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Everything posted by Atreta

  1. Another one from may 27, this is a combination with last year's data. Total integration time of about 8 hours M8 - Lagoon Nebula
  2. This is ny last session with one of my favorite targets, the beautiful eta carina nebula.. This is about one hour and fifty minutes of 3 minute subs taken at iso 400. I'm planning on adding some more data to it. Besides the coma, I'm pretty happy with it so far. Ps: it was a quick process with star tools, i need to watch some more tutorials to get the most out of it.
  3. Wouldn't be easier if you stich all images to make the mosaic and then process it? I did this way with a small mosaic I tried, mine was only about 5 or 6 panels.
  4. Sure, i wasn't recommending to buy a cheap adapter I got this one to try to update the handset, but it didn't work, and then i tried to use it for mount control and it works fine until now, even under windows 10.
  5. Yes, that's the way i connect mine. I use a cheap usb to rs232 adapter. I also suggest to install eqmod and ascom platform too so you can integrate all the software needed. It's very straightforward to install and use. I can try to help you with it if you have any problems. This is the link for the sbove softwares: https://ascom-standards.org/Downloads/Index.htm https://sourceforge.net/projects/eq-mod/files/EQASCOM/
  6. Hi, how are you connecting to the mount?
  7. +1 for sharpcap, it takes me about 5 minutes or less for the PA. I also made some markings on the floor after i did my polar alignment and when i place the mount over them it gets me very near. Last tine i did this i got it within a 6' error.
  8. Thanks for the reply, Carole. I only get an image like that one way of the focuser, i don't if I'm explaining it right. If i move the focuser inwards to become out of focus, i get an image just like that one you showed, but if i move it outwards i get a different one. I'll try to take a picture tonight and post again. Thanks for replying, yes, guiding was off when i took this one. I'll try to get the camera square with the focuser.
  9. hello everyone, i'm trying to get back to using the 130pds as i was struggling to get it collimated. this week i gave the no tools collimation a try and it looks better, but i don't know much about it. could someone please check if the collimation is ok in this picture? thanks a lot.
  10. i was struggling so hard to collimate my 130pds that i gave up imaging with it for a few months. recently, i was searching for sites to get some help collimating it and found one that gives a good alternative and it requires no tools to do the job. I did try this method, but i don't know if my collimation is good or not, i'm about to post an image on the 130pds topic to see if anyone can check it for me. this is the site: https://garyseronik.com/no-tools-telescope-collimation/ you could this method a go to check your collimation as you already did it with the barlowed laser and the chesire.
  11. Nice, didn't know it allowed too. By other ways you mean placing the mount on another area? You're right, there is a function on the synscan controller(maybe you will have to update the controller firmware to enable this) that allows you to do a polar alignment after you do a two star alignment, but you'd have to at least pointed towards northern celestial pole to be easier when you make the PA routine. From there you can choose from a list of stars that the controller shows you. I don't remember if it's accurate for AP. I can give it a try again and compare with sharpcap to see if the alignment is good or not and tell you.
  12. Since you said you can view Polaris and around, I recommend using sharpcap for polar alignment. With the free version you can only check your PA error, with the paid version you can polar align really fast with the use of a camera like the asi120mc or maybe even a Webcam if it's compatible and sensitive enough. It's well worth the (low) price.
  13. I never stacked that much but i think It shouldn't take that long. Are you using 2x or 3x drizzle?
  14. Ah, now i see. I miss expressed myself then. That command was to be used on your rpi not on your desktop. Sorry for not noticing before.
  15. Weird, it should list your wifi interface there. Please also try iwconfig and press tab twice, it should complete with your wifi interface too. Also Is your card listed when you do a lspci?
  16. Did you try that command i mentioned? You can also type iwconfig and then press tab to show your wifi card name. I think there is no need to start a new, we can work it out.
  17. Looks like your wifi card isn't listed there, i only saw ethernet and the loopback. it's been a long time since I did some networking. Can you try this command to list it? dmesg | grep -e wlan -e b43 I'm booting my linux right now to try to better help you Edit: it should list something like mine: wlp3s0 renamed from wlan0 From there we can try to connect to your router.
  18. Thanks Thanks, it would be great to see a large magellanic cloud capture from you. I was planning to add more imaging time, but skies are not very good so far.
  19. Nice catch, how was the temperature over there? The seeing is ok often timrs, what is hard is the heat noise. It messes up the processing, I'll upload a comparison from a 40c sensor picture and a 34c sensor. The difference is huge. I wish i could get my dslr cooled down, it would sure make things easier.
  20. Just a guess here, i had that same problem with a cheap external usb case that i have. The usb cable that came with it was not giving enough power for the disk, even tho the dusk was on and recognized by windows. The original cable was a Y shaped cable, is yours the sane? I solved my problem using the cable that came with my canon dskr, it was the same type. Another thing you could try is check if the hard drive is not soldered to the usb converter board , if it's not, you can remove it and attach to a computer. Hope that you get it working again.
  21. I want to share this video for everyone who has an ender 3, or wants to buy one, to check out if their printer have the same problem:
  22. Thank you, AstroFin Thank You, Steve Thank you, Mark
  23. thank you, TheMan Thank you, DP. I'll try to get more southern objects imaged. there are some beautiful ones out there
  24. Hi everyone, been a while since a post an image due to the rainy season here in Brazil and also my lack of patience to mount everything up because of all the heat (summertime, about 40c durin the day and sometimes 30c at night). this is a stack from 3 different nights, making a total of 2h 45 min( i plan to add some more data to it). According to wikipedia: "The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.[5] At a distance of about 50 kiloparsecs (≈163,000 light-years),[2][6][7][8] the LMC is the second- or third-closest galaxy to the Milky Way, after the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal (~16 kpc) and the possible dwarf irregular galaxy known as the Canis Major Overdensity. Based on readily visible stars and a mass of approximately 10 billion solar masses, the diameter of the LMC is about 14,000 light-years (4.3 kpc), making it roughly one one-hundredth as massive as the Milky Way.[3] This makes the LMC the fourth-largest galaxy in the Local Group, after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the Milky Way, and the Triangulum Galaxy (M33)." This was taken with a canon t5i and a 135mm tokina lens, i had to crop a good portion because of different stacking orientation. Hope you like it.
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