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  1. ...aka a 16:9 crop of the Heart as I cut off a bit of a ventricle. First use of IDAS NBZ filter. What black magic is this!!! Was a full moon, like daylight! 48 x 180s subs, RASA8 and ASI2600MC Pro. DSS and PS. Cheers, Paul.
  2. A plug for this free online 'experience'. https://fb.me/e/5Ul7Nf31Z Cheers Paul
  3. Magnificent, epic... ...maybe one for (the entire) next season? Paul
  4. ...and extras. 43 x 120s, RASA 8, ASI2600MC Pro. DSS, PS. It's a nice area of sky. A tad sharper when clicked. Paul
  5. A lovely touch on the processing. A very pleasing image. Paul
  6. TWO PAIRS OF BOOTS!! One pair warming in the house Also go in to swap and warm up before you get cold. 4cast -11C (-14C windchill) here later in the week, gulp... ...have also cuddled hot water bottle
  7. Original version, 5 element f4.9 astrograph. Unused Star71 1/10 wave dielectric diagonal for visual use. £900 including fully insured P&P. Mainland UK. Not used this for AP for ~3 years. Cheers Paul
  8. About 100 mins of subs with a tilted camera...ASI2600MC Pro on RASA 8 on Jan 9th. Big crop to remove worst out of focus stars. DSS and PS. Looks okay from a distance (best clicked). A bit o colour... ...Paul
  9. Threw these away when I saw the out of focus stars...seems there was a bit of tilt! Bottom of image is fine. Cropped out the worst. Looks okay unless you pixel peep M45. 1 hour of 120s subs and 1 hour of 180s subs. RASA 8, ASI2600MC Pro, CEM 40, Lacerta MGEN. DSS and PS. Something to do under a full moon and cloud... ...Paul.
  10. They do show similar effects though very tolerable! Failure to get any of the other variables correct - alignment, focus, optimal exposure, cabling, temperature, tracking and processing could all add to it. Especially in my case!
  11. Browsing ASI2600MC Pro images on Interweb, I can see many have similar star issues...
  12. Indeed!! I did wonder about temperature. AP, endless 'fun'...
  13. I have exactly the same on my RASA 8, ASI2600MC combo. Thought they reduced when I opted for a single curved cabling approach instead of two cables in a circle. Is bearable if no bright stars in FOV. Paul
  14. I use these steps from about 5 mins into the video. You can try without Gradient Xterminator and the Actions.
  15. Some early hours clear sky after moonset on morning of 22nd January up here in Swaledale (54N, SQM 21.3). 21 x 120s and 14 x 60s. RASA 8 and ASI2600MC Pro. DSS and PS. Not much colour but *all those galaxies*!!! Cheers, Paul.
  16. AstroTrac TT320X-AG tracking device AstroTrac Polar Aligment Scope AstroTrac 8xAA Battery Holder & Lead AstroTrac TW3100 Wedge AstroTrac TP3065 Pier £600 Additionally shown QHY Polemaster with adapter £140. Plus P&P. I now live somewhere dark and have a permanent setup Cheers Paul
  17. Lovely, lovely work!! Another for the starred image
  18. My last image is already posted, this is the next to last. M42 whilst making numerous mistakes as I get to grips with the new setup. Ended up with only 8 x 60s plus shorter exp for the bright core.. RASA 8 and ZWO ASI2600MC. DSS and PS. All the best. Paul.
  19. Missed the ideal opportunity the evening before (the moon in the Belt of Venus). View over one of the many churches, with some snow Canon 6D MkII, Canon 200mm prime. Foreground 1/5s, moon 1/250s. Blended in PS. Wishing you all the best. Paul Edit - Resolution seems a bit compromised
  20. ...of my journey into the madness of deep sky imaging. The Rosette was a bit low in altitude but obviously high enough! An early morning session today. 45 x 120s RASA 8 and ZWO ASI2600MC. DSS and PS. Some progress. Need to add a removable windbreak to the ROR obsy. Cheers Paul
  21. I dabbled in DSO astrophotography about 15 years ago. A 150mm, f8 refractor...soon tired of the setup and dismantling of a heavy and unwieldy solution (also, just managed carp results...). Retreated to widefield DSLR nightscapes, timelaspes and stuff. Now, a permantent setup in the newly minted Yorkshire Dales Dark Sky Reserve Managed a few minutes of clear on Saturday for first light. 25 x 60s RASA8 (yes, another) and ASI2600MC. Lacerta MGEN 3 guiding. All on iOptron CEM40. Processing in Deep Sky Stacker and Photoshop. Looking forward to more clear nights and improvemen
  22. ...same tech. as Stonecrusher image. Different angle and end result. A friend coined the phrase 'Yorkshire's Moon Buggy' perched upon the sterile regolith of centuries old lead mining spoil. Click into image for best effect. Cheers, Paul.
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