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  1. I popped the Herschel wedge on just to check, soon went back in the box
  2. I always enjoy hunting out Mercury in the morning or evening twilight. I usually study Stellarium to get an idea how it will look. On that date Arcturus will probably be a good marker ( don't get them mixed up ).
  3. I've not completed observing for the assignment yet but I have been keeping an observation log. I got the 9th edition earlier this year when I was thinking about the course. It was that edition which was on the course information I had a the time. I felt I had made a mistake when everyone else seemed to have the 10th edition but I think I've come out best as I paid a fraction of the current price and got starry night included.
  4. Yes I've started the AA1051 Introduction to Astronomy course. As you can tell I don't post here much and only just found this thread a year late :-D
  5. The 9th edition includes Starry Night planetarium software not sure 10th edition does. Can't believe the price of these now !
  6. Sorted, actually a focus issue.
  7. I'm looking at starting guiding for DSO imaging. I have a QHY IMG0H camera which I've been using for planetary imaging. When testing the camera with PHD all I get is a noisy white display although the camera is fine with Firecapture and EZ Planetary. When choosing the camera in PHD I have to choose the ASCOM option and the IMG0H driver appears under that. Can anyone using the IMG0H help?
  8. Hi Jules, the 1 1/4 EP adapter should separate and just the ring attaches to the T ring.
  9. I just find them easier to use and they don't mark the EP
  10. Hi Jules, I've used the standard 150p on the AZ4 with BST explorers, great grab and go setup. I also use it for imaging on the eq6, haven't found the lack of 10:1 focuser a handicap.
  11. I can't help, but I've had the same problem. Usually I park the scope and start again, quite frustrating when you want to get on imaging
  12. Matt, you probably need more data on M51, but looks like your alignment was good, nice work. Your widefield of Cygnus is a good reminder of the great skies we had Col.
  13. Excellent, really enjoyed this weekend, thank you Col
  14. Saturn from last night and a shot of the waning Moon rising over Badger Farm this morning
  15. I use a 6" Skywatcher MAK on an AZ 4, makes a good grab and go set up. Mount copes easily.
  16. tbird

    Hello from Hull

    Hello Steve, Welcome to SGL
  17. Pleased you had a good night's observing. The conditions after midnight 17/11/12 were a big improvement to earlier in the evening. Ended up being an 'all-nighter' for me
  18. In my case it was finding 100's of stars but not stacking RAWs but would stack the same images in jpeg.
  19. Try converting a few frames to jpeg and stack those, DSS 3.3.3 is not stacking RAW frames for me.
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