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First picture: June 7th

Post by solarnoob » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:46 pm

Hi all
Just wanted to share my astro first picture (yay ! :D ) taken with my Lunt. I received the ZWO ASI174+SolarQuest last Saturday, and the attached picture was taken the next morning. After watching Mark Townley’s and Wise imaging tutorials (SharpCap, AutoStakkert, and RegiStax), here is the result. Amazing how much more details you get after processing the image.
I've got a lot to learn, but I am loving it!

Thanks!
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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:58 pm

Hi Frank,
Welcome to the world of Solar-imaging and with that image, you certainly have produced a nice image.

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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by ffellah » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:57 pm

Very nice debut, Frank !

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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by RodAstro » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:25 pm

Excellent image for a first one Frank.
Don't be to disappointed if improvements are slow because that is a brilliant image.

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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by dhkaiser » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:52 pm

Super first image.


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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by yltansg » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:47 pm

Hi Frank,

That is a great start! Look forward to seeing more of your images!!

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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by JochenM » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:52 am

Very nice first image, Frank.

I'm sure you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of solar astronomy.


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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:55 am

Really good image for a first picture!!


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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by Montana » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:03 am

Wow!! that's an amazing first image :bow :hamster: you should be really proud of that :hamster: you were lucky there was such a beautiful active region just when you needed it :)

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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by marios i. » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:10 am

Beautiful result Frank!


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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by Martin_S » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:44 am

Welcome to Solar Imaging Frank, great results.

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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by solarnoob » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:30 pm

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement! :bow :bow
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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by Carbon60 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:19 am

Very nice first image, Frank.

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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by arnedanielsen » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:51 pm

Great start Frank!

Looking forward to more images!

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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by rsfoto » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:32 pm

Very good. Could it be that you used a high gamma setting while recording your images ? I see the grey a bit washed out.


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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by Bruce G » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:18 pm

If that's you're first solar picture, you are doing very well already.
My first picture was nowhere as good




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Re: First picture: June 7th

Post by solarnoob » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:15 pm

Thank you!
@Rainier, I don't remember modifying the Gamma, but it's quite possible, thanks for the helpful remark; I will keep that in mind next time.
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