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deepview

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  1. Lickey Hills Visitor Centre Spring SkyWatch Friday 23rd March 2018 Between 7:30 and 9:45pm There will be telescopes outside and talks, displays and demonstrations indoors. We hope to turn telescopes onto a quarter Moon, and the constellations, weather permitting. There will be talks and demonstrations indoors. The visitor centre is on Warren Lane, off the B4096, Old Birmingham Road. Telephone 0121 447 7106. Google Map Link. We will be showing how to set up telescopes with an opportunity to talk with experienced users and get some hands-on practice.
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    Lickey Hills Visitor Centre Spring SkyWatch Friday 23rd March 2018 Between 7:30 and 9:45pm There will be telescopes outside and talks, displays and demonstrations indoors. We hope to turn telescopes onto a quarter Moon, and the constellations, weather permitting. There will be talks and demonstrations indoors. The visitor centre is on Warren Lane, off the B4096, Old Birmingham Road. Telephone 0121 447 7106. Google Map Link. We will be showing how to set up telescopes with an opportunity to talk with experienced users and get some hands-on practice.
  3. Should see M31, M33, M45, M42, M51, M13, Venus , Mars, Uranus and the moon. We have a new VR setup, Astronomy talks, demos, Telescope doctor and telescopes setup out side.
  4. Lickey Hills Visitor Centre Spring SkyWatch Friday 10th March 2017 Between 7:30 and 10pm. There will be telescopes outside and talks, displays and demonstrations indoors. We hope to turn telescopes onto a quarter Moon, and the constellations, weather permitting. There will be talks and demonstrations indoors. The visitor centre is on Warren Lane, off the B4096, Old Birmingham Road. Telephone 0121 447 7106. Google Map Link. We will be showing how to set up telescopes with an opportunity to talk with experienced users and get some hands-on practice. Every one Welcome.
  5. i will run that next time, ps. got a new telescope today. sky watcher ED 120mm FL 900mm F7.5 roll on some clear nights.
  6. I used 3 different telescopes to see if i got the any better guiding. ed90 , 10inch mirror 1200mm FL sky watcher, 10inch Meade. I been asked to check my cables and tighten my guide scope for starters. Details in next message with guide photos. Im after advice on ascom and phd2 setting on the scale of motor pulses.
  7. Ive tried, my ED90, skywatcher 1200mm FL 10inch mirror telescope, 10 Meade and they all have the same guide problems. The first image was drift aligned, them moved to star and stared guiding and it goes wild. Second image in small ed90 so not over doing the motors on the eq6, same guiding movement. Third image is good guiding on my 10inch 1200mm FL mirror sky water.
  8. I have this guide scope with a Barlow fitted to QHY 5L-II Monochrome cam. I fit the guide scope to all my telescopes with the same brackets. Im getting movement of 2 or 3 arc seconds, and lots of wobbles. Im setting the ascom setting to 70% and also setting the aggressiveness to 70% to 100% which i think its very high. Is it the eq6 mount needed error correction or the guide scope moving? Ive tried , smaller telescope with smaller weights, polar aligned using drift align phd2, and Balance the scope in all angles. Any ideas what i can check next or is it the guide scope to small?
  9. Hi and thanks for the advice, Ive turned off the rotation and anti shake, this should stop the images turning and being different sizes. Im hoping for a clear night to take some more photos, darks, bios, & flats again to test the process. Thanks again for the info and ideas. Im testing pix-insight and dss for stacking with darks, flats and bios. Looking cloudy and the moment but hope it clears as i got lots of testing to do.
