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Bruce Leeroy

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  1. Nice images Bobby...I don't take many astro photos but when I do I also use Gimp...my final step is to duplicate the finished image/layer then make the top layer mode "Multiply" and adjust the opacity slider to get to the desired effect. I tried it on your 1st image. 88% opacity then 52% for the 2nd
  2. Great capture...I doubled the data and stacked it. Looked better whilst in my editor
  3. 22" mirror on ebay last week sold for £230. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332233181550?_trksid=p2471758.m4704
  4. Can you run 2 instances of Maxim DL5 ?...I can run 2 ps3 eye cameras using "CL-Eye test" for developers.
  5. I saw that too....and I saw the same at 00:45, just posted a screenshot from a video...i'll post it here too White ring is the sattelite/iss and the white/red ring is just a star. It was very very bright as it appeared and dimmed as it headed east.
  6. I saw 2 very bright satellites yesterday the 1st at 23:15 appx and 00:45 appx both following the same path and around twice the brightness/size of Jupiter...got the 2nd one on an iphone video, they both appeared very close to Jupiter and headed towards the east. Probably the brightest thing I've seen in the night sky. The blob in the white circle is the satellite and the white/red ring is a star. Video is 283mb @ 3 min in length.
  7. 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.
  8. If you have a moon filter try using it on Jupiter to reduce the haze. It can improve contrast too.
  9. 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.
  10. Duplicated your image and stacked it ontop of itself...not sure if it helps
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Moon filter works well on Jupiter!
  14. 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.
  15. 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..?