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Rattler

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  1. Rattler

    M27 The Dumbbell Nebula

    Cheers man. Yeah it's great data to use. I've not had a clear night for weeks to get out with my scope so this data keeps me busy with this side.
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    M27 The Dumbbell Nebula

    Cheers Mick. I'm still in my early stages of both imaging and processing. Having this kind if data to practice and learn more about processing is great.
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    M27 The Dumbbell Nebula

    Another practice with data from the Faulkes Telescope Project. Messier 27 The Dumbbell Nebula Type- Planetary Nebula Location- Vulpecula Distance- 1360 light years Faulkes Telescope Project Scope- 2 meter (78.8") Ritchey-Chretie 90 second exposures in RGB Stacked and processed in Pixinsight 1.8 and PS Data supplied for teaching use by Pete Williamson FRAS - Faulkes Telescope Project Consultant . This data is only available to education services, such as schools, colleges and universities. I was given this data to learn and to practice image processing. Huge thanks to Pete Williamson. Faulkes Telescope Project- LCO operates a network of research class robotic telescopes. Currently there are two 2-m telescopes, one in Hawaii and the other in Australia and a number of 1-m telescopes at sites across the world. For more up-to-date information on their location, visit the LCO website here. These telescopes are available to teachers to use as part of their curricular or extra-curricular activities and are fully supported by a range of educational materials and a team of educators and professional astronomers. http://www.faulkes-telescope.com/
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    M17 Omega Nebula

    It's brilliant to be able to practice processing with data from these scopes Messier 17 Omega Nebula 27th July 2017 Distance 5,500 Light Years Faulkes Telescope Project Telescope : 2 Metre (78.7") Ritchey–Chrétien CCD : Spectral 3 x 90 second Exposure R: V: B Each. Processed in Pixinsight 1.8 and Photoshop Data supplied for teaching use by Pete Williamson FRAS - Faulkes Telescope Project Consultant . This data is only available to education services, such as schools, colleges and universities. I was given this data to learn and to practice image processing. Huge thanks to Pete Williamson. Faulkes Telescope Project- LCO operates a network of research class robotic telescopes. Currently there are two 2-m telescopes, one in Hawaii and the other in Australia and a number of 1-m telescopes at sites across the world. For more up-to-date information on their location, visit the LCO website here. These telescopes are available to teachers to use as part of their curricular or extra-curricular activities and are fully supported by a range of educational materials and a team of educators and professional astronomers. http://www.faulkes-telescope.com/
  5. Rattler

    M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

    Thanks guys. Yeah I'm really happy with this one.
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    Current Ha targets

    Hi guys. I'm planning ahead for imaging tomorrow night and plan to image for the first time in Ha. Targets seem to be limited at this time of year but any suggestions? I'm using an ED80 refractor and 600d modified camera. Cheers.
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    M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

    @angryowl easily my best so far.
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    M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

    Cheers bud.
  9. Rattler

    M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

    Cheers guys. I'm really pleased with it. I'll add more data at some point.
  10. Rattler

    M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

    Easily my best image to date. Messier 101 (M101 or NGC5457) Pinwheel Galaxy 19/05/18, Dunsop Bridge Type- Face-on Spiral Galaxy Location- Ursa Major Distance- 21 Million Light years Size- 170,000 Light years Scope- Explore Scientific ED80 APO Triplet Mount- SW NEQ6 Pro Synscan Camera- Canon 600d (modified) Guide Scope- Altair Astro 50mm Guide Camera- Altair Astro GPCAM2 290 mono 6 x 10 minute lights 7x 10 minute darks
  11. I use a bahtinov mask for focusing with APT and it takes me ages to focus. Just the slightest adjustment takes it way off after getting close. Would an auto focuser make this easier and if so which would work with an Explore Scientific ED80? Wouldn't want to spend a fortune. Cheers.
  12. Hey guys. Any ideas which one of these goes on first? Cheers.
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    HELP!! Bit of a mishap

    Any idea which way round the metal plate and clear plastic disc go? Which one first?
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    HELP!! Bit of a mishap

    There were 3 grub screws on the side holding it in. Just sawn the bolt off and screwed it through. Threads are fine. Now to put it back together. Cheers guys.
  15. Rattler

    HELP!! Bit of a mishap

    Yeah they came off in pieces. I can get replacements off FLO. Now I've got the centre bolt out but can't slide the base out. Any suggestions for that?
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