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About Mr_Timn

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  1. thank you everyone for all the help and going above and beyond in trying to help me, but all I want is to get something that would just be similar to what you'd normally see through the eyepiece, just to use as an example for a class project, nothing fancy. I think astrophotography is great, but I'm not all that much interested in taking amazing long exposures, nor do I plan to in the near future, I just wanted to know if I could get a tid bit extra detail instead of a single image or frame of a brighter dso. Thank you all for the help!
  2. Just a thought, if you were to take 300 indivual videos of jupiter, process each video to get 300 processed images, and then stack all of those, would you be able to increase detail? like I said, I'm relatively new, so any other tips or recommendations would be appreciated.
  3. Like I said, I'm relatively new with this, so does that mean one frame of video of a brighter star cluster would be fainter than observing it through the eyepiece? If that's the case, this makes a lot more sense. Thanks for all this help!
  4. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if the stacking process of planetary imaging already aligns each frame to compensate for drift, then wouldn't the same aply for a DSO, even if it's a short exposure. I don't plan on getting amazing hubble quality images, just a little extra grey poof. I'm pretty sure there's a difference between DSO and planetary imaging, but I'm having a tough time wrapping my head around it if the rate of drift and exposure length are the same for both in this case.
  5. Assuming imaging DSO's with my current setup wouldn't be worthwhile, are there any other methods or equipment that I could use to get some kind of increase in detail? I'm open for any suggestions.
  6. With that in mind, I'm curious as to what the difference is between stacking jupiter's moons, and a bright star cluster. They both seem pretty similar. I'll just have to try it out myself
  7. I plan on imaging some planetary objects, but I was wondering if I were to align each star in persay, the pleiades, each fram would stack nicely and look reasonable, although the edges would probably look a bit odd. Even if I could increase some detail with 4 or 5 frames, I'd like to just to get the experience. Thanks!
  8. Thanks a ton. Sorry for the inconvenience
  9. I'm working on a school capstone project and decided I would try branching into astrophotography as observational astronomy has always interested me, but not so much astrophotography. Since I'm mostly concerned with observational astronomy, I just have an 8" alt-az manuel dobsonian, and I got an orion starshoot 2 camera just to try things out and see what I could image. I was wondering if it would be possible to get any detail out of a DSO if I were to take exposures in increments and move my telescope to center the object between exposures. Any otherimaging methods or object suggestions that I could image for my school project would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  10. This is kind of dumb, but so am I. I've noticed that some people have a little signature or excerpt that is always at the end of every post describing their telescopes or equipment and wondered how I would add one. Excuse my ignorance, I am very new to this site
  11. Thank you everyone for the help. I think I will try out autostakkert and see how it goes. I never actually expected to get help from anyone. Very friendly forum!
  12. I'm pretty new to this whole astrophotography thing, specifically the whole image resolving and stacking part. I've been using registax 6 to edit the videos, and I think I'm pretty much done with an image of Jupiter I've been practicing on from a video of Jupiter I found on the internet. I was wondering what I should do to get rid of those weird ring things around the edge of Jupiter and maybe clean up and sharpen the edges all together. Any other tips you have that could make the image cleaner are very much welcome. Thanks!
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