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Paxo last won the day on June 10 2012

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  1. Paxo

    Hello all

    Hi Graeme, a very warm welcome to SGL, lots of very experienced imagers here so ask away if you need any advice. Steve
  2. Paxo

    Good evenin' from Yorkshire!

    Hi Craig, a very warm welcome to SGL. Steve
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    SGL Mini Spring Star Party

    now that's a proper star party
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    Astro-Imaging from home and the occasional star party
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    Stunning shot Alan, loving the detail. Steve
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    NGC1499 Ha

    That's why I like the monochrome image.......that and too much light pollution for RGB. Steve
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    NGC1499 Ha

    Not done any deep sky imaging for over 3 years. A few changes in personal circumstances have meant a new lease of life back into the hobby. So here's 80 minutes worth of 10 minute unguided Ha subs using an SX H36 camera through a Tak FSQ106 mounted on a Paramount MX+. Taken on Friday evening when I had to be up early on Saturday to get the train down to London to attend Astrofest. Calibrated the image with some flats, bias and darks taken on Sunday Morning. Minimal processing (trying to remember how to use Pixinsight) so stacked in DSS, some basic stretching in PS. I'm happy I'm back in the saddle again. I think I'll try and add some more data to this one before the winters out. Thanks for looking Steve
  8. Paxo

    Hello from County Durham

    High Jim, A very warm welcome to the forum from just up the A1. Steve
  9. Paxo

    Hello from Washington Tyne and Wear

    Hi Peter, a very warm welcome to SGL from just up the road in Hebburn. Please don't hesitate to ask if there's anything you need to know. Steve
  10. The SkyX Pro Point Grey FlyCap2 on USB 3.0 Maxim DL6 All working so far Steve
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    SXVR H36

    Images taken with SXVR H36 Camera
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    Solar Images

    Images of the sun in white, Ca k and Ha
  13. Just going through some of the more cloudy video sequences shot on Friday either end of a 20 minutes of clear skies and came across a sequence where we missed an airplane flying directly across the field of by just a couple of seconds, but we did catch the con-trail. The image below is a stack of 13 frames (which represents 0.5 seconds of AVI, any more and the detail is lost in the con-trail), so I'm left wondering how spectacular that shot could have been if only we have been a couple of seconds earlier (it would have been a pig to process anyway. Thanks for looking, Steve
  14. I thought we were going to get totally clouded out, then the skies partially cleared for a few minutes enough to get a couple of images. Thankfully we had exxcellent skies the day before so I did all the focussing then. Steve
  15. The weather didn’t totally spoil the eclipse on Tyneside, with gaps in the cloud allowing some photography to be done after about 10:10. Images were taken using a Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT 60mm H-alpha Telescope equipped with a Point Grey GS3-U3-28S4M-C. This combination gives a full disc on the chip (which is 1928 x 1448 pixels at 3.69 microns). AVIs were taken over 20 seconds at 26fps giving 520 frames. Stacking was done using 100 frames with Autostackert2 with wavelets applied in Registax 6. The two images below were taken at 10:13 and 10:28 respectively before the clouds rolled in. Thanks for looking, Steve S

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