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  1. Hi As a owner of a few hitec bits and bobs , I hope you will be able to upkeep all the software as well Good luck with it all Harry
  2. Hi I have been using voyager for over a year now and was initially drawn to it because it offered rock solid stability and indeed it is rock solid I have tried to make it crash by yanking out cables etc - the software reports a fault without crashing and has several ways of reporting emails texts etc. For me a system lock up was the ultimate nightmare and wasted valuable time. And since I have started the program has offered many improvements and is being upgraded all the time - It takes a different approach in how it works like the drag scrip which is really a drag command system and is very very user configurable . I would urge people to give it a go - much to learn -much to gain Regards Harry
  3. Hi when using sgp I do the following 1) Use the mosaic and framimg tool to select a target and field rotation to suit the object and then save this imformation as a target ( you can use a previous image as a referance ) 2) when setting up I just do a blind solve to get things going so the scope knows where its looking and the camera rotation 3) make sure the manual rotator is selected 4) right click on the target saved earlier and there will a option to rotate the camera - select this 5) sgp will then work out the differance between your current camera rotation and the targets rotation and tell you how much to rotate the camera by ( inc clockwise or anticlockwise info ) 6) do the amount suggested and let sgp tell you again how far you are out It might take 2 or 3 goes but I can get to less than 1 deg very easily- of course this is all done by plate solving , which you must have set up first all this can be done while off target , make it easier to make sure you can access camera rotation easily cheers Harry
  4. Hi This was/is a known problem caused by a windows update- I thought it was solved by the latest release of pixinsight this means a full reinstall - not just a update If it is still a problem please post of the pixinsight forum and hopefully it will be looked into cheers Harry
  5. Me too I like the dust in front of the reflection nebula Harry
  6. Hi well Thats a big view - congrates on a excellent image Harry
  7. Hi I did manage to keep the brighness down - but have lost the colour to bright stars -- need to get some short subs for this -----Sometime Cheers for looking Harry
  8. Oh dear am I going soft In my old age Harry
  9. Hi Thanks Sara BTW I saw Mr astro pixel at the uk astro fest and I promised to have a go - So I am listening to your vids what goes around comes around :) Cheers Harry
  10. Please dont break anything on my behalf :) Harry
  11. Thanks for looking and print away if you like :)
  12. Hi Yes just a big chip - never get enough imaging time here in the uk for a mosaic Harry
  13. Hi I remember seeing images of the horsehead nebula many years ago and thinking I need to be into this imaging game and I have tried many times to get a decent image of the horsehead , but it is low in the orange gooo around here and have failed many times with various scopes Now I have tried with my tak 106 ( f5 ) and a sx sxvr H35 and even though I am still short on data ( yes Never enough is there) I am reasonbly happy with it Did struggle with processing and this is my upteenth attempt and perhapes will come back to it next year It consists of 270min lum and 270min RGB taken in 5 min subs please see here for a high res version http://www.harrysastroshed.com/imagepages/nebulapages/horse.html Thanks for looking Regards Harry
  14. Hi Nothing beats a good discussion IMO the optical distance never changes I.E a reducer with a FL of 55mm will always be 55mm regardless of what glass you put in line ( flat glass only ) hence why the pinhole setup works its just that the phsical length will change with the introduction off filters etc , I have measured this with various set ups . So I always add to the physical length to adapt to various inline filters . Very often there are so many other posible errors ( i.e camera chip set back ) that practical trial and error at the scope is sometimes easier Regards Harry
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