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  1. Many thanks all of you for kind words, yes, I'm quite satisfied with this one.... now I have to wait, our ccd is broken
  2. great image, love details and faint dusts rendition! very well done!!!
  3. A new image from my remote observatory, a close-up of IC 5146 The Cocoon Nebula, stack of 8,3 hrs (B 7x600" Ha 6nm 14x900" L 10x900" R 7x600") with synthetic green Red-Blu 50%, calibrated and stacked and processed in Pixinsight, first attempt using the script RHAVB-Aip. here the hi-res image and technical data hope you like, thanks for look and comment! cheers Elio
  4. Thank you so much for suggestion Olly, I gave it a second try... hope you like a bit more Hi-res
  5. Thanks Olly, it is one of my first images with processing single LRGB channels, I love the reflex indeed, but I have to learn more and more, do you think I need the same integration of single red and blue? Or something about my processing?much appreciated! Thank you so much Mike, a great subject like this deserves a bit more though
  6. thank you guys for comment and like, hope soon I will take more data and improve...
  7. Hi guys here my first LRGB composition for this beautiful subject taken during 3 nights, it needs a bit more integration to reduce noise on the faint dusts, hope you like here you can find the hi-res version http://www.avogadro-observatory.com/ngc-7023-iris-nebula-cepheus
  8. Well done with OIII a bit less and smooth with Ha/rgb, try to integrate, that OU4 is truly brilliant, it deserve a realy "flying bat"
  9. Here another (we are two, realy) happy user of Avalon's mounts, I had a Linear with a Tec140 upgraded with an M-Uno to forget the meridian flip. After two years of proud working from 180mm of my Apo Telyt, passing by taka baby fsq, to a GSO RC 8" at 1600mm, a month ago, I put it in our (owned by Mauro Ghiri and me) new personal remote observatory powered by Avalon "Merlino" and all things works fine, we are using a RC8" reduced down to f/5.8 with Atik One (694 chip) working at 0.87 arcsec/pixel and guiding at the half (lodestar on oag). For any question, I aggree, the yahoo user group is a great resource, and Avalon service is truely stellar indeed for info and firsts images we had taken, have a look at www.avogadro-observatory.com
  10. Hi Torsinadoc, I'm using M-1 mount from 2013 with all my available ota 180mm (LeicaApoTelyt), 450mm (Taka baby fsq) and 1600mm (RC8" f8) using the Eos 60D CentralDS with its 4,3 micron pixels, and I do not use pc on the field but a Lacerta MGenII on a 50mm finderscope adapted, moving/centering the scope with an Android tablet in bluetooth. I always use to sync on 1 star few degrees nearby the subject; rarely I need plate solving and pc for centering too faint object the dslr can't preview fine. Polar allignment is made in 1 minute using the polar finder and the related app. No problem about guiding during these year: 1 month ago we put the M-Uno Mount inside our (Mauro Ghiri and Me) new personal remote observatory named to Avogadro, take a look here www.avogadro-observatory.com No meridian flip feature is a lovely solution with these mounts, and with SGP-PHD2 all works fine at 0.87 arcsec/pixel for imaging and half for OAG. As you can see in the pic, only one problem we met (rarely) in these few months...the clouds cheers, Elio
  11. Hi guys here one of those foolish (really we are two!) that has spent money and time to setup a Personal Remote Observatory under dark skies, hoping to catch the best sky conditions, against all the things we usually owe to do and takes us away from deep-sky passion (job, sons, WIFE, house in countryside, and so on...). We have put down the foundation-stone (it's much much more, I have to say!) and we are testing all stuff to refine the calibration of the whole system. The most important feature, wherever we are in the whole world, we can start a deep-sky astrophotography session and Merlino (its core indeed) could play solo till morning, with all the safety and the best reliability In few words... the one life dream is coming true! Soon will be published the website observatory containing all specs and technical data, we are in late with this but the time runs more and more, despite our efforts. Here you can see "Merlino" at the first installation in the southern Tuscany countryside: Luciano Dal Sasso has perfectly managed the process and kept misfortune far away as he can, and the same night we were ready to take shots, but the weather has changed and has gone against us... Two days later we were able to test the setup and the sky getting 10x1200s sub without any filter (really we still have to clean them and put in fw) no flats and no dark, just a quick processing in Pix The target is NGC5907 in Draco, GSO RC8" @f/5.8 - Atik One (694) on Avalon M-Uno. Work in progress, see you soon Cheers, Elio
  12. Thanks for like Paul and Zadoq! we have it published on Amateur Astrophotography Ezine Issue 15
  13. I was missing... here you can see my beloved setup
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