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  1. This is ongoing, I managed to grab another 30-60 mins of data last night(Bortle 6 and pretty much a full moon last night), I will update these later. Only using a UV/IR filter.
  2. Interesting, just looking back and comparing June last year(DSLR) to February this year(ASI533 MC Pro), now hopefully I am a little better processing with PS and the DSLR pics only had about 1 hr of data, compared to the astro-camera with over 2 hrs of data.
  3. Morning I'm probably not the best person to ask and thank you. I have a dew shield, connected to the ASIAIR Pro and now, I have started to just collect more data, ie: previously I may have grabbed 30mins to 1hr of data for an object. But, now building on 2 hrs plus, plus I find shorter exposures don't seem to blow my stars out so much, so I do a mixture. I also downloaded ASI Studio with a FITS file viewer, in the old days(few months ago) I stacked everything, but now I quickly go through them and delete any with star trails or satellites etc. I use DSS, then PS, just taki
  4. Bit more data on Orion added(M42).
  5. I have started spending a bit more time on subjects and even using the FITS viewer to delete the ropey frames first before stacking.
  6. Thats pretty outstanding - nice work
  7. You should be able to get it lower, have you tried or it just does not appear on the pulldown list ? I'm also pretty new, but I always try to use a x2 Barlow if you have one and play with the histogram to get it away from the left(Blacks/darks) and no more than 80% along to the right. By reducing the ROI, it also enables you to whack up the FPS, I did manage over 500fps the other night(poor seeing mind) with my new ASI462MC with a small ROI. Raw8 and I still tend to stick with avi, although the experts use Ser
  8. Seeing as the weather is bad, I am going back through some video clips and stacking less frames, apart from the nasty artefact on the side, a bit more detail. Only 30 clips to go!
  9. Thank you. Part of me is thinking, right for planetary no more manual controlling to keep it on target(so a tick in the box), then I was assuming for DSO with a reducer so down to where you mentioning, I thought it would be fine especially if I was guiding! Sounds like more researching required.
  10. Dom thanks........I must admit I thought it would do better, is that with or without guiding.
  11. Wise words and my gut feelings are with you...........thank you
  12. I have a Meade 8" LX10 (Old RA clockwork drive), I like the scope and was thinking of de-forking it and mounting it on a GoTo mount. Then using it for planetary, but also for with a reducer for the more faint/distant DSO's or am I wasting my time. However, I cannot seem to be able to find the weight of the actual telescope tube on its own, so that I can determine which mount to buy based on payload. Questions: 1) Does anyone know the weight of a Meade 8" LX10 Telescope (Tube only) ? 2) Has anyone out there done a similar conversion and is it just a case of de-forking
  13. A different target than the more popular choices, nice work.
  14. Really impressive. I must admit I have recently ordered a ZWO to Nikon lens adapter, I assume you have used something similar ? Great picture though.
  15. I haven't tried the 462 for any long exposures and for DSO work I did in the end buy the 533 - sorry.
  16. Nice picture and that's pretty clear.
  17. That looks pretty good to me. I was out on Mars again last night(ASI462MC), at the same time had a crack at a few other objects with the ASI533 MC Pro, M27 (image taken from the iPad)I fired off a load of 1min exposures, the others less time. I will revisit another night! C11, C30, M27(WO Z61 533) & Mars (LX10 8" Barlow 462).
  18. I haven't had chance to test it on longer exposures, conditions were not 100% here(hopefully that will change tonight). Cloud grounded me last night, the night before I got out early between 19:30 and 20:30, so Mars was lower in the sky and again cloud put a stop to proceedings. However, with a tiny ROI had it up to 750 FPS(RAW08) and for a normal Mars shot up to around 450 FPS, It's brilliant getting 10000 frames in well under 30 secs(but genuinely not great seeing) Fig01. Unlike, Damien Peach Fig02 (BBC Website) But, I am hoping for better things, I'm also on my LX
  19. Did it arrive and have you had chance to try it out ?
  20. I might have been on one of the Raw settings and a small ROI
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