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  1. I just checked the issue tracker, and no one has requested it yet. Kind of surprised by that.. https://bitbucket.org/Isbeorn/nina/issues?status=new&status=open&page=1 The usual issue with adding native support for a camera is if a contributor can get a hold of a camera, or someone steps up to put in the time to help with the testing.
  2. Hi, Make sure the installed and selected ascom driver is also 64bit and not 32bit. There is a button in the settings pane to import the filters from ASCOM.
  3. Did you install the 32bit version? Do you have .Net installed? .NET Framework 4.7.2 or later Also make sure you go for the latest release candidate.. Version 1.8 RC003
  4. It detects if your camera is connected. So make sure that your DSLR is turned on and connected - windows should detect it too before NINA can.
  5. For some people yes. But I am sure there is other software for the Linux people, and being Linux it is probably free too.
  6. A few users have talked about making videos, but don't think they are up yet. It is a good idea though, worth looking into. For now the closest thing would be the quick start guide, here: https://nighttime-imaging.eu/docs/quick-start/quick-start-ui-overview/
  7. I don't think you can mail it, it should be much too big. But maybe a Dropbox link or something.
  8. Well if you could post the "raw" stack, then I wouldn't mind taking a look at what's there.
  9. Thank you Wim! This seems a little better, it sort of depends what monitor I view it on.
  10. M51 / Arp85 - The Whirlpool Galaxy in LRGB This beautiful pair of interacting galaxies was captured on two hazy nights at the end of February, pretty much the only cloudless nights in 1½-2 months!! With sky conditions being quite bad, and shooting in the direction of the worst light polution in my area, the port of Esbjerg - I really didn't think it would turn out this well. The 11.1 hours of total integration time surely helped to bring out the details of M51, and helped remedy both the LP and the sky conditions. Captured through a Skywatcher Evostar 80ED with the Altair Astro Hypercam 183m v2 and Baader LRGB filters, riding on an EQ6. Capture sessions were controlled by N.I.N.A. and processed mainly in PixInsight with finishing touches in Photoshop. Uncompressed version: https://www.astrobin.com/full/393566/B/?nc=jjosefsen Please feel free to comment and critique, I am here to learn! Personally I still can't get nice stars in my images, this one is no exception, they are bloated and overstretched.. I'm convinced the answer is in seperating the stars from the rest of the image.
  11. Hi, Have you tried this site? https://cheapastrophotography.vpweb.co.uk/ I got my modded 600D from there last year without any problems, also looks a little cheaper than the other site.
  12. I use an ED80 too and I am working on about 12 hours worth of LRGB data on M51, not a bad target for an ED80.. Give it a whirl! Otherwise Juan from https://m.cheapastrophotography.vpweb.co.uk/Available-Cameras.html Has some excellent 2nd hand modified dslrs.. I got my 600d here, and it was a massive improvement.
  13. Hi, Tried a quick smash in PI, and this is what I got. There is not a lot of signal there unfortunately.. I think a modified camera would improve this a lot, or try another target that is more suited to an unmodified DSLR. My suggestion would be to go for something like M78 in Orion, which is a reflection nebula. Another option is one of the many galaxies starting to appear now, like M51 or M81 / M82.
  14. Sorry for the late reply! In stratton you open the monochromatic master you wish to work on, stretch it with the slider in the top, usually all the way to the right. 1. remove the stars from the image. 2. Substract the main image from the original to get the stars only as seen above. 3. Save it as a 16bit tiff and take it into PI. 4. Use histogram transformation to stretch it to nonlinear, here you can really play with how large you want the stars in the mask to be and how many stars you wan't to be included. 5. Use convolution to soften the stars a bit and clean up edge artifacts, play around with it until you get something you like, I only ever tweak the shape slider. 6. (Optional) You can use pixel math to binarize the mask again, I do this when doing star removal in PI, or you can leave the mask a little softer depending on needs.. Formula: iif($T>0.2,1,0) Tweak the 0.2 value, sometimes 0 is valid too.. This just determines at what value a pixel is white or black.. This can also increase or decrease star sizes in the mask. I find this approach much faster than using the star mask process, and I get stars of all sizes, something I have trouble with when using the star mask process. Hope it helps.
  15. Many imaging applications have something built on to help you get the right indexes, based on supplied details about camera and scope. I know both ASPS and NINA does..
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