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  1. Hey guys! This post has been a long time coming. After considering an 11" edge Hd, an 11" Rasa, or a completely newt Parallax 10" Newtonian.. I have agreed to save a couple thousand and just fully upgrade my current 10" Sky-Watcher Quattro. I have decided to go for a fully motorized FeatherTouch focuser along with rotating parallax rings. The stock rings are a joke and are meant for a vixen dovetail. Not happening. Lol the stock focuser just sags and slips way too much for any desirable result. My ZWO EAF Hardly works with it anymore.. All that being said, I'm wondering what other ni
  2. 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.
  3. The large aperture and smaller pixels really help to hit those smaller details. Especially with a fast scope
  4. 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
  5. Thanks Adrian, For this photo, I used PixInsight only! I typically go through Photoshop for further noise reductions or color correction as well.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Thank you! Everything definitely came together well and in perfect timing. Very happy with these results
  13. 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
  14. I’m oversampled yes but I am getting better results imaging at .49” than I am with my newt and asi1600 at .79”
  15. Hey Everyone! Quick question for the techies (moreso than myself) I have two imaging scopes: -An 8" RC with 1625mm focal length. My resolution with my asi1600 is .49"/pixel. -My other imaging scope is a 10" F/3.9 Newtonian. With an ASI183mm, my pixel scale would also be .49"/pixel These two setups give me the exact same pixel scale but the setup with my F/3.9 Newtonian is quite faster. My question is, theoretically, will these two setups provide the same amount of resolution and detail? My RC br
  16. Greetings! This one was a really fun one to shoot! I am overall happy with the color that I was able to bring out as well as the detail. I would really like to hit this with my RC if there is ever a "Next time". Anyways, I hope you all enjoy! Equipment: Cem60, 10” f/3.9 Newtonian, Asi1600mm, ZWO EAF, Astrodon LRGB Software: PixInisight, SGP, DSS, PHD2 Processing Details: Deconvolution, Stretch, HDR MST, Unsharp Mask, Star reduction. Acquisition Details: 156x600s, Gain 0, Offset 10
  17. I ultimately look to get the most dynamic range out of my photos so gain zero is the way to do this. I live and image from low end bortle 4 so my 600s subs aren’t washed out at all. I could go 1200s subs I bet. I just don’t have a 1200s dark library!
  18. Hi guys! So as of last night I have my final lum data collected and processed. This is a total of 19hrs using 10min subs I am currently gathering rgb data as I type this! Hopefully I can grab about two hours of each tonight... and then flats tomorrow morning! I hope you all enjoy! Cem60, asi1600mm, 10" F/3.9 Newtonian, Astrodon Lum Filter 600s exposures, gain 0 offset 10
  19. Greetings! I wanted to share the start of my new project, The Needle Galaxy! This galaxy is one that has always interested me but I've always been invested in other projects so I have never actually gotten the chance to image it. . This is much larger than I was expecting. It really makes me want to get a new focuser for my RC and see what kind of detail I can bring out at at 1600mm FL. I plan on collecting 20hrs of luminance data and about 3 hrs each of RGB data totally 26-29hrs total. Equipment: Cem60 asi1600-mm 10" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrodon Lum 600s exposures gain 0
  20. That sounds like a great night out! I have to ask, What are you views in the 15" like compared to the ones in your 24.5"? Im curious about both planetary/lunar and deep sky. I bet Globular cluster look thee dimensional with that 24". I have a 14" And I love it.. I cant imagine a 24 inch dob! haha Clear Skies
  21. Greetings! This last week i spent my time collecting data on Messier 101, The Pinwheel Galaxy! This is a cropped version. I may work on my wide-field but I found through editing that my flats were terrible due to thin clouds. I did NOT get great RGB data. Lots of gradients haha. Anyways, I spent 4 hrs each getting RGB data and tossed all of it besides the best 50 minutes each. That seemed to help a bit thought. My 8hrs of lum data turned out very nicely. I gathered 8hrs with my RC and18hrs of data with my newt I still have to process. This images includes the 8hrs of RC data. Im also
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