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Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Wes Mcdonald
 

jeff

Looks like crap on the sensor. Looks like it was left  over from cleaning.   I have that stuff all over mine.  Tried to clean it and that didn't work.  Got to try again...then send it off to someone who knows how.

wes


Virus-free. www.avg.com

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 11:58 PM Jeff Snell <Jeffery.snell1@...> wrote:
Thanks Wes!  My bad on the exposure time on the Heart Neb.  Those are actually 120sec exposure at 3200.  I've attached one of the Cave Nebula from the same night.  Not a very good one but in some of my images I keep getting the same sort of dark "splotch" in the same area of the image.  You see it in the Sagittarius Star Cloud in the upper right quadrant and in the attached image of the Cave Neb same quadrant.  It does not appear in all images and appears to only present in the light frames.  Any idea what that could be???  It appears to be a stacking artifact that gets more enhanced with more images stacked but again only on select images.  When you look at the individual light frame, it's not really even there.

Dust?  A smudge?? I'm at a loss.  Any ideas?

Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod


On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 8:57 PM Jeff Snell via groups.io <Jeffery.snell1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Heart Nebula taken early Monday morning.

40x Lights (180 Sec/3200 ISO)
20 Darks
20 Flat
20 Bias

Plus Sagittarius Star Cloud same morning.
Same frames as above.

ES ED 80mm APO
EXOS 2GT PMC -Eight Serial Connection
Canon T-5i (astro-modified)
Orion Starshoot Auto Guider/50mm Scope Combo
QHY Polemaster
ASCOM POTH Hub, CdC, APT, PHD2

Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:08 AM Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...> wrote:
Stade:

A great start!
Wes.


--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Virus-free. www.avg.com

--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Jeff Snell
 

Thanks Wes!  My bad on the exposure time on the Heart Neb.  Those are actually 120sec exposure at 3200.  I've attached one of the Cave Nebula from the same night.  Not a very good one but in some of my images I keep getting the same sort of dark "splotch" in the same area of the image.  You see it in the Sagittarius Star Cloud in the upper right quadrant and in the attached image of the Cave Neb same quadrant.  It does not appear in all images and appears to only present in the light frames.  Any idea what that could be???  It appears to be a stacking artifact that gets more enhanced with more images stacked but again only on select images.  When you look at the individual light frame, it's not really even there.

Dust?  A smudge?? I'm at a loss.  Any ideas?

Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod


On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 8:57 PM Jeff Snell via groups.io <Jeffery.snell1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Heart Nebula taken early Monday morning.

40x Lights (180 Sec/3200 ISO)
20 Darks
20 Flat
20 Bias

Plus Sagittarius Star Cloud same morning.
Same frames as above.

ES ED 80mm APO
EXOS 2GT PMC -Eight Serial Connection
Canon T-5i (astro-modified)
Orion Starshoot Auto Guider/50mm Scope Combo
QHY Polemaster
ASCOM POTH Hub, CdC, APT, PHD2

Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:08 AM Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...> wrote:
Stade:

A great start!
Wes.


--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Wes Mcdonald
 

Jeff

So nice.  So nice.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 10:57 PM Jeff Snell <Jeffery.snell1@...> wrote:
Heart Nebula taken early Monday morning.

40x Lights (180 Sec/3200 ISO)
20 Darks
20 Flat
20 Bias

Plus Sagittarius Star Cloud same morning.
Same frames as above.

ES ED 80mm APO
EXOS 2GT PMC -Eight Serial Connection
Canon T-5i (astro-modified)
Orion Starshoot Auto Guider/50mm Scope Combo
QHY Polemaster
ASCOM POTH Hub, CdC, APT, PHD2

Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:08 AM Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...> wrote:
Stade:

A great start!
Wes.




--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired
















--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Jeff Snell
 

Heart Nebula taken early Monday morning.

40x Lights (180 Sec/3200 ISO)
20 Darks
20 Flat
20 Bias

Plus Sagittarius Star Cloud same morning.
Same frames as above.

ES ED 80mm APO
EXOS 2GT PMC -Eight Serial Connection
Canon T-5i (astro-modified)
Orion Starshoot Auto Guider/50mm Scope Combo
QHY Polemaster
ASCOM POTH Hub, CdC, APT, PHD2

Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:08 AM Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...> wrote:
Stade:

A great start!
Wes.


