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Ozone

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  1. I think I had read somewhere that doing close up moon imaging during or around a full moon was a waste of time because of the brightness?? I do know about adjusting gain or iso etc. Tried to search the forum, but wasn't sure how to word it.
  2. Thanks guys. Knobbv, if you look the top image just needs to be a little more defined between the bands. Hope your "bit" is enough. Now to see if I can talk the boss into the ADC and/or Baader filter.
  3. Yes. I started at dark. Put everything away about 1-2 am. If it wasn't equalized by that time, I don't think it ever will.
  4. Hopefully this helps some people out with there Atlas or similar GEM mounts. Found this on cloudy nights forum. (These are from the Astronomy Shed YouTube channel) Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part 5: Also a video explaining how to update the synscan firmware. It is good idea to do it:
  5. If your talking about the zwo ir cut filter, I have one. It was used on the top image.
  6. Sorry about that. Just frustrated. Picture quality from the Orion 150mm mak. Planets are riding low right now, so I am assuming it's atmosphere causing my problem. Moon hasn't looked that great either. This was taken with the asi224mc and the above telescope. The 2nd (better) was taken with my DSLR and a 6" Celestron reflector last year.
  7. It's not the settings (tried all kinds of recommendations,) not the collimation (star test) focus ( I use a bahtinov and used focus help in sharpcap) I am going after a ZWO ADC. Hopefully trading this in for an 8" SCT Edge around Christmas.
  8. As far as focus I do use a bahtinov. I will try sharpcap. I always use firecapture. I will have to do the star test, I don't have anywhere far enough to use an artificial one. I have a 2" collimation cap, everything looked good there, but nothing beats a star test.
  9. Can a chesire or collimation cap be used on a mak?
  10. Good point. Not recently. Check that tonight.
  11. Thanks. Like I said, I'm pretty sure (90%) that the good images of the moon were taken with the 6" reflector, not the mak. That was my main reason for asking about the adc. Even images of the moon with the current set up, are lousy. Seems to me that with the different focal length etc. That the mak is alot more sensitive.
  12. I take part of this back. I have some good images of the moon from December 26 last year with the asi. I don't think I had the mak yet as it was ordered on the 17th.
  13. Yeah it's definitely low. I'm just trying to figure out if something I'm doing wrong. I was able to get more detail with my unmodified Canon t2i and 6" reflector. I've had the camera since Xmas 2017, the mak since Xmas 2018. I never have gotten a good image yet with the asi. I read they were alot more sensitive then the standard cameras. I have kept the histogram pretty even in firecapture, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong (they have been getting better. This is from my reflector and t2i and a 8-24 zoom at 640x640 which is 60fps. This was taken in January of 2014.
  14. Is an ADC necessary when using a Maksutov ( I have a Orion 150mm) or Schmidt? I think this may be the problem I've been having here in Ohio... After doing extensive tests with different camera settings (ASI224MC) and firecapture, I have all but given up. My planetary images all seem to lack sharp detail. The moon doesn't look bad, but Jupiter and Saturn, all the bands seem to blend/smear together. I have checked collimation, and focus with a bahtinov.
  15. Thanks. Talked to my State farm agent, she said get her a list and prices of the items and she would check to see if they were or could be covered under my auto or homeowners. (God forbid, tree falling on the garage, fire, or auto accident.) Yes, I keep them locked up. It would be easier to cut through my garage than cut the lock. I also have nest security camera and motion detector lights on/near the garage. This is the lock in case anyone is interested. https://www.amazon.com/American-Lock-A800LHCD-Security-Shackle/dp/B00373RPV4/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?adgrpid=55444714029&gclid=Cj0KCQjwy97qBRDoARIsAITONTJAuksCNc_LQC2QTlCiZ5tF5PDH1BdDzSWBcGkZTjbUy2WluEUf-N0aAq3zEALw_wcB&hvadid=274742484430&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9015705&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=5831661546523510225&hvtargid=aud-647006051489%3Akwd-300350260692&hydadcr=14658_9386348&keywords=american+lock&qid=1566076027&s=gateway&sr=8-16
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