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by turfpit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 27: A SharpCap-PixInsight Combination
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Messier 27: A SharpCap-PixInsight Combination

Very nice, the C11 certainly brings out the detail. An identical capture with no moon would be an interesting comparison.

Dave
by turfpit
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Clavius, Plato, Copernicus - QHY5LII-M
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Clavius, Plato, Copernicus - QHY5LII-M

A chance to use an updated QHY SDK with a 75% waxing moon with Plato, Copernicus and Clavius all near the terminator. Equipment: Celestron AVX, Celestron C8, QHY5L-II-M, 2x Barlow, IR685 filter. Preparation: Solar System Align. Focus with JMI Moto-Focus. Software: SharpCap 3.2.6054.0, Autostakkert!3...
by turfpit
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C

Thanks Nick.

At the moment, my 'darkness' is from 00:15 - 02:15, hence the 1h 40m capture with a one shot colour camera. Don't forget the moon, this viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1693 was shot in daylight.

Dave
by turfpit
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Downloading software SV105
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Downloading software SV105

That camera has been working with SharpCap. See viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1695. I think it was seen by Windows as a USB2 webcam.

Dave
by turfpit
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C

I was looking back over my old images and found these M27 shots from November 2016, when I was just starting out. Things are moving in the right direction :D , Bahtinov mask - best 20 quid I ever spent :lol:

M27-1.jpg
M27-1.jpg (27.45 KiB) Viewed 152 times

M27 Dumbbell Nebula.PNG
M27 Dumbbell Nebula.PNG (116.63 KiB) Viewed 152 times

Dave
by turfpit
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: How to avoid an image with the bayer pattern?
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: How to avoid an image with the bayer pattern?

Thanks for the update Dave. Something odd going on here, maybe different steps/settings with the two tests? PIPP is a very useful toolbox and the site documentation is excellent.

Dave
by turfpit
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C

I was looking at the file store impact for this project. A single RAW12 frame at 5440x3648 is 38Mb. 100 lights + 100 flats + 100 bias + 60 darks = 360 images 360 x 38Mb = 13,680Mb or ~13Gb once the calibration frames are applied and debayered there are an additional 100 x 116Mb files registration cr...
by turfpit
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: How to avoid an image with the bayer pattern?
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: How to avoid an image with the bayer pattern?

Dave Could do with looking at a SER file raw data plus camera settings file. Also what exactly is in your optical train? PIPP can be used to trim a file so as to reduce the unwieldy amount of data for transferring round the internet. On the Output Options tab - as an example using drop 9 frames afte...
by turfpit
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C

The following screenshots demonstrate the processing steps I used after the M27 capture. Hopefully these will prove useful to others. Dave 9a-stack-loaded-in-Siril.JPG 9b-M27-before-background-extraction.JPG 9c-M27-after-background-extraction.JPG 9d-after-colour-calibration.JPG 9d-after-colour-calib...
by turfpit
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C

The following screenshots demonstrate the preparation and capture steps I used for the M27 image. Hopefully these will prove useful to others. Dave 1-focus-with-bahtinov-mask.JPG 2-check-black-level-setting-for-gain200.JPG 3-test-frame-60s-exposure.JPG 4-ready-to-capture.JPG 5-capture-in-progress.JP...