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Posts Made By: Jason Boyce

June 28, 2006 07:43 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

M-27

Posted By Jason Boyce

Hi all,I am something of a newbie imager,around 4 monthes of experience now between a DSLR and a ST-2000xcm I purchased a little while back.I have admired a lot of great shots that have gone through this forum,you have all kept me inspired to get better grin

Here is my best shot so far.Taken with the ST-2000xcm and a Stellarvue SV80s at F12. 8O
A total of around 19 minutes.
Any comments welcome.

September 5, 2006 09:46 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

M31

Posted By Jason Boyce

Hi all,
Its been a long time since I have posted anything due too a long streak of lousy weather and time constraints.
I did get out Sunday for a little bit before I had to call it a night because of dew.
This is first light for my Tec 140 and G-11 grin
45 minutes total,20 minutes,10 minutes and three 5 minute shots at f 5.6 with a
ST-2000xcm.Processed in Images Plus.
This really needs a lot more time but I am pretty happy with it.
I am impressed with how well the G-11 guides.

Thanks for looking,Jason

September 13, 2006 08:01 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

The Bubble

Posted By Jason Boyce

Hi all,
After seeing the great bubble images lately I decided to give it a go myself last night.
Three 30 minute subs and a five minute just for good measure grin
I think I missed focus a little so I am somewhat dissapointed with the final result.Tec140 at F7 with a ST-2000xcm.
Thanks for looking,
Jason

September 25, 2006 06:32 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Millions of suns

Posted By Jason Boyce

Hi all,
After burning up my G-11 drive board I am back in action grin
I thought I would shoot this before it disapears behind my house for the fall.
Tec 140 at F5.6 with ST-2000xcm
6 120s and 1 180
Thanks for looking and comments welcome.

September 25, 2006 07:15 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

M33

Posted By Jason Boyce

I posted this once already but some how it ended up in the Apple Macintosh forum,bizzare 8O

Here is M33 from last night,my third attempt at this.First tme there was too much wind too shoot,the second I burned up the drive board on my G-11 when I plugged the guide cable straight from the camera to the mount.
This is 7 20 minute shots with the TEC 140 and ST-2000xcm at F5.6
I am happy with the result.

Thanks for looking.

September 30, 2006 05:58 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

A few hours with the crab

Posted By Jason Boyce

Hi all,
I made it out last night to some imagine and ended up shooting M1.
This is a total of 180 minutes.Nine twenty minute subs.
I also discovered that since last time I imaged it appears something is on my chip.Anybody have any idea what this may be?It shows up in darks as well. You will see it on the bottom left of the image
Tec 140, St2000xcm at F7

September 30, 2006 06:04 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Cropped crab

Posted By Jason Boyce

Hi,
I thought I would post a crop of M1 without the gash,looks much better without it grin

Tec 140 ST-2000xcm

Thanks for looking,Jason

October 14, 2006 01:07 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Please help

Posted By Jason Boyce

Hi all,
Last night I had a great night shooting,I shot 66 subs of three objects!
Here is the problem I have ran into.I acquired in ccdsoft and saved as fits like I always do and then open in ccdops for some hot pixel removal.At this point I usually open in Images Plus for calibration and processing.

On all my subs from last night when I try to open in IP I get an error message saying can not open fits image,may be non standard compressed image cwy
I have tried to resave an image as a fits and still get the same message.
If I convert to Tiff or SBIG format I can open in IP.
When I try to convert a TIFF or SBIG to a fit in IP I get an error, can not convert message :S
I can open all my other fit files in IP except those from last night so I think it is the writing of the files that is the problem,though I am not sure.
I have installed Photoshop CS2 since last time I shot,other than that all is the same.

I sure would like to open these as fits files for calibration in IP.
If you have a solution or suggestion I would be grateful for the help smile

Thanks,Jason



October 15, 2006 07:54 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

M45~Merope

Posted By Jason Boyce

Hi all,
Here is one of the images I took last time out.
I still have not figured out why I cannot get my fits images to open so what I did was darks in ccdops and then converted all my files to tiffs.
My eyes now look like this 8O
My camera/scope/reducer combo really doesnt do this object justice but I thought I would give it a try grin
Let me know how this displays,it is the first image I processed in photoshop.

Tec 140 at f5.6
ST-2000xcm
G-11 on a pier

Comments,suggestions always welcome.
Thanks for looking
Jason


October 15, 2006 08:06 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

M15

Posted By Jason Boyce

Hi everyone,
Here is another from Friday night.
This is 20 3 minute subs processed as a tiff in IP with DDP
with some curves,levels and sharpening in photoshop.
I thought I would be able to get more out of this but I cant keep the core from blowing out if I stretch it any farther.

Tec140 at f5.6...edit,I actually shot this at f7
ST2000xcm
G-11

Comments,suggestions always welcome.
Thanks for looking,
Jason