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Fantastic.

The top image is quite remarkable.


Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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Awesome stuff. 

My 3 year old was entranced, as am I. 


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On ‎9‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 3:24 PM, Lovemonkey said:

Fantastic images, I use a modded xbox web cam when I dabble in astro photography. But cloud and light pollution prevent me from doing anything now.  

Thanks all for the great responses.

Light pollution is always a pain; you have to travel for very non polluted skies which are few and far between.  Went to St Davids for a week to be lucky enough for the clouds to clear and get these shots.

Modded Xbox cam should do the job, I did use similar long ago - pop it out of the housing and into an old 35mm film container and it fits a telescope eyepiece as well !!!

Don't give up - wait for a clear night and go for it - 30x30s exposures should do the job if stacked

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These results are spectacular. Is there any chance you can create either a video or detailed step by step instructions on how you do just one of these. How about " NGC7000 (North American Nebula)" from above. You can assume the stacking phase is ok. DeepSky stacker is simple and free and there's load of videos about that stage.

I've been trying for 6 months to use AP for this and have gotten pretty much nowhere. I hate to say it but there are several videos of PS being used for AstroPhotography processing on youtube. AstroBackYard has one that lasts 45 minutes with no cuts. I downloaded a PS trial followed AstroBackyard's video and hey presto! 45 minutes later, not a bad image of Andromeda. I've tried to translate this into Affinity and my results are rubbish.

I'm sure Affinity can do this but I just can't get it.

Can you elaborate on this: "Apply a moderate levels adjustment first, then curves for some contrast, now remove any vignetting and finally HSL If necessary you can also de-fringe"

HELP!

 

 

 

 

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On ‎10‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 3:52 PM, NickPringle said:

These results are spectacular. Is there any chance you can create either a video or detailed step by step instructions on how you do just one of these. How about " NGC7000 (North American Nebula)" from above. 

 

 

 

 

I am working on a pdf for this at the moment though may be some time

Will post it here when complete

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