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  1. I had some success in testing in getting my laptop and a tablet to talk to each other using teamviewer by using my phone as a mobile wifi hotspot and both connecting to it, but to be honest haven't used it in the field - I think just the pain of setting it all up and worrying it would upset everything else on the laptop outweighed the lesser pain of padding outside every other advert break
  2. I've got another one actually - this one's a quintuple system in the middle of the Rosette: I think we imagers tend to capture them by accident though - according to Wikipedia, about 1/3 of the stars in our galaxy are multiple systems, so I've captured hundreds of them
  3. I did Albireo a while back too, but seem to have lost it. Here's one that a lot of us may have inadvertently got - Alnitak and its double:
  4. fair comment re the stars - I usually use a tone-map technique like this for merging my channels which gives the flat white stars as in my original image. It does give me headaches on the brighter stars around my newt spikes though. For the reprocess I actually borrowed some star colour from a previous DSLR image of mine - maybe it should be feathered in a bit more
  5. I agree, I do seem to lean to the dark and stormy side at the moment - must be typhoon season in the Lagoon
  6. Yes indeed, isn't that always the way ! Thanks for the nice comments all
  7. Ok, I know it's not the right season at all for the Lagoon, but I fancied a reprocess of this data. It was my first go at SHO narrowband, and I've got plenty of data, but my experiences processing narrowband since led me to think that I should be able to pull out much more detail than I had before, so here goes: 16 each of 600s Ha, Sii and Oiii taken over 3 nights in summer 2018, darks flats and bias, equipment as per sig, Pixinsight. For comparison, here's the first version and the thread on it: What do people think - improvement ? Anything more I could be doing with it ? Hope you enjoy, Stuart
  8. Only 3 photos for me this year (!), two of the below are detail shots, but I'm pleased with what I managed - loving my long focal length plus narrowband detail Rosette (HOO): Ced 214 (SHO) + detail: Swan (HOO) + Ha mono detail: Equipment as per sig
  9. think you need to get yourself a cheshire eyepiece and sort that mirror out
  10. what channel combination did you use if you don't mind me asking - HOO or something else, and did you boost the Oiii to match the Ha before merging ? I've got a similar HOO picture to yours, but mine's much more brick-red, I like your colours better:
  11. wow, you got that colour depth with just bicolour ? Hmm, I shall have to revisit mine. By the way, if you look at the body of the leaping puma (never hear it called that !) you can see that it's made up of several intertwined helixes - it's an elephant's trunk, of course, a dense knot of material protecting weaker structures behind it from the stellar wind so forming a tail, but this one has magnetic field and electric current running the length of it, causing material to swirl around it, making the helices. There's a herbig haro object visible in that little light coloured cloud top-left - you can only see one jet, not the other
  12. loving the dust - really get the feeling that it's hanging around in front of the main nebula, giving it a 3d feel. I'd say your new camera works
  13. Interesting, you have managed to get a bit out of it. I know what you mean about the Oiii artifacts - I had some strange banding on them, as per this thread - That's the reason I decided to go for the 'natural look' colouring rather than an equally weighted SHO, ie I could hide the OIII better ! Mine was an Ha-HSO I think, or Ha-HOS or maybe a blend, I forget. Funny, we've both spent our Saturday afternoons processing my data ! My lagoon data is a lot better, honest.
  14. just an update on this for anyone experiencing similar - had a look inside the filter wheel, and gave them all a proper clean. Doesn't look as though anything was rubbing, but it could well be that the filter optics were pinched - the filter looked like it was slightly skew, and the screws holding it in were pretty tight. I'm not a fan of how the filters are held in in that Moravian filter wheel, relies a lot on those little washers which don't sit level when the screws are tightened. Anyway, made sure they're all mounted properly, but haven't managed to have an outing since, so don't know if I've resolved it yet
  15. Will be interesting to see what you make of it. I'll probably come back to it at some point, as the 'one that got away', but in the meantime I'm going to do a reprocess of my Lagoon, I reckon that's got a lot to give
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