplicate layer/set duplicated layer to "Multiply"/merge then save as:....I added a 3rd step to your image by desaturariting then again making it "Multiply" ontop of the image then made it 36% opacity to bring back some lost photons.
  2. I could remove some noise if you like?
  3. Did a little edit in gimp, I hope you don't mind.
  4. The stereo effect is very good, easier for me if I make the webpage alot smaller to reduce the size of the image. Thanks for the upload.
  5. I downloaded then duplicated your image and stacked the 2 together using the top layer as "Multiply" in the hope of reducing noise but it didn't really work but it pulled out a little more colour.
  6. If by chance your using an iphone you can tap and hold the screen to lock focus and exposure....swiping up and down the screen adjusts the exposure/brightness, there are also some other camera apps you can download for android/iphone/windows phones which allow a little more control. I bought a very small monocular that is attached to an iphone case then made an adapter to connect the monocular to a 32mm eyepiece. Something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carson-7x18-HookUpz-Close-Focus-Digiscoping-Monocular-for-iPhone-4-4S-5-5S-/152214887581?hash=item2370b6dc9d:g:lOgAAOSwdzVXuxTT this is quite good for planetary/moon viewing as you can see the phone screen and adjust focus/exposure in real time, below is a panorama of the moon through the iphone.
  7. I used Gimp software, after opening I selected to duplicate the image so now I have 2 of the same image in the Layers/Channels box...select the top image and change the Mode from Normal to Multiply...at this point move the opacity slider to adjust the effect, 'sometimes' selecting Overlay or Screen will have a similar or stronger effect, keep the bottom layer as Normal mode.
  8. Aggressive noise reduction tests ! Image 1 is your final image and image 2 is your 2nd posted image. Image 3 maximum noise reduction.
  9. I'd make a cabinet out of 100mm insulated board like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Insulation-Board-100mm-Celotex-Kingspan-8x4-/201816878653?hash=item2efd392e3d:g:yGwAAOSw~AVYoMCa Initially I would make it air tight to stop any warm air entering the cabinet, add some moisture absorbing crystals and keep an eye on the mirrors/lenses, place cabinet in the coldest part of the garage...this method "should" help stop the mirrors dewing up.
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  11. I hope you don't mind but i tried a little edit in gimp.
  12. Reduced the noise a little bit for you. Reduced even more.
  13. Great detail on the galaxies when you zoom in. Well done.
  14. If you do paint/spray it yourself try to avoid a water based paint, I find water based paint doesn't like being rubbed down with emery paper and water between coats.