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Skipper Billy

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About Skipper Billy

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    Astronomy
    Radio Control aircraft and helicopters
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    Sailing
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    Western Scottish Highlands
  1. Let's not get carried away - its average data at best !!! From my notes it was on an evening of poor seeing and variable wind - that scope was a bit of a sail in any breeze.
  2. This is the link to the data - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gpncke2ebvm0e2o/AAA5nW3m94zYdxF9nSX2a-Yaa?dl=0 There are no flats, darks or bias as I have deleted last seasons ready for the new season - its nearly the longest day - the nights will be drawing in soon !!!!! The result should look something like this or most probably a lot better Anyone who wants to have a play please feel free to download and do what you wish with it. Atik 460 EX Mono, Explore Scientific 210mm reflector, Baader filters, EFW2, Atik 460 EX mono on a SW AZ-EQ6-GT.
  3. If you PM me your email address I will send you a link to a DropBox folder where you can download the raw data of the Elephants Trubk taken with an Atik 460 EX Mono at 760mm - not saying its world class but it might be fun to play with ?
  4. Skipper Billy

    Imaging just keeps getting more complicated!

    Oh you think so do you ??? Less often yes - but it shifts over time !!! Frost heave - soft ground and various inexplicable reasons !!!
  5. Skipper Billy

    answer to query please

    Surely 10 seconds.
  6. It's pretty rare that two sets of data need exactly the same processing - even two sets of data taken with the same equipment of the same subject usually require different processing techniques.
  7. Skipper Billy

    Lindy CROMO USB Cables

    Since I started using these cables I have never (touch wood) had a USB cable issue. Well made, quality parts, sensible price.
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    Talk to a Photographic Society ???

    Thanks folks - some great pointers there. I have got 7 - 8 months to prepare so time is on my side for once!
  9. Skipper Billy

    Talk to a Photographic Society ???

    I have been asked by our local Photographic Society to give a talk to them about Astroimaging one night this coming winter. Anyone done anything similar or care to share their thoughts on suitable content - format etc?? Its for about an hour and I will have access to the gear to project from a PC. I will lay 100:1 that its a clear moonless quiet night whilst I am stuck indoors !!!
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    New baby - an exercise in frustration !

    Yes - own design and build - more photos here https://sites.google.com/view/astro-imaging/micro-observatory
  11. My new baby is finally ready to rock 'n' roll. Pity I won't be able to use it for about 3 months - no real darkness this far North until mid August !!!
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    12v timer with car socket or USB output

    https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/1856056/?grossPrice=Y&cm_mmc=UK-PLA-DS3A-_-google-_-PLA_UK_EN_Automation_And_Control_Gear-_-Timers_And_Counters|Hour_Meters-_-PRODUCT+GROUP&matchtype=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3InYBRCLARIsAG6bfMRMioZqV0ZwSL0o5cy8oq8r2Hzhb42UYNsRUwQjOiJcspb9bPes3ZIaAiDxEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    Milky way photography

    Canon 1100D - kit lens - 20 secs at 800 wide open.
  14. Skipper Billy

    Milky way photography

    You can have fun with the kit lens and a tripod to start with !
  15. Skipper Billy

    Split roof thoughts

    Its a design that works well - very space efficient and easy to build. Shout if you need any more details but the photos show you the basics - https://sites.google.com/view/astro-imaging/micro-observatory PS - mine is only 4'6" square but has housed a 210mm f3.8 newt on an AZ EQ6 GT. The only alteration I have made since the photos were taken are to make the door full height.
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