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  1. Thanks for your detailed reply. I am very grateful indeed......Geoff
  2. Can anyone tell me in advance what problems I may encounter using this set up. I.E. Focusing problems and has anyone else used this with any success . My aim is to get closer to M51 as with just the DSLR it looks lonely on the image. Many thanks in advance........Geoff
  3. Thats the colour it came out Rodd. It is a yellow double though and it is a bit yellow. Still learning on processing images.....
  4. Found this file when I was transferring things to my new computer. My first go at a star image. ( I wondered where this file ended up )
  5. Tried that Peter and it worked a treat. Thank you very much indeed Kindest regards....Geoff
  6. Hi there, wonder if anyone can help. I am moving from my laptop to my new pc to do my astro processing and all was going well til I tried to load DSS 3.3.4. onto my PC with windows 10. I cannot get it to run. the live version runs but not the other. I googled it and someone said update microsoft visual c++. Did that but it still wont run. When I double click it a box attempts to open but this lasts miliseconds. I downloaded Dss from yahoo groups website. Any help most appreciated Regards....Geoff
  7. Thank you for your explanations. It has cleared it up for me. Much appreciated Regards Geoff
  8. I notice on the new EQ6 r mount there is a "snap camera" port. Can anyone explain what that does please.
  9. A beautiful union of film and music.......stunning......incredible.....hair on neck standing up moment...
  10. Just seen the local north west news ( uk ). 26 dark sites on the Isle Of Man, so jealous. The TV pictures of the night sky were amazing. It also showed the observatory in central manchester and the local chap said " at least you can still see the moon ". How I would love to live on that wonderful island. Incidentally, I live half a mile from the wharehouse that supplies nearly everything the Isle of Man requires. Loads of wagons going past, and light pollution, as it is a 24 hr job, 365 days a year. How ironic.
  11. Thanks for the tipsm much appreciated.....Geoff
  12. Many thanks to everyone. I know that I will get the most trustworthy opinions on here , thak you all very much.......Geoff
  13. I am thinking of making a solar filter for my scope but not sure what film to use. Some say Baader and others the stuff from amazon that makes the image yellow or orange, although some reports say this does not show clear images. I therefore would like any help in making my mind up. Thank you in advance for any input........Geoff
  14. Can anyone tell me how to save the ccd settings in virtual moon atlas. The default sct 8 " is always there but when I add my own it disappears after start up. Many thanks Geoff
  15. Thank you for that it is just what I needed. Regards Geoff
  16. Hi, I stupidly removed my focuser and now when I come to put it back it seems miles out. Does anyone know of a walk through or video that may be of help to me in showing how to line one up and check that it's square etc.... Its the one that comes on a skywatcher 200p Many thanks....Geoff
  17. Thank you everyone with your help. My PC is just about dead and all new ones seem to have windows 10 on them, but it looks like I dont have to panic. I am not computer savvy and the thought of "fiddling " with drivers or "cloning drives " or "emulators " fills me with dread. Thanks once again Geoff
  18. I am thinking of buying a new PC but I am worried that Windows 10 ( I use windows 7 at the minute ) might cause bother with the likes of DSS, Registax 6. EQascom, Stellarium etc. I have heard horror stories about drivers not driving so to speak, am I being a bit paranoid or is windows 10 ok ? Regards Geoff
  19. I used an EQ5 mount with the skywatcher motor kit. This has an ASTROEQ interface and use EQMod to run it. I used a Skywatcher 200p scope and attached to that was my canon 600d Hope that helps you. I must say the mount only just manages the weight with the camera on Regards Geoff
  20. That image makes you feel that you are actually there, amazing......just amazing
  21. I got giddy when I removed the red cast and started stretching the histogram and slowly but surely she revealed herself. It is so easy at this point to go too far with your adjustment in your effort to get an image.......Bit by bit the galaxy came into view....." Right, where is the wife, I will show it to her for the millionth time "...LOL
  22. Just love the diffraction stars, beautiful
  23. Yes John. 40 x 30 second subs. 15 Dark frames. 15 Dark Bias frames. ISO 1600. Used my Canon 600D attached to my scope via a T adapter. Focused with a Bhatinov mask using live view on my camera zoomed in. Arcturus I think it was. Went through the 40 frames to weed out obvious bad ones ( there was three ). Stacked in DSS v 3,3,4. The resulting image went straight into photoshop with no tweaking in DSS. Then followed a set of tutorials by Doug German (google him ). I managed to remove a lot of noise from the stars but not from the galaxy alas, need more subs. But, I am happy with my first attempt. Regards Geoff
  24. This is my first go at M51. Only 20 mins subs as I had problems but I will be having another go as soon as it's clear.
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