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About Mr_42tr0nomy

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  1. I think that you are likely correct in that I am and always will be a tad over sampled at .50". My seeing conditions dont support this resolution. I did see somewhat of a difference in resolution between my asi1600 with my newt and my asi183 and my newt. That could be differences in processing, seeing conditions, etc. There are too many variables to compare my two images rigs. I now have the asi294mm (2.36um) which I use for my newt and my smaller refractors. This seemed to be the best camera option for all of my scopes.
  2. The large aperture and smaller pixels really help to hit those smaller details. Especially with a fast scope
  3. yEs, I typically invert and SCNR green but that also took the magenta hues away from the central region of the bubble which I did want to keep. I could have made a mask and uploaded it into Photoshop and adjusted the mask even further but It wasnt of too much concern for me. I dont typically like the magenta stars but for this image, I didnt mind them at all
  4. Thanks Adrian, For this photo, I used PixInsight only! I typically go through Photoshop for further noise reductions or color correction as well.
  5. Greetings Folks I have been eagerly waiting the rise of the Milky Way. I cannot handle shooting galaxies in bortle 7 any longer! That being said he is an edit of some older SHO data collected early fall of 2020 right outside of Cincinnati, Ohio (B7) The Bubble Nebula - This is, and will likely remain the some of the best data I'll collect for the foreseeable future. My seeing conditions were spectacular during the three nights of capture and the data acquisition process was flawless allowing me to get the best out of three full nights. My goal for this image was to capture the internal
  6. Greetings, Moving back to the bortle 7 skies of Cincinnati from the dark skies of remote Colorado has brought back old challenges.. So, I've been rather nervous to try and shoot an LRGB target from under such skies again. I suppose I chose a rather easy target to conquer under bortle 7 skies but I had to warm up before I start shooting galaxies again. I am rather happy with these results. I gathered a total of 34 hours but stacked only the best 60% to rid myself of of images with clouds, haze, branches etc. This is a total of 21 hours. I was pleasantly surprised buy the amount of fainter
  7. Hi Everyone, I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! Here is a photo I have finally processed to my liking. I collected this data very early this year in Pine, Colorado under bortle 4 skies. The Coma Cluster: The Universe is just a bit bigger than the world around you. We live in an era when people forget to look upwards. They forget to look upwards at the vast environment that surround them. It spans onward for infinity. Looking to the skies, simply said, puts us in our place. Do not fear the vastness. Let it override your senses with awe and wonder. Do not fear it. Let it
  8. Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week/weekend so far. I have been lucky enough to have 5 clear nights in a row! I was finally able to test out my new asi183mm with my 10" Newtonian. I traded my asi1600 for the asi183 has it paired really well with my newt for a really nice high resolution imaging rig sitting at .50"/pixel.! It will also pair really well with my refractors. For my first image I chose to shoot the Bubble Nebula. This one has always been a favorite of mine, especially with longer focal lengths. I gathered a total of 34 hours on this one. These are rather
  9. Hey Everyone I wanted to share with you my Pelican Nebula Reprocess along with my narrowband imaging process. I will be using PixInisght for this tutorial along with Photoshop, Starnet, and Topaz Denoise AI. I have used these in only one other image and found them to be pretty useful on narrowband data sets. Topaz has a free trail version if that is something you may be interested in trying. This software seems to becoming somewhat popular (controversially so), so I really wanted to give it a try and see what it was all about! Your own noise reduction processes can substitute this step in my v
  10. Hey Everyone I was able to capture a full set of data on THREE targets this weekend. My Pelican Nebula turned out very well while my Wizard Nebula data (Posted below) turned out decent and my Cave Nebula data.. well.. we wont talk about that one The Wizard Nebula - This is a pretty standard SHO rendition of this object with no crazy colors or processing methods. I was only able to grab 3hrs each channel but I felt like I was able to bring out some good detail thanks to the 10” light bucket. Additionally, I wasnt shooting through a shroud of smoke this time. The skies were very still and
  11. Thank you! Everything definitely came together well and in perfect timing. Very happy with these results
  12. Hey Everyone- The Pelican Nebula - A Full SHO Rendition Full res: https://www.astrobin.com/full/f0vo2z/0/ It has been a long, long time since I have posted any photos or posts on here.. or any forum, really. Glad to be exploring some the works of art again. Anyway.. The smoke cleared this weekend and provided me with some excellent seeing conditions from Cincinnati. I’ve gathered about 12 total hours on this gorgeous emission nebula using my asi1600mm and 10” F/3.9 Newtonian. The area photographed is being sculpted by immense solar winds created from nearby stars a
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