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  1. i now have P.I. just have to stay strong and not revert back to PS! im sure ill get there with the help of Warren Keller, it will be worth it, training my brain away from PS :D

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    2. BenDavis

      BenDavis

      Just looked up PI, those home page images are amazing.

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      idigitize I got PI simply because of the power of the stacking options, same data stacked with DSS and PI is just miles apart, its amazing really. also ABE and DBE imo are worth the price tag alone, just going to take some time to get familiar with all the functions.

      really idigitize, ive found LR5 NR does a way better job, did not know they used the same raw conversion!

      for me there is no looking back with PI now,

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      PI has a trial you can use with all functions unlocked, give it a try, especially stacking and ABE & DBE!

  2. god 45min AT plate solve's, is not fun :(

    1. Christopher Davenport

      Christopher Davenport

      You need to tweak your settings, anything over 2min is a problem.

  3. Jupiter season is near! i cant wait to see how my QHY5L-ii(m) performs on Jupiter compared to my old SPC900.....

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    2. Christopher Davenport

      Christopher Davenport

      When I use my QHY on my MAK, I do it at F22, this seems to be the sweet spot.

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      my options will be either at F20 or F30, cant wait to try

    4. Mukv

      Mukv

      my 300 is f4.9 but I have X2 , X3 barlows and a Televue powermate X5 and it's looking good for this evening here hope yours is as promising as mine.

  4. can not decide to go out or not tonight? it looks like it will be clear from about 11pm.......

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      looking clear from 10pm now! ill be guiding hopefully tonight!...

  5. clear all night tuesday, but winds of 25-30mph.....mhh dont think the guiding will like that :(

    1. hobsey

      hobsey

      Think you need to treat yourself to that dome which is currently on eby.

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      id love to have the sky for a dome, i have to travel 30 mins to get to my dark site :(

    3. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      I'm hoping that the clear skies forecast for tomorrow night are not too windy here in Wiltshire - getting desperate for a fix of AP!

  6. another weekend of fridge darks *sigh*

    1. Christopher Davenport

      Christopher Davenport

      hey it's more fun than mowing the lawn!

  7. not looking good for clear skies this weekend :(

  8. Dark site tonight!!!!.......M31....... = happy man! :D

    1. Christopher Davenport

      Christopher Davenport

      Dark skies out their tonight. hoping for the best for you!

  9. i forgot my 7D was in the freezer!! sensor temp now reading -20oc! and it looks rather frozen on the outside, i hope its ok....

    1. Christopher Davenport

      Christopher Davenport

      Lol that is funny! I am sure it is fine, just make sure you thaw it in a way to make sure that as it warms water does not form ... hair dryer?

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      lol, ive just put it in the fridge now to cool down gradually..... im doing 600sec darks all night for my darks library....temps reading -2oC now so im feeling better lol

  10. another weekend of fridge darks....yippe! lol :(

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    2. hobsey

      hobsey

      I know, I was taking the pee. The way you worded it for anyone that doesn't know sounds like the bulb has as packed up in the fridge causing you to have fridge darks or dark fridge.

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      DOH! lol i see what you mean Anthony lol :D :D :D

    4. emadmoussa

      emadmoussa

      I hope you won't give your hobby a cold shoulder after this.. :)

  11. going to the DARK SITE tonight to suck up some of NGC 7023's photon's.......:D :D :D

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      haha nope they are all minez!!! :D thanks mate clear skies to you too :D

    3. Christopher Davenport

      Christopher Davenport

      Nice and the Met says its going to be clear all night!

    4. tingting44
  12. Praise the lord! we have internet back lool :D

    1. Mukv

      Mukv

      Welcome back we missed you lol !

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      thanks lol, good to be back :D

  13. clear skies tonight! and no work :D

  14. Astrotortilla all set up!!! :) getting nicely prepared now for when the dark skies return :)

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      what are you getting stuck on iksose7?

      Hi andy no problem at all, ask away when ever you need to andy :)

    3. iksose7

      iksose7

      When it trys to solve it just goes on and on and on. Is it not only supposed to take a few seconds? I uninstalled it the other day because i want to start using it with my new scope. But when i installed it it said something about failing to download something. How do you add catalogs to it, do you know Martin?

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      mine takes roughly about 100 seconds, im in no rush tho even if it took 5 mins id be happy so 100 seconds is great in my eyes :)

      check this tutorial out, i followed this and had no problems, really good tutorial :)

      http://lightvortexastronomy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tutorial-imaging-setting-up-and-using.html

  15. spider webs coming out of every crevasse on my mount is driving me potty"!!"

    1. emadmoussa

      emadmoussa

      Do you live in a cave?!!

    2. tingting44
  16. i cant wait till i start getting decent DSO images worthy of going on my desktop wallpaper :)

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      its a lovely scope :) not cheap with the carry case tho but well worth it, and its like free money with the rebate :D so WIN,WIN

    3. hobsey

      hobsey

      Don't think the other half will see it that way.

      I will say to her she can do what she wants with the rest of it as long as I get to buy my imaging scope first.

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      lol :D good luck

  17. new baby = 1........astro funds = 0..................lol

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    2. jetstream
    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      Thanks for the grats everyone :) he's so cute lol

    4. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Congrats all round, busy few months ahead, but on the plus side you can change filters/targets between feeds ;)

  18. polar aligned, balance, just wish i could align through clouds now :(

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      aligned through partial cloud, no point in even trying to guide with this cloud tho :(

  19. might have to have my 1st go at andromeda tonight, only garden practice imaging with a full moon, but all practice for the dark site, when it starts getting dark again :D

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    2. hobsey

      hobsey

      Maybe. I will have ago at widefield photography first by bolting a camera to the top of the scope.

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      i do like a bit of widefield imaging, think ill next have a go at widefield when the summer milky way comes

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      well thats me polar aligned and star aligned, just need to wait for Andromeda to come round now to start guiding

  20. time for bed :( really getting fed up of these working hours, night all

  21. "yawn"...............night all

  22. i had a lovely view of the ISS at the 11pm pass....so i thought right! lets setup the scope for the 12am pass to try and image it for the 1st time with my QHY5L-ii, all setup now but here come the clouds like clockwork....

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    2. gooseholla

      gooseholla

      I saw it as well. Managed to track it with my dob. Looked kind of like a very bright tie fighter. No detail though visually, just a lot of light!

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      i never bore of looking at the ISS, just dying to get a detailed image of it now lol instead of the normal wide field line streak going across the frame lol, will be having a few more goes tonight hopefully if the clouds behave

    4. stevend

      stevend

      I caught it as well, I think it was brighter than I ever seen it before.

  23. what a beautiful sunset! :)

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      DOH! ,,,,,, i mean sunrise lol

    2. emadmoussa

      emadmoussa

      :D :D :D Do you travel back in time?!

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