  10. I think i fixed the problem. When the camera takes photos at 90 deg the image size changes by a few pixels on the Pentax k5 sii , i had to re-sample the image to the same rotation and pixel size. I think i will photo the lights with a white t-shirt and a white torch so i don't have to rotate the telescope and keep the image size the same. Need no fireworks and clear skys :-)
  11. Hi all, I think every one is having the same problem. What does the error message mean and how to fix it. Ive downloaded the latest version today 06/11/2016 and taken bios, darks, and lights at the same angle and position, focus, IOS setting. The flats i used same settings but rotated the telescope to point at a white board back of my roll off shed. Thats the only thing that changes angle. All the images are the same size, i think the flats could be 90 deg out. Tried rotating them 90 deg and saving as fits and them re-using them and i got the same error. PLEASE HELP :-) if you need any details please let me know. ********************************************************************* * Begin calibration of light frames ********************************************************************* * Searching for a master dark frame with exposure time = 49.990002s -- best match is 39.849998s * Master bias: C:/Users/work/Downloads/PK_Tether_0_7_0/4 nov 2016 lights m42 m31 m27 m57 darks/m31/New folder/master/bias-BINNING_1.xisf * Master dark: C:/Users/work/Downloads/PK_Tether_0_7_0/4 nov 2016 lights m42 m31 m27 m57 darks/m31/New folder/master/dark-BINNING_1-EXPTIME_39.85.xisf * Master flat: C:/Users/work/Downloads/PK_Tether_0_7_0/4 nov 2016 lights m42 m31 m27 m57 darks/dark lights/lights and darks/25 sec/IMGP3945.DNG ImageCalibration: Global context Loading master calibration frames: Loading calibration frame image: C:/Users/work/Downloads/PK_Tether_0_7_0/4 nov 2016 lights m42 m31 m27 m57 darks/m31/New folder/master/bias-BINNING_1.xisf Loading image 'integration': w=4950 h=3284 n=1 Gray Float32 1 image property Loading image 'rejection_low': w=4950 h=3284 n=1 Gray Float32 1 image property Loading image 'rejection_high': w=4950 h=3284 n=1 Gray Float32 1 image property * Ignoring 2 additional image(s) in master calibration frame. 20 FITS keyword(s) extracted. Loading calibration frame image: C:/Users/work/Downloads/PK_Tether_0_7_0/4 nov 2016 lights m42 m31 m27 m57 darks/m31/New folder/master/dark-BINNING_1-EXPTIME_39.85.xisf Loading image 'integration': w=4950 h=3344 n=1 Gray Float32 1 image property Loading image 'rejection_low': w=4950 h=3344 n=1 Gray Float32 1 image property Loading image 'rejection_high': w=4950 h=3344 n=1 Gray Float32 1 image property * Ignoring 2 additional image(s) in master calibration frame. *** Error: Incompatible image geometry <* failed *> ********************************************************************* * End calibration of light frames *********************************************************************
  12. Hi, we chatted at the IAShow the other day. I've download the software and hope to test it soon as this cold flu goes. I was wondering if it would work using your telescope using a webcam and 102 sky watcher F5 telescope? My friend has a mount where the polar scope is hard to view as the adjustment screw is to close to the polar score. I got an other 2 ideas if you want a project or two.
  13. Hi, Great news, the guiding worked with pulse guiding connected to the hand controller with the pc-direct mode on the hand set. And using EDmod2 on com port 4 or 5. My next problem is my stars look like moons shapes. I've tried collimated it different ways and still get strange stars. Its a 10 inch F10 Meade now on rings and dovetail on a EQ6 sky watcher mount. Focus reducer first 0.6, then 2 inch camera adaptor, then the camera. The left side is in focus and the right side out of focus, it looks like a fish eye lens with bits out of focus. I collimated it by zooming the live view on my camera and out focus the star. Adjust front screws to get round disc. Refocus and get photos that the star is still off centre. Am i doing something stupid? One day i might get an F10 with a great image...lol
  14. Hi, I found the telescope worked when setting the hand set to computer direct mode. The telescope moved when i press the arrows on the on the screen. Hope to try the tracking soon as i get a clear night.
  15. Hi again, What connection do you use? The hand set or autoguide port? Ive got a Eq5 in the house i can test the connection with out getting cold and wet. Im trying to use the ascom drivers with celestron selected for the sky watcher mount EQ5 and EQ6. Am i using the right driver?
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