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About thomasv

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  1. Hi, great photo. Just wondering why you convert first to tiff, AA7 does handle RAF files. Interested in any benefit as I also have XT1 and AA7, but always just work with RAF out of the camera.
  2. Thank you for the reply. I wonder if I should get Astro Pixel Processor, I hear from more and more people who use it, might as well try the free 30 day license. I have AstroArt, maybe I'm just not good enough at using it.
  3. Beautiful. Wonder how dark your sky is and are you using any LP filters? Do cal with darks / flats, etc? Thanks.
  4. Wow, how lucky is that? Are you going to stack the comet subs and combine it with the meteor picture? I wouldn't even know where to start ...
  5. I would say a planetary camera would probably give you far too small field of view. The tail is at least 6deg long.
  6. I think DSS now supports fuji raw, worked for me. "The list of the DSLRs supported by the latest version is available on the libraw web site."
  7. Another sleep-deprived night in a muddy field, glad these comets don't come around too often Fuji X-T1, Samyang 35mm f1.2 @ f2 & vintage Asahi SMC 50mm f1.7 @ f2.8.
  8. Almost didn't get up when the alarm went at 1:50, but glad I did, first clear morning to see the comet, plus bonus noctilucent clouds. Fuji X-T1 / Samyang 135mm @ f2.8, 20 x 9sec iso400.
  9. Wow, thanks, interesting. I think I'll stick to OSC camera, should the clouds ever clear here.
  10. Great pictures. So, I assume the 2nd one was taken with a tracking mount, and did you just stack the subs on the stars? I suspect there isn't any detectable movement of the comet against the stars in 2.5mins.
  11. Thanks. I did play a lot with focus using the magnified live view (canon 6D) and picked these out from about 50 shots in total. And applied a touch of sharpen in Gimp.
  12. Shot from the upstairs window after walking to the fields the past two evenings and being clouded out. Crescent of Venus can just about be seen. Just Moon and Mercury after Venus disappeared. And while focusing ...
  13. Taken with Fuji X-T1 and Samyang 135mm at F2, 60x1mins from Bortle 5 with Idas NB1 filter. Got some walking noise as couldn't dither with the mount (Fornax lightrack 2).
  14. Having high hopes for shooting Y4 Atlas, hopefully with M81/M82 in the frame.
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