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  1. 3 points
    This is with another 60 mins of data and processed 100% with APP. Definitely more filament data in the Nebula but too red? I am going to keep adding an hour’s worth of data at each imaging session as long as I can to see how this develops...
  2. 2 points
    Thanks for replies to my previous post (M42/Running Man), really pleased with the ZWO 1600 as it does allow me to a get a decent result from limited imaging time. Even with narrowband I find 120 sec subs are OK using Unity Gain and -20C temperature. Horsehead imaged on 3rd Dec with 20x10sec subs of LRGB using TS65Quad. Crescent imaged in October with 120 sec subs 20xH and 20xO using a TSRC8. Tim
  3. 1 point
    I was actually trying to see the comet, but didnt have any luck, presumably due to the bright sky background. So, I opted for a little smartphone AP instead. These were all with the little TS 72mm f6 refractor on my Ercole mount, so no tracking. They were also handheld because I didn't want to set the smartphone adaptor up. Not too bad considering. Nice to see some clear sky!
  4. 1 point
    I once bought a S/H scope on Ebay and when the package arrived there was a complete dvd box set of all episodes of the Sky at Night (Patrick Moore era) . This was not mentioned by the seller so he must have enclosed them as an after thought ....Dave
  5. 1 point
    Sorry, my mistake. I thought it was a mono camera Steve
  6. 1 point
    In order to succesfully use a multmeter, one needs to have a basic understanding of electricity or electronics. For people with insight in this matter it will be a nobrainer, but for others it will be like voodoo. I think it is always better to ask if you're not sure. This hobby is very time consuming anyway, so don't worry. A multimeter won't bend the fabric of space and time either...
  7. 1 point
    by popular demand I reprocessed this and didn't do any noise reduction. I did make the colors a bit brighter but im curious if this looks better to anybody else without the noise reduction
  8. 1 point
    I would have thought that a filter wheel would fit between the camera and the reducer? I dont see why using spacers instead of the wheel would change that.
  9. 1 point
    Clear skies and plenty of time last night allowed 35 x 4 min subs through a SW ED72 with a canon 1000D. I had time to better frame the image and get a polar alignment on the HEQ5. My previous effort here was completed in a hurry before clouds stopped play! The additional data has certainly made a difference. All shots were taken unguided.
  10. 1 point

    From the album: Next Attempts at DSO's

    On the evening/early morning of the 18th/19th April 2018 I took my first exposures of this galaxy-rich area of the sky. I was experimenting with my CG-5 Go-To mount and Canon 700D modified DSLR with Astronomik 12nm Ha filter and Samyang 135mm lens. Due to constraints on imaging direction I was able to only take a short number of light frames but was interested to see the results of such a wide field imaging session regardless. The image was composed from x14 three minute exposures at f/2, ISO 400 together with x8 dark frames and x50 flat and bias frames. Stacking was carried out using Deep Sky Stacker and the resulting image processed with StarTools.

    © SteveNickolls_2018

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