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Spikey last won the day on June 12 2012

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  1. Spikey

    Bode's Galaxy - 21hrs LRGB

    Great, dedicated capture and very nicely processed. I know how tricky this one can be to control the core.
  2. Spikey

    Apollo Landings' Evidence Visible by Amateurs?

    Currently impossible to see evidence of the moon landings from Earth, even Hubble can't resolve it with the huge mirror in space. Only the Lunar reconnaissance orbiter LRO got close enough to take some decent photos https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html P.S any talk of fakery will have undesirable consequences
  3. I've done 1 hour exposures with a HEQ5 and ED80 combination. Guided of course.
  4. Could be this one, but read carefully about the Windows 10 issue http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProduct.aspx?p_id=225&pcid=41
  5. Probably needs the prolific drivers then.
  6. Depends on the cable type? What cable and mount is it?
  7. The USB to serial drivers are installed yes?
  8. Spikey

    M1 test picture

    In the past I have taken specific fast subs just for the stars; as in 30 seconds fast. I've then combined that set for smaller stars with longer star subs for the colour.
  9. Spikey

    Easy PCBs

    This method also works if you've got any old photograph paper lying around as well.
  10. Spikey

    Star Adventurer, Ordered!

    I'm looking forward to your review
  11. Spikey

    Star Adventurer, Ordered!

    I've been considering doing exactly the same for a while myself Chris. LP and work/life has finally ruined my own back garden for any serious imaging. A nice lightweight/portable setup that isn't a massive expense would be the way to go. I still need to do some further research on what to put on the platform, although I do have an astro modded Canon 1000D somewhere
  12. Spikey

    Auto focusser or Bhatinov mask?

    I've used both and ended up going back to using a bog standard Bhatinov mask. Getting the focus to shift slightly (even with par focal filters) and adjust for temperature was too much of a pain for what I gained. I ended up using the motor focuser with constant sub preview downloads to adjust the focuser with the mask on from indoors. When happy I used to pop outside, remove the mask (most of the time) and set the sequence off.
  13. Spikey

    Stargazers lounge or Photographer’s Lounge

    Some of us observe and image and I'm not very good at either of them
  14. I've changed the thread title to reflect the subject being discussed.
  15. Spikey

    A big thank you

    I'm going to add my thanks for yet another wonderfully organised event. Knowing what go's on behind the scenes it's quite a chunk of work that needs to be done, many months in advance; so a big thank you to those individuals @Grant @Steve @daz @Stu What would have done without the marquee !!! Huge thank you to @FLO for dipping into their own purse for something that is not a trivial amount of money and literally saved the day. I, for one would not mind in the slightest paying extra to have that facility every year; it really brought us all together. Oh, my nose has only just recovered from the comet sniffing experience @Helen

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