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MattJenko

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  1. MattJenko

    Long time coming Veil

    Thanks guys. I have missed my astronomy, although as I have heard many times on this forum, the stars will still be there when one does get the chances to look up!
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    Long time coming Veil

    Feels like an eternity since I posted last, had an enforced break from astronomy due to work and travel commitments, but finally managed to get round to pulling a summers effort off the data gathering setup to process to see where I have gotten with with this target. I have always wanted to image this and do it justice, so no half measures, and this is just 1 filter of what will eventually be a 2 panel mosaic (I hope), so here is what I have to date. I also hope my imaging time will be more this year now I am a bit more settled. The Veil. no introduction needed for this target. TS60ED. ASI1600. Chroma Ha nm. AzEQ6: 75 x 5 mins, all maunged in PixInsight.
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    Skywatcher Star Adventurer

    Agreed. Its also how you use it. Fully extended legs in windy places is a different proposition from low down to the floor in a sheltered spot. This particular tripod is so tiny and the way I use it means that it easily holds my payloads. As you suggest, mileage for others may vary considerably.
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    Skywatcher Star Adventurer

    Mine handles more than 8kg. SA, dovetail, counterbalance and the rig above is more than 8kg and it is solid in all manner of heights and configurations. Not sure about actual max though.
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    Skywatcher Star Adventurer

    I have the old version and the x0.79 reducer as well. I screw reducer directly into the end of the focuser and certainly don't use an extension, as the focuser is racked right in on the focuser as it is! If you are struggling, you could try inserting the reducer into the focuser as opposed to screwing in the end. This is less secure I found, but it means you can push it in further if it doesn't quite reach focus.
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    Happy Moon

    Been about 3-4 months since I got my equipment out sadly, given work commitments, weather and circumstance. Managed a dusting off of some of the kit for a Moon shot on Saturday before the haze kicked in. 4 panel mosaic using AA115, ASI1600 and a TV x4. Vastly higher resolution image than can show here, as you all know! Just happy to be out and got something!
  7. MattJenko

    On off behaviour of ASI178MM

    Yes, playing with all the settings, and it eventually worked with default USB traffic settings, and then didn't work with the same ones 30 mins later. Will ask vendor.
  8. MattJenko

    On off behaviour of ASI178MM

    Hi Vlaiv, no disconnect noise, camera still connected in SharpCap, PHD2, SGP (whichever program I test with), just no frames. In FireCapture it says "Capture Failed". Think I will drop FLO a note on Monday and see what they say.
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    First light, ASI178MM/Lunt 50

    Surprised you have the time Ian with all your projects!! Blizzard dodging does sound rather ferocious. Thanks for all the positive feedback, looking forward to more of this...
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    First light, ASI178MM/Lunt 50

    First light with my new ASI178MM with my single stacked Lunt 50. Full disk in a single frame. Lots of problems with the camera, which is another story and a LOT of learning ahead of me, but here is effort #1 of hopefully many improving ones! Isn't solar imaging so much more civilized than night time astrophotography
  11. I recently acquired an ASI 178MM (non cooled) and seem to have a bit of a problem. I have managed to get it connected, but often, it will simply not download frames. It just sits there. I have an ASI1600Cool and that works first time, every time, but this 178MM is far more precocious. Just as I am about to pack it up and send back, it comes to life and behaves perfectly normally with fast framerates etc . I have swapped USB3 cables and same result, reinstalled all the drivers, same result. I think I just want confirmation that I am not missing something daft and that I should send it back for appraisal by a professional!
  12. MattJenko

    JTW Astronomy - rival to MESU?

    I do so hope this turns out to be a winner.
  13. MattJenko

    Trying to understand LRGB imaging

    You are pretty much there. If you are confident that your newt setup has no focus difference between filters, then you can always do L,L,R,G,B,L,L,R,G,B... or something along those lines and dither every cycle or something like that. That way you can be sure to have something by the end, as opposed to the soul destroying L, R, G and no Blue for 2 weeks because of the weather
  14. That camera will make a decent planetary imaging setup with your scope, but I wouldn't think too hard about doing DSOs with it. It can be utilized as a very decent guiding camera once you make the move to DSOs, but you should get a lot of joy and fun out of that camera with your Mak for planetary, lunar etc.
  15. MattJenko

    First attempts with PixInsight

    The star core holes are usually as a result of HDRMultscaleTransform operations. A simple star mask to protect bright star cores is the solution for this one...
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