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Rattler

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  1. Rattler

    NGC 457 Owl Cluster Re-process

    Thanks bud
  2. Think I need to learn to not rush processing and to leave an image once finished for a day or so and review it. I end up processing each image several times. This is much better. NGC 457 Owl Cluster 26/10/18, Dunsop Bridge Location- Cassiopeia Distance- 7,900 Light years Size- 150+ stars Scope- Explore Scientific ED80 APO Triplet Mount- SW NEQ6 Pro Camera- Canon 600d (modified) Guide Scope- Altair Astro 50mm Guide camera- Altair Astro GPCAM2 290M Software- APT, PHD2, EQMOD Processed in Pixinsight 20x 120s ISO 800 Darks integrated
  3. I'm much happier with this. Double Cluster (NGC 869 and NGC 884) 26/10/18, Dunsop Bridge. Lancashire Location- Perseus Distance- 7,500 Light years Total mass of complex- 20,000 solar masses Scope- Explore Scientific ED80 APO Triplet Mount- SW NEQ6 Pro Camera- Canon 600d (modified) Guide Scope- Altair Astro 50mm Guide camera- Altair Astro GPCAM2 290M Software- APT, PHD2, EQMOD Processed in Pixinsight. 20x 120s ISO 800
  4. Just thinking about the movement of the mount as I will mount the PI on the scope. The power pack will be on the floor. Maybe 2m? Trying to find a powered USB hub that will be powered off usb rather than a socket. I'm thinking of running the hub off that 16000mah small power pack that I have.
  5. Is this cable suitable to power it?
  6. What other software could I install myself?
  7. I've never used Linux bud. I'll have my mount, camera, guide camera and focus cube so I'll need a powered hub. Most hubs seem to be powered with a 3 pin plug socket which I don't have on my power pack.
  8. I have one of these that I use to power my DSLR when I use it. Would it suitable to power the rpi3? The usb is 5v out. https://www.amazon.co.uk/16000mAh-Rechargeable-replacing-Ex-Pro-Cameras/dp/B01BKQXTMS/ref=mp_s_a_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1543148852&sr=8-14&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=expro+battery+power+system
  9. Sorry, it's 5v 2.1amp and 1amp usb sockets.
  10. Cheers bud. Any suggestions on a powered usb hub? It will need to be able to be plugged into my power pack which has the cigarette lighter sockets and just 2.1v and 1v usb charging socket.
  11. Powering the PI3 for example. I use a home made power pack that mainly had cigarette lighter ports.
  12. Just been looking at the rpi3. It would work out much cheaper. Will there be cables that I would need to buy that would normally come with the SM?
  13. I've downloaded it for Windows mate. Not much I can do without having the actual SM. Not as keen on the planetarium compared to others but no doubt does the job.
  14. Thanks for your help guys. SM may be the way for me to go I think. Just wasn't sure about the software.
  15. Hi guys. I want to start remote operating my scope. I've seen the Stellar Mate that looks great and runs off it's own software. However I do like using APT. Which of these is a better way to run it and is there a way for a Mini PC to have its own Wi-Fi network to connect to? Cheers.
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