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Barnard 150 in Cepheus

Object: Barnard 150
Optic: CA300 (300/1200mm Newton f4), Keller 3″ Wynne Corrector
Mount: Skywatcher EQ8
Camera: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro @-10°C, Gain=100, Offset=50
Filter: Baader LRGB
Exposure: total 17,9h, L 92x4min and 52xL from RGB, R 59x4min, G 59x4min, B 59x4min,
188xBias, 41x Darks, 41x Flats per Channel and Night
Capture: INDILib, INDIStarter, CCDCiel (Sequencing, Autofocus, Dithering, AutomaticFlat)
Guiding: ZWO M68 OAG, QHY5L-II, PHD2, EQMOD
Date1/Location1: 2021-10-08, Zirndorf
Date2/Location2: 2021-10-09, Zirndorf
Date3/Location3: 2021-10-10, Zirndorf
Image Processing:
PI:
Grouped WeightedBatchPreprocessingScript, SCNR, DBE, arcsinhStretch,
HistogramStretch, PhotometricColorCorrection, Starnet
PS:
RGB-Version:
Curves, Starnet masked MinimumFilter, masked NIK Dfine2 NR
LRGB-Version:
NIK ColorEfexPro Detail Extractor, NIK Dfine2 NR, Levels, blend Stars
not all steps may applied to other versions
Observer: Thomas Jäger, www.starhopper.eu

M31 Andromeda Galaxy

Object: M31 Andromeda Galaxy
Optic: Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 Refractor
Flattner: Skywatcher Esprit 100
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6
Camera: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro @-10°C, Gain=100, Offset=50
Filter: Baader LRGB 50mmm, Baader CMOS H-Alpha 6.5nm 50mm
Exposure: total 12.8h, L 34x4min + 22x4min from RGB, R 26x4min, G 21x4min, B 22x4min,
Ha 88x4min
188xBias, 41x Darks, 41x Flat per channel
Capture: INDILib, INDIStarter, CCDCiel (Sequencing, Autofocus, Dither, AutomaticFlat)
Guiding: 8×50 Finder, ASI120MM-S, PHD2, EQMOD
Date1/Location1: 2021-09-10, Osttirol, Austria
Date2/Location2: 2021-09-25 Zirndorf
Image Processing:
PI:
WeightedBatchPreprocessingScript, Luminance from RGB, ImageIntegration, ChannelCombination,
DBE, maskedStretch, LRGB-Combination, SCNR, Starnet
PS:
NIK NIK Color Efex Pro Remove ColorCast, NIK Color Efex Pro Sunlight, Dynamic, ColorBalance, HueSaturation
masked NID Silver Efex Pro, maskedColorBalance, maskedSelectiveColors, maskedHighPassSharping, CloneStamp,
maskedDynamic, maskedColorBalance, masked NIK Color Efex Pro Detail Extractor, H-Alpha blend in R-Channel,
masked blend Stars from RGB
Observer: Thomas Jäger, www.starhopper.eu

Barnard 174, Barnard 171…

Object: Barnard 174,173,171,170,169,368
Optic: Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 Refractor
Flattner: Riccardi 0,75x Reducer f=413mm
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro @-10°C, Gain=100, Offset=50
Filter: none
Exposure: total 1.4h, 21x4min, 180xBias, 41x Darks, 51x Flat
Date/Location: 2021-09-05, Osttirol, Austria
Capture: INDI Lib, INDIStarter, CCDCiel (Sequencing, Autofocus, Dithering, AutomaticFlat)
Guiding: 8×50 Finder, ASI120MM-S, PHD2, EQMOD
Image Processing:
PI:
WeightedBatchPreprocessingScript, ArcsinhStretch, ChannelMatch, SCNR
Startools:
Filter Fringle, StarShrink
PS:
ColorBalance, Levels, HueSaturation, Levels,
masked NIK Define2 Noise Reduction for Background, Curves
Observer: Thomas Jäger, www.starhopper.eu

