M63 Sunflower Galaxy

Discussion in 'My Astrophotos' started by ROBERT T SCHAEFER JR, Jun 19, 2020.


    ROBERT T SCHAEFER JR Cyanogen Customer

    May 13, 2018
    152mm A+M Refractor(OfficinaStellare-1200mmF/L) thru a TeleVue 2.5XPowerMate using a BreakThrough X4-UV 49mm filter with step-rings to 48mm , on an Astro-Physics 1200GTO Mount at 1xSiderealGuideRate and 10secGuiding exposures using a ZWOASI120MC-S thru MaximDL Pro V6.16 and with a CanonEOSII RebelT7i modified UV-IR @ Hutech thru MaximDL Pro V6.16 doing RAWMonochrome Autosave-Sequence imaging as the first image a 67secISO100-Flush image hopefully to clean-out the sensor and a 35sec Delay-Between and then a 67secISO200 'light' frame and then a 35sec Delay-Between and then a 67secISO100 Flush image and this was repeated but each usable 'light' frame was a higher ISO so a 67secISO400 'light' frame was next until a 67secISO6400 'light' frame , this is an Autosave Sequence for ' 1 ' frame for each ISO and keeping the same 67secISO100-Flush the same to remove 'banding' if it existed and then a clean 'light' frame hopefully will happen .... this takes awhile but might work and then ISO200 , ISO400 , ISO800 , ISO1600 , ISO3200 , ISO6400 , and ISO12800 can be used and SUM stacked ..... this 67sec method will help make a dim galaxy core and also an Autosave Sequence of a 67secISO100-Flush to start and then a 35sec Delay-Between and then a 127secISO200 'light' frame and then a 35sec Delay-Between and then a 67secISO100-Flush and then a 35sec Delay-Between and then 127secISO400 'light' frame ... etc. , etc. , etc. . I made another Autosave-Sequence for 187secISO200 etc. and also a 247secISO200 and a 376secISO etc. Autosave-Sequence all starting with a 67secISO100-Flush 'light'frame to monitor 'banding' if it exists and it does and sometimes it doesn't . I don't 'stack' the good 67secISO100-Flush 'light' frames with the others but it might work . Supposedly 'banding' in images can happen when doing long exposures one after the other because 'electrons' can get forced down into the bottom of the 'sensor' floor and not download when an exposure in over and then during the next long exposure they can float up into the substrate and cause a pattern which might be the 'banding' ... so I'm trying Autosave-Sequences using this proceedure which seems to keep the good 'light' frames cleaner .. but sometimes one gets 'banding' in it and it can't be used . This M63 Sunflower Galaxy had the 67sec Autosave-Sequence and the 127sec Autosave-Sequence and a 187sec Autosave-Sequence and then a Sequence for 376secISO3200 and 376secISO6400 starting with a 67secISO100-Flush 'light' frame and one in between the ISO3200 and ISO6400 'light' frames .... these longer exposures are needed to get the outer galaxy area to be visible and the more of them the better to build it up .... and the shorted 'light' frame exposures are used to show the galaxy cores preventing 'over-saturation' from the long exposures . This is the result .x

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