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09-07-2011, 11:45 PM
I went to Wiruna last Saturday night and got lucky with the weather.
I was able to image from 6:30pm until 5:30am the next morning.
I imaged the Antares region for the first time.
Each photo is about 6x10min subs.
Looking at the final photos I realised they overlaped...maybe a possible mosaic (...Marc??).
WO M110 Refractor
WO FFII flattener/reducer
PHD Guiding through WO 66mm scope
Darks and Flats
What do you think?
Thanks for looking.
10-07-2011, 01:03 AM
Very nice indeed!!!
What settings ya use?
I'm still waiting to use my QHY8L...over two months with nothing but clouds
10-07-2011, 07:52 AM
Nice shots Ross.
10-07-2011, 08:14 AM
Fine images Ross.
10-07-2011, 09:09 AM
Beautiful shots Ross - they would make parts of an amazing mosaic.
10-07-2011, 10:44 AM
Nicely done. I think I like the first and second images best. The first is near the same area as my recent image of SOA184433, but slightly more toward the blue reflection. Certainly try doing a mosaic in PS and see how it looks. Remember to blend the layers together when you are done.
10-07-2011, 10:46 AM
Awesome work Ross. Really well done. You have indeed enough overlap to stitch those three. Next session fill in the gaps and you'll ave a really nice panorama. :thumbsup:
10-07-2011, 11:35 AM
Well done, Ross.
Did you use Photoshop, Marc? AutoPano made this in about 10 seconds.
10-07-2011, 08:46 PM
Ken, thanks. This is my 3rd proper, darksite outing with the QHY8L and am really starting to like it and the images it produces.
I have the Gain at 1 and the Offset at 133 as suggested by Theo. They seem to work so I have not changed them.
I use the Ezycap software that came with the camera and it works well.
I use DSS to register and stack. I then import into Photoshop to process.
Louie and Steven, thanks for you encouraging comments.
Doug and Paul, thanks for your kind comments and advice. Yes, when I looked at the 3 shots I saw that they overlaped. Mosaics.....something else to add to the "must learn" list. I think Marc has given me a short cut.
Thanks Andrew and I will check out Autopano...I love anything that saves me time and effort!
Marc, thank you for joining the shots together. I am definitely going to fill in the gaps. The end result will be amazing. Your skills are magical!
10-07-2011, 11:06 PM
There is big potential in a mosaic of this region. Go for it Ross!! It's looking good already.
11-07-2011, 05:58 AM
Some very nice work there, love the Antares shot, the dust looks great
11-07-2011, 06:52 AM
Well, he does fancy himself as a bit of a (Weather) Fairy.:P
It was a great night up there, and your efforts have been well rewards. Thanks for the company.
11-07-2011, 08:34 AM
Thank you Clive, I'm glad you like it.
Yes Darrin, mosaics were not a path I wanted to venture down. I have too many more basic skills to still learn. However, it is tempting.
Hi Trevor. Yes it was a magical night at Wiruna. Ten hours straight of the clearest skies and trouble free imaging. Do you think Mr Magic had something to do with it?
11-07-2011, 03:04 PM
K ta, that is the same setting and software I've got for mine...when I finally get to use it :)
The full mosiac will be one hell of a awesome pic!
11-07-2011, 07:51 PM
Good luck Ken.
Hope you get a few clear nights to try your camera...you will not look back.
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