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About baggywrinkle

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    White Dwarf
  • Birthday 22/09/55

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    Astronomy, kendo (5th dan), reading naval history particularly submarine history. Playing the bodhran for 20 years ...practicing kendo for 31 years....studying astronomy for 48 years.
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    West Winch, Norfolk.

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  1. I was using RAW 8 for capture In PIPP for input options I selected 'Debayer Raw Image Files' and Input Frame Colour/Monochrome to 'Automatic'
  2. Waiting to get around to it...and still getting used to the camera.
  3. Up until last week I did not use PIPP, but then after as talk at my local club I gave it a go. I use an Altair Astro IMX 178 Hypercsam which is video. When I use it with Sharcap and process in Autostakkert then Registax wavelets I get nice colour images. But when I use PIPP the images come out grey and I cannot get colour. The one on the right is the same image but reprocessed with PIPP. I have tried varios input settings in PIPP but to no avails. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
  4. Very nice, amazing what iPhones can do.
  5. Still getting used to the AA camera and how it handles images. Before I process in Registax they are lovely Green Cheesy colour which IMO would be appropriate......
  6. Flat earther me...Planispheres rule
  7. I had to fly out to Hannover just over a week ago and thought that rather than waste my Sunday I would detour to Birmingham International and drop in to see the NSC. After all the hype it has had and the links they have made with Helen Sharman & Tim Peake for an adult visitor it is a very disappointing experience. £14 + £3 for parking kicks off the day and when you get inside it is a disorganised set of displays that look tired and if you are 7+ might not hold your interest. The Planetarium Show I saw was so good I fell asleep in the comfortable seat...... I think the best bit was the full length version of the first science fiction movie the 1902 French version of 'Journey to the Moon' What struck me about that was that the first reaction of the Lunar Pioneers was to attack and kill the Selenite' even back then aliens were considered bad....... If you do go make sure that you visit the Abbey Pump Museum next door. Superbly preserved beam engine in the first sewage pumping works in Leicester with a great social history museum...finest collection of Mr Crappers finest porcelain too. Free entry. So Sewage Works 10/10 NSC -10
  8. Nice link...thanks
  9. I use the S&T Pocket Atlas and planisphere a lot. Unlike phone apps the planisphere does not ruin your night vision......and it does not run out of battery.
  10. Single shot with my Canon 650D and then the detailed shots with my AA IMX 178 Hypecam on a 9.25 SCT at native focal length. I did find that if I went from no binning to a 2x2 setting it went from narrow to wide field which was useful for doing detailed shots. Each detailed shot was 1000 frames stacked in Autostakkert and then sharpened in Registax wavelets.
  11. I was looking at the Hyperstar/Faststar mod for my 9.25 SCT. I nearly fell out of my tree when I saw the price at around £1100!!!! That is more than the cost of the OTA by a long way. Just wondering: 1. Is it worth it 2. How Celestron justify the eye water and nether region cringing price?
  12. If it was purchased new and the lens damaged on arrival then contact the supplier to replace the lens.
  13. I try and judge resolution by the smallest crater/rill/ridge that I can see clearly in the image. I use a variety of sources for feature sizes, the Cambridge Photographic Lunar Atlas is particularly good. Sorry about the late reply things were getting out of hand at work.
  14. Will give that a go.... My most recent image, what I would call real 1st light as ,y images above were grabbed through fleeting improved thanks to posters above with their suggestions. The Sharpcap manual superb. Gave me a lot of help.