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by mAnKiNd
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: First go at planetary
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: First go at planetary

Thank you all kindly for the feedback and useful information. :) I had another go at capturing Saturn the other night with all the above in mind and got what I think is a better result, though the image quality is still seeing limited and the fact that I’m still a novice at planetary acquisition and...
by mAnKiNd
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: First go at planetary
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: First go at planetary

Thanks Robin! You are correct, I didn’t run them through Registax, went straight into photoshop with the stack. Will do though, very excited to learn all that is planetary :)

Best,
Minos
by mAnKiNd
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: First go at planetary
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: First go at planetary

Thanks guys! Would love me a C14 and suitable mount, I'm sure it will comfort me loads when the missus kicks me out and I'm sleeping in the garage with it! Thanks for the link Dave, will give it a thorough read. Good to know rotational periods and suitable capture duration limitations. I most defini...
by mAnKiNd
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: First go at planetary
Replies: 14
Views: 769

First go at planetary

So I decided to get into planetary imaging and I’m sharing below my very first images of the two gas giants. I spent months studying scopes, gear and tutorials and finally settled on equipment and workflow. I made this decision because I felt my local light pollution would not be a detrimental influ...
by mAnKiNd
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: NGC 5394/5395 will challenge you
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: NGC 5394/5395 will challenge you

Nice one Brian!
by mAnKiNd
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Can a script pickup the polar alignment data?
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Can a script pickup the polar alignment data?

Hey Robin, Thank you for your reply! I'm attempting to build an automatic polar alignment kit for my mount using 4 servo motors. The idea is to use the data from the polar alignment tool in sharpcap to automatically drive the servos which will align my mount for me. I have been dreaming of a motori...
by mAnKiNd
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Saving Idividual Frames
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Saving Idividual Frames

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by mAnKiNd
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Saving Idividual Frames
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Saving Idividual Frames

Cheers Robin, I for one would greatly welcome a "save only stacked frames" options, as I find the FWHM and brightness filters a powerful utility, the former of which I tend to tweak and fine-tune during live stacking and the latter left on auto to reject cloudy frames. This filtering advantage is lo...
by mAnKiNd
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Saving Idividual Frames
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Saving Idividual Frames

As a parenthesis, there seems to be a discrepancy in the documentation here: http://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/3.2/16_LiveStacking.htm And here: https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/3.2/#The%20Live%20Stacking%20User%20Interface "Save Individual Frames – when enabled save each frame as a separate file (FITS/PNG). No...
by mAnKiNd
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Green predominance
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Green predominance

To add to Robin's response, I tested some light pollution filters that selectively interfere with certain "offensive" wavelengths, in order to see if there was a filter that could mitigate the green cast and render a more neutral white balance during acquisition. Although my findings are not compreh...