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Everything posted by daz

  1. Also, try downloading USBDVIEW - https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html - and completely clear down the instances of your camera's and try again.
  2. Try Atik's own software - you can install as part of the Atik driver installation
  3. From memory - it has been a while since I used mine - you don't set the guide rate, at least I don't ever remember doing so (but again, it has been a while since I used mine!) The exposure time is the exposure time of the guide star. The longer this exposure, the brighter the stars will be but the risk is that your target has drifted too far. MX RA = Max RA - the maximum correction that PHD2 will send to the mount - even if the calculated time is more than 2500ms (2.5s), it will be capped to this. I came across this wile trying to remember about the guide rate... http://www.octanslab.com/2018/09/01/phd2-guiding-with-star-adventurer-mount/ Will be useful for myself too!!
  4. Hi all On 15th July, I'll do a session on Sequence Generator Pro - predominantly aimed at new users for this first session, but if you have any specific questions you'd like me to look at and cover, I'd be happy to... I'll aim to do: Overview of the interface / menu options Profiles - User and Equipment Connecting equipment Set up a basic sequence But happy to be steered by you all! I'll then aim to do a 2nd session where we can look at things like plate solving, auto-focusing, framing and mosaic wizard, multiple targets etc. - or again, whatever you you would like! Wednesday 15th July 2020 7:30 PM BST. As usual it will be recorded!
  5. Andy Smith - Andy, you are stuck at 'joining' on my screen. Are you in?
  6. That was outstanding!!! Might just have to go for the full version!
  7. Have been reading Peter's website this morning - Looking forward to this immensely! While I'm here, were going to do the Q&A a little differently tonight... We'll give you the opportunity ask your question, rather than Grant or I do it. We did it for Mark and Ian's talk on Wednesday last, and it worked quite well! So, what we're suggesting is: Ask your question in Chat as normal - so we can see who has a question If you are not able to ask it yourself, or prefer not to, put a *N at the end, and then we'll know to ask it for you We'll click a button when it's time, and then Zoom will pop up a notice saying "the host wants you to unmute" Click on that and away you go! See you all tonight!
  8. Just a bit! @silentrunning- if you ever fancy doing tutorials in FreeCAD.....!!!
  9. A great talk from Dave - we'd love to see/hear about your successes (or otherwise!) on the Challenges!! The link for the webcam for checking for NLCs is : http://ukazy.astro.cz/nlc-monitor.php Dave's website is: https://www.star-gazing.co.uk/WebPage/
  10. Hi all These are all great suggestions and many, many thanks for them all!! We have a couple of ideas on how we can approach these - bear with us as we work through the practicalities of them! And don't stop suggesting!!
  11. Aw shucks, you old smoothie!! Hope you and Mrs B are well, Ron!
  12. You can buy the back issues - either in print or as PDFs (cheaper). I went for the PDFs so I can have that on one screen and AP open on the other while I work through....
  13. I've just pressed the button on the Affinity Photo deal, and will now work through Nik's articles in AN!
  14. Thanks to everyone that attended - really great talk from Nik and some interesting questions that will lead to future workshops/talks! For those that need the links: Affinity Photo - Currently on sale for £23.99, with a huge 90 day trial - https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/ Nik's Webpage - http://www.ccdland.net/ Nik's Flikr stream - https://www.flickr.com/photos/36672102@N07/ Nik's book Shooting Stars II - https://shop.astronomynow.com/product/shooting-stars-2/ (Note, the page says 2nd edition, but Nik assured us it was a version 2, a complete update)
  15. That just shows the session was being recorded Tony.... Once Grant has got a minute, it will get uploaded and he'll post the details
  16. Blending Ha into LRGB data
  17. No worries Michael - it will be recorded so you can watch at your leisure...
  18. Yep, you read it right... I have an AZ3 type tripod - the 3 section aluminium sliding type, and one of the plastic clamps has broken. So if you too have a similarly broken mount, or even a spare leg, I'd be happy to give it a new home! Let me know Cheers!
  19. Hi all Please use this thread for any suggestions you would like to see for future talks. Imaging is clearly going to be a popular subject, so we are working on putting together a whole suit of workshops and talks relating to all aspects of imaging, including post processing - Stacking, Aligning, Stretching, Nose Reduction, etc.. We're also looking at Planetary/Lunar imaging/processing as well. We're really keen to hear from Observers , so we can use the platform to reach out to all astronomers. Traditional observers, Bino-viewers or binocular users, solar projectionists, sketchers - done any eye piece comparisons you'd like to share? We really do want to hear from you! Over to you!
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