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by umasscrew39
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27

Actually, I brought the topic of R/B white balance up on this forum. The effects are dependent upon whether or not you are using the ASCOM or native camera driver, how you are saving the image, and how you post-process it. I don't think it is just one factor like what filter you use. On CNs, you wil...
by umasscrew39
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27

Interesting- both are nice and many folks produce each version. I like the blue M27 version without the filter but I would struggle to get a nice image with no NB filter. I use the L-eNhance filter a lot and just imaged M27 on the 2600 but did it last year using the 294 (a gain around 200) which you...
by umasscrew39
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter & Saturn, ZWO ASI120MC
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Jupiter & Saturn, ZWO ASI120MC

Beautiful, Dave. Yet another clever software I never heard of......sigh.
by umasscrew39
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: CzeV627 Delta Scuti Variable Star
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: CzeV627 Delta Scuti Variable Star

Thanks for the info, Brian. Now that we are in hurricane season in Florida and lots of cloudy/hot/humid nights :-(, I have plenty of time to read up on the topic and the software :-).

Bruce
by umasscrew39
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M57 the Ring Nebula / RGB + dual narrowband
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: M57 the Ring Nebula / RGB + dual narrowband

Very nice, Menno. Congrats!
by umasscrew39
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: ZWO294 MC Pro best gain
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: ZWO294 MC Pro best gain

Most definitely run the Smart Histogram as Robin suggests. I did find that a 200 gain and 10 brightness was my sweet spot for EAA with the 294 in my Bortle 6 sky. You will enjoy this camera as it produces excellent color live views.
by umasscrew39
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: ASI2600MC Pro: Lessening the gap between AP and Live Viewing
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: ASI2600MC Pro: Lessening the gap between AP and Live Viewing

Hi Brian

I also like the stacked image better and when I do a few more hours, it should really stand out. It is a tradeoff like you state but the single shot with these newer cameras are very impressive. No- I did not try 60s but good point. I'll try it and 45s next time out.

Bruce
by umasscrew39
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cat's Eye Nebula / NGC 6543
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Cat's Eye Nebula / NGC 6543

Very nice capture. The Cat's Eye is not the easiest object to get. I had the 385MC for a long time and it is a great choice for planetary nebulae.
Well done!
by umasscrew39
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: ASI2600MC Pro: Lessening the gap between AP and Live Viewing
Replies: 2
Views: 80

ASI2600MC Pro: Lessening the gap between AP and Live Viewing

Given the newer technology in CMOS cameras like the ZWO ASI2600 and ASI533, I did a simple comparison with M27 since I actually had a small window of above average seeing and transparency. I noticed almost immediately that the noise was amazingly low and that images could be very good with no darks ...
by umasscrew39
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 101
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Messier 101

Thanks much guys.

Dave- I guess we can both finish our M101 images next year. :-)