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by RonAM
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Herbig-Haro objects in the Pelican Nebula
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Herbig-Haro objects in the Pelican Nebula

Fabulous image! Thanks for taking the time to acquire it, and to share the details. I have recently started using the same camera and am extremely impressed with its capabilities.

Cheers and clear skies,

Ron
by RonAM
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Live Stack With Planetary Images
Replies: 15
Views: 3943

Re: Live Stack With Planetary Images

Very nice images in the links, and thanks again for sharing the information on Autostakkert + Registax - A test today shows easy processing of the 16-bit RAW SER test file. I will forever benefit from the advice on Registax wavelet processing parameters and steps. I’m at 42.8-deg latitude so a bit b...
by RonAM
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Live Stack With Planetary Images
Replies: 15
Views: 3943

Re: Live Stack With Planetary Images

Jupiter AVI: Autostakkert for align/stack, Registax 6 Wavelets
Jupiter AVI: Autostakkert for align/stack, Registax 6 Wavelets
Jupiter 7-24-2020 Starmaster-ZWO-Autostakkert-Registax DPP.JPG (240.88 KiB) Viewed 715 times
Thanks again Dave for the post of the techniques using Autostakkert and Registax. I reprocessed the AVI file to obtain this image, which is a better result to my eyes.
by RonAM
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Live Stack With Planetary Images
Replies: 15
Views: 3943

Re: Live Stack With Planetary Images

Thanks- I do have Autostakkert & will give that a go next time.

Cheers and Clear Skies,

Ron
by RonAM
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Live Stack With Planetary Images
Replies: 15
Views: 3943

Re: Live Stack With Planetary Images

Understood. Best frames captured fast during calm moments in between moments of turbulence is the way to do it. Tonight with Jupiter so low to the horizon where turbulence is strong it was especially important. This was my 1st go at this using SharpCap with a 60-sec quick capture. I used the 24RGB f...
by RonAM
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Live Stack With Planetary Images
Replies: 15
Views: 3943

Re: Live Stack With Planetary Images

I want to echo the enthusiasm expressed in the original post. My neighbors were treated (me too) to a beautiful live view of Neowise during livestack where they could see it on the computer screen, and then look to that part of the sky and not see it except with binoculars. They were blown away. Reg...
by RonAM
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Other Astro Imaging
Topic: Comet NEOWISE
Replies: 29
Views: 2727

Re: Comet NEOWISE

I’m enjoying and learning from the discussion in all these posts. I’ve always seen comet photos that either showed the comet clear and tracked well with star trails, or sharp stars with blurry comet. I love the colors in Bruce’s image, and both stars and comet are sharp/clear. Using SharpCap livesta...
by RonAM
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Astro Imaging
Topic: Comet NEOWISE
Replies: 29
Views: 2727

Re: Comet NEOWISE

Nice shot for low in the sky and using DSLR. Here in Midwest US I hear folks saying it’s a naked eye object now but they must have dark skies and fully unobstructed horizon view. I was able to find a “window” of low horizon viewing near home but light polluted skies. The attached photo shows two ima...
by RonAM
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: m13 with "propeller": Starmaster 14.5" Zambuto Mirror ZWO ASI294MC-Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 499

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

Thanks. I had heard about this visual contrast feature but never seen it in any of my many images in the past, until this combination of scope, camera and software. I could see it on the laptop screen while SharpCap was livestacking, which was particularly exciting for me. If I’m not mistaken there ...
by RonAM
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: m13 with "propeller": Starmaster 14.5" Zambuto Mirror ZWO ASI294MC-Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 499

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

m13, Hercules Cluster acquired 12 July 2020 from Bortle 7 midwest US skies. SharpCap Livestack Gain=250 Exposure=600ms Total exposure time=60 seconds Unsharp Mask during live stack at 1.5 No noise reduction Histogram on logarithmic scale and black level/mid point hugging main peak Enhanced blue and ...