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geordie85

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  1. You'll need to tick the box that says tycho2 indexes for fov over 3 degrees if using Astrotortilla. I would fail a solve every time when using my atik 383l and Star 71 until I downloaded these indexes. Solved every time after that.
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    New rig - first pic

    That's an awesome image for it only being your 4th. It looks like you have some coma (stars elongated at the edges) but a field flattener will sort that out. Your chosen target is in a very busy part of the milky way so there will be alot of stars. You can try to reduce them several different ways. Just don't go crazy with it or they will look like poop. Just Google star reduction methods for Photoshop.
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    Newbie to Astroimaging

    This book is invaluable to beginners and is probably the highest recommended book. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/books/making-every-photon-count-steve-richards.html
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    The Weather

    It's as if the universe doesn't want us peering I to her soul
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    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    You've got decent stars for such a long focal length. How long were your subs?
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    Equatorial or Synscan goto?

    That's an alt-az mount and will greatly restrict your imaging due to field rotation, although it is possible with very short exposures. For astrophotography you really want a tracking equatorial mount.
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    The Weather

    I really feel and connect with what your saying. I got my scope out for the first time in ages last week, since then it's been full cloud cover every night. Just as I start a new target.
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    Bahtinov mask "Banana" spikes

    If it is a spacing issue, wouldn't the banana bends all be going in the same direction? Can tilt be a possible cause? I must admit I'm very interested in this thread as my middle bahtinov spike isn't straight either and I use a flatfield astrograph (WO star71).
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    Bahtinov mask "Banana" spikes

    That is correct, my mistake. I got my wires crossed with the mention of a dslr in the original post.
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    Bahtinov mask "Banana" spikes

    Could it not be caused by vibration due to the shutter of your camera?
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    What did the postman bring?

    Thanks, I'll look forward to reading your thoughts.
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    What did the postman bring?

    How does this perform? I'm busy debating with myself between getting this and the 120ed
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    Tracer Lithium battery packs (FREE POSTAGE )

    I have to admit I'm confused by this ad. You're asking £155 with "free p&p" on here but have it on ABS for £150 plus £5 p&p. You claim your 14ah battery cost £209 new 6 months ago but FLO has them for £179 new. I mean no offence and please correct me if I am wrong.
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    SOLD- HitecAstro USB EQDir cables

    If it'll work with an Neq6 mount, I'll take the blue one please. Pm me your payment details.
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    For Sale Sky-Watcher Esprit 120 ED PRO Triplet

    It is a bargain and I REALLY want this scope, just a little short at the moment and nothing I want to sell.
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