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  1. I have not been out for quite a while but got a clearish skies outside in London and decided I would have a go at trying to find andromeda I know the area it's in but I can't find it lol. My question is can andromeda been seen in London with a skywatcher 150p if it makes a difference it's mounted on an Eq3 .
  2. Sounds plausable will follow as i would also be interested and have contemplated some thing similar
  3. Not that one Zedds but cheers have seen that one b4
  4. Guys n Gals I hope one of you may have seen a link for a tutorial i watched last week i have search everywhere including my history but i cant find it or where i linked from to it ..... the video was done by a women , and she did a full tutorial of blending m42 and the core in photoshop i have been searching for the last couple of days and havnt found it yet so i'm hoping some 1 else may have seen it cheers Dan
  5. Running giant stack as i type will see how it comes out with drizzle for mo
  6. it looks like i might have to a giant stack to get all pics in one
  7. The roi is set automatically from the reference frame and are all set to 2x does that mean i will have resize the 4 pics in photoshop via crop ?
  8. right guys more probs it wont let me stack my results from previous stacks to make one big stack even with using the rectangle heres a pics of wot it comes back with
  9. I keep mine in a secure locked garden shed so no probs with cooling down normally split scope from tripod and store tripod erected t same on time ...
  10. I wanted to use drizzle so that when I crop it down I should still have a nice size image
  11. I did turn of drizzle x2 but also reset all settings back to average i should be finished doing the stacks today on basic settings will try run big ish stack tonight with drizzle x2 then try using sigma and see wot happend
  12. Hopefull i will have 3.42hrs of data tomorrow not including the core pics Can i re-stack the results without darks or flats to achieve i pic with 3.42hrs data ? Am i getting this right. I plan on stacking the core pics tomorrow in the same manor as the others and then blend the main and core results in photoshop
  13. Right a follow up on the follow up lol everything seems to be ok at the mo so far i have processed a small stack of 12 lights a stack of 58 light 30 darks and 13 flats a stack 0f 140 light 30 dark and 13 flats all on standard settings apart from using mosaic instead of standard mode now chancing my arm with 300 lights 30 darks n 13 flats see if that gives me a result
  14. Another question i hope some 1 on the same - ish subject well des any with the troubles I've had I been looking at other help for dss My question is when I look at the score of my pics it ranges from 700 - 0 , on tutorials there pic scores r in the 2000 + plus range y is that ?
  15. When I tried the 250 lights 30 dark 13 flats it told me it needed 80gb to process stack I think 2 x drizzle is on but can't b sure, but as for time the first failure took about 14 hrs I left it run through the night even cutting the stack in halve didn't make much difference the last attempt took 8/9 hrs that was using registered pic 100 lights and 2 masters
  16. Right just to follow up on my problems I have cut down the amount I was stacking from 550 to 250 then to 100 and still the same result no end product but I was sitting at laptop when the last stack failed and it sAid run out of memory !!!! My laptop is running win 7 with 4 gb ram . I have now cleared some more hd space and am gonna run a batch of 50 lights ( how many darks and flats should I use ???) but I will double check des settings tonight I assume correct me if I'm wrong but when it says about memory it's talking about hd not ram .....
  17. I have been trying to stack a large collection of photos (550) i started last night and again this morning and both attempts have ended with a blank screen:BangHead: ? i am letting dss set the settings i would'nt mind if it was only a few hrs but it takes nearly 12 hrs to complete
  18. try this out they're pretty good and say they have stock Sky-Watcher Evostar 120 (HEQ5 PRO SynScan) Telescope at Astronomia
  19. my subs are 25s @ iso 1600 with only 5s for the core this is my first attempt at doing the core seperate (i'm using skywatcher 150p on an eq3 with my d5000 on time lapse ) do i need to take flats in every session ( i am taking darks for each session) but have been told if all sessions are taken in the same temperature i would be able to stack the all of the sessions photos in one go i have never taken or know anything about taking bias shots here is a shot of my falts histogram taken from photoshop
  20. cheers guys sorry to be a pain in the rear but i do i need to take flats for my multi session m42 ? is there a recommended amount of flats to take ( ie i know they recommend 30 darks )
  21. i hope peeps can help me out i want to try and add flats to my pics using als virtual lightbox and my laptop but i cant find any reference to how the histogram should look ! i know they reccommend using using av then replicate the settings in manual but my camera ( d5000 ) wont allow me to use av without a lense being attached , i have taken some tonight with the histogram peaking in the middle .... cheers in advance Dan
  22. just a quicky i want to do a multi session on m42 am i right in thinking that all sessions have to be stacked individually and then the results of each of the sessions have to be restacked i will also be doing darks with each session ? my reason i have to do it this way is i can only get m42 for about 90 mins or so with 25s subs....
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