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  1. Thank you , yes I agree it is a bit noisy, it was at ISO 800. I'll go back and look at the original files, I may have over stretched it NGEddie Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  2. Taken at Kelling, not done a huge amount of processing but overall I am happy with it. Skywatcher 200pds, HeQ5 Canon 600d modified 17x5 mins (1h25m) with darks and bias NGEddie Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  3. Thanks for the comments. I can't comment on the 4x as I haven't used it, but ill probably hold out for the 5x. Both my 2.5x and 5x were purchased second hand on astrobuy/sell and seem to appear relatively frequently or around £100 mark. I have to admit, with the long focal length and small sensor size, i do spend more time trying to find the object than i do actually imaging it. It certainly helps having at least a rough focus, I just ensure that my Telrad is as accurate as possible, then just move the scope (via the pc) in a scanning type way until it appears on the screen. Upping the gamma/brightness helps as you will likely see some moons first I use firecapture. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  4. I use both the 2.5x and 5x powermate with the 200pds. Whilst not for every occasion, the 5x can be useful. the below image was taken with the 5x and 200pds (albeit with the DMK618) earlier this year. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  5. Try here for tips on LRGB planetary imaging. Scroll to bottom for processing http://www.iceinspace.com.au/63-468-0-0-1-0.html Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  6. Thanks Guys, I am really happy with it. I have mainly done mono images of planets , but took a stab at RGB imaging last week and it was pretty poor. So I re read some threads on here and 'ice in space' forums which led me to tweak the capturing process in particular but also the registax step, combined with adding L into the data it seems to have worked.
  7. Hi All - Had my first attempt at LRGB planetary imaging last night - whilst it is no Damien Peach, it is by far my best Jupiter picture so far. Equipment used - 200pds, 21DMK618.as mono, with 5x powermate (F25), Baader filters around 60s on each
  8. This is my effort following the initial posts instructions - it is the best shot of the moon I have managed so thank you for the post! The only difference was i had to significantly reduce the exposure (to 1/2500, iso200) but I guess that is due to my scope being 200mm.
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    Shots of the moon
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    Full Moon 20140316

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  11. Thank you, that is the same scope and guide scope that I have so it is good to see you have no problems with it. I'll probably end up going down that route after all. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  12. Hi, I currently do some imaging with a 1000mm f5 newt and where necessary guide using a finder guider. The imaging camera is a non modified canon 500d (though I do have occasional access to an Atik 16ic). For a variety of reasons I am looking to move to an OAG for guiding, but i am struggling to see a suitable option. I use the baader mpcc v3, which I believe has a back focus of 55mm. The canon chip-face distance is 44mm, t ring adaptor 1mm, leaving me with just 10mm or so for an OAG. The only option I have come across is the TS 9mm OaG, but they don't seem to be thought of that highly (please correct me if I am wrong). The only other option that comes close is the OVL OAG (~13mm) which seems to be better regarded but is a few mm to big. Are those few mm crucial? If so is the TSOAG the only option for newt users? Thanks in advance, NGEddie Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  13. Hi, Last night I had the opportunity to use a mono CCD (Atik 16IC) with RGB filters (manual wheel) for the first time, it was only really a test shoot 3x5 mins in each channel to see how i got on. The below image is the result, there is alot more red than anything else, with the stars in Red channel being bigger than any other channel. Is this an artefact of how I captured the data or how I processed it? I don't know much about the filters themselves as they are unbranded, but I suspect they don't have IR cut (I did have a separate IR cut filter I meant to use but forgot to add it to the light train) - is that a likely cause? Equipment wise it is a sw200pds/eq6 guided via the finderguider. Processing wise I have only done a basic levels/curves (as well as combining the channels). Any help gratefully received
  14. Thank you for this, I was having a problem with target location last night and this sounds perfect. I hadn't heard of AstroTortilla and will be playing with it tonight. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  15. You can adjust the rate at which the telescope moves when you are trying align it by adjusting the rate - button 2 on the synscan controller. It can be set to a number between 1-9, 9 being the highest. The rate can be changed whilst in the middle of aligning. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  16. Skywatcher 8inch newtonian telescope http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-200p-ota.html Or http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-200p-ds-ota.html Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  17. Just to add again, each sub was 2 mins, there was around 12 subs stacked in total to give the main image
  18. Just to add that the above picture was taken with the 200p (ds version). I haven't had much issues with the heq5 handling the weight, however any sort if moderate breeze can cause problems.
  19. Below is an image I took on heq5 unguided with an unmodded dslr towards the end of last year. Excuse the processing it was my first ever dso, but it gives you an idea of of tracking, this was 2 mins, I can get it towards 3 mins with good alignment, ESP near zenith Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  20. Do you use a cls filter? They tend to make the images more blue, though this can be corrected in levels
  21. Modern astronomy do some adapters for finder guiders http://modernastronomy.co.uk/accessories.html#accAdapters Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  22. That looked interesting until I clicked on the dealers page and looked at the prices. It would seem cheaper to buy an actual solar scope Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  23. Love the moon image, well done Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  24. Superb, well done Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
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