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  1. From the album: Celestron Nexstar 8i

    Testing the PGR Flea 3 mono for the first time, conditions average. Imaged with the Celestron Nexstar 8i and 2" Bintel 2x ED Barlow. 6000 frames stacked in AS!2 from a total of 13368, wavelets in RS6 and finished off in PDN.

    © Aussie Dave

  2. Jupiter just after 1am this morning, conditions poor. Captured in SharpCap 2.10 with the ZWO ASI224MC, Celestron UV/IR cutoff filter, Tele Vue Powermate 2.5x, focal extension tubes and the Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT. Focal length approximately 5420mm, just under f25 if my calculations are correct. First time imaging with the Powermate. I spent about 2 hours editing the final stacked image of 679 frames from Autostakkert with 1.5X drizzle, Registax for wavelets and some colour correction, noise reduction, RGB Align and final edit in PaintDotNet for further colour correction, some sharpening and a slight reduction in image size. I just couldn't reach good focus last night with or without the Powermate. I have some vids without the Powermate so I'll see how they are later. Fingers crossed for better nights.
  3. I'm starting to image Saturn in the wee hours of the morning when the clouds part. Early days yet but it looks promising. Taken with the Celestron Nexstar 8i, focal extension tubes, ZWO ASI224MC with UV/IR cut filter. A 5 minute video was taken. PIPP for getting the better 5000 frames from a 10000+ frame video, then 1000 of the best frames stacked in Autostakkert. Registax for wavelets and the final edit in PaintDotNet.
  4. I've only just got in to DSO photography recently with this being my second attempt at the Carina neb on the 24th March. I didn't need to do much with this at all in the final stacked image apart from some level adjustment and slight colour correction. I'm very pleased with this even with it's faults. Taken with the Sony a5000 and C8i SCT. 4 x 15 seconds, 9 x 8 seconds, ISO 6400. Each of the 13 light frames has a dark frame added from the camera. Aligned and stacked in DeepSkyStacker, final edit in PaintDotNet. I wasn't sure on the colour so I just guestimated. I did a quick search for images online in mid editing but the results shown were all using filters of some sort or another.
  5. These were taken 1 day before the Super Moon on the 13th November. Taken with the ZWO ASI174MM, Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT, no diagonal, extension tube, Celestron UV/IR cut off filter. Captured with Firecapture, stacked with Autostakkert 2, wavelets in Registax 6 and finished off in PaintDotNet. I seem to have had a good night for a change and I'm quite happy with images 1,2 and 5.
  6. Aussie Dave

    Saturn Final

    From the album: Celestron Nexstar 8i

    Celestron Nexstar 8i, Celestron 2x Barlow, Celestron UV/IR Cutoff filter and Xbox 360 cam. PIPP for best 500 frames from 4000 total, stacked in AS!2, wavelets in RS6 and finished in PDN.

    © Aussie Dave

  7. This 460 frame stacked image was from the same night as my previous Saturn post but Jupiter was captured a few hours earlier, conditions were not as good but some reasonable detail came through. The GRS starting to show with the smaller Oval BA further around to the left. Captured with the ZWO ASI224MC with a Celestron UV/IR Cutoff filter in Sharpcap and the Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT. PIPP used to get the better frames, Autostakkert to stack the best frames, wavelets in Registax and finished in PaintDotNet.
  8. From the album: Celestron Nexstar 8i

    Taken with the old white Xbox Live Vision webcam, Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT, Celestron UV\IR Cutoff filter. One of the moons starting to show on the left hand side which I could've enhanced. Conditions for the night clear, cool, still but wobbly.

    © Aussie Dave

  9. Saturn from last night. A 6 minute video was taken around 4am with the ZWO ASI224MC in SharpCap and Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT with focal extension tubes. PIPP used to get the best 3000 frames and arrange in quality order, stacked 600 of the best frames in Autostakkert with 1.5x Drizzle, waveletts in Registax and final edit in PaintDotNet. To reveal the moons which were not visible I bumped up levels to lighten the background, then magic wand each moon, cut them out and paste each one in to a copy of the original image. I think I have 4 of Saturn's moons which is a first for me.
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