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About whizzbang

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  1. Imaging Challenge #7 - Lunar

    rule 2 ... Data must be captured during the challenge start & end dates.
  2. Help with artifact on HDR stack

    If you can get rid of the reflection it will be a superb image ..... good luck
  3. DSLR modified already?

    You can also try going into a dark room, setting it to bulb, and point a TV remote at the lens and push any of the remote buttons.......you should see a red glow.
  4. you wouldnt want this on the end of ya nose

    Just noticed, thats the solar image used in the FLO FOV calculator...
  5. Filters - worth going from 1.25" to 31 mm?

    I originally started with 1.25 on an AA 102 at F5.7 with the Atik 383 and filter wheel, with no major problems, however when i changed scopes to a Borg 89 at f4.3 i had significant vignetting, the 31mm unmounted filters cured this, while also allowing me to use a 7 position carousel, allowing me to mount LRGB and Ha, OII and SIII. i would say go for the 31mm, as other than a little extra outlay, there are no downsides
  6. StarTech Mountable 4 port USB hub...heads up

    surely if the cable is pulled out you have other issues.....my seven port version only has the USB B cable secured ... the rest are fine, top quality as far as im concerned, no bing bongs ever
  7. NGC 6888 Ha. First narrow band image.

    excellent start, be wary though as the moon is still quite bright and i find OIII to be susceptible to moonlight
  8. Jellyfish

    3 hours of baader Ha in 900s subs
  9. IC1805..........my nemisis

    taken the hints on board, and reprocessed using wavelets and masked stretch
  10. this might help.....a little
  11. Software to convert fits to tif in 16 bits?

    Fits liberator..... free which is a bonus
  12. IC1805..........my nemisis

    Thanks Chris, I did notice that a small amount of the data had started to bunch up on the right hand side of the histogram. I shall give some noise reduction a try on the linear image and re do the stretch to be less aggressive, maybe i should apply a more 'S' shaped stretch than a simple linear one
  13. IC1805..........my nemisis

  14. IC1805..........my nemisis

    After many many attempts due to bad weather, equipment failure and a strong urge to throw everything in the bin, i finally have something that resembles the heart nebula. In total its 10 x 900s and 12 x 600s subs with a Borg 89, ATIK 383 and baader Ha 7nm filter. Its stacked in PI using flats, darks and Bias, and a had several stretches applied, further processing required, but what? any ideas or pointers as to what to do next? deconvolution? who knows next year i may get the OIII data for this.... IC1805 Ha.tif
  15. Atik 383L+ Problem - Advice Sought!

    Many thanks, back to testing, sounds like it may be the shutter then, as i took a series of darks on the bench and there was no sign of the defect. will try with the metal cap on and via the usb hub