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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: 295

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: 142

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: 295

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: 724

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: 724

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: 324

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: 1732

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.
by RickBG
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: SharpCap ADC Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: SharpCap ADC Alignment

Hi Robin Thanks for your explanation. Just for clarification, the lower left graft show basically the same length of arrows throughout but the only difference lies in the length of the vertical bars as we move towards the left part of the graph, even though the arrows look slightly longer and less s...
by RickBG
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: SharpCap Beta Testing Forum
Topic: SharpCap ADC Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: SharpCap ADC Alignment

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50580541058_3b3691d2db_m.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50581397067_4e6d8c9009_m.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50581397317_127b285d10_m.jpg Hi Robin When observing Mars, I used ADC tool to adjust the corrector. Above are three screen shots of h...
by RickBG
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ORION NEBULA (M42)
Replies: 1
Views: 463

ORION NEBULA (M42)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50577814897_47687cf8df_z.jpg M42 taken 02/22/2020. February was when I first started with astrophotography and the Orion Nebula was my first target. CPC800 SCT ZWO ASI 183MC Pro Optolong L-Pro filter Broadband HyperStar focal reducer 1.9 Both camera and reducer p...