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by Matt S
Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Re: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’

Hi Ivo Well, I like many others will look forward to seeing you appear on Netflix soon! Seriously, an updated video would be super as much has changed between 1.5 and 1.8. To answer your question regarding my laptop, my budget restricted me to an HP Pavillion 15-cw1598sa, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, with Rad...
by Matt S
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Re: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’

Ivo Thanks so much for taking the time to draft both of your posts. Of course StarTools can do Solar! Why did I ever doubt it..?! I was actually watching your ‘live’ demo on the Astro Imaging Channel last night: any plans to do something similar for v1.8? I can’t explain how helpful that video (and ...
by Matt S
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Re: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’

Hi Jochen That is really very interesting, and timely given that I am now in a bidding war for PS6! I will certainly give this a go, once I can get a decent image. As an aside, in my DSO images I am struggling to bring out the ‘typical’ red hue associated with star forming regions in galactic spiral...
by Matt S
Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Re: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’

Hi Mike
Grateful for your response. I’ll investigate buying an old version of PS for this purpose: nothing ventured, nothing gained. Doesn’t distract from my admiration of StarTools which continues to work wonders with my data.
Clear skies,
Matt
by Matt S
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Re: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’

Mike Thanks. That’s about the sum of it. I read an article elsewhere which said that PhotoShop can assign RGB to greyscale images, hence why I wondered whether there is some trickery in StarTools that can do the same. My StarTools skills are still fairly novice, and I haven’t - yet - started explori...
by Matt S
Sat Jun 04, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’

Hello all I’m trying to ‘persuade’ my Lunt LS35 deluxe Ha Solar scope and ASI120MM to image the Sun. I have an ASI224MC also, but have been advised to use the 120’s superior resolution. My question is, having captured and stacked a suitable AVI movie, is it possible to ‘convert’ it into a pseudo RGB...
by Matt S
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Colour processing advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Colour processing advice

Hi Mike Thanks for the post. In terms of colour balancing etc, I’m following the instructions for the proper use of DSS, using the ‘second option’ when first loading the stacked image into ST, and then following the star sampling method. Wrt the ‘red colour’ I’m actually referring to the HII regions...
by Matt S
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Colour processing advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Colour processing advice

Gentlemen Thanks for the advice. I had another crack at processing NGC2403 last night: the result is attached. It looks more natural at least. I used the larger stars to ‘sample’ the white balance etc. I’d still like to bring out more of the red star forming regions in the spiral arms. Can you offer...
by Matt S
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Colour processing advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Colour processing advice

Dear experts! Grateful if you could provide a few tips regarding colour processing in StarTools v1.8. I’ve attached a recent image of NGC2403. It was taken with my wedge-mounted CPC925, at F6.3, using an ASI294MC Pro (OSC). The image comprises ~2:30hrs integration (2min subs) and is calibrated using...
by Matt S
Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Horsehead Help-Processing Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: Horsehead Help-Processing Advice

Carles and Mike Again, a huge thank you for your insights over the last couple of days. I’m sincerely grateful for these, especially given that StarTools does not enjoy such a large following compared to other AP processing software (a crime!). Since we’ve spoken, I have: 1. Successfully installed v...