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04-05-2012, 12:29 AM
Somebody got a new present for their birthday....hee hee hee....:)
The seeing was absolute soup and I was dodging clouds, BUT I did manage some test shots with the new DBK21AU618 I picked up on Wednesday....
So, here it is, only managed half of the 900 frames taken when stacking as there was more wobbling than a disco at fat camp...
Its been a while, so apologies if I have mucked anything up.
Thanks for looking
04-05-2012, 12:39 AM
The colours look really nice Chris. :)
Well done :thumbsup:
04-05-2012, 12:44 AM
Processed this only in Registax, seems there was some features in there I have never used.....ooops!
I am quite happy with this camera, the sensitivity is amazing compared to the toucam. I tested a 5 sec sub on the keyhole in Eta Carinae and apart from the bloated stars, I could see heaps of nebulosity....
May have to try some longer exposures for a laugh. ;)
04-05-2012, 01:36 AM
Nice work Chris :thumbsup:
But the obvious question is why so few frames :question:
04-05-2012, 02:01 AM
ummm.....well, because there were sucker holes that lasted about 20-40 seconds and I was testing gain and exposure settings and trying Mars, Moon and Saturn depending on which one was visible.
After a while the blanket closed in and I couldnt even see the moon, so I packed up.
I might have a bash at combining some AVI's as I took them close together, but the seeing was so rubbish Registax threw away 50% of this set.
Stay tuned, I will see what I can scrounge
04-05-2012, 03:19 AM
Looks pretty good to me Chris. Much better than my recent attempt.
04-05-2012, 09:14 AM
Hoping for better seeing on the weekend and less clouds, this was a shakedown first light, but a promising one.
04-05-2012, 01:59 PM
Ah, some DBK competition!:wink2::D
Nah, you'll beat me easy right now, I'm clouded out:shrug:
Nice one Chris & I'll look forward to more mate:thumbsup:
04-05-2012, 05:55 PM
Nice first light there Chris. :)
You should give AS!2 a go for stacking. I used registax for years, and it blows it out of the water for ease of use. In my opinion anyway.
oh oh oh, While you're in the vicinity (Eta Carina) how about trying for the Homunculous Cloud. Pretty please. I'd love to see what you pull out of the hat with that. :D
04-05-2012, 08:16 PM
HA HA HA, John, its ON like Donkey Kong.....hee hee.... I think you might have me on aperture though....nothin' to sneeze at, but I only have 8 inches here.....:sadeyes:
I'll give AS!2 a go Jeanette, god knows I have every other processing and capture app on this pc, now with the addition of IS Capture AS, I have Registax 6, Nebulosity (2 AND 3), CCDCAP, Astrowin, Virtualdub, PCFE, GIMP, K3CCDTools, Backyard EOS, DSS, WXastrocapture, Startools and......wait for it.......Adobe PS CS3!!!! Doesnt help me process any better, especially on DSO's but I think I get points for trying....maybe???
I can give the Homunculous a go, that's what I tested the spectral response and sensitivity on but it was early on in the night and I didnt save it....at 640 x 480 for 5 secs, the nebula was almost full frame and ETA was blazing. Trouble is, I may need an IR filter (I am using my 1.25" Baader moon and skyglow on it at the moment) as without it, all the stars bleed red and overcook in seconds. This DBK isnt fitted with an IR filter....
The DBK is quite adept at picking up nebulosity but its VERY noise prone on longer exposures.....I will try tomorrow night I think if I am too lazy and tired tonight to give it some tests on DSO stuff....
Glad you liked my Planetary effort, you kicked up some dust as you whizzed past me with your DSLR and 4x powermate a while back....still blowing the dirt out of my nose.....:)
04-05-2012, 09:19 PM
HA HA. I have the scope cooling as I write. Going to nab me some my Saturn tonight. :)
06-05-2012, 09:11 AM
nice image Chris. these new 618 cameras are a big step up Regards Ray
06-05-2012, 07:57 PM
Yep, the image quality and sensitivity is amazing compared to the toucam, which wasnt bad for what it was, however, seeing 5x more stars in the guidescope AND colour, blows your mind....
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