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  1. Thanks Dave, where can I find them?
  2. I've been getting on quite well with DSS and PS for my narrowband and Hubble Palette images but I just discovered this excellent video from Pinkbomb which seems to come from this Forum and realise I could do much better. Are there any more videos from Pinkbomb on SGL that follow-up from the above + where are they located? I'd particularly like to improve my Bicolour and SHO processing in PS - can anyone point me to other video tutorials on these topics using the aforementioned software. Thanks, Graham
  3. C49 Rosette Ha + OIII

    Thanks Jon.
  4. Greetings from New York

    Welcome Mike + looking forwards to reading about your exploits.
  5. C49 Rosette Ha + OIII

    Thanks Jon. 1200sec exposures = wow! I'm a bit shy of some of the technical challenges + if it ain't broke don't fix it. Took me some time to start guiding but in reality it was fairly easy and already makes a big difference. Plate solving is next - it's quite obvious I can't make much more progress without being able to image before and after the Meridian + over multiple sessions - time to bite the bullet. Are you using SGPro for the Median Flip? Just had a look and like the idea of Team Viewer too. Is it best to install the main programme on the computer controlling the telescope / camera etc and then use other computers / smartphones to monitor or better to do it the other way round. Regards, Graham
  6. C49 Rosette Ha + OIII

    Hi Jon, just thought I'd share withyou my progress since last time. As I use DSS + PS I've been using the method you pointed out for a while. I'm pleased with the outcome but would like to get more of the lighter tones and colours into the core. This is 12x300sec Ha + 6x300sec OIII and I suspect that the lack of integration time, especially with the OIII might be causing this; haven't mastered plate solving yet which limits my times = next task to master! Graham
  7. They're really lovely James + hope your day continued in the same vein. I know the spot well but never seen it like that. Well done - worth the effort.
  8. C49 Rosette Ha + OIII

    Many thanks Jon that's very helpful, it certainly makes a big difference + I'll give it a try. The Rosette is a lovely target at the moment and I'm really enjoying narrowband too. Graham
  9. C49 Rosette Ha + OIII

    Very nice Jon. When you say OIII added as layers, does that mean you add more OIII layers to an HaOII bicolour master? I took some Ha and OIII subs of the Rosette myself on Friday and would like to bring out the core more, like yours. Thanks, Graham
  10. New from NZ

    Hi Matt & welcome. I'm just back myself from a trip to your wonderful country + saw some great skies - you may need/want to get out of Aukland though for the best. FYI - Here's my blog on the visit. Enjoy. https://watchthisspaceman.wordpress.com/
  11. APT

    Definitely something not right there, I take a few seconds with a DSLR 24Mb subs and 10-15 seconds max with 31Mb subs from ZWO1600 CMOS camera. and that's with a USB2.0 port. Agree with Dave look at camera settings + try USB3.0 port if you have one. Good luck.
  12. First car in space today!

    Thunderbirds are go!
  13. First car in space today!

    Incredible, watching it live felt like 1969 again!
  14. First car in space today!

    I don't want to seem pedantic but isn't this the first car in space + it was driven on the Moon in the Apollo 15 / 16 / 17 missions? Still, looking forward to today's launch which holds much promise.
  15. Moon Stacking

    I found this old post on SGL which is very helpful - thanks James. Couple of questions: (i) I've tried a test with a few of my subs which came out OK but there's a narrow white band around some of the Moon's circumference - just like Steve's example in James' post above. The images were taken on a tripod i.e. no tracking, which I presume leads to this? Is there any way to get rid of it? (ii) James' post is for monochrome and says the colour is "for another day". If it's available can somebody direct me to the link for the colour method or, if not, explain how the monochrome method needs to be adapted. Thanks, Graham