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  1. Thanks for all the excellent advice. Can I just ask what bias frames do? Thanks Paul
  2. Hi Thanks for the feedback, haven't tried any flats yet, need to find a good way of taking them, I'll have to look at a few threads on here for the easyest way. Thanks again Paul
  3. hi this is my second image with my new setup, its just a low quality crop but am quite pleased with the result. need to do some proper processing on it when i have some more time. 23x 180 sec subs, 12 darks no flats.
  4. hi tom this was just a quick one to put on here so think i did clip it, here is the original post processing version, with reduced quality to keep the size smaller for here. paul
  5. Hi all This is my first guided image using my new qhy5 and st80 setup. It is also the first time I have used my new canon 600d. So all in all I am quite pleased with the result considering the new "learning curve" Because of the wind that night I was limited to 1 min lights. It was made from 63x1 min lights with 30 darks applied, not flats. Stacked in DSS post batch conversion from CR2 to TIF, processed in gimp. Can't wait to have some better weather to get some longer lights! Paul
  6. Hi John Does the beta version support cr2 files? If it doesn't im sure it will be supported soon, it has taken me ages today to convert my files Thanks again Paul
  7. Thanks Wolfgang, how would I add this to firmware and where can I download? Looks very useful
  8. Hi I'm having the usual trouble with DSS and CR2 files from my new canon 600D. I am batch converting them to TIF files to use with DSS at the moment which is a pain! My question is, are there any other stacking program's to use compatible with canon 600D CR2 files? And preferably free. Thanks for any guidance, I have only ever used DSS and upto now have had good results with it.
  9. Hi Am just getting to grips with my new camera and was wondering what the best settings are for deep sky imaging using this camera? There must be a few of you that use the same one, it seems a bit more complicated than my Pentax kx even tho this was an excellent camera to get started with AP. It will be sadly going on eBay soon along with the T adaptor and IR remote so have a lookout for it! Also putting on a SW finder scope/BRKT alongside a 3.5mm Hyperion. Thanks again for everyone's great advice and friendliness! Paul
  10. Hi all Went for the canon 600D in the end and I'm very pleased with it so far, my first guided image is being carried out as we speak, I'll put it on for all to see once its processed. Thanks for all the advice, I'm using the software supplied by canon for now to control exposures until I'm more familiar with the camera. Paul
  11. Hi A psi sounds like the better option, I never realised you could power them this way. I have to use 4xAA batteries which are a pain to change with camera on mount. Once I sort my focus problems out using filters( another post) think I will upgrade. Thanks for all your help Paul
  12. Thanks for the advice, sounds much better than what I'm using at the moment. Just reading reviews of the 1100d for astro imaging and it's looking like the one to go for, at £291 new body only it's a good deal, I can then use my Pentax for every day which it's awesome for. One more question, does anyone know if the 1100d charges it's battery when it's plugged into laptop via USB? Thanks again all Paul
  13. That's good to know! Thanks Can you use canons own software you get with the camera for this? Would the software you mention work with all canon dslr'sHi such as 1100d or 550d ? I am seriously thinking of upgrading to a cannon. I'm using pk tether at the moment and it's so hit and miss, sometimes it works and then it doesn't so I can't leave it to work by itself anyway. Is the above software free? Thanks again Paul
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