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  1. Nice charts which software did you use for those please? Steve
  2. Cheers Dave, downloading now!. Steve
  3. Hi vlaiv Excellent many thanks for the advice. I've watched a few YouTube's on PHD but none of them mention the adjustments you suggest 😊. Really helpful. Thanks again Steve
  4. Hi guys I usually manually guide for taking spectra through my scope/spectroscope but thought I would have a try with PHD last night and would be grateful if any of you PHD experts could have a glance at this screen grab to see if any of those settings can be tweaked to get a better plot on the graph. I`m using the latest PHD2 version 2.6.3 with Eqmod to guide my permanently mounted NEQ6 in my observatory with a Lodestar ccd attached to my guide module, in the screen grab view top left is through the Lodestar with the graph plot at the bottom, window top right is the spectrum taken with APT through my Atik 314 on a Espirit 120mm scope. The graph plot seems a bit dodgy to me although PHD did seem to keep the star on the spectroscope slit for 4-5mins. Full moon in the sky last night so maybe not the best conditions to experiment with. One thing I`m wondering about is if PHD does its NSEW calibration successfully why does it still need user input for some of the variables such as Hysterisis, Calibration step, aggressiveness etc etc??. Maybe some future version will no longer need this user input!. cheers Steve
  5. Me too Peter, 13secs for a 28mb NEF to load in Affinity (Windows) 😒 but instant with PSP X9. Sorry for off topic 🙄 Steve
  6. Never thought of that Alan would that create problems for downloads I want or would it just affect the MS stuff? Thanks Steve
  7. Does that mean we will be able to opt out of those incessant updates ??.... aahhh dreeeeam 😅
  8. New customer beta today, AP runs a bit faster, they are not quite there yet speed wise but getting there!
  9. It ran quite slowly when I first installed it on my old dual core 4gb ram desktop but have just bought a new i7 and its running well. I just need to get me head around the way it does things as I keep looking for a browser to choose files to edit. I`ve added that in the `feature request` site. Another interesting imaging app I`m also trialling is On1 Raw here Steve
  10. Fully understand that Bobby, I'm lucky in having a dome which keeps stuff pretty dry and with a laptop warmer too ,never had a prob with the windows one! Steve
  11. Thanks for that John, didn`t know Nebulosity had a mac version neither did I know Pixinsight was on mac too!!. I think IRAF is available too for the mac for the spectro but comes with a bit of a learning curve. Steve
  12. Checked out the Skysafari pro handbook and its a bit vague about scope connection and the correct leads etc. I did notice that one of the forum members `NickK` has come up with some mac Atik drivers which is good. Found a link to Eqmac here so maybe with a bit of faffing about it might be a goer??. Eric - Yes seems a good package but I gather they have been promising a windows version since March! Steve
  13. Cheers for that Chris & Bobby. I alternate between BASS and ISIS for spectroscopy. I`ve also been checking out Dslr raw processing apps and really like the look of Affinity photo which is Mac only at the moment (a windows version is promised). Does Skysafari control your scope?Which planetarium app do you use?. I`ve had some success with Linux controlling my scope but after seeing a friends new Macbook coupled with Windows endless updates has made me want to change!. Steve