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  1. Many thanks. Lots to think about and try in there. John
  2. Thanks. 14+ hours of Ha data in this one. I also used the Ha as the luminance layer, so wanted to get the best definition I could. John
  3. Imaged from Malta over several nights. John
  4. Thanks, I'll give that a try. I also have an un-cooled guide camera and it's in the mid-20s at night in Malta this time of year. I had a full imaging run last night for the first time in several days. John
  5. The file time for that frame was 08/08/2020 02:40:41. Files attached. Thanks John PHD2_DebugLog_2020-08-07_213456.txt PHD2_GuideLog_2020-08-07_213456.txt
  6. That's a good point. My subs were 6 minutes and I had long star trails, which I thought were too long for just drifting unguided. I will try taking an unguided frame to see how far it drifts for comparison. I've just stretched one of the frames to take a closer look and the star trail looks like a zig-zag. I think this could mean that PHD2 is still trying to make corrections even though the star is lost????
  7. Thanks, I'm going to investigate if APT can do more when this happens. John
  8. Thanks, I'll have a look at what APT can do. John
  9. I've done a plate solve to find out. Target position RA = 02 : 35 : 38, DEC = 61 : 30 : 51 New (unwanted) position after slew RA = 02 : 40 : 10, DEC = 62 : 39 : 38
  10. Thanks both, but I'm still a few hours away from the meridian flip time, so it can't be that. John
  11. NEQ6 APT Using ASCOM & EQMOD for controlling the mount. Thanks John
  12. Here's my problem..... I've left the rig out imaging all night. Sometime during the night, a cloud passes over which causes PHD2 to lose the star. As a result, it starts slewing the mount. After the cloud has passed over, PHD2 locks onto another star and the imaging continues. But now the scope is not pointing at my target, so a few hours of imaging are lost. So, my question is....... Is there a way to stop PHD2 from slewing the mount when the guide star is lost? Thanks John
  13. I've been using 19000 and an exposure time between 0.5s and 5s based on a tutorial I saw. I have the ASI1600mm-Pro. John
  14. Saturn, you should be able to see the rings. Pluto will never look anything more than a point of light from Earth, it is so distant and small. You can identify Pluto by viewing it's movement against the background stars night after night. The real joy in astronomy comes from learning and understanding what you are viewing. And just remember, you are seeing things only a tiny fraction of humanity get to see with their own eyes. John
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