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A continuation of our local thread for Wakefield and district astronomical society.

Please join in and contribute to our on going astronomy discussions and meet up chat.

Everyone welcome

Damian 

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Nice work Eric. You did well to pick up M108. I tried some galaxies in Ursa major NGC3718 & 3729 but couldn't pick them out of the LP. I set up at home last night but spent most of the early

Need more data still but it’s coming along nicely :-) 

So last night was incredibly cold with everything completely icing over, but managed to get my first shot of rosette nebula :-) 7B868031-B1EC-4D07-AF65-DFD716DEECA4.tiff

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5 minutes ago, mapstar said:

A continuation of our local thread for Wakefield and district astronomical society.

Please join in and contribute to our on going astronomy discussions and meet up chat.

Everyone welcome

Damian 

You can run but you can't hide ?

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@gtis Neil, when I've stacked in DSS it saves the Autosave file, but I also save a file as a 16-bit Tiff file as it isn't such a large file. My CS2 doesn't always handle the Autosave files from DSS. When I've done my processing I save a Tiff file, but I also save a JPG version for uploading to various social media etc.

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22 minutes ago, gtis said:

Have tried that but it didn't give a option to save a jpeg only tiff and psd files

Ah right, yes, save as a Tiff file. Then open that Tiff file using something like Paint, don't make any changes and then save as a Jpg file. 

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9 hours ago, Vicky050373 said:

Ah right, yes, save as a Tiff file. Then open that Tiff file using something like Paint, don't make any changes and then save as a Jpg file. 

Weird as I just played a short video from Winscar the other night, and M57 came on the screen in colour, here it is 10 x 5 sec stack, less than a minute total, no processing straight capture from the screen. 

ring nebxxxxxzx.jpg

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12 minutes ago, 2STAR said:

Weird as I just played a short video from Winscar the other night, and M57 came on the screen in colour, here it is 10 x 5 sec stack, less than a minute total, no processing straight capture from the screen. 

ring nebxxxxxzx.jpg

Thats one of your best Eric. Well done 

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On ‎28‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 23:08, Vicky050373 said:

Ah right, yes, save as a Tiff file. Then open that Tiff file using something like Paint, don't make any changes and then save as a Jpg file. 

Thanks Vicky will try that

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12 hours ago, mapstar said:

Thats one of your best Eric. Well done 

Thanks Damian, still can't figure it out how it changed from a screen shot Mono to Colour when on video haha 

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Vicky, have a close look at your M57 , if you draw a line down ( toward the right corner) from the 2 central stars, you may have captured mag 15 spiral galaxy NGC 1296.

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WANTED: An expert in Newtonian collimation who can have a look at my scopes (in the Wakefield area)

I have a problem and I think it is down to collimation - I cannot get round stars out to the borders on all four corners. I have two newtonians, both Skywatcher: a 130pds and a 200pds. I have a 0.9x coma corrector and have the spacing close (but not spot on yet). I can get the stars round(ish) to three corners but the fourth shows streaking inwards of stars towards the centre. This suggests an issue with the imaging train and not spacing. I have collimated to the best of my ability but, now, it is a case of starting to run out of ideas so, if anyone is a collimation wizard and in the Wakefield area could help, I'd greatly appreciate it.

 

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2 hours ago, Vicky050373 said:

First attempt at adding colour to my monochrome image of M57 The Ring Nebula. So much to learn. Thank you Jay @UKJay1971 for your help with this data. It gave me some very good pointers which have helped me to make a start.

M57 27.08.2017 Colour.jpg

Good job Vicky getting the colour out like that. 

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