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by PETER LOO
Sun May 01, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Frankenscope Images and Images from Eclipse 9 Mar 16
Replies: 22
Views: 6952

Re: Frankenscope Images and Images from Eclipse 9 Mar 16

Super excellent Solar images Alfred, [smilie=admire.gif] [smilie=admire.gif] [smilie=admire.gif] i had just started into Solar & wish to consult you what are the brighten patches of lights on Sun surface that you had captured on 30 Apr 2016, are they Chromosphere Flare or to be classified as Solar F...
by PETER LOO
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Solar System objects
Replies: 62
Views: 23394

Re: Solar System objects

Hi Alvin, thanks for the help, yah ! i am facing quite a bit of challenge in obtaining a good focus as using the rim to estimate, probably have to take a few sets of images & use the best one. But i see that yours are almost all razor sharp, probably because you are using a good scope (i saw a Tak i...
by PETER LOO
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Solar System objects
Replies: 62
Views: 23394

Re: Solar System objects

So, i did image again on 24 Apr 2016 after 4.00 p.m. using the shorten nose piece, it focus better, used it briefly & quickly switched to test a PST to Digital Cam dedicated eyepiece projection made by TS Service, part number is PSTfotoR. Using same old Canon 500D, filter mod camera, i got this with...
by PETER LOO
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Solar System objects
Replies: 62
Views: 23394

Re: Solar System objects

Nice work Alvin, i just started to do solar imaging, below is my 2nd attempt on 17 Apr 2016 with PST - DS, not able to get a good focus with my Canon 500D with 2X Barlow, had cut down the length of nose piece and hope to try again tomorrow, meanwhile, will like to consult you how normally people use...
by PETER LOO
Sat May 02, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M16 Eagle Nebula
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Re: M16 Eagle Nebula

Hi Kimo,

Wow !!! This one with more SII is not nice ( nice is understatement), this is super excellent !!! [smilie=admire.gif] [smilie=admire.gif] esp. as i know it is shot from our light polluted city, Singapore & if i am not wrong, Bukit Panjang [smilie=blocked.gif]
by PETER LOO
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Portable mini Observatory first light
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

Re: Portable mini Observatory first light

Excellent design Kimo [smilie=admire.gif] , very innovative, may be we can look into join venture and put in Gyro stabilization (using those manufactured for Aero-Model helicopter) in future :) The carpark is so bright, and you manage to capture good image, no doubt you had used a Ha narrow band fil...
by PETER LOO
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Skywatcher 200p and AP
Replies: 13
Views: 3422

Re: Skywatcher 200p and AP

I started to do AP about 5 yrs ago, using a 135mm (focal length) Canon NFD lens (no telescope) attached to an integration camera (security camera) in the beginning.
by PETER LOO
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Tarantula Nebula - very bright on 27 Feb 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2905

Re: Tarantula Nebula - very bright on 27 Feb 2015

Hi Orly, thanks :) will experiment with that too .. meanwhile, i cheat a little by using Gaussian blur Mask 1 time to smooth out the background and then pulled the background darker so that the noise becomes less obvious to the eyes [smilie=beaten.gif] & lastly cropped, it looks like this, https://f...
by PETER LOO
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Tarantula Nebula - very bright on 27 Feb 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2905

Re: Tarantula Nebula - very bright on 27 Feb 2015

Thanks Remus :) , now still struggling with the Read out noise, not sure how to go about reducing it without changing the cam ..
by PETER LOO
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Filters for DSLR Imaging in Singapore
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: Filters for DSLR Imaging in Singapore

Hi Ger, i saw your M42 from Mersing, very nice, can see the Running man distinctly. Pertain to your question on filters for SG Sky, i find Celestron UHC filter very effective for Red spectral Nebula, although read from somewhere you need at least 100 mm aperture to use it, but i find it okay with my...