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About m.tweedy

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  1. Ask any questions you want
  2. Oops just spotted this. It is a flat Aluminum plate bolted to the top of a standard Losmandy.
  3. Limited data due to constant rain. WO GT81. No Flattener. Lakeside focuser. CEM120. Captured in SGP. 20 x 8 minute Ha 5nm Astrodon filter. 10 x 10 minute O111 5nm filter. 11 x 10 minutes S11 5nm filter. flats, darks, dark flats and bias added. Stacked in APP. processed by my friend David Shaw (as I am useless).
  4. I think it must be one of my favourites. I had not heard of it until you posted.
  5. I have not. I run an old powerbank when i use the SA. One that does not have any smart features. Its either on or off. I found that one works best for me.
  6. Thanks for that. I had not noticed. I will have plenty time to do a re process judging my my local forecast.
  7. Jones-Emberson 1 (PK 164+31.1), also known as the Headphone Nebula, is a 14th magnitude planetary nebula in the constellation Lynx at a distance of 1600 light years. It is a larger planetary with low surface brightness. The 16.8-magnitude central star is a very blue white dwarf. Stats Atik 460 mono, Astrodon 5Nm filters. William Optics GT81 No flattener or reducer. CEM120. Needs much more data but with the limited viewing we are getting this may be all i end up with. 20 x 10 minutes Ha. 12 x 10 minutes O111. Stacked APP and stretched both. Smoothed both. Ha as luminance lay
  8. Trevor Jones from Astrobackyard uses a box on its side and he's in Canada. I personally use an old briefcase with a 12volt pet blanket in the base. Ignore the mains power it can be connected to a battery with the right connections. I also have blackened polycarbonate to form a little 3 sided cover as the back of the briefcase is the back. This is roughly what mine looks like However the easiest way would be to buy a laptop tent. If it gets REALLY cold at Kielder something draped over the top will help isolate it from the damp and keep the light disturbing others.
  9. Nice to see the wider version of this. There is a star reduction in StarTools but I am unsure how to properly use it yet. I don't have Pixinsight so cannot help. Buy some Chroma you know you will anyway.
  10. Thank you. It was after I posted the first picture that the other one was done. I would have held off posting but was keen to share.
  11. Its Funky Time. William Optics GT81 (version 1) F 5.9 (no reducer or flattener-please ignore wonky stars at edges). Atik 460 mono, Astrodon 5nm filters. Lakeside focuser. Altair 60mm guide scope with Lodestar x 2 mono. Using Sequence Generator Pro. Shot over the last 2 month (Yay to Platesolving). Stacked individually in APP. Combined in StarTools (processed by Graham Darke-Using his tutorial to help my processing skills). Observatory based CEM120. 264 minutes Ha 334 minutes O111 288 minutes S11 50 flats per filter 50 dark flats per filter 100 bi
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