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About whizzbang

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  1. i would try using the dedicated ATIK software to start with, its a free download on their website if you have lost or don't have the CD. That will confirm that there is nothing wrong with the camera itself. 13.8V is fine BTW, i run mine off a PSU with no issues
  2. rule 2 ... Data must be captured during the challenge start & end dates.
  3. If you can get rid of the reflection it will be a superb image ..... good luck
  4. 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.
  5. Just noticed, thats the solar image used in the FLO FOV calculator...
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. excellent start, be wary though as the moon is still quite bright and i find OIII to be susceptible to moonlight
  9. 3 hours of baader Ha in 900s subs
  10. taken the hints on board, and reprocessed using wavelets and masked stretch
  11. 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
  12. 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
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