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red dwalf

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About red dwalf

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  1. found this on Facebook, apparently there is a new version of Deep Sky Stacker with 32bit and 64 bit versions. https://github.com/LucCoiffier/DSS/releases
  2. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    a little update, the other night i started imaging and as usual the cloud started to roll in, so i thought i`d re-visit the guiding problem and try to re focus the guide cam, for the life of me i couldn`t get it quite right and thought that something else was definitely wrong, so after about half an hour of tinkering i though i`d check the lens of the guide cam and would you believe it , somehow the guide camera had come loose it the guide scope, how it had not rotated in the guide scope was a mystery, so i re- seated it properly and did a 3 minute and a ten minute sub and the stars looked miles better, can`t wait to try it before the light nights take hold.
  3. It's a brilliant program when it works, it's the settings that make all the difference. I notice that sometimes when i start it up that the settings change for some reason so make sure you save the settings information that works for you then load it up at start up.
  4. If I take the motor as well, what sort of money would you be looking for ?
  5. I'd be interested in the lakeside focuser bracket and coupler if that is available separately.
  6. Astrodon aftershaves service was very good too, I hope the new owners keep that up.
  7. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    The focus issue is a good point, I've often be told that you don't need to have the best focus for guiding, I do try to get them as good as I can but it can be difficult.
  8. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    Thanks for the advice, how can I decrease the step size ?
  9. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    managed to find the logs, i tried a few different settings during the night but nothing seemed to help much. guide log PHD2_GuideLog_2018-01-20_194506.txt de bug log PHD2_DebugLog_2018-01-20_194506.txt
  10. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    I couldn't find any logs in the PhD documents folder, will check the brain later.
  11. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    just chedcked my alignment again and it was slightly off, now redone it. before after
  12. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    where would i find the logs, i`m using windows 10
  13. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    10 minute subs in OIII on the horse head nebula, i have 7 hours of HA, 4 hours of Sii so just need the OIII to finish
  14. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    hi Steve, i`m not sure on my balancing, i`ll check that out, i usually go for 3 seconds but tonight i seemed to be jumping all over the place, starting to wonder if i have something loose on the setup, this warm and cold weather can cause problems, i`ve had them before in the field, here`s a picture of my phd target, it`s not very nice.
  15. red dwalf

    PHD 2 GUIDING PROBLEMS

    many thanks, my guide scope and camera are piggybacked onto the william optics scope and they two scopes are pointing at the same object, i will check my polar alignment again.
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