--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Gernot Schreider
 

Hi Chris,

Thank you!
This foto was taken with the camera attached to the SC, so I was working with 2000mm focal length.
I have used in other cases my camera with a 200mm lens mounted and I was able to do 300sec exposures with no guiding.
I think this mount is really capable to track once you have proper polar alignment. I use SharpCap Pro for polar alignment and I always try to get it to "excellent". In this case the deviation was 20".

Gernot

--
location: 49,55N, 7,89E; mount: EXOS-2 PMC8; telescope: Meade 8" ACF; guidescope: Orion 50mm, cameras: Sony Alpha 6000, ASI 120MC-S, laptop: Lenovo; OS: Windows 10 64bit, software: Stellarium, Sharpcap pro, Ascom platform, AstroTortilla, DeepSkyStacker


Re: Tuning backlash on iExos 100

Doug Walker
 

Thank you for the link to this video! Backlash gone. (I had to do the third option that he mentions in one of the comments to loosen the whole plate)


Exos-2 and ExploreStars.

 

Hi everyone. 

I am using ExploreStars with my Exos-2pmc-eight for astrophotography, I know it’s not going to be brilliant as I don’t have any guiding either, but I can get good results normally. With a good polar align I usually get my targets central in my scope field of view. Now and again I do have to use the LRUD toggle in ExploreStars to adjust the target, when I do this it changes from point to track, then I press Sync. Is it better on point or track for exposures. Thanks. Mick. 
--
Michael Whitaker
Wakefield, UK. 
MOUNTS. Exos-2 PMC Eight..
SCOPE: RVO Horizon 72ed. 
CAMERA: Canon M50. 
SOFTWARE: Just iPad at moment. ExploreStars. 


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Chris Bourque
 

No guiding and 90sec exposures!? Wow, awesome! I can barely get 50sec with a lengthy drift alignment. I am shooting at about 360mm fl. Just curious, what are you shooting with?

Either way, excellent job!


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Gernot Schreider
 

M13 was my first target when I started in April, now I am quite happy with the result of this latest attempt yesterday

1 shot, 90 sec at ISO2500 with SonyAlpha
no guiding !
post processing with RawTherapee - I'm just starting to learn the post-processing, still a way to go I guess...
next stop: using guiding procedure



Best regards
Gernot
--
location: 49,55N, 7,89E; mount: EXOS-2 PMC8; telescope: Meade 8" ACF; guidescope: Orion 50mm, cameras: Sony Alpha 6000, ASI 120MC-S, laptop: Lenovo; OS: Windows 10 64bit, software: Stellarium, Sharpcap pro, Ascom platform, AstroTortilla, DeepSkyStacker, RawTherapee


Re: Skywatcher polar scope

 

Hi Jason did you ever find out of this fits the mount?
--
Bill Kinnair
West Midlands UK
MountsEXOS-2 PMC-8 GOTO
Scopes: Skywatcher 200PDS + Skywatcher Skyliner 200p
CamerasZWO ASI120MC + Canon EOS 1300D
Software: ExplorerStars, Backyard ESO, ASIStudio, AutoStakkert, PIPP, RegiStax 6, PolarAlignment PRO


Re: One beginner's guide to getting EXOS2/PMC8 fully operational with ASCOM, Stellarium, SharpCap, ASPS, and ASCOMPAD

Jennifer Shelly
 

Fellas:

Perhaps there is a Windows Feature that is either turned on or off on the neighbor’s computer.  It might be worth comparing the two computers.

Here's how to turn on or off optional features on Windows 10 using Control Panel:
  • Open Control Panel.
  • Click on Programs.
  • Click the Turn Windows features on or off link.
  • On Windows Features, check or clear the feature you want.
  • Click OK to enable and disable the feature

--
Sincerely,

Jennifer Shelly
AstroPorch, VA

Mounts
: ES PMC-8 G-11, ES PMC-8 EXOS-2
Scopes: ES ED127 FCD-100, ES Levy Comet Hunter, ES N208CF, QHY Mini Guide Scope, Solomark F60 Guide Scope
Cameras: QHY600M, QHY128C, QHY168C
Misc: MoonLite CFL 2.5 / High Res Stepper / V2 Mini Controller, Baader SteelTrack NT / SteelDrive II, Baader UFC, Optolong 2" L-Pro / L-eNhance, QHY CFW3-L, Baader 2” LRGBSHO CCD
Imaging Software:  NINA, APT, SharpCap Pro
Processing Software: PixInsight, Lightroom, Premiere Elements


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Jeff Snell
 

Nice Wolfgang!  Wish my mistakes were that good🥺.  I suck so bad at clusters/galaxies.  Looks like you’ve got it down.  Cant wait to see your “good” stuff!

