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by RickBG
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ORION NEBULA: double the frames to 2,000 at 1.5 sec exposure = greater detail
Replies: 4
Views: 129

ORION NEBULA: double the frames to 2,000 at 1.5 sec exposure = greater detail

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50908164148_dd44086f04_z.jpg Orion Nebula taken on Feb. 2, 2021 This was my last chance to photo M42 and the maximum frames I can achieve before the upper balcony obscure its view. I live at a latitude of 25 degrees N which was a godsent when it came to last year...
by RickBG
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ORION NEBULA-the difference is in processing. Which one do you prefer?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

ORION NEBULA-the difference is in processing. Which one do you prefer?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50898637327_b5c1cfd1b4_z.jpg Orion Nebula, using the same data as the previous one posted two days ago (17 minutes of exposure) and then I reprocessed it for a second time in PhotoShop. It appears to me the photo degrades somewhat when it is converted from a fits...
by RickBG
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Change my username.
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Change my username.

HI Robin,

I wish to change it to "RickBG".

Thanks, Rick
by RickBG
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ORION NEBULA at 1,000 frames of 1 second exposures
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: ORION NEBULA at 1,000 frames of 1 second exposures

Thanks for your comments. I started somewhat late that evening when Orion Nebula was around 50 degrees latitude, causing a degradation of the image due to the balcony above. I live in a high-rise and when I photograph celestial objects on my balcony I am limited to 55 degrees or so in latitude. Usin...
by RickBG
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Change my username.
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Change my username.

Hi Robin, I wish to change my user name...how do I go about it?

Rick
by RickBG
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ORION NEBULA at 1,000 frames of 1 second exposures
Replies: 5
Views: 188

ORION NEBULA at 1,000 frames of 1 second exposures

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50883104001_7a19c9a9fa_w.jpg Orion Nebula up close taken on January 23, 2021. I took 17 minutes of exposures (1000 frames of 1 second each) which would be considered very short. Note, the Trapezium (four stars) can be seen when zoomed in. Hardware: CPC 800 SCT 8&...
by RickBG
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MARS using 5X focal extender
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: MARS using 5X focal extender

Hi Tim, I exposed the image for 2.5 minutes at approximately 120 frames per second giving me about 18,000 frames. I took 50% of that total in AutoStakkert3 which yielded 9,000 frames. The QHY5IIIColor is a very fast frame rate CMOS camera with a large 5.86 micron pixel size which is useful for plane...
by RickBG
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MARS using 5X focal extender
Replies: 4
Views: 637

MARS using 5X focal extender

Image
Mars taken on 11/16/2020, Miami

CPC 800 SCT
QHY5IIIC
5X Focal extender
ADC by ZWO

CPWI to control mount
Sharpcap Pro (64bit) 3.3
AutoStakkert3
RegiStax6
Photoshop/Astra Image
by RickBG
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Guess the name of this large Lunar Crater with its central peak?
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Guess the name of this large Lunar Crater with its central peak?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50680403586_6a56034231.jpg Taken on Oct 30, 2020 of the lunar southwest limb As you approach the limbs of the moon, the central peaks of large craters can be better viewed on their sides which gives you a good perspective of their heights, as seen in this photo. ...
by RickBG
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Saturn
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: Saturn

One of the reasons for the enhanced detail, especially the rings around Saturn, was the use of "deconvolution " in the Astra Image program. I now use it for all my planetary images to bring out that final detail.