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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.



    Needs more heatsinks!!!
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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by UlteriorModem View Post
    Needs more heatsinks!!!
    I tried but they wouldn't fit lol. Besides, it is designed that way because of the way I chose to mount the circuitry and have enough room for the USB connection, if I did it again I do it a different way probably, but it works and cools like a boss, so as much as you make fun of it, it serves its purpose.
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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.

    I've got a newbie question for you photo guys. (I've heard that no question is too simple or dumb for this forum, so here it goes...)

    What is the deal with "cooling" a camera? It sounds like a major issue from your posts, but I have no idea why!

    If you simply want to post a link to an informative answer, that's "cool" too!

    BTW - as far as your M42 picture goes - I think it is amazing! Maybe some day I'll have a camera setup. So, your picture is a million times better than my non-existent one.

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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by moffjarjar View Post
    I've got a newbie question for you photo guys. (I've heard that no question is too simple or dumb for this forum, so here it goes...)

    What is the deal with "cooling" a camera? It sounds like a major issue from your posts, but I have no idea why!

    If you simply want to post a link to an informative answer, that's "cool" too!

    BTW - as far as your M42 picture goes - I think it is amazing! Maybe some day I'll have a camera setup. So, your picture is a million times better than my non-existent one.

    Cheers!
    Thank you for your kind words, it is very much appreciated. I'm sure UM will provide an answer, as he has all the answers. Or a proper imager like Scott, Jim, Richard, Richard or Kieth will provide an answer that comes from time served experience. I'll leave that down to them to provide you with what you're looking for. In the meantime you can read this A detailed overview of noise in Astrophotography | DSLR Astrophotography I hope it is of help to you.
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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.

    Great images, thanks for posting!

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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.

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    Great images, thanks for posting!

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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.

    So seeing as the colour was all out of wack. I've had a little play with it. Is this any better???

    M42 first of 2017 colour mod small.jpg
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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.

    Your data looks very nice...
    The color is easily fixed with some histogram adjustments. (And by "fixed", I mean the blue channel brightened up a bit, which was all I really did.)
    I won't post the version I tweaked, unless you'd like a look, but it looked great!
    I will make a recommendation that you check your flats, as I found quite a bit of vignetting that was also pretty easy to fix.
    Keep posting!
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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimminCT View Post
    Your data looks very nice...
    The color is easily fixed with some histogram adjustments. (And by "fixed", I mean the blue channel brightened up a bit, which was all I really did.)
    I won't post the version I tweaked, unless you'd like a look, but it looked great!
    I will make a recommendation that you check your flats, as I found quite a bit of vignetting that was also pretty easy to fix.
    Keep posting!
    Go for it Jim, I'd love to see it...and thank you

    PS - I didn't use any flats, I do need to do some, though
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    Default Re: Sometimes you can and sometimes you just can't and this M42 didn't play ball.

    It's hard to ruin an image of M42, even when it looks like a bloodbath murder scene. Still very cool!
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