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Bruce Leeroy

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  1. On my iphone if i tap and hold the screen it sets the auto focus and auto exposure to manual then I swipe up and down the screen to adjust exposure. Below are 2 iphone images, the moon picture is actually a panorama letting the moon drift across the screen.
  2. If you have a moon filter try using it on Jupiter to reduce the haze. It can improve contrast too.
  3. Lovely wide field shots, I downloaded 1 image and had a play with it..I opened the image in Gimp (paint program) and stacked it ontop of itself a few times to bring out the faint and sometimes hidden stars. It gained some noise in the process. Your focus seemed spot on btw.
  4. Duplicated your image and stacked it ontop of itself...not sure if it helps
  5. I have a Dark Star dob the primary is 220mm and the mirror coating is only a little better than yours I use a moon filter when viewing Jupiter as I think there's alot of light scatter/glow coming from the ageing mirror coating. Here's 2 iphone images using the Dark star dob...I have a little video footage but it's 28mb so not so sure it will upload, skip to 29 seconds. IMG_3659 - Copy.MOV
  6. Aggressive noise reduction with a loss of some data. Using Gimp paint program. Duplicate layer Set top layer mode to "Multiply" Slide opacity of the top layer to reduce the effect until desired result....76% for your image The screenshot shows the same method.
  7. Moon filter works well on Jupiter!
  8. Opened your .jpg in "Gimp" (free paintshop style program). Step1 Duplicate the layer! Step2 Set top layer mode as "Multiply" in the "layer mode section" in the red box! Step3 Slide the opacity setting on the top layer mode to reduce the effect. (62% for your image). In the green box! You can see in my screenshot 100% opacity removes all noise but at a high loss of fine dust detail...test other layer modes like Screen/Overlay/Addition.
  9. Hi there, I had a try at reducing some of the noise which reduced some bloom and "maybe" teased out a little definition of the galaxies..?
  10. Well all I did was duplicate your layer then set the top layer to "multiply" keeping the lower layer as "normal"...export/save as .jpg. A very simple process.
  11. It's similar to photoshop but free...Working in the layers box I duplicated your image and then adjusted the top layers attributes between multiply/screen/overlay/addition to see which worked the best, I think I used "multiply" for your image then adjusted the opacity scale to reduce the's a very basic procedure and perhaps a very amateur way to process these type of images. I hardly ever google anything I usually YouTube first. Gimp image program. I haven't watched this video but I can see there working on 2 layers similar to the way I edited your image.
  12. Great image well done, I put your image into gimp and duplicated it then stacked them together...I think it helped bring out some more colour and contrast showing the festoons with a little more detail. I hope you don't mind .
  13. My efforts iPhone 4s. GRS and 2 moon shadows for pic 1+2 pic 3 is a panorama letting the moon drift through the view..I think my jupiter images would have been improved using a moon filter at the eyepiece. Good luck, and I recommend using a remote shutter.
  14. 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.
  15. I could remove some noise if you like?