Popular Post Astrobdlbug Posted August 30, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted August 30, 2022 Been quite a run of clear nights recently - a lot to see on the forum and a lot of sleep deprived astro-imagers, for once looking forward to some dull wet weather to catch up on some sleep,,,, Anyway as promised, way back in early August I kept going on IC1396 with my new scope, camera and 3nm filters, I will say that using the ASIAIR is transformative in terms of it works and is why I have been able to capture so much data. I set up the sequence and ASIAir does it all, yes I accept that I am trading some detailed control of each part of the aquisition system and not using features of more sophisticated aquisition packages - but for me,so far plate solving,meridian flips and camera control and data downloads have worked without a hitch, so I was able to program aquistion right through to very early hours 3-4am. Adding the zenith table to my Skyshed POD has also made the entire procedure to slide the dome to give visiblity of the zenith very simple. Anyway, the image : I used a combination of SHO and Coldest Nights ForaxX pixel math to generate the colour palette and then used Ha as effective luminance SUbs integrated using AstoPixel Processor, then used Pixinsight to process and GHS to stretch each channel integration. Finished off in PSCC to fine tune the colour balance and levels. I used a bit of NoiseExterminator - but not much as I did have a lot of hours of data for each channel I have also posted the AIP_SHO mix as well, let me know what you think and if you have a preference regards colour mix Bryan Acquisition details Dates: 5 Aug 2022 · 7 Aug 2022 · 8 Aug 2022 · 10 Aug 2022 · 11 Aug 2022 · 12 Aug 2022 · 20 Aug 2022 · 27 Aug 2022 · 28 Aug 2022 · 29 Aug 2022 Frames: Antlia 3nm Narrowband H-alpha 2": 114×300″(9h 30′) Antlia 3nm Narrowband Oxygen III 2": 151×300″(12h 35′) Antlia 3nm Narrowband Sulfur II 2": 148×300″(12h 20′) Integration: 34h 25′ 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.