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  1. I’m in the same situation as you. I have a Redcat but also looking for something with a longer focal length so will be following this topic for ideas. It also depends what mount you’re using though as the weight issue comes into account.
  2. What I normally do is In the levels histogram you can select the colour channels individually instead of RGB. So go into the red channel and move the left hand slider over to just before the data then do the same with green and blue. The data should be roughly together and will balance the colour out.
  3. I use a L extreme with a 600D. It’s a great filter and works very well. Sometimes I think the filter is a bit much for the camera though, not sure if it’s just down to me, sensor temperature being high and seeing conditions I’m still well in the early stages of post processing so haven’t figured out how to separate the channels for a false HOO yet. Hopefully I’ll be getting a OSC camera soon so looking forward to using it with that.
  4. I use the ASIair and as far as I’m aware when clouds roll in you’ll get a message to say guide star lost, the mount still tracks but unguided then when the asi can pick the guide star up again it will continue to guide. I have no experience with imaging and guiding with a laptop as I haven’t been doing it long but I find the ASIair very easy to use.
  5. I have seen a few examples of people doing this and with tutorials on other software programs but none on photoshop. As I only use PS myself I’m keen to see if and how the workflow can be done. Hopefully someone has an answer.
  6. I mainly use an app called ‘Sky Live’ then I’ll check Clear Out Side and Apple weather to compare. I will always end up going back to Sky Live as it seems to be the most accurate.
  7. I may be wrong on this but once you load all your images into DSS from the first night there will be a tab at the bottom to make another group. Then load your images from the second night into that group and so on.
  8. Taken a few nights ago with my Redcat 51, Stock 600D, heq5 pro mount. Just over 3 hours of data. Think my tracking was slightly out as the stars aren’t sharp but happy with my first attempt.
  9. Gone galaxy hunting with the little Redcat. Not the best at 250mm but it’s all I’ve got at the moment. The second image is a preview from the ASIair
  10. I haven’t done it yet but I am planning on leaving my equipment running over night. As already said, I’ll make sure the cables are clear from snagging, no rain and everything is safe. I’m sure it will all be fine though.
  11. Shot on my 200p dob 10 frames stacked and processed
  12. Had my first go at stacking and processing the moon last night. Shot with a Redcat 51, Canon 600D, Star Adventurer. pipp, Autostakkert, Photoshop
  13. I have a Canon 600D and you can zoom in on live view so I would say you can do the same. I normally just stick my ISO way up zoom in on the star and focus that way. Failing that just take a 1 second exposure with the mask on and zoom in that way to see the spikes and make minor adjustments until focused.
  14. Already have my tickets for it. Looking like a clear night for me on Thursday though which is typical.
  15. Ok thanks for that. I’ll take a look and have another go.
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