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  1. Nice one, thanks. It all seemed to go smoothly tonight.
  2. Do I need to manually update my software if the clocks are going forward, or does the software take care of it. I'm using EQMOD and Stellarium with Stellariumscope. Thanks.
  3. Just looked up Search Region. I may have to increase that if I'm using such agressive dithering.
  4. Hi Michael. I'm using the PS3 Eye to guide, typically 4-10s exposures. I was dithering with 15 pixels as I'd read somewhere this was a good idea for noisy camera's. The GPCAM is very noisy on long exposures. I'm not sure what you mean by Search Region, but I'm pretty new to guiding. From what I've read in the instructions for the app it can be used by software,or you can double click the .vbs file to send a dither command manually. Thanks for your help.
  5. Cheeky bump! Hoping to put any lessons learnt into practice when I get home from work!
  6. Hi, Sharpcap, But the dithering is done manually via the app in the link.
  7. Hi, I had my first attempt at ditthering last night, and it didn't go so well. I was using this to manually dither with phd2: http://openphdguiding.org/phd2-dither-app/ Unfortunately it was taking along time to settle and I was getting an error message along the lines of 'max dec/ra duration to low, cannot find star'. I'd have to turn off the guiding and then start it again and the mount wouldn't settle for quite a few minutes, I gthink it was about 10 or more. I'm wondering, should I turn off guiding before sending a dither command or does PHD2 take this into account? Here's the guidelog from the attempt:
  8. Finally figured out how to get the darks to remove the amp glow in DSS. It's the maximum setting. I'll leave this here as a final version. I also added about 400 bias to it. Stacking done with DSS with curves, levels and slight colour balancing done in Gimp 2.9.5 beta: 16 bit Double Cluster Final.tif
  9. http://www.cometwatch.co.uk/comet-41p-and-ngc-3198/ I've added 41p to Stellarium. I don't know what you use. This is how I added it to Stellarium: http://dslr-astrophotography.com/add-comets-stellarium/
  10. I'm keeping an eye on the weather. I may go out and try and image Comet 41p in Ursa Major. Never tried to image a comet before, should be fun. I was hoping there'd be at least one half decent comet this year, hopefully there'll be two.
  11. Terry Lovejoy's discovered another one, hopefully it'll be one to watch. http://www.cometwatch.co.uk/terry-lovejoy-discovers-comet-c2017-e4/
  12. Great image, I've always wanted to try a Milky Way shot. I like how the mill's so sharp as well as the stars.
  13. Great shot, could you give some info on equipment used and technique?
  14. Good advice for the most part, but I would say the Moon doesn't effect planetary imaging much, if at all. The exposures are too short. DSO imaging is definitely effected.
  15. Thanks Andrew.