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Orion nebula M42n and the Running Man

Recently while I was waiting for the new camera to arrive, I thought it would be a good idea to try and capture the best images I could of the wider field images. Previously the images I had captured were plagued by less than optimal guiding, pinched optics and collimation issues in my Skywatcher ED80. Hence now that I had corrected these and have learnt how to guide the iOptron ZEQ25 better, hence it was time to reimage the Orion nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Pleiades and Horsehead nebula. Continue reading Orion nebula M42n and the Running Man

Startools

Happy New Year to everyone of my readers. I thought I would start the first post of the new year with some images I’m pretty happy with. Recently I was faced with the decision of which astrophotography image processing software to buy. I wanted something which had enough processing functions/modules¬†to be able to process my astrophotos well, while not being too difficult to learn (or require me to watch tutorial videos every time I am processing a photo), and definitely not too costly. Hence after watching a few videos on how an astrophoto is processed with StarTools and factoring that it costs A$60 (under ¬£30), I decided that it was definitely worth buying.

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Orion nebula revisited

Previously my astrophotography workflow comprised of stacking the images and stretching in Deep Sky Stacker, before importing it into Capture One Pro 7 for further processing. This produces reasonable results, but I wanted to explore other dedicated software for this. After reading online about the various software available, I decided to take Pixinsight on for their 45-day free trial. Continue reading Orion nebula revisited