How to Interpret an Image Histogram

The histogram is probably the most important tool available in any astro-imaging application, both for capturing images and for processing them once captured. For those just starting out in astrophotography, the histogram is also one of the simplest but most frequently misunderstood tools. In this short guide will explain the histogram; both what it means and …

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The Andromeda Galaxy – M31, M32 & M110

This is the Andromeda Galaxy, taken 14th/15th September 2013.  The image consists of 6 x 30 minute subexposures.  Read on below for technical details. Imaging: Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, Canon EOS 500D, Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2″, Sky-Watcher 0.85x, APT Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, AstroTortilla, EQMod Guiding: ST80, QHY5, PHD guiding Processing: PixInsight Dates: Sept. 14-15, …

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Imaging Toolbox Updates July 2013

A new update to the Imaging Toolbox has just been released with several great new features, including: Create, name and display multiple reticules simultaneously to compare the fields of view of different camera and telescope / lens combinations. Great for evaluating prospective investments in new equipment! Arrange multiple reticules by panning them horizontally and vertically. …

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