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Everything posted by sonof007

  1. Bubble Nebula.jpg

    From the album Narrowband Images 2017

    Bubble Nebula mapped to Hubble Pallet ED80, Atik 460ex, SGPro, Taken over several nights since October. 4 Hrs Ha Filter 12 x 20 minutes 3hrs 40 Min Oiii Filter 11 x 20 minutes 4 Hrs Sii Filter 12 x 20 minutes Had several frustrating nights with guiding problems, small star trails on some not all images. open to ideas as to cause.
  2. Narrowband Images 2017

    These are images taken since insatllation of Pulsar 2.20m Dome. Purchased Atik460ex and FW2 Summer 2016 from Ian King Astronomy but only started using serious since August this year. Pleased with progress made , few issues overcome, no doubt more to come.
  3. Heart Nebula

    From the album Narrowband Images 2017

  4. Elephant Trunk Hubble Hubble

    From the album Narrowband Images 2017

  5. NGC 896 , part of the Heart Nebula. This was my first attempt at Narrowband imaging carried out of the August bank holiday weekend 2017. Ha 12 x900sec, OIII 14x900sec, SII 14 x900. ED80pro, NEQ6 Pro MOunt. ST80 with Starshhot Guide (PHD2) Atik460ex Mono Processed using DSS and Photoshop 5 to best of my ability at the moment. I am no expert by long way, still lot to learn but very pleased with this image.
  6. Another counterweight query...

    May I just make an enquiry. All your cables appear to go into Hub of some sort. What is this or is it part of the mount? Thanks.
  7. Elephant Trunt Nebula

    Few nights over past few weeks. approx 10 hours data in HA, SII, OII. Have had few issues with Flexure on some images, hopefully worked out the problem now but lost about 25% off images. 15min subs - 10. ED80 Pro, SW 80 Guide. Atik 460ex. NEQ6 Pro. Pulsar 2.20m Dome new installed thsi spring, but still very much a novice. Plenty to learn. Will be proccessing more in PS to Hubble Pallet but very much a novice on PS Clear Skies to all.
  8. NGC896

    Thanks. This is first image I have done using Narrowband Filters and ATIk460 which I purchased last Summer, so I am really on a big learning curce, as I am with Photoshop but I am getting there, I think
  9. This image is my second attempt with Narroiwband imaging. 7.5hours Integration Sept 2017. HA, OIII, SII. 30 x 900sec Stacked in DSS, Processed in PS5. Pretty pleased with result as limited expierience with Processing images. ED80 Pro, EQ6 Pro, ST80 with Starshoot Guide Camera. ATIK460ex with FW2. SGpro.
  10. Hi, I would like some input from you kind peopel out there. I am considering either a 2.2m PUlsar dome with Rigel rotation unit or an 8ft x 7ft Roll Off from Home OBservatory UK (Although cannot get hold of them at the momnet, assume they are busy or on hols) I appreciate there are pros and cons for both but would appreciate input from anybody who has either one, or suggestions/recommendations for either. My wife has finally agreed to a dome so its decsion time, although will not start ground prep until Spring.(some shriubs to move out of way) My concerns with the Pulsar are condenastion and reading soem people having probs with the rigel drive. and limited viewing when /if I it out in the dome. My concerns with the HOUK Roll Off are the size for the roll off area required,I have the space but obviusly makes the shed look lot bigger. I understand I will get dew when open but hoping condensation will be lot less when closed and not in use. Any commenst would be very much appreciated. Images are examples.
  11. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    Electrics, Desk and flooring all completed. Played about a bit today with setting up, if anybody has similar set up perhaps you can give me some guidance on the off set settings etc, I use SGPro.
  12. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    Yes. Very pleased with it. Nowno doubt have 3 months of Clouds
  13. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    Delivered and installed by Dave and Ian. Very pleased.
  14. Hi, Hope there is somebody in the Galaxy who can help meeeeeee. I was having difficulty with Star Alignment on a session in the week. Had good polar align but could not get good star alignment and was not sure if I was actaully looking at the Target I wanted to shot. I had Facebook friend telling me he uses AstroTortilla. Investigated this, downloaded, installed and tested in my summerhouse with all set up as if in the Garden. All goes well, followed the very good tutorial by Gib007 and entered correct settings for scope etc.However I have encountered a problem I just cannot solve. I have selected BackyardEOS as Camera but it says "Error". When I click on Capture and Solve I get an error message, Failed to connect to BackyardEOS. All appears to be working up to this point, running through stellarium, send to target and says its tracking. its just not connecting to BYEOS for me to take picture to Plate solve. Everthing else is all running fine and camera is all connected, just AstroTortilla not talking to BYEOS. I have download Astro Photoghraphy Tool (APT) as trial, selected this as the camera in Astrotortilla and this connects and works fine. I would really like to continue to use BYEOS.. When I open the setup for the Camera one thing I find strange is it shows and IP address ? Please somebody in the Galaxy of Stargazers Lounge help, appreciate any help on this. sure its something simple I am missing. Many thanks.
  15. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    Just awaiting dome arrival now. Hopefully 6th or 13th May, awaiting confirmation from Pulsar.
  16. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    Hello Malcolm, The Shuttering was only temp in place to assist digging the hole. It was all levelled before cement went in Kev
  17. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    Yes all level. no doubts about that. Almost done.
  18. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    Work has began. Delivery is early June šŸ˜
  19. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    Thanks Steve. Apprecite your advice. Will post few images when work gets underway.
  20. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    Thanks People, Really appreciate the feedback and really looking forward to Spring I have few questions if you guys/girls can help. Condenastion: Steve you mention you run a dehumidifier in yours. Some of these have the capability to external draining, by this I imagine you can fit a pipe to them a drain of outside to save emptying the normal water container. Would you consider it worth pre installing a small drain pipe into the base to utilisiese this feature, obviously running the pipe from insiie the dome via a samll conduit pipe simi to the electric conduit, down and under the base to a few feet away from the exterior underground as a soakway? Do you run your Dehunidifier 24/7, I notice they run automatic depending on the settings. Do you run it when imiging/using the dome open. I think the new Rigil Pier from Pulsar has a cut out at the top for wires. Should I plan to run conduit from the power point/laptop area to near the centre of the Pier base to enable running cable up the inside of the pier? I could run a mouse line through to pull cable through as necessary. On the Pulsar advise for the pier mount it says 1m x 1m x 60cm deep. I am worried this maybe two large within the 2m dome and I may walk on the pier base. I read on your site Steve that you built your base 24"sq 30" deep, I image you find this fine? I am planning to build the base circular about 8-10" oversize to the dome. Would it be worth painting this to help with Water penetration/damp using suitable exterir paint or sealer. I intend fitting DPM and soft flooring in the dome. Any other thoughts be appreciated.
  21. Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

    I opted for the Pulsar 2.20m Dome, paid deposit at the International Astronomy Show. Got work to do in Garden , shrubs to move, base/pier base to build etc so the guys agreed happy to supply after next Spring. Very much looking forward to getting it.
  22. ready made piers

    Thanks Alec. I have ordered a Dome from Pulsar, and will opt for the Rigel Pier to go with it. Appreciate your reply.
  23. ready made piers

    Hello Alec, reading your post, Just wondering if you opted for the Rigel Pier and if so what your feedback is. If you have installed how big a pad did you make? Did you drill the bolts in or fit them in when making the concretre pad? Thanks Kevin