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by numchuck
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: m13 with "propeller": Starmaster 14.5" Zambuto Mirror ZWO ASI294MC-Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: m13 with "propeller": Starmaster 14.5" Zambuto Mirror ZWO ASI294MC-Pro

That looks so great ! maybe I'll keep my Dobsonian after all ๐Ÿ™‚
by numchuck
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M57 : my very first LRGB image
Replies: 0
Views: 491

M57 : my very first LRGB image

This is my very first LRGB image . 20 minutes total on each filter , 8 second frames on luminance , 24 second frames on R , G , and B . Taken with SharpCapPro and an ES127 refractor with QHY183 , aligned and registered with DeepSkyStacker , and processed with StarTools . Guiding wasn't great but wit...
by numchuck
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Reprocessed M27 with a twist
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Reprocessed M27 with a twist

I love the "balance" you've achieved with this image . I think if we could see it with our own eyes , it would look very close to what you've shown , here . Very , very inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚
by numchuck
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: erratic FWHM within livestack
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: erratic FWHM within livestack

Chris , that could have been . I look up at the sky , once in a while ; but since I'm watching the computer so much , my eyes never adapt to the dark ; so thin clouds are harder to see ๐Ÿ™‚
by numchuck
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: erratic FWHM within livestack
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: erratic FWHM within livestack

Thank you very much , for your guidance ( and for making SharpCapPro ) On this occasion , I could not improve my focus ; and so very late into my session , I began to think that something was amiss with the FWHM measurement ; but I was slow to come to this conclusion , because , in the past , I've i...
by numchuck
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: erratic FWHM within livestack
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: erratic FWHM within livestack

I thought , for both images , that "everything looked pretty good".
by numchuck
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: erratic FWHM within livestack
Replies: 7
Views: 840

erratic FWHM within livestack

Hey All , I never had this issue before ; but last Thursday night while using livestack to image , my FWHM kept reading high , throughout the night . I always monitor the FWHM tab ; and I usually get great results with a limit set around 4 . When the score would exceed my limit , I would stop and at...
by numchuck
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another M51
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Re: Another M51

Thanks Nick . You are right . I should dither more often , as well . My background would have looked improved . But I was anxious to get as much exposure as I could get , before the clouds rolled in . There are so many settings combinations to try . I just don't fully understand what I am doing yet .
by numchuck
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Venus with Altair 183M & 2x Barlow
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: Venus with Altair 183M & 2x Barlow

The planets just scare me . I have a QHY5III290 that would work well for planets ; but I'm using it for a guide scope ; and I just now got everything working ; so I'm scared to touch anything .
by numchuck
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another M51
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Re: Another M51

Brian , thanks very much for your answers . I really like the color book analogy . I hope to one day , try my hand at LRGB imaging ; but right now , I'm super happy just to finally "see" detail in the galaxies that I've stared at , all my life , through an eyepiece . I never imagined that I could ha...