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Image submissions

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:47 am
by admin
Submit your images here for all of use to admire!
Max. file size is 512kb, JPEG preferred.
Links to services like Astrobin are encouraged! If using Astrobin, please link to the full card and not just the image.

Re: Image submissions

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:25 am
by RC Rogers
Greetings all - This is my first check in and I am truly enjoying the Star Tools processing package. I have been using it for about 2 months. The attached image is of M42/43/Running Man taken with a GSO 8 inch F4 astrograph an a Nikon D300 modified to accept Ha. The EQ6Pro mount is guided by a Nexstar camera attached to a Celestron 80 mm F7 guide scope piggybacked onto the GSO. 148 x 1 min images stacked in DSS and lightly processed in ST. I took some of the images 12-25-17 and the rest last night. After a couple of years of fooling around, this is my first semi-serious attempt at taking and processing astroimages. I love this software! Criticisms gratefully received.

best,

R

Re: Image submissions

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:27 am
by RC Rogers
Thie time with the image...... :think:

Re: Image submissions

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:13 pm
by Rkonrad
Nice job and welcome to startools! Theres some nice detail and good separation of the background. I'm wondering about your colours though. The running man is supposed to be blue and m42 should have a balance of blue in it as well. If you're interested in my opinion feel free to post your original tiff and I would be happy to give it a go and show you what I mean.

Cheers

Richard

Re: Image submissions

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:55 pm
by cbecke
I've had StarTools for all of a couple days now, so I'm sharing my first effort.

I didn't think it was possible to pick up the Horsehead nebula with an un-modded, crop-frame DSLR (Canon T5i) on an un-guided 8" SCT, at the end of my driveway under the streetlight ... but it turns out it is!

I took about 50 minutes of 30s exposures at ISO 3200 in RAW format, then another 10 minutes of darks. The next day, I tried to capture flats by pointing my scope at the blank wall of my garage and taking pics so the histogram was somewhere in the middle.

I processed in DSS using the recommended settings in another thread, letting DSS pick the best 85% of my data.

Quite pleased with the results, given the equipment I'm using, and always looking for tips and tricks to make it better. I'm looking forward to figuring out this tool so that the options are more intuitive and less black-magic!

- Chris
Twitter: @BeckePhysics

Re: Image submissions

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:57 pm
by cbecke
Also, a take on the Orion Nebula with the same kit as previous post, but many fewer exposures.

Re: Image submissions

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:40 pm
by Troy Galebach
Well I've had little time to get out and image.
Here is my best attempt at Jupiter taken at the end of June 2019.

Celestron 700 Mak
2X Barlow
Mallincam DS2.3 Plus Color Video Camera

1000 frames from the recorded .SER file, and stacked using Siril on Linux