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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

M 33 from my SQM 20.2 backyard

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I used a modded Canon EOS 700D and a WilliamOptics ZS71 ED on a HEQ5 with belt mod to take this pic of M 33. I wanted to take 60 images of 3 minutes each but due to DSLR connection problems (not a complaint, just a statement) I only got 22. Plus my flats were taken wrong (my bad, I used a too short exposure) so I had to retake tonight them which introduced some artifacts in the background because I already moved the telescope with the camera attached though I didn't touch the focuser. Thus I needed to suppress the background a lot leading to some haze around the bright stars due to the mask used.

Nevertheless it is a result that I am very content with, to say the least. All stacking and post-processing was done in PixInsight.


Cheers, Wouter
Wouter van Reeven

ASI6200MM and 7 slot 2" filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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Nice! I built a decent workflow with the new Gimp 2.10 branch, but Pixinsight is obviously the reference.

-Eric
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Thanks!

Actually I am trying to move away from PI for stacking. Recently I bought a license for Astro Pixel Processor (APP) which has a much simpler workflow than PI and superb results. I didn't use it this time since it gave bad results because of the flats. But I made a North America and Pelican mosaic that I will post here next and I used APP for stacking and then PI for post-processing since I don't have PhotoShop.
Wouter van Reeven

ASI6200MM and 7 slot 2" filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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