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Everything posted by MikeG247

  1. Monday and Tuesday were clear so decided to revisit M45 & M33. 40 x 180s exposures @ ISO800 totalling 120 minutes with my Canon 500D and Skywatcher Evostar 120ED
  2. Thanks guys. I use Microsoft Ice to stitch the panes together. It does a pretty good job most of the time.
  3. Forecast was clear for the early the early hours of Thursday morning so set the alarm and got up to do a few moon mosaics. Skywatcher Explorer 300PDS DMK21AU618 camera
  4. Thanks everyone. Jake if the sky ever clears again I'll be having a go at a full disk but i'll probably get lost midway and miss a big chunk out.
  5. Thanks for you comments guys, really appreciate it.
  6. Had a few clear nights during the week so decided to image the edges of M31 and create a mosaic with the central region I imaged last week. Canon 500D DSLR and Skywatcher Evostar 120ED with 0.85 focal reducer. Total exposure for 3 panes combined is 8hrs 18min all at 180sec - Iso 800
  7. Seeing was quite stable that night and I was using an infrared pass filter that helps.
  8. Thanks for that Daniel I'll start switching the LCD display off. I only cropped the edges to tidy up where the camera was rotated a few degrees different over the two nights.
  9. Thanks guys. I have a proper look tomorrow when I have time and see what the cause was.
  10. Haven't looked at the darks but processed some of the red out of that corner
  11. Thanks Guys. I have a look at the darks. I'm using batteries which is a pain so I'll look into one of those external power supplies.
  12. It was clear Saturday and Sunday night so decided to revisit M31. Captured 80 x 180sec exposures at ISO800 with my Canon 500D and Evostar 120ED with 0.85 focal reducer.
  13. Thank you. Evenings have been cloudy here too so I had to get up at 4am to capture those!
  14. Couple more mini mosaics taken this morning with the Skywatcher Explorer 300PDS, DMK21AU618 camera, televue X2 barlow and an extension tube.
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