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by Menno555
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Reprocessed M27 with a twist
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Reprocessed M27 with a twist

Nice looking! I understand what you mean with more pleasing.
by Menno555
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Virtual Moon Atlas 7 available
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Virtual Moon Atlas 7 available

Virtual Moon Atlas 7 is available for download. The scale now up to 60 meters. And the Dynamic Relief works now ... at least, on my PC. On a lot of systems that failed with previous versions. For those who don't know it: it's a great freeware moon atlas where you can zoom in on craters (to a degree ...
by Menno555
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is it possible to script a random mount slew i.a.w. simulated dithering?
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Is it possible to script a random mount slew i.a.w. simulated dithering?

Thanks Robin, I'll wait then :)
Will look closer at PHD too: I tried that together with the trick you described with saving individual captures with the Live Stacking but there were errors saying that there was no connection. Maybe a setting I missed.

Menno
by Menno555
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: light pollution filter vs. no filter
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: light pollution filter vs. no filter

I am in Bortle 8 and can confirm what Robin is writing about non-orange sky glow. With my setup (8" SCT f/10) a filter does enhance contrast, so especially the background is "blacker". But only to around 50 to 60 seconds exposures. Beyond that, glow is starting to show: one half will get brighter th...
by Menno555
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27

I did a bit of searching and found this on the Zwo forum: https://bbs.astronomy-imaging-camera.com/viewtopic.php?t=7682 Zwo itself indicates there that there is no white balance applied when the Zwo Ascom driver is used. So that would translate in a Red 50 and Blue 50 setting. I do not use the Zwo A...
by Menno555
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27

Where did you guys get the info that the default white balance for the 294MC Pro is 52/95? 50/50 is what comes up for me in SharpCap, which is consistent with what I have read elsewhere. I prefer to use the default color balance (whatever that is) and make all the color adjustments using the livest...
by Menno555
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is it possible to script a random mount slew i.a.w. simulated dithering?
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Is it possible to script a random mount slew i.a.w. simulated dithering?

I don't use guiding (yet) since my Ioptron CEM25EC is doing almost perfect tracking. So I have been trying the trick with the Live Stacking and then using dithering there without stacking but saving as individual RAW's. Had to install PHD too for that but it isn't working. I know there is something ...
by Menno555
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27

Ah okay, I wasn't aware that those factors can also be a cause. Another thing learned :) If I use 50/50 normally, then the FITS are very green saturated. Can be altered in processing ofcourse. And 52/95 gives almost natural. With the L-eNhance and 50/50 it was just ... weird. The histogram in PS was...
by Menno555
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27

One of the things I learned (also with a lot of info from this forum) is that altering the white balance can give nice results but also can cause bad results. I too have the L-eHance filter and id found that especially with that filter, the best results are with white balance on the default setting ...