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    Default Thor's Helmet with more time



    Despite all the recent rain and clouds, and, the local forecast for the possibility of rain last night, Clear Sky Chart predicted clear skies for about 5 hours after sundown. I decided to give it a try. Although the humidity was high (water dripping from the awning) and the moon was at 33%, the weather was beautifully clear and crisp at 42F.

    The focus and guiding were both a bit better last night than on the previous outing last week. The data from last night was combined with the previous data to create this image.

    I have tried to use a "softer touch" this time. I'm still learning how to process data taken with this Triad filter. The bad guiding on the first night has left me with brighter stars that are "squarish". Also, the star colors are a bit blueish to me, but, c'est la vie.

    Hope you like it.

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    2 NIGHT DATA


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    Default Re: Thor's Helmet with more time

    Steve, I like it....a lot.

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    Beautiful Steve. I like the colors you have chosen
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    Very very nice Steve, the additional data shows in the smoothness of the image. Beauty!

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    Default Re: Thor's Helmet with more time

    good work. definitely better than the previous version.
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    Wonderful! Great job, Steve!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Sykes View Post
    Steve, I like it....a lot.
    Thanks Jerry - I'm very happy to be able to create such an image of this dim target.



    Quote Originally Posted by FishLocator View Post
    Beautiful Steve. I like the colors you have chosen
    Thanks Bill - This was about the third processing approach, and, the light blue in the helmet finally emerged on it's own. Processing data taken with this new filter has been a learning experience. However, the improved SNR has been worth the effort.



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    Very very nice Steve, the additional data shows in the smoothness of the image. Beauty!
    Thanks "G" - I was happy to see the improvement the added data provided.



    Quote Originally Posted by geethq View Post
    good work. definitely better than the previous version.
    Thanks geethq - I was happy to achieve better focus and guiding on the second night. It definitely contributed to the improved image.



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    Wonderful! Great job, Steve!!
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    Beautiful job Steve!

    The original was very nice and I like this version even better.

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    Very nice capture Steve, love the colors!
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    Wow. That really stands out now. Great job. I wonder if you can make a false luminance with this data and combine it with your RGB from before? Just a thought. Well done.
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