Jeff

ES ED80mm APO
EXOS 2GT w/PMC-Eight
Orion Starshoot Autoguider w/50mm scope
Canon T5i (Astro modified)
Celestron 8” Edge HD
Polemaster 
ASCOM, CdC, APT, PHD2



On Sep 13, 2020, at 7:35 PM, W.F. <hatsumono64@...> wrote:

Thank you Mario,
i know mistakes are good for learning.
By the way my equipment is.
iEXOS 100
Canon 1000Da
TS Photoline 72/ 432, F6
MGEN 2

I dont know were my description of my equipment is gone, since some days i try to find out where i can write it at my account ...
Wolfgang


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

W.F.
 

Thank you Mario,
i know mistakes are good for learning.
By the way my equipment is.
iEXOS 100
Canon 1000Da
TS Photoline 72/ 432, F6
MGEN 2

I dont know were my description of my equipment is gone, since some days i try to find out where i can write it at my account ...
Wolfgang


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Mario
 

Nice work Wolfgang....your stars and nice a sharp!
Don't worry about any mistakes ...that's how we all learn and get better!

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:25 PM W.F. <hatsumono64@...> wrote:
Hello my friends,
this night i was at our Observatory with a friend he shows me how to handle the Polfinderscope.
At next he try to teach me in astrophotograpy.
Well he try ... i made 50 pictures ISO 800, exposertime 2,5 Min.
From this 50 pictures i only can use 12 because after a small problem i forget to push the start button by the guiding system  :D
Anyway here is the result of 30 min of alpha and chi in perseus.
Stakked with DSS and finish with Photoshop CS2.
Greetings Wolfgang.





--
Regards,

Mario
Streetsville, Ontario

Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Computer: ASIAir
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Utility Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Image Processing Software: Photoshop


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

W.F.
 

Hello my friends,
this night i was at our Observatory with a friend he shows me how to handle the Polfinderscope.
At next he try to teach me in astrophotograpy.
Well he try ... i made 50 pictures ISO 800, exposertime 2,5 Min.
From this 50 pictures i only can use 12 because after a small problem i forget to push the start button by the guiding system  :D
Anyway here is the result of 30 min of alpha and chi in perseus.
Stakked with DSS and finish with Photoshop CS2.
Greetings Wolfgang.





Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Jeff Snell
 

Hi Michael,
I use Deep Sky Stacker.  Extremely easy to use and understand.  Being from Alabama that’s a plus for me.  Plus, it’s free😎.  I’ve seen the process for Photoshop and it’s a bit onerous.  Link below.


Jeff


On Sep 13, 2020, at 4:54 PM, Jeff Snell via groups.io <Jeffery.snell1@...> wrote:


Thanks Mario!  I used an astro plugin for Photoshop called Astronomy Tools Action Set.  Ran the iterations of space, and deep space noise reduction tools from that application.  Also bought Gradient Exterminator which works well to smooth out the image.  Links to both below.


I also religiously watched Trevor Jones' "Astrophotography Image Processing Tutorial (Photoshop)" on Youtube...highly recommended for a beginner (which is what I still feel like) if using Photoshop.  He gets a bit rushed near the end while adding a final luminance layer to the image (I'm still trying to figure out what he's doing :-)).  But overall the tutorial and the plugins have improved my images immensely and demonstrated the equipment capability.

I also shot the Pelican Nebula that night. It's attached.  This one did not turn out nearly as well.  Shows the importance of signal and how a low photoshop skill level can't save it.  Lots of noise...

40x 1 min @3200
20x Darks
20x Flats
20x Bias

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 60x 3min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 3:19 PM Mario <mario1546@...> wrote:
Brilliant - well done Jeff!
Noticed your ISO @ 3200...yet the photo is noise-free...stacking? filters?


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 5:08 PM Jeff Snell <Jeffery.snell1@...> wrote:
Another from the same night.  Rosette Nebula.

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 40x 2 min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM Jeff Snell via groups.io <Jeffery.snell1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Friday/Sat morning session.  Target: North American Nebula.  I think a little out of focus but way better than the last one I pushed out in Spring.

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 60x 3min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 7:33 PM jrichard333 <jrichard333@...> <jrichard333@...> wrote:

Good day and thank you Mario. 

 

I am still a newbie regarding planetary imaging; I started in May of 2018.  I was using a Sunpak tripod and a Benro ballhead.  Then I came across Sir Jerry

and another individual on YouTube demonstrating the iEXOS-100.  Once I saw the mount being controlled wirelessly via an app, I was hooked. 

