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Galen Gilmore

First Attempts with stacking

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Here are my very first attempts at stacking

both images have 10 light frames and 3 dark frames

image.tiff - Double Cluster

image.tiff - Orion Nebula

Bear in mind that I have no tracking, and I'm using my smartphone to take the images. One day I'll commit to fixing both of these problems.

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12 minutes ago, cuivenion said:

Pretty impressive for smartphone pics with no tracking.

Thanks, I will soon get a t-ring and t-mount for my Fuji xt-1. But it will be awhile before I get an EQ mount.

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Echo cuivenion's comments, impressive with a smartphone. The great thing is that this is teaching you the stacking techniques which you will need to take great shots in future. I did the same with my canon DSLR just on a basic camera tripod and imaged a couple of constellations. Once you get into connecting your camera to the scope, those skills really help and there are some great images taken on this site with no tracking. Good luck!

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5 hours ago, RSM said:

Echo cuivenion's comments, impressive with a smartphone. The great thing is that this is teaching you the stacking techniques which you will need to take great shots in future. I did the same with my canon DSLR just on a basic camera tripod and imaged a couple of constellations. Once you get into connecting your camera to the scope, those skills really help and there are some great images taken on this site with no tracking. Good luck!

Thanks! Until then I should try taking more than ten frames and see what I can do.

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Hi, that was my method, keep trying, take more images and stack then try to learn what works and what doesn't. 

Once I bought a tracking mount, I was getting good results from 15 - 30 second subs stacked, now I guide and am up to 10 mins but the images with lots of short subs still look good for the bright targets like M42. 

 

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4 hours ago, RSM said:

Hi, that was my method, keep trying, take more images and stack then try to learn what works and what doesn't. 

Once I bought a tracking mount, I was getting good results from 15 - 30 second subs stacked, now I guide and am up to 10 mins but the images with lots of short subs still look good for the bright targets like M42. 

 

One step at a time I suppose :D

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