I decided that this version deserved a place on my signature line. Originally Posted by JohnP_1 Here is a re-stretched version.
I dug into this a little bit after my post and realized that you would need to use a DSLR or larger CCD sensor than the Atik to make a 3 panel mosaic happen. A 6 panel mosaic can work though with the Atik as your main camera. My example from last fall is below. Originally Posted by JohnP_1 Nice one Scott. I managed a mosaic of this area with three panels last fall after
This is what I was referring to with the donut stars... Originally Posted by JohnP_1 Yes indeed, Focus Magic Vs. Unsharp Mask with Examples - Focus Magic. Check out the tutorial too.
I used it on some preliminary images (300s and 60s) of M31 that I took early Monday morning. To my surprise the stars were all little donuts, complete with a hole in the middle. Normally I would toss them (and I would for a final integration),
Originally Posted by seigell Trust DSS's Scoring System and simply look at the Images with lowest Scores. Your saying that the "lowest" score is considered higher quality overall. That is similar to how Nebulosity does it's ranking, however, I have always been perplexed that DSS sorts the images from highest to lowest. Do you know where this is documented so I can read about it? Thanks
Thanks for catching the math-error. Some people use the more generous equation of 500/focal_length, which is what I started with before correcting that part of my sentence. That's what I get for typing too fast.... - John Originally Posted by STEVE333 Hi Bill(?)
Your mount is a manual mount which means wherever you point it, that is where it keeps looking. Unfortunately, the targets you want to image are all moving (because they are stationary, but, the earth rotates once per day).