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My stars stink an I can't figure out why. Next I'm going to try to reduce any vibrations coming from the fan on the 2600mm camera. I guess this can be an issue with the 2600 mm.

Sharpstar Z4 550mm f/5.5
ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
ZWO AM5
Antlia EDGE Filters H-alpha 4.5nm 36 mm, OIII 4.5 nm, SII 4.5 nm
ZWO ASIAIR Plus, ZWO EAF, ZWO EFW 7 x 36mm
Guiding ZWO OAG with ASI174MM

~ 18 hours, Bortle 5, Gain 100, -10C
Sii 154 x 120Ē
Oiii 162 x 120Ē
Ha 225 x 120Ē
Only used about 40 darks, no Flats or Bias.

Adobe Photoshop - Mostly PixInsight - Luminar Neo - StarSpikes Pro




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Jul 22, 2023 at 06:53 PM
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What a beautiful image from space


Jul 22, 2023 at 08:24 PM
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Very nice capture Here are 2 links with dedicated astrophotography forums that should be able to help you. https://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=136 - https://www.cloudynights.com/index/
Jim



Jul 23, 2023 at 06:19 AM
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Ok, wrong place to post. I canít delete it now. Iíll go elsewhere. For some reason I thought I remembered Astro postings here. I should have looked before posting.


Jul 23, 2023 at 08:36 AM
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Leah Hallett wrote:
Ok, wrong place to post. I canít delete it now. Iíll go elsewhere. For some reason I thought I remembered Astro postings here. I should have looked before posting.


Your certainly welcome to post here, but I would guess you are already shooting at a technical level beyond most here as far as astro. I was thinking cloudynights would be a better option for help at the level your at.

If I can ask, what is it you don't like about the stars? I like the diffraction spikes on the bright stars. I assume they are from the support to a secondary mirror in your scope and not added in post. I see some stars that are very small and others that are larger. So the larger stars could be from blooming due to some lens aberration or maybe the star is behind the nebula and is a result of forward scattering of the dust in the nebula, so nothing to fix.



Jul 23, 2023 at 10:17 AM
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Looks like your south of Indy, where do you go to shoot astro? I'm a couple hours west of Indy, There is a decent spot a bit east of me, but it favors shooting towards the south because of cities to the north.


Jul 23, 2023 at 10:22 AM
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I don't smell anything! The stars look fantastic to me.


Jul 23, 2023 at 10:27 AM
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tschopp wrote:
Your certainly welcome to post here, but I would guess you are already shooting at a technical level beyond most here as far as astro. I was thinking cloudynights would be a better option for help at the level your at.

If I can ask, what is it you don't like about the stars? I like the diffraction spikes on the bright stars. I assume they are from the support to a secondary mirror in your scope and not added in post. I see some stars that are very small and others that are larger. So the larger stars could
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The stars are not round especially in the corners. Kine or egg shape with a tail. Almost looks like trails but it's not. I replaced the fan in the ASI 2600mm last night with the silicone hold downs instead of screws and the sorbothane washers - but the stars are only a tad better. I must have some tilt, lens aberration or SOMETHING? I was hoping it wasn't lens aberration. I just started this hobby in March and this is my first scope. It was a new scope to the market and maybe not quite ready for prime time.

I actually do add the star spikes in post using StarSpikes Pro lol.

Thanks for the links!

Leah



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Jul 23, 2023 at 04:26 PM
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tschopp wrote:
Looks like your south of Indy, where do you go to shoot astro? I'm a couple hours west of Indy, There is a decent spot a bit east of me, but it favors shooting towards the south because of cities to the north.


I live in Columbus just West of 65 in Tipton Lakes. I shoot from my concrete back porch. I 'm very limited here because of tall trees and a tall spruce . It's a bortle 5 here believe it or not!

Leah




Jul 23, 2023 at 04:31 PM
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carlameeske wrote:
I don't smell anything! The stars look fantastic to me.


They are a bit stinky in the far corners....kinda egg shape with a tail.



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I reimaged this Elephant Trunk Nebula last night after changing out the camera fan to the noctua and all the anti-vibration fixins. The stars look a little bit better...

Ok, now I'll leave everyone alone!






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Jul 23, 2023 at 04:46 PM
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If you hadnít said anything I would not have even noticed it, however Iím just the casual viewer of your unique type of photography. I think they look great.


Jul 23, 2023 at 05:08 PM
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Leah Hallett wrote:

The stars are not round especially in the corners. Kine or egg shape with a tail. Almost looks like trails but it's not. I replaced the fan in the ASI 2600mm last night with the silicone hold downs instead of screws and the sorbothane washers - but the stars are only a tad better. I must have some tilt, lens aberration or SOMETHING? I was hoping it wasn't lens aberration. I just started this hobby in March and this is my first scope. It was a new scope to the market and maybe not quite ready for prime time.

I
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Leah, if you were using a camera or camera/lens combination, I would suggest stopping down, to improve the corners. It may not resolve the issue completely, but it can definitely help. That's very good for a suburban Bortle 5
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Jul 23, 2023 at 05:49 PM
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Ah. the bane of the astro shooter. I suppose I have decided to not see them since they are so common.


Jul 24, 2023 at 07:44 AM
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Please keep sharing here.


Jul 24, 2023 at 07:47 AM
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Leah, if you were using a camera or camera/lens combination, I would suggest stopping down, to improve the corners. It may not resolve the issue completely, but it can definitely help. That's very good for a suburban Bortle 5
Jim


Thanks Jim, but I'm using an astro camera (ASI 2600mm) the telescope is the lens.

Leah




Jul 24, 2023 at 11:20 AM
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You are so talented. What ai beautiful image - thanks to your sharing!


Jul 24, 2023 at 11:56 AM
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junglialoh wrote:
You are so talented. What ai beautiful image - thanks to your sharing!


You are too kind, there are a whole lot of people better than me!




Jul 24, 2023 at 12:04 PM
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You just started in March? Wow. That's seriously impressive. I love seeing this stuff. Great work!


Jul 24, 2023 at 03:50 PM
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very cool frame, TFS


Jul 25, 2023 at 11:14 PM
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