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About nicoscy

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  1. Bit of a shameless bump and to say that at this price, there is no further depreciation, so anybody interested is not going to lose any money, just park their funds while using it. I am not going to reduce the price, it either sells at this price or not, but I will throw in the M90 adapter for free. Clear skies, Nicos
  2. Lol, IF that someone shows up! I will venture again into double stacking in about 3 years when I move out of town and set up my own obsy. I will always keep my Lunt 60mm, but a Lunt 100mm double stacked is where I want to end up. Until then, there is so much learning to do single stack!
  3. Hi Ade, Noted, but √Čtalon needs to go first! Clear skies, Nicos
  4. The Sun is picking up much activity lately as it enters a new cycle and if you are thinking of upping your game, now is the time at a great price for you, especially since most retailers are out of stock!!! For sale is my Lunt 60mm DS module in excellent condition. Comes with relevant literature and Lunt carrying case. I decided that I want to release funds for another project and I also like my single stack images well enough to stick with single stack imaging for quite some time - and learn more about post-processing before attempting double stack imaging and processing. The D
  5. I am not claiming that the CN approach is the best. What I mentioned is that it was the most workable we could find. I am not trying to be controversial, but stacking the next day means you just got the data one night and viewed it the next day, so it is not close to live. My 2c and feel free to ignore. The point of amateur observational astronomy is to actually observe. How it is done is up to each person...
  6. Agreed and noted. On CN we had to reach a critical volume of both topics / posts and number of active members before taking action... How about using tags for NV related topics?
  7. A 219 euro device is no competition for modern white phosphorus devices costing at least 30x more for the bare minimum. Now, if your aim is to see some wild life at night and at relative close proximity, this device (the Omegon) will do. It works with an infrared illuminator, so quite different to the devices used for NV...
  8. NV devices as they are used, do not by themselves stack images. Rather, they enhance in real time. Sure, you have phonetography for NV, but that is just to convey what is seen and it is not the means by which NV is practiced. Traditional EAA is either say one very long image where photons are stacked over time, or some short images which are stacked. "Traditional" EAA is near real time. NV is real time. Disclosure: I only do "traditional" EAA. My stacks are in the order of 10 seconds of anything between 10 to 20 frames. Yes, I have a "usable" image to observe in 20 seconds and then i
  9. Sigh, being admin on CN means that I had to go through recurring bouts of trying to define EAA / EEVA / NV. These were the great EAA wars on CN. What came out of it: EAA is viewing without an eyepiece, doing any enhancements available in real time and while one is observing (applying calibration frames real time, tweaking software display options, cooling etc). Anything done to the actual image after observing (post processing) is considered imaging. As an avid EAA practitioner, this is how I see EAA. I do both traditional viewing and EAA viewing and I consider them complementary and I al
  10. Just some good healthy (need that vitamin D!) fun with the Sun. Two of the photos are over processed to show some features clearer. Wishing everybody happy holidays
  11. Here's some more examples EAA style, again, 7 x 10sec Gain 350 no calibration frames from the same evening as the previous ones I posted (so please take into consideration full moon). Pacman, NGC6888, Heart and Soul nebulae. Yep, a great little lens and FLO has them well priced too. I am tempted now to get the 200mm f4 lens since I repurposed my ASKAR 180 as a finderscope. Deep Sky Dad has EAF autofocus kits available as well!
  12. Not that much I would guess, as you are not pixel peeping at that focal length and image scale...
  13. I forgot to take a screenshot later in the stack, but noise dropped dramatically shortly thereafter. My point being, that while pixel size is a bit "largish" and pixel scale again, "largish", the camera can and does perform well under the constraints set by short focal length instruments, as evidenced by the lovely images in this thread (excluding my own as I do something different).
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