I bought my mount in February of 2019.  Explore Scientific has put so much into the iEXOS-100, at a great price point, how could I not support their vision?

 

I would not have the images I have currently if it was not for James Ball, Sir Jerry, and Kent Marts.  James sparked my mind when he made it

known he was using a 150mm Maksutov atop his iEXOS-100 mount/ ST1 tripod.  Sir Jerry made the dream possible by releasing a configuration

mount capacity weight spreadsheet.   Kent Marts brought it home with the 11.25Ib counterweight to aid in RA balancing the scope.  Since then,

I have been learning a lot.

 

Planetary imaging season 2020:  I learned how to use WinJupos (just the parts I need), TOPAZ Denoise AI, and most recently GIMP (game changer).

I am giving myself 2-years to master GIMP.  GIMP had been on my hard drive for over 8-years.  Like 7 of 9 says….resistance is futile. 

 

JR

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io [mailto:MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:15 AM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 and EXOS 2 post your picture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iexos-100 #EXOS2 #astrophotography

 

Wow....amazing pictures JR...well done!

You've given alot of us something to aspire to! :)

 

Mario

 

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM jrichard333 <jrichard333@...> <jrichard333@...> wrote:

Good day all,

 

I am closing out the trilogy for planetary season 2020.  I will spend the remainder of the

season attempting to capture Venus, Neptune, Pluto, and Uranus.

 

Targets:  Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. 

Camera:  Canon 70D

Mount:  iEXOS-100/ ST3

Dates:  July through August of 2020

Scope:  Sky-Watcher 180mm Maksutov

Focal length:   5400mm

Focal Ratio:  30

Video captures:  2 to7-minutes

Software:  PIPP, AutoStakkr 3.0, Registax, FastStone,

                  TOPAZ Denoise AI, GIMP, and a lot of

                   prayer

 

Mars:  Looks like a coffee cake.  Every time I look at this image

I get hungry.

<image001.jpg>

 

Saturn

<image002.jpg>

 

Jupiter

<image003.jpg>

 

JR

 


--
Regards,

Mario
Streetsville, Ontario

Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Computer: ASIAir
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Utility Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Image Processing Software: Photoshop


--
Regards,

Mario
Streetsville, Ontario

Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Computer: ASIAir
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Utility Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Image Processing Software: Photoshop

<Pelican Neb 11 Sep 20.jpg>


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

 

Hi Jeff, did you stack them in photoshop or did you use something else. 
--
Michael Whitaker
Wakefield, UK. 
MOUNTS. Exos-2 PMC Eight..
SCOPE: RVO Horizon 72ed. 
CAMERA: Canon M50. 
SOFTWARE: Just iPad at moment. ExploreStars. 


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Jeff Snell
 

Thanks Mario!  I used an astro plugin for Photoshop called Astronomy Tools Action Set.  Ran the iterations of space, and deep space noise reduction tools from that application.  Also bought Gradient Exterminator which works well to smooth out the image.  Links to both below.


I also religiously watched Trevor Jones' "Astrophotography Image Processing Tutorial (Photoshop)" on Youtube...highly recommended for a beginner (which is what I still feel like) if using Photoshop.  He gets a bit rushed near the end while adding a final luminance layer to the image (I'm still trying to figure out what he's doing :-)).  But overall the tutorial and the plugins have improved my images immensely and demonstrated the equipment capability.

I also shot the Pelican Nebula that night. It's attached.  This one did not turn out nearly as well.  Shows the importance of signal and how a low photoshop skill level can't save it.  Lots of noise...

40x 1 min @3200
20x Darks
20x Flats
20x Bias

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 60x 3min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 3:19 PM Mario <mario1546@...> wrote:
Brilliant - well done Jeff!
Noticed your ISO @ 3200...yet the photo is noise-free...stacking? filters?


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 5:08 PM Jeff Snell <Jeffery.snell1@...> wrote:
Another from the same night.  Rosette Nebula.

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 40x 2 min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM Jeff Snell via groups.io <Jeffery.snell1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Friday/Sat morning session.  Target: North American Nebula.  I think a little out of focus but way better than the last one I pushed out in Spring.

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 60x 3min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 7:33 PM jrichard333 <jrichard333@...> <jrichard333@...> wrote:

Good day and thank you Mario. 

