Re: [MaxImDL] Re: Processing M8C images: How?


Apr 15, 2005

 


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#17885 Apr 15, 2005

The truth is, I don't know how to process these things. After I do a

color conversion and stretch, I have no idea what to do next. I just

go through the filters trying one thing and then the other. I go into

the color balance and try different things. I don't have a clear idea

what to do. If I get something good I quit. I finally got a decent

image of the Orion Nebula, but I don't know how I did it. There aren't

any instructions for the M8C.

Jim Smith



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#17889 Apr 15, 2005

Hi Jim:

Not sure if you're just stating a fact or asking for suggestions. I don't

know what an M8C is, but for general advice, a good place to start is Jerry

Lodriguss' CD book, Photoshop for Astrophotographers (or some such title).

Sky & Telescope magazine runs articles on processing fairly often.

Hope this helps...

Bert



katzung1@...

www.astronomy-images.com

www.visionlightgallery.com/katzung/

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> The truth is, I don't know how to process these things. After I do a

> color conversion and stretch, I have no idea what to do next. I just

> go through the filters trying one thing and then the other. I go into

> the color balance and try different things. I don't have a clear idea

> what to do. If I get something good I quit. I finally got a decent

> image of the Orion Nebula, but I don't know how I did it. There aren't

> any instructions for the M8C.

> Jim Smith

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> Yahoo! Groups Links

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#17898 Apr 16, 2005

Thank you, Bert.



I was stating the fact that I am having trouble because I would like

to get some help.



The SXV M8C is a 4 Megapixel one shot color camera from

StarlightXpress. It has 3.15uM pixels making it ideal for short

focal length refractors or Fastar equiped SCTs. I am using with an

8"LX200GPs using an f/3.3 focal reducer. That could be part of the

problem.



Most of the books out there have no information at all about one shot

color cameras. They are aimed at monochrome cameras that use filters

to make color images. They don't help me. If I wanted to make those

kinds of images I would not have gotten the SXV M8C.

Jim Smith





--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Bert Katzung" katzung1@c...> wrote:

> Hi Jim:

> Not sure if you're just stating a fact or asking for suggestions. I

don't

> know what an M8C is, but for general advice, a good place to start

is Jerry

> Lodriguss' CD book, Photoshop for Astrophotographers (or some such

title).

> Sky & Telescope magazine runs articles on processing fairly often.

> Hope this helps...

> Bert

>

> katzung1@c...

> www.astronomy-images.com

> www.visionlightgallery.com/katzung/

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: "jameslexman" jksmit0@u...>

> To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com>

> Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 9:23 AM

> Subject: [MaxImDL] Processing M8C images: How?

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> >

> >

> > The truth is, I don't know how to process these things. After I

do a

> > color conversion and stretch, I have no idea what to do next. I

just

> > go through the filters trying one thing and then the other. I go

into

> > the color balance and try different things. I don't have a clear

idea

> > what to do. If I get something good I quit. I finally got a

decent

> > image of the Orion Nebula, but I don't know how I did it. There

aren't

> > any instructions for the M8C.

> > Jim Smith

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > Yahoo! Groups Links

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> >

> >

> >

> >

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> >



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#17923 Apr 17, 2005

I agree, that there is very little info/tutorials around how to deal

with single shots. Have begged some on this and other sites about how

to proceed, stack and else, with few takers.

Obviously one could go two ways with the picture(s). One is to split

into 3 (or 4?) and the other to work with color all the way.

Considering how many color cameras there must be out there (mine is

the Sbig ST2000XCM with AO7) its surprising that so little support is

offered - or programs...

Joe



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#17926 Apr 17, 2005

I suppose we are writing the book with our trial and error approach.

Jim Smith

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "thisell" joe@s...> wrote:

>

> I agree, that there is very little info/tutorials around how to deal

> with single shots. Have begged some on this and other sites about how

> to proceed, stack and else, with few takers.

> Obviously one could go two ways with the picture(s). One is to split

> into 3 (or 4?) and the other to work with color all the way.

> Considering how many color cameras there must be out there (mine is

> the Sbig ST2000XCM with AO7) its surprising that so little support is

> offered - or programs...

> Joe







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#17947 Apr 18, 2005

thisell wrote: >

> I agree, that there is very little info/tutorials around how to deal

> with single shots. Have begged some on this and other sites about how

> to proceed, stack and else, with few takers.



The MaxIm DL manual has to cover a lot of ground, with many different

camera models and techniques. That said, I'll make a note to try and

add more information on one-shot processing, the next time we update our

manual.



Doug



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