I took this shot on the morning of September 25, 2016. I was trying out my new Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter, which is a mount for most kinds of camera phones to a telescope.
The adapter was hooked to a 6″ F/8 Dobsonian with a 25mm Plossl eyepiece. This device just clamps onto the barrel of any eyepiece and gets the lens of the camera phone centered right over the Continue reading Crescent Moon, Sep 25, 2016→
This is an afocal eyepiece projection image using a 25mm Plossl eyepiece, a 6 inch F/8 Newtonian and a HTC 3.2 megapixel camera phone. The first image was sharpened in IRIS, then exported into PS and sharpened/enhanced some more. The second image is maxed out sharpening, slightly overdone, perhaps. lol
Here is a makeover of M63 from data taken in 2007. I boosted the color saturation and decreased the star brightness slightly. Plus, I worked on the star-shapes to get them more round. This was pretty decent data for ISO 800 and 35 subs.
Finally, I think I got the data blended for this image as best as possible with the least amount of artifacts. Two images from a 6 inch Schmidt-Newt were combined with one of my more recent C-8 images of the galaxy. I used Registar to scale and align each of the 3 images and then blended them in PS manually.