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  1. I press the button on the camera but its on a timer so it has 10 secs to stabilize and then takes 10 photos. As you say the guiding isn't great, I always lose sub's when I stack so 1 or 2 photos lost at the start of a set ain't a biggie lol
  2. Thinking about it lol Should we really be using PHONE apps when we are stargazing/capturing the night sky? we are supposed to be getting away from staring at phones lol
  3. Thanx peeps I'll look into it, just never really had a problem with pressing the button as they are "short" exposure's on an alt az. I can't go over 20s with my tracking and setup up and even that gives me loads of trails.I have no guide scope and I just do the auto 2 star align. If I ever get to the point of over 30s exposures and an eq mount then I'll defo need one. Its the same with the laptop, I've had it all setup with that a few times but then it seems more hassle than needed if your using an alt az. My pics on page 2 of this topic were done this way so its not that bad
  4. maybe we could pick one target and everyone goes out and gets their best img and posts them up?
  5. thanks for the advice, i have GIMP but its just learning how to do all the stretching etc. ive been away for a while so its also trying to remember what i did learn. also this was just a quick session, no planning involved, just had to force myself to get the scope back out to take my mind off stuff and to stop it gathering dust. i think this topic only had 4 pages when i was last here lol its great to see people taking pics and showing people that it can be done on an alt az mount along with their techniques this should be a sticky (mods?)
  6. i have but im just too lazy and money goes on other things plus i didnt know you could control it from an android device lol, im going to have a butchers at that, ive got an android phone.
  7. ive been away for a few years but i finally got my scope back out and tried to remember how to do this lol quick 1 of the M5 cluster. 17min total exposure time using 66 subs out of 140 at 15s 30 darks and bias, 20 flats nexstar6 se with FR and a EOS 1100d unmodded using the timer to take 10 lots of subs at a time and thats it. stacked and processed using DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 (still too much green?)
  8. thx peeps. if its just the focusing then thats fine. i wont be so lazy next time and focus properly. also its not blurred on the single subs (that i can see) its just on the stacked image.
  9. hi all, can anyone tell me why the edges in the image are blurred? im using a eos1100D, unmodded, lens was at 18mm F3.5. 60 x 30s subs stacked in DSS with 30 darks and bias. ISO was at 400 i wasnt planning on capturing anything on the night, so i kind of just grabbed the camera and put it on the floor facing straight up with a rough focus (i know the focus is bad) but would this cause the blurring? also, if you dont mind, is there a way to improve my shot of the milkyway with the equipment i have? the lens is the 18 - 55mm one thx all
  10. just thought id chuck sum more in (nexstar 6 w/FR, 1100d unmodded) Triangulum galaxy: 78 subs 20s iso3200 part of the Pleiades: about 20min exposure of 20s subs iso3200
  11. Deepsky stacker is the one most new people (as well as vets) will use,it's a great starting point
  12. Subs are individual photos FR is focal reducer As for darks bias n flats u would be better off searching this forum and google they are very well covered and will give a better explanation than me ( I'm still pretty much a newb still myself)
  13. *edit dumbell should be under orion, not sure wot happpened there
  14. nexstar6 se, canon 1100d, 358subs 15s cant remember how many darks or bias but no flats, iso 3200 332 subs 15s cant remember how many darks or bias, no flats, iso 3200 15s subs cant remeber the details on this 1 and my attempt at m31, same kit but with added FR , 133 subs 20s, darks bias and flats this time, iso 1600
  15. Thank you very much for the offer CSM but I think the peeps are right, I should just wait till I can get hold if a mount and if I do give in and get a wedge it wld have to be HD ( everything is HD now lol) Once again thank you, very kind.
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