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by BlackWikkett
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Live Stack: Align Frames checkbox unchecks itself
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Live Stack: Align Frames checkbox unchecks itself

Several users of SC have a use for not aligning frames. One example would be for very fast exposures that would not generate enough stars to align but will generate an image, once stretched. Several folks on NSN have used this technique to test settings, guiding, tracking etc...
by BlackWikkett
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another Mosaic NGC6960
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Another Mosaic NGC6960

Thanks Dave. It's possible that I could do a larger region at some point. The limiting factor is I'm not using a mosaic tool to setup the individual panels. I've just been using Stellarium and oculars to get the FOV box. At 3 panels it fairly easy to us my MK1 eyeball to setup the shots. Something l...
by BlackWikkett
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another Mosaic NGC6960
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Another Mosaic NGC6960

Some more live stacking of 3 panels to create another mosaic. This time the western veil NGC6960. My main setup RC6 and ZWO ASI294 MC Pro. Each individual panel is 60 plus minutes. Follow the link to my flickr page to see the individual panels. Used Microsoft ICE to stitch the panels. https://live.s...
by BlackWikkett
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ZWO ASI183MC Sensor Analysis troubles
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: ZWO ASI183MC Sensor Analysis troubles

Are you using a selection area or the entire sensor area? I've successfully completed sensor analysis for the ZWO ASI183MC and ASI294MC. In both cases I used selection area off 200-300 pixels on a side. I moved the selection area just off dead center and up a bit. If you give this a try the selectio...
by BlackWikkett
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 6992 Eastern Veil 3 Panel Mosaic
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: NGC 6992 Eastern Veil 3 Panel Mosaic

Thanks Dave, and thanks for reminding me about the MS ICE. I had forgotten to mention the software in my original post. I used Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor) to stitch the three panels of the mosaic together. One of the members of NSN https://www.nightskiesnetwork.com/ introduced me to this ...
by BlackWikkett
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 6992 Eastern Veil 3 Panel Mosaic
Replies: 2
Views: 123

NGC 6992 Eastern Veil 3 Panel Mosaic

Since we've been in galaxy season I've been using my RC6 at its native focal length of f/9 1370. As We get closer to summer some of the large nebula regions have started to become available to image. Since the RC can't fit everything in the field of view I've created my first mosaic to capture most ...
by BlackWikkett
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bahtinov Mask and Display Histogram Stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Bahtinov Mask and Display Histogram Stretch

When you start the Bahtinov Mask focus tool and the entire screen is red. Try clicking the selection box icon on the top tool bar. This should bring up the scalable ROI selection box. I use this tool every time I use SC and when you first start the tool the selection box is not enabled.
by BlackWikkett
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My Messier Journey So Far
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: My Messier Journey So Far

Thank you for your kind words.
by BlackWikkett
Fri May 31, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My Messier Journey So Far
Replies: 3
Views: 77

My Messier Journey So Far

Next month on June 18 will mark the two year anniversary of my first image captured in astronomy. Back in the early days I used DSLR, BYEOS and a 70 mm Stellarvue APO. This was a great combo to get started with and still use it to this day. Since then I've moved to RC6 along with the ASI294. The mov...