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NGC 6992: Any Challangers for Heavy LP data?
« on: 2019 October 02 11:30:03 »
If anyone wants to try their hand at my NGC 6992 I'd love to see what you can come up with! I live in a Bortle 8-9.

I'm working my way through the Adam Block Studios (ABS) PI Fundamentals course. I think following the ABS BPP method should result in a good enough stacked image. That is how I PreProcessed the XISF non-linear image I've uploaded:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kKB74okO5DQjW2OZu7DYNz5JgsMu-b-f

CosmeticCorrection (CC)
BPP
• Bias, Darks, Flats
o Combination: Average
o Windsorized Sigma Clipping
o Sigma low = 3.5
o Sigma high = 2.5
• Lights
o Calibrate Only
? Apply CC
o Debayer
? RGGB
? VNG
• Global Options
o CFA images
o Optimize dark frames
o Up-bottom FITS
Hot Pixel Removal
• Defect Map
• PixelMath to Invert
• ImageContainer
StarAlignment
ImageIntegration

Data set is:
• Bias = 20
• Darks = 10
• Flats = 20
• Lights = 79 x 180sec at 1600ISO over two nights: 29 on 2019-09-17 and 50 on 2019-09-24
• Total Integration = 3.95

Equipment:
• AVX
• ES ED80
• Canon 70D
• ES 2" Field Flattener
• Hutech LPS-D1-48 (Light Pollution Filter)
• ASI120MC as Guide Cam
• Orion 50mm Guide Scope
• ZWO EAF Auto Focuser
• PoleMaster Polar Aligned

Software:
• PoleMaster
• CPWI
• PHD2
• NINA
• Stellarium