 

I am still a newbie regarding planetary imaging; I started in May of 2018.  I was using a Sunpak tripod and a Benro ballhead.  Then I came across Sir Jerry

and another individual on YouTube demonstrating the iEXOS-100.  Once I saw the mount being controlled wirelessly via an app, I was hooked. 

I bought my mount in February of 2019.  Explore Scientific has put so much into the iEXOS-100, at a great price point, how could I not support their vision?

 

I would not have the images I have currently if it was not for James Ball, Sir Jerry, and Kent Marts.  James sparked my mind when he made it

known he was using a 150mm Maksutov atop his iEXOS-100 mount/ ST1 tripod.  Sir Jerry made the dream possible by releasing a configuration

mount capacity weight spreadsheet.   Kent Marts brought it home with the 11.25Ib counterweight to aid in RA balancing the scope.  Since then,

I have been learning a lot.

 

Planetary imaging season 2020:  I learned how to use WinJupos (just the parts I need), TOPAZ Denoise AI, and most recently GIMP (game changer).

I am giving myself 2-years to master GIMP.  GIMP had been on my hard drive for over 8-years.  Like 7 of 9 says….resistance is futile. 

 

JR

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io [mailto:MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:15 AM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 and EXOS 2 post your picture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iexos-100 #EXOS2 #astrophotography

 

Wow....amazing pictures JR...well done!

You've given alot of us something to aspire to! :)

 

Mario

 

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM jrichard333 <jrichard333@...> <jrichard333@...> wrote:

Good day all,

 

I am closing out the trilogy for planetary season 2020.  I will spend the remainder of the

season attempting to capture Venus, Neptune, Pluto, and Uranus.

 

Targets:  Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. 

Camera:  Canon 70D

Mount:  iEXOS-100/ ST3

Dates:  July through August of 2020

Scope:  Sky-Watcher 180mm Maksutov

Focal length:   5400mm

Focal Ratio:  30

Video captures:  2 to7-minutes

Software:  PIPP, AutoStakkr 3.0, Registax, FastStone,

                  TOPAZ Denoise AI, GIMP, and a lot of

                   prayer

 

Mars:  Looks like a coffee cake.  Every time I look at this image

I get hungry.

 

Saturn

 

Jupiter

 

JR

 


--
Regards,

Mario
Streetsville, Ontario

Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Computer: ASIAir
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Utility Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Image Processing Software: Photoshop


--
Regards,

Mario
Streetsville, Ontario

Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Computer: ASIAir
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Utility Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Image Processing Software: Photoshop


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Mario
 

Brilliant - well done Jeff!
Noticed your ISO @ 3200...yet the photo is noise-free...stacking? filters?


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 5:08 PM Jeff Snell <Jeffery.snell1@...> wrote:
Another from the same night.  Rosette Nebula.

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 40x 2 min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM Jeff Snell via groups.io <Jeffery.snell1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Friday/Sat morning session.  Target: North American Nebula.  I think a little out of focus but way better than the last one I pushed out in Spring.

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 60x 3min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 7:33 PM jrichard333 <jrichard333@...> <jrichard333@...> wrote:

Good day and thank you Mario. 

 

I am still a newbie regarding planetary imaging; I started in May of 2018.  I was using a Sunpak tripod and a Benro ballhead.  Then I came across Sir Jerry

and another individual on YouTube demonstrating the iEXOS-100.  Once I saw the mount being controlled wirelessly via an app, I was hooked. 

I bought my mount in February of 2019.  Explore Scientific has put so much into the iEXOS-100, at a great price point, how could I not support their vision?

 

I would not have the images I have currently if it was not for James Ball, Sir Jerry, and Kent Marts.  James sparked my mind when he made it

known he was using a 150mm Maksutov atop his iEXOS-100 mount/ ST1 tripod.  Sir Jerry made the dream possible by releasing a configuration

mount capacity weight spreadsheet.   Kent Marts brought it home with the 11.25Ib counterweight to aid in RA balancing the scope.  Since then,

I have been learning a lot.

 

Planetary imaging season 2020:  I learned how to use WinJupos (just the parts I need), TOPAZ Denoise AI, and most recently GIMP (game changer).

I am giving myself 2-years to master GIMP.  GIMP had been on my hard drive for over 8-years.  Like 7 of 9 says….resistance is futile. 

 

JR

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io [mailto:MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:15 AM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 and EXOS 2 post your picture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iexos-100 #EXOS2 #astrophotography

 

Wow....amazing pictures JR...well done!