NGC7000 2x Mosaic

Object: NGC7000 2x Mosaic
Optic: Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 Refractor
Flattner: Riccardi 0,75x Reducer M63 @78.2mm, f=413mm
Mount: Skywatcher EQ8
Camera: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro @-10°C, Gain=100, Offset=50
Filter: Baader CMOS H-Alpha 6nm
Exposure: total 0,9h, Ha1 7x4min, Ha2 6x4min, 188xBias, 48x Darks, 41x Flat
Date1/Location1: 2021-07-20, Zirndorf
Date2/Location2: 2021-07-22, Zirndorf
Capture: INDI Lib, INDIStarter, CCDCiel (Sequencing, Autofocus, Dithering, AutomaticFlat)
Guiding: ZWO M68 OAG, QHY5L-II, PHD2, EQMOD
Image Processing:
PI:
WeightedBatchPreprocessingScript, ImagePlateSolver, MosaicByCoordinates, PixelMath,
PhotometricMosaicScript, HistrogramTransformation, ArcsinhStretch, Starnet
PS: masked NIK Define2 Noise Reduction for Background, Curves, NIK SilverEfexPro,
Blend of Stars with clippingMask

NGC6820 in Vulpecula

Object: NGC6820
Optic: CA300 (300/1200mm Newton f4), Keller 3″ Wynne Corrector
Mount: Skywatcher EQ8
Camera: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro @-10°C, Gain=100, Offset=10 (next time I use 50)
Filter: Baader CMOS H-Alpha 6nm
Exposure: total 3.5h, Ha 53x4min, 188xBias, 41x Darks, 31x Flat
Capture: INDILib, INDIStarter, CCDCiel (Sequencing, Autofocus, Dithering, AutomaticFlat)
Guiding: ZWO M68 OAG, QHY5L-II, PHD2, EQMOD
Date/Location: 2021-07-18, Zirndorf
Image Processing:
PI:
WeightedBatchPreprocessingScript, ArcsinhStretch, Curves, Starnet
PS:
masked NIK Define2 Noise Reduction, Curves, Blend of Stars with clippingMask

Sun in Calcium K-Line 395nm

Object: Sun
Optic: 115/805mm Refractor
Mount: Skywatcher EQ8
Camera: ZWO ASI 1743MM, Gain=105
Filter: Baader 2″ Cool-Ceramic Safety Herschelprisma
Filter: Baader 1,25″ K-Line Filter gestackt, Baader ND 0,6
Date/Time/Location: 2020-11-29, 9h41m UT, Zirndorf
Frames: 64 of 2000
Mosaic: 2 frame mosaic
Image Processing: Autostakkert 3, PS

Wizard Nebula NGC7380

Object: NGC7380
Optic: CA300 (300/1200mm Newton f4), GPU Corrector
Mount: Skywatcher EQ8
Camera: ZWO ASI 183MM-C @ -20°C, Gain=200, Offset=10
Filter: ZWO EFW 7x36mm, Baader 36mm Filter
Exposure: total 11,7h, Ha 83x4min, OIII 42x4min, SII 41x4min, R 29x30s G 21x30s, B 21x30s
183xBias, 51x Darks, 41x Flat per channel
Color: HOO (bicolor)
Date1/Location1: 2020-11-06, Zirndorf
Date2/Location2: 2020-11-18, Zirndorf
Capture: INDI Lib, INDI Starter, CCDCiel (Sequencing, Autofocus, Dithering, AutomaticFlat), EQMODGUI, ASTAP
Guiding: TS-OAG 9mm, ASI120MM, PHD2, EQMOD
Image Processing:
PI:
Crop, ImageContainer, Blink, CosmeticCorrection, WeightedBatchPreprocessingScript, ImageIntegration, StarNet
PS:
Mixing of Ha and OIII Channel and Levels, Dynamic, ColorBalance, maskedColorBalance, NIK SilverEfexPro2, Ha as Luminance,
masked NIK Collection Dfine2 Noise Reduction, CloneStamp, masked NIK SilverEfexPro2, Color from Stars, maskedDynamic

Orion Nebula M42

M42

Object: M42
Optic: NON1000 (200/1000mm Newton f5), TS Coma Corrector Maxfield
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro @-10°C, Gain=0, Offset=50
Filter: none
Exposure: total 2,2h, 31x4min, 89x5s (Gain=100), 180xBias, 41x Darks, 51x Flat
Color: osc
Capture: INDILib, INDIStarter, CCDCiel (Sequencing, Autofocus, Dithering, AutomaticFlat)
Guiding: ZWO-OAG 16.5mm, ASI120MM-S, PHD2
Date/Location: 2020-10-14, Vockenroth
Image Processing:
PI:
WeightedBatchPreprocessingScript, DBE, HistrogramTransformation, Arcsinhtretch, PhotometricColorCorrection, Starnet
PS:
maskedBlend of three images, Levels, masked NIK SilverEfexPro2, maskedDynamic, blend Stars with clippingMask,
maskedLevels, masked NIK Define2 Noise Reduction, makedDynamic

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