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by Astrophil
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Moon 26-02-2021
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Re: Moon 26-02-2021

A cyan tint? That was just me and my monitor not your data. Colors would have been better if I could have used the aligned image set, no PixInsight here. Once the RGB images were combined and auto color corrected in Nebulosity, the tif file was opened in PhotoLine (a Photoshop alternative). This is ...
by Astrophil
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Moon 26-02-2021
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Re: Moon 26-02-2021

Hi Rainer, Thanks for the opportunity to work with your images. I found a little color in them. I used Nebulosity to combine the three images and let it adjust color balance automatically. the rgb image was exported to a image editing program and a hue/saturation adjustment layer was applied to boos...
by Astrophil
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 02 March
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Re: Sun 02 March

Great looking image, Maurits. You’ve still got it. Glad to see you back.

Phil
by Astrophil
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Moon 26-02-2021
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Re: Moon 26-02-2021

Hi Rainer,

Would it be possible to get the unweighted, unadjusted red, green, and blue files? I’d like to see what’s going on. JPEGs would be fine.

Phil
by Astrophil
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Moon, February 27th, 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 68

Re: Moon, February 27th, 2021

Frank, very good moon shot. Exposure, detail, and stitching is excellent. Just needs a little color. Maybe on the 28th?

Phil
by Astrophil
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Fun in the Sun on Monday 1st March 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 170

Re: Fun in the Sun on Monday 1st March 2021

Simply wonderful images, Alexandra! What a way to start the season.

Phil
by Astrophil
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Moon 26-02-2021
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Re: Moon 26-02-2021

Hi Rainer, It’s been a long time since I assembled an RGB image but by using the 3 filters there will be color data to adjust. Each channel should look different. With my filters, a IR blocker was needed. Color correction was impossible without it. I believe most newer ones have that built in. Anywa...
by Astrophil
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Colorful Moon Feb. 23, 24, 25, and 26 (Full) 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Colorful Moon Feb. 23, 24, 25, and 26 (Full) 2021

Finally a full moon and clear skies to image. Just waiting for the Moon to clear the trees. I was ready, having set the camera’s blue and red gains on the previous night when the moon was high overhead, I thought the color balance would be close but the first shot was completely yellow. The histogra...
by Astrophil
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 25th February 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: Sun 25th February 2021

A treat for the eyes, Alexandra. The colors are fantastic as well.

Phil
by Astrophil
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Feathery friends
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Feathery friends

Excellent images with fantastic detail. Looking forward to seeing more.

Phil
by Astrophil
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: The 96% moon February 25, 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: The 96% moon February 25, 2021

Hi Franco, That's a good one. I really like the contrast in the image.

Phil
by Astrophil
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Colorful Moon Feb. 23, 24, 25, and 26 (Full) 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Colorful Moon Feb. 23, 24, 25 2021

Thanks Stu. I tend to agree that "correct color" is challenging and may be in the eyes of the observer. I spent time adjusting the blue and red gains on the camera and tried to find something at least pleasing. Very sensitive when saturation is boosted so high in processing. Here is another image ta...
by Astrophil
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Colorful Moon Feb. 23, 24, 25, and 26 (Full) 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Colorful Moon Feb. 23, 24 2021

Thank you Alexandra. I have always shot the Moon with monochrome cameras but thanks to Stu’s influential color moon images, I thought I’d give it a try. Color cameras are easier than calibrating filters and sensors but maybe not as accurate. About 15 years ago I did colorize a lunar image. It was pa...
by Astrophil
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Colorful Moon Feb. 23, 24, 25, and 26 (Full) 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Colorful Moon Feb. 23, 24, 25, and 26 (Full) 2021

Hi All, I’ve just acquired an old Maksutov (89 mm) telescope and as a test I turned it towards the Moon. Using a color Grasshopper GX camera with a 2x Barlow, here is a 6 panel mosaic taken February 23rd. Taking highly saturated color shots of the Moon has proven to be challenging. Color balance and...
by Astrophil
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 9, 2021 Strange prom
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: February 9, 2021 Strange prom

Thanks Mark, I can see that. I wonder what James will see?

Phil
by Astrophil
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: February 9, 2021 Strange prom
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: February 9, 2021 Strange prom

Thanks Mark, I can see that. I wonder what James will see?

Phil
by Astrophil
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FD solar 7th February 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 270

Re: FD solar 7th February 2021

Very nice imaging, Nigella. Your setup works well. Thanks for the views.

Phil
by Astrophil
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prom and small active region 9th Feb 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Prom and Proto-Spot 9th Feb 2021

Great Stu! I really like your hi res images. Glad you had a chance to image.

Phil
by Astrophil
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 9, 2021 Strange prom
Replies: 13
Views: 139

February 9, 2021 Strange prom

Hi All,

Yesterday's prom grew some and looks like a strange creature walking on the Sun. Maybe its just me or the heat is getting to me here.
Taken with the LS80 DS, Grasshopper 2, and Powermate 5x.

Phil
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by Astrophil
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: February 9, 2021 Strange prom
Replies: 11
Views: 76

February 9, 2021 Strange prom

Hi All,

Yesterday's prom grew some and looks like a strange creature walking on the Sun. Maybe its just me or the heat is getting to me here.
Taken with the LS80 DS, Grasshopper 2, and Powermate 5x.

Phil
20210209_120437_SE_prom.jpg
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by Astrophil
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 8, 2021 nice prom
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: February 8, 2021 nice prom

Thanks!

I used an old camera with rather large pixels (6.45 um). It seemed to work with the 5x powermate on the ls80.

Looks like that prom is growing today (Feb. 9th).

Phil
by Astrophil
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: February 8, 2021 nice prom
Replies: 9
Views: 95

February 8, 2021 nice prom

Hi All,

Still not much happening on the surface today but there was a nice prom to image. Using a 5x powermate with the LS80, this is all that was worth showing. Cropped and rotated.

Phil
20210208_130435_Prom.jpg
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by Astrophil
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Reflected Sunlight 77% Waxing Gibbous Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Reflected Sunlight 77% Waxing Gibbous Moon

Stu, I really like the image, colors are excellent! Thanks for the inspiration.

Phil
by Astrophil
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Moon January 29 and 30, 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Moon January 29 and 30, 2021

Thanks for the comments. In retrospect, I feel that I may have been somewhat stingy in doling out the color. I believe I've fixed it now.

Phil
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by Astrophil
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Moon January 29 and 30, 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Moon January 29 and 30, 2021

Hi All, I recently received an old grasshopper color camera from eBay and thought that a little testing was in order. The first subject was the Moon. Clear nights on the 29th and 30th provided an opportunity. This was more of a trial run than a test just to see what it could do. Most of my previous ...