First up admins ... these are not stacked but are single 30 or 60 second frames. Feel free to move this from the Live Video Astronomy section of the forum to the less than 30 secnds or less than 5 stacked section if you need to Cheers
These are all short 2 minute or less video's which you can use for the workflow adjustments (the way I use it).
Watch in HD quality and pause when you see the EOS Utilities and Astrotoaster settings windows. They contain all the settings. You'll see I actually adjust very few things. It's almost set and forget. They work for light green LP zone through to dark grey LP zones as per Darkskiesfinder.com. I use totally different processing in my orange LP zone home in city of Brisbane. Will hopefully get to make some videos of those setting in the future.
... M104 Sombrero Galaxy Then M83 Southern Pinwheel Galaxy Live EAA Single 60 Second Frame
... M8 Lagoon Nebula Then M20 M21 Trifid Nebula & Cluster Live EAA Single 30 Second Frame
... NGC6334 Cats Paw Nebula Then M8 Lagoon Nebula Live EAA Single 30 Second Frame
... NGC6334 Cats Paw Nebula Live EAA Single 30 Second Frame
... NGC5128 Centaurus A Galaxy Then NGC5139 Omega Centauri Globular Live EAA Single 30 Second Frame
... IC2944 Running Chicken Then NGC5128 Centaurus A Galaxy Live EAA Single 30 Second Frame
I have never photographed the sky with a DSLR or knew Astrotoaster. The result is impressive, thank you very much for sharing it. The detail and color are fantastic, much better than with the IMX224 and my 200/800 reflector.
I have some questions
What type of camera and lens do you use?
What kind of saddle?
Are you doing some tracking?
Congratulations on such good results.
TSOptics Ritchey-Chretien 203/1624 for small and weak objects
Tsoptics refractor AP 72/432 (fpl53) for big bright nebulae and other big objects
Thanks elpajare ... I also love the sharp stars and fine details. I seldom use anything but DSLR's these days ... especially as planets are fantastic in Live View ... couple of links below.
DSLR's ... I don't think they like LP, although I don't own any filters so if I did maybe I would have mastered how to get good shots from downtown Brisbane where I live. But I find it very tough in LP skies with the DSLR's and no filters. My experience is <15 sec at high ISO with 9 frames stacked works the best. But Astrotoaster takes a minute to stack each frame on my very slow laptop. Being impatient I hate waiting many minutes to 'see' something, so generally I head an hour out of Brisbane and shoot single 30 or 60 sec frames. They always turn out very nicely. BTW The video clips were from an 80 townhouse complex in Clermont Central Queensland, so while the town is classed as green zone LP, being farmers they all go to bed at 8pm (LOL) ie nice and dark with the nearest major town hundreds of miles away!
Your questions ... * Canon 650d (modded) and 700d (unmodded).
* Lens ..... Skywatcher 200/1000 - called a 200P f/5
* Vixen dovetail on a Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GEM fitted with Rowan belt drive in both RA and DEC
* Unguided. Have gone unguided up to 120 seconds without tracking issues when properly polar aligned. I don't wish to guide as it's more stuff to carry, and fuss over, and I like quick results anyway, so single 30 sec frames, and occaisionally 60 sec to get fainter stuff, suit me fine.
... Liveview HD Desktop live capture ~ 1 minute length video Jupiter ...
...4 minutes of Saturn Moons, then Saturn zoomed in, then Mars showing lava 'sea'.
... And a very old 1 minute video of Saturn and Jupiter shot on handheld iPhone as I didn't have desktop video capture program back then ...