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    Watts per inch?

    Dew heater controller project now complete, Thanks Proto star.
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    Self made Dew heater controller

    Dew heater controller
  3. All depends on what they want to do, I started out with a £40.00 second hand Tasco reflector. It was awful, but I saw Jupiter through that scope for the first time and I was bitten. I would start out with a 114 - 130 mm reflector on a budget Equatorial mount. I have seen second hand Skywatcher 130mm on EQ2 mounts for less than £100.00 on Astro buy and sell. Start at the bottom and work your way up learning as you go.
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    Watts per inch?

    Sorry I should of said it was a 4 way splitter as sold by modern astronomy. I was hoping just to put one, in line dimmer to adjust the power going in because at the moment its full or nothing. Many thanks for the info i'll go through it and see what I want to do is possible.
  5. Hi all. How many Watts are drawn per inch of dew heater? I'm trying to find an in-line dimmer unit for my non adjustable dew heater controller, any help much appreciated.
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    Kelling Heath

    Kelling heath autumn 2013
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    M81 82

    From the album: Kelling Heath

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    From the album: Kelling Heath

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    From the album: Kelling Heath

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    From the album: Kelling Heath

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    From the album: Kelling Heath

  12. I should mention I was using a F6.3 focal reducer, Im looking for a QHY5 so I can venture into guiding. Hopefully I can pick one up second hand from kelling next month.
  13. Image one is the unspoilt data, Image two after photoshop and three the same image cropped and zoomed. Much better than my first efforts with a bit more experimentation (and knowledge) I think I could do better. Although I still like the Registax image! ahhh ignorance is bliss. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Rik.
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    From the album: DSO

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    First attempts at DSO's
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    From the album: DSO

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    From the album: DSO

  18. So if I save as 'embed adjustments' and persevere with photoshop I will prevail, Thanks Rik i'll give it a go.
  19. Thanks Rik, do you think I will get better than I have already got?
  20. This is my attempt at the Ring nebula I used 16 x lights 5 x Darks & 5 x flats ISO 800 60 secs exposure. After running the data through DSS the processed image lost nearly all of the colour I had captured in the original data, and no amount of amateur fumblings in PS could cure. What I ended up doing was to convert the RAW images into TIFF and stacked them using Registax this, to my novice eyes seemed to be a much better result. Can anyone throw any light on this? (excuse the pun) Image one (DSS + PS) Image two & Three (Registax)
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