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neil groves

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About neil groves

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    Back on the scene after 35 yrs, I expect the equipment has changed even if the sky hasn't lol.
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    East Bay, California.
  1. I have around half hour of data for M42 which I feel I can make a nice image out of, I have 63 light frames at 30 secs each then I shot a frame at 3 secs for the core but I don't know how to blend it into the main image after since when the image comes out of DSS it is a different size and my 3 sec image doesn't fit? Neil.
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    DSS issues

    I closed DSS then reopened and restacked.....all good now. thanks people.
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    DSS issues

    ok getting some where.......now I have a 490 mb file but it's white, it opens fine in DSS but it's just a white image?
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    DSS issues

    Thanks Pete....i'll go do it now. Neil.
  5. I have just come back from a years break in astronomy and decided to take my first image last night, I have used DSS in the past with few problems but this is the result I am getting from last nights shots.....can someone help me out here please?.....shouldn't I be getting a full screen image instead of just a strip? I am using 64 light frames and 30 darks. Neil.
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    Hardest Messier object?

    despite using photography and visual I have still yet to see any sign of M101.....im starting to think it exploded and dissolved into translucent gas!
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    First Dark Site Image

    I never get to those dark skies....maybe I will someday. you certainly have captured some nice colours here!
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    Binocular camera's....

    I was panning around the sky with my 8X40's enjoying the views and thought it would be a wonderful idea if I could actually record these views so I could maybe revisit during the daytime or when it is cloudy and I need a fix ;-) So I began a search for idea's and came across these: https://www.amazon.com/XIKEZAN-Binoculars-Binocular-Camcorder-Bestguarder/dp/B01MS4YB2Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489245492&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=binocular+camera&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Binoculars-SGODDE-Recorder-Camcorder/dp/B01N5LW543/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1489245492&sr=8-3&keywords=binocular+camera Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing and could give me some idea of quality ? Neil.
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    M42 with the blackfly

    This is beautiful.....just look at all that wispy gas detail :-)
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    One shot moon 10/03

    It was 1/4000......quick enough to take a pic of a speeding boat with altzeimers lol
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    fast scope for observing?

    Let me know if you find such a beast, i'll trade my wife for it
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    fast scope for observing?

    so I may be trading sharpness for light gathering capabilities? I did read the refractors are better at contrast and provide blacker backdrops? Neil.
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    fast scope for observing?

    Thanks alacant.....I have a nice mount so this could be a possibility later on.
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    fast scope for observing?

    oh an after thought......would I be able to use a Dob for long exposure photography? not too important as the main use of this larger scope would be for observing but just out of interest? Neil.
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    fast scope for observing?

    I will look into a 12" Dob then but also a wide view eyepiece to account for the longer focal length, I like wide views of star clusters and nebula so I think this is the way to go. Thanks guys....

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