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Old 17-10-2020, 10:19 PM
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M8

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59 by 60 sec, darks + flats
TV85 + ASI 1600 Pro MC, Guiding with ASI 120 MM Mini
No flattener, so cropped

Taken from Glebe, Class 8 Bortle, No Skyglow filter

Second image using ASIAir Pro plus EAF with Beta version of the app which does auto focus.

Second attempt at processing using StarTools. Still don't really know what I am doing with StarTools
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Old 18-10-2020, 07:45 AM
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Your imaging from almost Bortle 9 skies there in the inner City , so a Duoband filter would definitely help with emission nebula like M8 ( donít need filters for globular clusters )
Still a good effort from where you are and Startools should be able to bring out more in your data
Do you stack your subs using Deep Sky Stacker ( free) ? If so then your halfway there. Iíve been using Startools for 3 years from Bortle 7/8 suburban with great results
What version of Startools are you using ?
If your interested, pm your email address and I can send my procedures for Deep Sky Stacker for Startools and Startools workflows to get you on your feet
Happy to offer help where I can
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Old 18-10-2020, 11:38 AM
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Your imaging from almost Bortle 9 skies there in the inner City , so a Duoband filter would definitely help with emission nebula like M8 ( donít need filters for globular clusters )
Still a good effort from where you are and Startools should be able to bring out more in your data
Do you stack your subs using Deep Sky Stacker ( free) ? If so then your halfway there. Iíve been using Startools for 3 years from Bortle 7/8 suburban with great results
What version of Startools are you using ?
If your interested, pm your email address and I can send my procedures for Deep Sky Stacker for Startools and Startools workflows to get you on your feet
Happy to offer help where I can
Cheers
Martin
Hi Martin,

I am using Startools 1.6.4 and DSS to stack and process. I will ask for your procedures as it is possible to get wildly different results using a different workflow and different masks, see my re-processed M8.

I do have a UHC filter but don't like using it as it gives a green cast to everything. I also have a 6nm Ha filter which I will use next. If i shoot 50 % with this and 50 % colour and mix then I may get far better details.

I am just getting back into imaging after a lapse of many years

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Paul
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Old 18-10-2020, 11:54 AM
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Glad to offer any assistance
Just pm your email address
In regard to filters and OSC cameras the latest Duoband filters from Optolong, ZWO work really well on emission nebula under LP and Moon lit skies
I use a ZWO Duoband filter and canít believe the difference it has made to my images
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