• Sean replied to the topic Misc shots on Ha in the forum Images 1 day ago

    I’m really digging the starless thing.  I’ve got to try that.  It makes it look like a painting.  Really cool

  • Sean replied to the topic The Wizard in the forum Images 1 day ago

    I like the one with the OIII prominent a little better.  The new one is probably more what it really looks like though.

    Do me a favor and take the first one and bump the contrast up a little and see what it looks like.

  • Sean replied to the topic M16 in the forum Images 1 week, 4 days ago

    Looks Good.  12 hours! You should have a lot of data to play with there.  Keep going.

    Have you discovered how to use the Color Mask Script in Pixinsight?

    It’s pretty much all I use.  Chris has a video on it if you want me to send it to you.

    Id be happy to use Team Viewer to log in and show it to you.

    I always have a tough time with the Ea…[Read more]

  • Sean replied to the topic The Cave Nebula in the forum Images 1 week, 6 days ago

    It’s not until Aug 17th.  plenty of time.

    I’m actually rethinking the RedCat.  I have the zenith star 61 and it is a great scope as well.  I’m gonna go shoot Andromeda in a few and see how it does.

  • Sean replied to the topic The Cave Nebula in the forum Images 1 week, 6 days ago

    That’s hilarious.  I love it.  I don’t see a cave either.  I shot that when I first started learning and probably need to do it a again.  I do remember that it was a difficult target.

    What skies are you shooting in with that 1600?

    I used to have an 11 inch STC fro Celestron and used Hyperstar.  Wish I had held on to it.  I’ve been conte…[Read more]

  • Sean replied to the topic I got Featured in the forum Links 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Not a problem.  Thanks for the advice earlier.  I can see that you are right.  When I check the other forum sites and look at their traffic they are as abysmal as what is going on here.  I guess not everyone lives, eats and breaths imaging like we do!  lol

  • Sean replied to the topic The Wizard in the forum Images 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    No it looks good.  Try bumping the brightness I think the contrast is probably fine, and see what that gives you.

    Nicely done.

     

    Spread the Word.  Red Stick Astro is open for business!

  • Sean replied to the topic Astrophotography Magazine in the forum Links 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    I found and became part of another online Mag.  It’s called Practical Astrophotography.  It’s really cool just like Amateur Astro.

    Heres a link  http:\www.practicalastrophotography.com

  • Sean replied to the topic IC 5070 in the forum Images 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Dude that is really cool.  I love it.  Very spooky.  Pretty too.  Thanks for posting.  I’m at a loss as to how to get people to come post pictures.  I’ve spent tons of money and time to provide this site and for some reason cannot get any traffic.

    I think I’m gonna have to do some videos in order to get people here.  It’s such a bummer.  I love…[Read more]

  • Sean started the topic NGC 6823 in the forum Images 1 month, 1 week ago

    Another Faint Area.  20×1200 Ha, 20×1200 OIII, 15×1200 SII

    NGC6823 SHO1

  • Sean started the topic Soul Nebula SHO in the forum Images 1 month, 1 week ago

    Another attempt at the Soul.  I’m redoing it now but wanted to share my first attempt.  If you are processing with Pixinsight I cannot recommend more than Warren’s site at http://www.ip4ap.com

    Warren and Peter have literally hundreds of video tutorials on using Pixinsight.  It’s 5 bucks per month to gain access to all the videos, but they do offer 3 tu…[Read more]

  • Sean started the topic LBN 179 SHO in the forum Images 1 month, 1 week ago

    This target is much like the Propellor Nebula was.  It was really faint and lacking color.  I know Chris could probably pull color out of it more than I did but I gotta learn how to do it myself.

    Pretty cool area and lots of HII in the area, but faint!

    It’s 21×1200 Ha, OIII, SII with my QSI683 and FCD Glass ED127

    Check it out.  At least the st…[Read more]

  • 1st Draft.  I used pixel math to get the color I wanted to use.  It’s 24 Ha images and 18 OIII images.  I might back off on the contrast.

    I think I used

    RED        Ha

    GREEN   (0.4*Ha)+(0.6*OIII)

    BLUE .    OIII

    For my math equation.

     

    PICK_SHO_1

     

     

  • Sean replied to the topic IC1396 LRGB in the forum Images 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Oh he’s been around.  He’s just been quietly sitting over their in Pensacola banging out images, painting these incredible Ocean and Fish Paintings, Fixing peoples teeth and raising babies.

    He just has been ignoring us!!

    Always great when I see the old crew back online.

  • Sean replied to the topic IC1396 LRGB in the forum Images 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Wow!  Really cool shot Chris.  Perfect Halloween Photo!!

    I love the diffraction spikes

  • People have been asking me to post my workflow for Calibrating and Stacking images manually in Pixinsight.  So here it is.  Hopefully it will load when you click on the link.  If not please let me know.

    I just finished typing up the workflow for creating a 4 panel mosaic with Chris Gomez’s help.  It can be used for whatever size mosaic you wan…[Read more]

  • Sean started the topic Dirtbag Robot in the forum Equipment 2 months ago

    Looks like I have another robot to delete.  Yall keep your eyes open and let me know if you come across any.

     

    Thanks Sean

  • Sean replied to the topic Mach 1 down! in the forum Equipment 2 months ago

    If I had a mount like that I would sleep with it on cloudy nights!

  • Sean started the topic Loving the Traffic in the forum Best of the Month 2 months ago

    im so happy people are posting and the crew is coming back.  I’m gonna start the contest next month and come up with some cool prizes.  Thanks Everyone

  • Sean replied to the topic the other witches broom in Ha in the forum Images 2 months ago

    You win!  I’m processing mine now.  Great job

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