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sloz1664

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  1. Hi and a warm welcome to the Lounge. cheers Steve
  2. Hi Michael and a warm welcome to the Lounge. cheers Steve
  3. Hi Tim and a warm welcome to the Lounge. cheers Steve
  4. Hi Gina, Great to see you have the MN190 up & running and nice to see you using the NB filters. To think you had minimal imaging time on C27 I think they are wonerful images. Just think what they WILL be like when you add sufficient data. Isn't it imaging lark just wonderful (when things go smoothly)..... I have just received my Astrinomix Ha, SII & OIII filters so hopefully soon I will be imaging with these. You mentioned your OAG, which one have you got I am in the process of upgrading mine but need a good sturdy one but with as small a spacing as possible to get my FF/FR, filter wheel & OAG to focus with my ccd cameras. cheers Steve
  5. Steve, £1600 or £2000 is a LOT of money considering you are stepping into unknown territory regarding ccd imaging. You may not get on with the mono imaging especially with the filter set-up and our inclement weather. There are some bargains to be had in the second hand market especially with the Sony 285 chip (same as the 314L). You could cut your teeth on this, ensure the chip size is for you & then decide your options. If the chip size is not for you you can then sell the camera and at the worst you may lose a few pound. Just what I have done. By the way I think the Sony 285 chip is brilliant, but then I have a QHY8 Pro to compliment it. The again....if someone held a gun at my head and demanded I only keep one camera it would be my SXVF H9 (285 chip). Steve Steve
  6. Hi Steve, As Lars says it could be something as simple as a cable fault, that would be my first investigation. Swap all leads and see if that cures the problem. If not, let me have your guider specifications and I will post phd settings so you can at least try a different software option. cheers Steve
  7. high Steve, What guiding software are you using? cheers Steve
  8. Hi and a warm welcome to the Lounge cheers Steve
  9. Yes thanks Gina, it was for the main images. cheers Steve
  10. Sorry Gina, What I meant to say was:- How are you checking your star exposures. (silly predictive texts + old age + trembling fingers.....) cheers steve
  11. You could start with the Mammut L429 ccd camera. It is a cooled and dedicated camera that can be used for dso imaging. If you ever upgrade it also makes a brilliant guide camera. cheers Steve
  12. Yes with my cameras I only use bias & flat frames. My bias libraries (one for each ccd camera) is taken at zero exposure and is not temperature dependant. I tend to replace them every 3 - 4 moths or so. The flats are taken after I expose my lights, using a LED flat panel. cheers Steve
  13. I totally agree Earl. Together with the dedicated FF/FR it is imaging a f4.72 which has to be a massive plus. cheers Steve
  14. Hi Gina, Great to see you are up and running, and OAG as well. Arn't nice clean images from the lodestar, nothing like the foggy/lined images I used to get from my QHY5. BTW have are you checking your star exposure? Don't forget to post your finalised image of M51 cheers Steve
  15. I agree you can create dark libraries with a dedicated ccd due to set point or other cooling facilities, but I was commenting on using a standard digital camera which has no cooling facilities. Creating dark libraries would on a standard digital camera really needs to be compiled after taking the lights due to the temperature issues. cheers Steve
  16. Hello and a warm welcome to the Lounge. cheers Steve
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    Hello All

    Hi and a warm welcome to the Lounge cheers Steve
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    Hi and a warm welcome to the Lounge cheers Steve
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    Hi from Cornwall

    Hi and a warm welcome to the Lounge cheers Steve
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    Hi from Oxfordshire

    Hi and a warm welcome to the Lounge cheers Steve
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