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by sandconp
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Andromeda Galaxy Challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Andromeda Galaxy Challenge

Hi Ivo, I was using an ZWO ASI183MC Pro Cooled OSC camera. I did not perform any kind of color balancing prior to Star Tools all I did was to stack the subs in Pixinisght using BPP. I may try the weighted BPP for the heck of it to see if that makes any difference. I was very surprised that I did not...
by sandconp
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Andromeda Galaxy Challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Andromeda Galaxy Challenge

Hi Ivo, Thanks for looking at my second image with using flats and darks. I used PixInsight BPP (Batch Pre-Processing to stack my lights, darks and flats. I did nothing to the lights no color balancing or pre-stretching. My exposures were 3 minutes using a gain of 200 for about an hour. I am attachi...
by sandconp
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Andromeda Galaxy Challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Andromeda Galaxy Challenge

Ok I processed my new M31 using dark and flats and I went back to using my L-Enhance Pro (light pollution filter) and I was able to bring out more color. I was wondering if either of you would mind taking another crack at it? If you do, would you mind providing a tutorial video on the processes used...
by sandconp
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Andromeda Galaxy Challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Andromeda Galaxy Challenge

Thanks for both of your input. I realize that if I took dark and flats it would of made this image a lot easier to work with. I was using a Optolong L-Enhance filter (normally used for nebulas) and forgot to put back in my L-Enhance Pro filter which is used for light pollution. I have heard from som...
by sandconp
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Andromeda Galaxy Challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Andromeda Galaxy Challenge

I am wondering if somebody could help me process my Andromeda Galaxy using Star Tools? I have had always trouble with bringing out more of the color in the galaxy. I did watch a few You Tube Videos and I have the tiff output below. I have also included the FITS file which has already been stacked. h...
by sandconp
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Processing C/2020 F3 Neowise
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Processing C/2020 F3 Neowise

Ivo,

Ok I now see the artifacts on the top and on the left side and I understand the x1,x2,y1 and y2 settings.

So here is where I am after the second autodev and first wipe.

What are the next steps may I ask?

I just did a keep and I am ready for the next step(s).
by sandconp
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Processing C/2020 F3 Neowise
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Processing C/2020 F3 Neowise

Ivo,

I am kind of stuck here. I did an Autodev and then a Bin @ 50%

Those values X1: 13px x2-4px Y1 39px, and Y2-4Px) are very low. They hardly include any of the image.

Do your values x1-x2 Y1 and y1-y2 get put into those four boxes before proceeding to the subsequent AutoDev?
by sandconp
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Processing C/2020 F3 Neowise
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Processing C/2020 F3 Neowise

Hi Ivo,

Can you tell me the steps that you did to start the process?

Did you use AutoDev or Dev?
by sandconp
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Processing C/2020 F3 Neowise
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Processing C/2020 F3 Neowise

I am trying to process the Comet Neowise using Star Tools and I am running into some issues. I have taken the same stacked fits file into Pixinsight with pretty good results. I am started out by doing a Autodev to find the artifacts, then binning 50% and doing a wipe. I did not go any further becaus...
by sandconp
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Improving the colors in the Veil
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Improving the colors in the Veil

Hi Ivo, I use Sharpcap Pro to perform live stacking so when I am finished, I have one fits file. I always use a light pollution filter on my Hyperstar Lens. My exposure on this image is 3 minute exposures for a total of 45 minutes using gain of 225. I did not stretch this image it's the native stack...