You've given alot of us something to aspire to! :)

 

Mario

 

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM jrichard333 <jrichard333@...> <jrichard333@...> wrote:

Good day all,

 

I am closing out the trilogy for planetary season 2020.  I will spend the remainder of the

season attempting to capture Venus, Neptune, Pluto, and Uranus.

 

Targets:  Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. 

Camera:  Canon 70D

Mount:  iEXOS-100/ ST3

Dates:  July through August of 2020

Scope:  Sky-Watcher 180mm Maksutov

Focal length:   5400mm

Focal Ratio:  30

Video captures:  2 to7-minutes

Software:  PIPP, AutoStakkr 3.0, Registax, FastStone,

                  TOPAZ Denoise AI, GIMP, and a lot of

                   prayer

 

Mars:  Looks like a coffee cake.  Every time I look at this image

I get hungry.

 

Saturn

 

Jupiter

 

JR

 


--
Regards,

Mario
Streetsville, Ontario

Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Computer: ASIAir
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Utility Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Image Processing Software: Photoshop


--
Regards,

Mario
Streetsville, Ontario

Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Computer: ASIAir
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Utility Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Image Processing Software: Photoshop


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Jeff Snell
 

Another from the same night.  Rosette Nebula.

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 40x 2 min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM Jeff Snell via groups.io <Jeffery.snell1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Friday/Sat morning session.  Target: North American Nebula.  I think a little out of focus but way better than the last one I pushed out in Spring.

PMC-Eight
ES 80mm APO
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm Guidescope)
Canon T5i (astro mod)
Polemaster
PHD2, APT, CdC, ASCOM POTH Hub
Processed in Photoshop (w/Astronomy Tools Action Set and Gradient Exterminator Plug-ins)

Lights: 60x 3min @3200 ISO
Darks: 20
Flats: 20
Bias: 20
 
Jeff

PMC-Eight w/Explore Stars (serial)
ES ED80mm APO
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Orion Starshoot Autoguider Combo (50mm guide scope)
Canon Ti-5 w/ Spencer Camera Astro-mod
ASCOM POTH Hub, APT, CdC, PHD2, Polemaster


On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 7:33 PM jrichard333 <jrichard333@...> <jrichard333@...> wrote:

Good day and thank you Mario. 

 

I am still a newbie regarding planetary imaging; I started in May of 2018.  I was using a Sunpak tripod and a Benro ballhead.  Then I came across Sir Jerry

and another individual on YouTube demonstrating the iEXOS-100.  Once I saw the mount being controlled wirelessly via an app, I was hooked. 

I bought my mount in February of 2019.  Explore Scientific has put so much into the iEXOS-100, at a great price point, how could I not support their vision?

 

I would not have the images I have currently if it was not for James Ball, Sir Jerry, and Kent Marts.  James sparked my mind when he made it

known he was using a 150mm Maksutov atop his iEXOS-100 mount/ ST1 tripod.  Sir Jerry made the dream possible by releasing a configuration

mount capacity weight spreadsheet.   Kent Marts brought it home with the 11.25Ib counterweight to aid in RA balancing the scope.  Since then,

I have been learning a lot.

 

Planetary imaging season 2020:  I learned how to use WinJupos (just the parts I need), TOPAZ Denoise AI, and most recently GIMP (game changer).

I am giving myself 2-years to master GIMP.  GIMP had been on my hard drive for over 8-years.  Like 7 of 9 says….resistance is futile. 

 

JR

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io [mailto:MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:15 AM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 and EXOS 2 post your picture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iexos-100 #EXOS2 #astrophotography

 

Wow....amazing pictures JR...well done!

You've given alot of us something to aspire to! :)

 

Mario

 

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM jrichard333 <jrichard333@...> <jrichard333@...> wrote:

Good day all,

 

I am closing out the trilogy for planetary season 2020.  I will spend the remainder of the

season attempting to capture Venus, Neptune, Pluto, and Uranus.

 

Targets:  Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. 

Camera:  Canon 70D

Mount:  iEXOS-100/ ST3

Dates:  July through August of 2020

Scope:  Sky-Watcher 180mm Maksutov

Focal length:   5400mm

Focal Ratio:  30

Video captures:  2 to7-minutes

Software:  PIPP, AutoStakkr 3.0, Registax, FastStone,

                  TOPAZ Denoise AI, GIMP, and a lot of

                   prayer

 

Mars:  Looks like a coffee cake.  Every time I look at this image

I get hungry.

 

Saturn

 

Jupiter

 

JR

 


--
Regards,

Mario
Streetsville, Ontario

Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Computer: ASIAir
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Utility Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Image Processing Software: Photoshop

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