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  1. Why do you say it's not possible to do solar viewing with the Edge HD? I do solar viewing with my standard C-8 all the time, you just need the right size filter.
  2. I forget where I read this but, when saving as a 16 bit tif in DSS you are really getting an 8 bit image in 16 bit clothing. I always use the autosave and convert to 16 bit in PS and my images seem to be better, so maybe they were right.
  3. Nice start, Rob. My only suggestion would be to take flats to help eliminate the vignetting,
  4. Malc, You definitely need to have the clutches fully engaged. If you don't then the motors won't be engaged with the RA and DEC axes.
  5. I do all my imaging with a C-8 with an f6.3 reducer/flattener. Works OK for me. See the attached images. I image from a white zone so I'm always fighting LP and gradients.
  6. Themos, Yep, that's the one. Next time I'll try some at 10 fps and some at 30 fps and see which looks better.Thanks John
  7. Themos and Virgoman, The camera works with my USB 2.0 interface so I think that's OK. I will set it back to 30 fps as recommended in the instructions and see if I get better results. Also, never think that because it's going to be cloudless that you will be out observing and/or imaging. Since my last post it looks like I've come down with the flu and won't be out this weekend. Similar to the 'new equipment' curse but worse because you have everything you need but can't use it.
  8. Thanks all. I can use all the encouragement I can get. It looks like it will be clear this weekend so I'll be out after more images. Zakkhogan, this is an older Neximage Solar System imaging camera not the Neximage 5(?).
  9. I agree with billhinge. I got the polar scope when I bought my CG5, used it a couple of times, and now I don't bother. Just setup close by looking through the hole in the RA axis and then use the PA routine in the handset.
  10. Thanks all for your kind comments. It only gets better from here. Alan_B, I've downloaded PPIP and I'll give it another go once the clouds go away(maybe next year )
  11. Thanks all. Looks like the consensus is more frames and closer focus. That's kinda what I thought, just looking for confirmation I guess. Jupiter was wandering out of the frame so i think I need better PA before I can go for a longer .avi. This image was also pretty heavily processed with wavelets in Registax, don't know if maybe I went too far? PIPP?? What's that? Thanks John
  12. OK, thanks. It looks like the consensus is better focus and more frames to stack. It's always good to have something to work with. It only gets better from here.
  13. Cath, That is an amazing image. What program is that and is it available?
  14. OK, this is my first webcam image from 12/23. This is a 20 sec video at 60 fps with a Neximage, 2X barlow, and my C-8. Stacked in Registax, best 20% of frames(about 200 ea). The image was 'boiling' during each 20 sec interval. I've seen much better images using a similar setup and I'd really like to get there too. What can I do to improve these images? Thanks for looking
  15. OK, this is my first webcam image from 12/23. This is a 20 sec videos at 60 fps with a Neximage, 2X barlow, and my C-8. Stacked in Registax, best 20% of frames(about 200 ea). The image was 'boiling' during each 20 sec interval. I've seen much better images using a similar setup and I'd really like to get there too. What can I do to improve this image? Thanks for looking
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