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Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by atlguy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:20 pm

Hi,
New to this and solar photography. This is the first picture I have processed. ASI120MC-S AS!3 then minimal wavelet. I know this is not the quality of many images here but thought people might want to see some images from this very very entry level product.
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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by marktownley » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:39 pm

Hiya, welcome to the forum! Tiff files won't show as an attachment, they need to be jpeg / png
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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by atlguy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:32 pm

June15v1 (2).jpg
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Thank you for the help here is a JPEG

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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by marktownley » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:44 pm

Yup! That works!
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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by Starry Jack » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:18 pm

Lovely image!
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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by atlguy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:22 pm

Thank you. Any tips appreciated.

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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by Starry Jack » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:35 pm

Did you do any post processing or was this a single image grab?
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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by atlguy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:11 pm

It was the best 20% of 3,000 images. PIPP then I ran it thru AS!3 then did the wavelet on Registax until it looked as good as I thought I could get. But that is all.

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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by Starry Jack » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:45 pm

So I took the liberty of downloading your image and doing a super fast process on it. I like SOME of what I did but I just noticed I lost the PROMs you had on the rim...so...keeping that in mind and keeping in mind that I was FAST and FURIOUS and kinda over-processed it I did some some things I liked during the experiment. Keep in mind I am LEARNING but...
1) use GIMP (free processing tool)
2) Use LEVELS tool for contrast
3) Use SHADOWs-HIGHLIGHTS (bring the Shadows in to the RIGHT and the Highlights to the LEFT) to bring out contrast
4) Use the CURVES tool for yet another contrast technique
5) Use the HIGH BANDPASS SHARPEN Tool for some sharpening
6) Make a duplicate layer for each of the above experiments and set that layer to SOFT LIGHT at 80% then MERGE DOWNWARD

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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by atlguy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:17 pm

Thanks for the recommendations Jack!

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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by Montana » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:17 am

Hello and a sunny warm welcome :hamster: that is a very nice image :bow

I wouldn't recommend using Registax wavelets for solar. Place your ASK3 stacked image in ImPPG and do your sharpening in that :)

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Post by MAURITS » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:05 pm

Well done and welcome.
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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by atlguy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:28 pm

Montana wrote:
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Hello and a sunny warm welcome :hamster: that is a very nice image :bow

I wouldn't recommend using Registax wavelets for solar. Place your ASK3 stacked image in ImPPG and do your sharpening in that :)

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Thanks I will check this out.
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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:33 am

Welcome to this Forum. Excellent first image.

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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by RodAstro » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:30 pm

Hi
have you done any more with the solar scout?
Also how do you find the visual image and the tuning?

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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by allhoest » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:41 pm

Hi,
I had a SS60-DS for trial. It was supposed to be a good one.
Your Image is far better than the one I made.
Looks very good.
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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by atlguy » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:33 pm

So I got a reducing lens and tried that to get a whole image and it did work (not a great pic but a whole image).
Visually so far anything other than a 32 mm plossl loses detail. With a 5mm exit pupil you have to work a little to keep it in view but there is a learning curve.
The tuning does seem to do something but given the size and detail at that magnification the difference is subtle.
You can see some surface detail and prominences but they are like fuzz on a peach because the image is small
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Re: Daystar 60mm Solar Scout Picture

Post by RodAstro » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:38 pm

Hi
Thanks for the update
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