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Posts posted by oldannie

  1. Since starting deep sky imaging I have been so preoccupied with getting my equipment to work and learning how to process I've never really got round to learning much about astronomy.  However after seeing that Katrina Raynor Evans is giving a talk this year on Astro Philately to my local Astronomy Society - Newtown, Powys I've started collecting space stamps!  On Katrina's recommendation I've bought a book ''Stamping Through Astronomy'  by Renato Ducati and can highly recommend it.  Brilliantly illustrated throughout and a great way of learning about the history of astronomy.

    Hope I've posted this in the right place!






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  2. Am thinking about buying a 3nm Astrodon filter, Ha,  36mm unmounted and have been looking at where to buy from.  There are outlets in the UK where the price would be around £750.  If I buy from Farpoint (the company that has taken over Astrodon) in the USA the price including postage via UPS to the UK would be around £666.  That's quite a saving!  I'm wondering if there are any hidden charges or any other catches that I haven't thought about.  Am nervous enough about spending so much on one filter!

  3. What a faff around.  When I went back to an older build of Windows 10 the camera connected but I then found I couldn't delay updates so reinstalled the newer version (1903) and found my camera did connect - however!!! the time after that the camera failed to connect again and a message appeared telling me there was an error with the Artemis capture software  and to try reinstalling.  I did that and all seems ok.  Just waiting for the next clear night!!  What a hobby!

    Watch this space!!!





  4. Well first of all thanks for all the helpful replies.  I went back to a previous Windows 10 build on my laptop and Artemis now connects though am not sure whether this was just coincidence.  I then had another problem with windows 10 insisting on installing updates at entirely the wrong time.  Anyway I seem to be up and running again thank goodness.  I have to say though am going to give serious thought to another laptop just for imaging.  I have two laptops and my old one is packing up so now might be just the time to consider another one for imaging only and will have a look at Lenovo.

    Thanks again everyone - much appreciated.



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  5. Have done a very quick stack and process of 15x300sec Ha exps of NGC6960 taken with Takahashi 106ed and Atik mono 460ex on NEQ6 with MGEN guider.  Can anyone tell me what might be the cause of the dark patch bottom left. It has also appeared on another target.  Can light leakage result in a dark patch?



    NGC6995_Ha_600secs_quickprocess copy.jpg

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