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  1. Well, its been a long time coming but finally managed to get something captured and processed of this season. I have captured a handful of nights in the past month but am struggling to get much out of them but I do need to spend more time on the raw data so there might be some more in there. Despite the altitude, I'm fairly happy with this result considering the size of the scope compared to other observers in the forum. I think the colour is a little off so will look to correct at some point but wanted to get something up in the gallery for now. Clear skies and good luck imaging to you all, especially the UK based observers. Rob
  2. Great shots. I don't live a great distance from you but am struggling to get anything at the moment. What with the recent battle with the Jetstream and having to image over houses which at that time of the morning have heating firing up its been hard work. I hope things improve locally soon but if it carries on like this I may have to get my kit portable (Edge HD 8) to get away from the nearby heat sources. Do you submit your images to the British Astronomical Association (or the JUPOS) team as there is detail there that can be used for analysis even under these conditions?
  3. Lovely animation with some nice detail. If you think your conditions were poor you should try taking images from my back garden in the UK as it has been a terrible start to the Jupiter season for me! Keep up the good work.
  4. Not daft at all. I work in IT so know some of the strange things people can report that turn out to be nothing. The dust marks or whatever they are move with the image on screen when I resize the application on the laptop screen so they are in the optical path but not sure where. I will clean the components again and try running it all in daylight as that might highlight where it is. Just concerned that if this is inside the scope how it got there in the first place and that it might have to go back to be cleaned as I can't see a way of doing it myself safely. That is I don't trust myself not to break it!
  5. Hi, I have had a edge hd 8 for nearly a year and a few months ago purchased an as anasi120mm camera. I have recently been imaging the moon and noticed a lot of what appears to be dirt somewhere in the optical path. The camera is attached using a powermate X2.5 lens and a rack and pinion focuser. The dark spots are quite well defined so thought they were on the camera sensor. However, turning the camera with a bright lunar image on the laptop screen the dark spots stay put while the image rotates beneath. I then tried turning the powermate independently and same thing, spots stay put. Could this indicate dirt on the corrector lens within the light baffle on these scopes? My processed lunar images don't seem to be suffering from it and they appear to go during stacking and processing but early trials on jupiter seem to indicate the worst spots might end up getting added to the final image albeit diffuse and not defined as on the screen. Anyone else seen something like this? If it is in the scope is this a return to Celestron for cleaning? Can try and upload examples of these spots from stills from the original aviation if that helps. Any advice would be appreciated.
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