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  1. What's new in this club
  2. Yeah...I put them over there as well...but my Priority was of course this page
  3. @Blazar You might want to post this in the solar section of the main forum ? Not many people will see it otherwise ... The cloud Dodgers are ... Very rare
  4. Blimey, life in the cloud Dodgers group They've come out really well Steve
  5. Hey all, Managed to get out and catch some rays! decided to make some time being as it was sunny. There was a slight haze, but I think these came out ok whilst I was trying to remember how all the kit works . These were with the TAL100RS, on the CGEMDX. Quark Cromosphere, ZWO174mm camera. Stacked in AS3, processed in ImPPG and finished in PS5. Might try and do this again at some point!
  6. Hi all, what a lousy year for astro still itching to get imaging, just seems cloudy or full moon all the time Have a great Christmas and a better new year
  7. Hi @Blazar The nebula is still nicely positioned and high on horizon so give it a go. Nebula season hasn't finished yet
  8. Very nice indeed ! I might have to give that a go at some point (probably too late now I would imagine).
  9. Hi all Finally had chance to use my RedCat51 to target a nebula. From my location I'm limited to FOV roughly 40 deg above horizon due to surrounding houses, and only NW to NE. Friday was not looking good, so I didn't bother setting anything up (weather app was showing ok from 9PM but I stopped trusting them long time ago ) but around 23:00 I looked outside and was stunned how nice was the sky. So decided better late then never, and started setting everything up, once all was set up and polar aligned guess what, thick clouds rolled in, I decided to wait, and about 30 min later it cleared, so I started shooting. Didn't manage to get any calibration frames but I'm pretty happy with the result. 46x 240s lights with dithering, no calibration frames ASI533 and Optolong L-Extreme which I believe helped a lot, I'm in bortle 5/6 Stacked, and initial stretch and processing in SIRIL, and some corrections in PS and LR
  10. Cheers Michael, I use DSS / Photoshop CS6 but must admit I'd looked at Siril too as it looks to have some features similar to Pixinsight. And yes ... it's very quiet on the Essex pages
  11. Hi all I know this is an old post but I though I'll add to it. I tend to add locations to my google maps whenever I see a good result on someone's page or a mention of good skies . So far in fairly 'local' area I have the following (please note haven't visited them myself yet so cannot confirm how good they are) Westleton Common, IP17 3BD Kelling Heath NR25 7HW RSPB Titchwell March PE31 8BB
  12. Hi Knobby Keep forgetting to visit this part of the forum, spending way too much time on Sales part What software did you use to process ? I've recently drifted from DSS to SIRIL which I find deals much better with my data (often without calibration frames) and does great job on background extraction.
  13. I like the Red to be honest but this is part of the fun....
  14. Cheers John, the moon doesn't hinder the H but plays havoc with the S and O. For me anyway.
  15. Nice Knobby. Surprised that the moon had much impact given that is one of the major benefits of narrowband (What Moon?!? )! Look forward to seeing some more narrowband efforts! I'll be hopefully moving that way this year. Just got to decide what to buy and in what order
  16. Hi all, been very quiet on the Essex pages so thought I'd post this , really nothing special but I'm getting my head around narrowband / SHO imaging. The Ha was good but the Oii and Sii were very weak (nearly a full moon) 1 hr Ha, 1 hr 25 mins Oii and 1 hr 10 mins Sii all in 300 sec subs Oiii and Sii were ' stretched to within an inch of their life '
  17. Hi Tim, it's a bit slow on here lately the weather is very depressing and we seem to have lost our mojo. Anywhere on the Dengie peninsular is pretty dark but hard to get away from local LP ... A lot of private roads too as you get further east. There is a church car park at the North East of Dengie that's good but trees block views below about 25° alt. https://maps.app.goo.gl/PbxkSgPX1MRH6SqcA Also Margaret Roding is pretty good ... All the best and if you find anywhere else let us know.
  18. Hi, I’m new to the group, does anyone know any dark sites for astrophotography in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk or Kent?
  19. So here is my first M33. It came out better in the edit that I expected from the subs to be honest. The second picture is my first test at a mosaic. it's just 2 panels on M31 and I was just practicing getting the panels aligned for capture and the process of stacking. It all went relatively well, except it is a hideously noisy picture because of the lack of exposure time particularly to the right side, where I also had an issue with dew. I think I will go with a 4 or 6 panel mosaic on Andromeda as my first proper stab at a good mosaic image.
  20. Finally got to use my coma corrector and new focuser the other night. Tried it on the Eastern Veil. What do you think, Red, or Fiery Orange?
  21. Hi, just catching up with new posts since I was last here. Good work Michael, lovely Nowise and Jupiter/Saturn!
  22. More detail than I've managed ! But then your scopes bigger than my scope
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