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kfox

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  1. I am using Nebulosity on my laptop to try to process my photos. I used a Sony a6000 to take the photos. This is the first time that I have tried to process any image so I'm trying to get through this learning curve. Everything was going smoothly until I got to the part where I have to debayer. It gives you a table (attached an image) that you have to fill out. I did some research and found out that for the matrix offset you have to adjust it until it looks right, basically guess and check. I am not sure how to figure out the pixel size and color control. For the color control I found a table on DXO for a Sony a6000 (also attached), do I add those numbers? On other forums I saw that you may have to multiply numbers by the white balance to get your final numbers. With the pixel size, is that alright at 1? I tried messing with the matrix offset, and the colors kept coming out as too red or pink or green. Any help or advice would be great. Thank you!
  2. Thanks! The astro pack must be a U.S. version. I think that it may be the same as the photo pack if that rings a bell. I plan on using a DSLR to take pictures of constellations, the milky way and eventually with more lenses get closer up to big deep sky objects like the Andromeda, Orion Nebula, North American Nebula, etc. If the mount can withstand a small telescope (which by your thread it can), I would love to be able to throw one on there eventually as well.
  3. Cant decide between the 2 and there isn't much information or reviews comparing the two. Is the extra $120 worth it or should I go with the astro pack? Just want to get started into astrophotography. Thanks for any help!
  4. Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Those are the types of pictures I am striving for. Thank you, I am now leaning towards that star adventurer.
  5. I want to start Astrophotography for the first time and have done a lot of research and read "Making Every Photon Count " by Steve Richards. However, I can't afford a full set up and want to start with something cheaper to get me going. I saw the Omegon Mount Mini Track LX2 and was wondering if anyone has used it and if would be a good start to astrophotography. I have a Sony DSLR that I would like to start using to take pictures of the Milky Way and constellations with. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Also with doing some more research, I've read up a little on the Skywatcher Star Adventurer. If anyone knows about and likes it I'm willing to pay a little more if its better quality.
  6. Looked it up and they do ship to the USA, so I bought it. Thank you, I will read it and let you know how it goes!
  7. Thank you I will add an auto guider to the list!
  8. Hello! I have been into astronomy for about 6 years now. I have a 6inch and a 10 inch dob as my telescopes. I think that I have reached the point that I want to get into astrophotography. It has always interested me to be able to take unbelievable images of the night sky in my own backyard. I have done a lot of research and I think that I have a somewhat of an idea of what its about and what I need. I have a list of things that I would plan on getting if I dive further into this hobby. My dobs are not going to work at all since they can't track so I would need something new. I want to know if this equipment is not enough, too much or just right for a beginner astrophotographer. I know that I can start with just a camera and a mount, (which I'll probably do) but I want to be able to go a lot further if I want. The equipment that I have picked out are: Canon EOS Rebel T6 EF-S 50mm Lens Orion Sirius ED80 EQ-G Computerized GoTo Refractor Telescope T-Ring for Camera Light Pollution Filter (Bortle 5 from my backyard) Remote Time Shutter One of the biggest things that I learned through my research is that astrophotography is not cheap, so this is the cheapest set up I could come up with still being around $2,000. I do know about some software that I can use like deepskystacker and others to help process my images but I will wait on that until I get some stuff. Any advice, tips and help will be appreciated and if this is a horrible start/set up, don't be afraid to tell me. Thank you!
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