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my first guided photo . 7 x 5mins no darks ios 800 im gettin there

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Comment by Philip A Cruden on March 3, 2011 at 1:16pm
FYI you do need full PhotoShop CS5 for imaging tools, all you need is PhotoShop Elements, it has all the tools you need. and it is low cost, you should be able to get it for under $55 on the web. Let me know if you need some help.

All the best, Phil
Comment by samiam on March 3, 2011 at 11:58am
Thanks Philip , good to hear from you . I'm am not using photoshop at the moment , maybe after I get a little more light under my belt I will make the jump . Thanks for the tip though , your thoughts are always welcome !
Comment by Philip A Cruden on March 3, 2011 at 11:49am
Hey Sam, really great capture, have you tried some subs inbetween at iso1200, you may also want to try doubling the image in PhotoShop and appliying screen mode and turn down the opacity, erace the star centers with a blured eracer tool but try and maintan the outside detail. Let me know if this makes any sense to you, otherwise give me a shout. Great shot man
Comment by samiam on March 3, 2011 at 11:35am
Thanks John , I've only been at this for a few months , but I'm pretty sure I'm hooked for life .
Comment by John Eckert on March 3, 2011 at 11:16am
Beautiful image. Great nebula color.
Comment by samiam on March 2, 2011 at 1:32pm
Thanks Spike. I think I'm going to hit this one again tonight , see what 10 min subs look like .
Comment by spike77 on March 2, 2011 at 1:13pm
first guided shot congrads i stil dont have mine yet need to get on that any way nice shot sam
Comment by Philip A Cruden on February 8, 2011 at 9:07pm
Hey Sam, this is beautiful, nice shot.
Comment by Mark Roberts on February 6, 2011 at 6:39pm
I had the same problem with my 8" F/5 newt. I ended up croping the hell out of my images to have nice stars.
My coma corrector was one of the best pieces of gear I have purchased, and it has made a world of difference. The funny thing though, was I hardly noticed the coma when using the scope visually but it really showed up in images.
Comment by samiam on February 6, 2011 at 6:29pm
Thanks Mark . You read my mind about the coma corrector , it's on the top of my list of upgrades .

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