M57 Ring Nebula

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M57 Ring Nebula

Post by SdA » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:51 pm

this is my first astrophoto with SharpCap Pro 3.2 and Live stacking.
Phd2 + Dithering
Frames: 10 sec. L,R,G,B, processed in PixInsight.
Total time: ~ 40min
Imaging telescope:Vixen ED80Sf
Imaging camera:ZWO ASI 1600 MM-C, -10°C
Mount:SkyWatcher ΝEQ6 Pro Synscan
Guiding telescope:ZWO 60/280 Finder and Guide Scope
Guiding camera:ZWO Optical ASI120MC
Focal reducer:SkyWatcher 0.85x Reducer/Flattener for ED80
Accessories:Pegasus Astro Dual Motor Focus Premium, ZWO EFW 1.25" 8 positions
Dates: 2/9/2018
Pixel scale: 1.503 arcsec/pixel
Lefkada, Greece.

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Re: M57 Ring Nebula

Post by turfpit » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:10 am

A fine effort. Congratulations on getting all that hardware and software to work together.


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Re: M57 Ring Nebula

Post by admin » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:15 am

A nice image - looks like the dithering was effective as I cannot see any 'walking noise' in the dark areas.



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Re: M57 Ring Nebula

Post by SdA » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:38 am

Thank you both. Dithering is necessary, is the best method, maybe the only method, to eliminate 'walking noise'. And SharpCap works very very well with Phd2 and dithering. Thank you ! And the solve and sync works almost instantaneously. Focus also is very fast. I wish only the automated Sequence Capture.

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Re: M57 Ring Nebula

Post by mAnKiNd » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:17 pm

Nice! :)

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