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  1. Looking great! I tried ethernet over power cable for my obs, but had lots of trouble with network stability due to the fact that my router was not on the same circuit. I eventually had to drill a hole in a wall near the router and connect the obs with a good old network cable. My wife hasn't noticed the hole yet, and 3 weeks has passed, keeping my fingers crossed /Patrik
  2. Wow, more snow than I've seen all year here Do you know the model name/number of the NUC? I have only found Intel NUCs with four (external) USB ports
  3. I know, it's a bit overkill with all those com-ports, must be designed for indusrial use. I do like 8 usb-ports through. SSD is a very solid advice. Most computers are rated for operation above 5 degrees, but I don't think the cold (down to -10 degrees) is any problem, maybe humidity and dust.
  4. Yes, but I think 8 gigs will suffice, it's only gonna be used for controlling all my gear running SGP and PHD
  5. Thanks for the suggestion, I was thinking along those lines as well. The lid open around 110 degrees and comes to a rest leaning on my houses roof However I over-compensated while building the lid, so it weighs around 80 kg and I would probably need two acutators with a stroke length of around 120-130 centimeters
  6. Hi Now that my obs is finished I'm trying to make everything fully automated. There's two things left, opening/closing of the lid/roof and acquiring flats. I realized that I'm gonna need a better PC that can withstand the humidity/temperature 24/7. Does anyone have any suggestions? First of all I'm thinking small size (to be fitted on the scope to minimize flexure), fanless and lots of USB-ports so that I wont need a USB-hub. Something like this maybe? https://www.banggood.com/Eglobal-GK-Mini-Pc-I7-4500U-8G-RAM-128G256G512G-SSD-Wifi-DDR3-Windows-78910-Linux-1_8GHz-Fanless-Mini-Desktop-PC-p-1548691.html?ID=6270229&cur_warehouse=CN Here's a shot of my "box observatory" /Patrik
  7. Just what I were looking for! Thank you very much
  8. Anyone know of an easy way to mark bad image files (FITS format)? I have some 100 fits files from my last session, and want a good way of quickly look through them and mark the bad ones with a prefix so that I don't have to run them through the SubframSelection in PixInsight. I have some FITS viewing applications, but none are easy to use for this purpose, they are all built to open one image at a time, close it, open the next etc. Thanks /Patrik
  9. Found this thread by accident, and sorry for kind of hi-jacking it, but I wanted to direct a big thank you to @Scooot I have been following the tutorials on Light Vortex, and they are excellent...but I was not aware of the above. Attaching a sample with and without bias calibrated darks. To the left is a stack of images calibrated with a bias calibrated master dark, to the right is a stack calibrated with a master dark without bias calibration. Thanks /Patrik
  10. The Astrodons are obviously better than my Baader filters, so lets hope for the best My Baader NB filters also claim to be parfocal, but are not on my f/5 scope...atleast not parfocal enough to produce pinpoint stars without a refocus. /Patrik
  11. Nice one! Love this target but have never come around to imaging it myself. Sorry to spoil the fun, but is there really such a thing as a parfocal imaging setup (using "normal" f-ratios)? I'm not an expert but would say no /Patrik
  12. Nice one, I also tried to image this a couple of years ago with an unmodded DSLR, but couldn't capture the details that you've got there. I think that a bit softer processing would benefit the image, with a more even sky background. You've got some nice data in there Thanks for sharing
  13. Wow, amazing image, I would frame that and hang it on the wall Love the framing and fov, so much going on in there /Patrik
  14. Thanks Martin, means alot! I think I was a bit lazy with the new autofocuser. I told it to focused when changing filters, but maybe I should tell SGP to focus every 5 frames or so to compensate for temperature changes, meridian flips and such?
  15. Hi! I originally posted a rough version of this in the beginners section and after getting some valuable tips on processing I decided to post it in this section as well This is my first post in this section, but I'm actually kind of happy with the result! It's not as crisp or detailed as many images in this section of the forum though. It's my first go at combining Ha, S2 and O3 into a color image, and I've been following the PixInsight tutorials on Light Vortex Astronomy. The image is a combination of 15 x 600s Ha, 16 x 600s O3 and 10 x 600s S2, totalling almost 7 hours of lights, combined with darks, flats and bias. Shot in Stockholm, Sweden with a SXVR-H18 and Baader narrowband filters. Any suggestions or possible improvements welcome. Thanks for looking /Patrik
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