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About Magnus_e

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  1. Magnus_e

    Observatory 17b

    The images from my remote observatory. All images and info is also on Observatory 17b
  2. Sweet Ultra sub also sounds nice. I'm still on v1 of the observatory 'building'. I guess mine is more a Mini, than a pico or ultra micro.
  3. Are you using the Atik 314L+ as imaging camera? It's a CCD? Does it do well with shorter exposures? I'm using the ZWO ASI 1600MM-cool with a cmos. When I had everything up and running I was doing 5 min subs. I have just 'fa few days ago' imaged the Crescent nebula with it. Now I sticked to 120 - 180s subs at higher gain, both works well, but I guess more total data is king, so keep at it
  4. Thats very nice. I think I had a DE RMS of 0.65 and a RA RMS of ~1.65, so not as good a yours. This was however with the scope pointing almost at the zenit, and the obsolete orion ssag. I just ordered the ZWO ASI 120mm-s usb3 camera for guiding, so I have big hopes Going to do a full 'computing' upgrade to the obsy too. No more network or raspi / odroid in the obsy, just a embedded ryzen mini pc in the 'house' and a usb3 hub in the obsy.....
  5. I now what you mean. 2018 and 2019 did not produce anything other than a short Ha heart nebula, an a shorter unguided Ha test of the orion nebula. After managing to burn the motordrivers of my avx. 2020 is looking better
  6. Nice going @Gonzo I have never tried a 32min exposiure on my obsy, but I would say you nailed it. Yesterday I got really nice guiding with the internal guider in ekos and my ssag, on the Elephant nebula, when it was almost at the zenith. I have allways had issues guiding with the scope at that rotation, but now it worked. I do However have a crash situation with kstars, so I only get two images, and have to reboot my server to continue. As the orion ssag is in the obsolete folder now, I have taken the hint and otdered a new guidescope Anyway, nice to see you are still going strong with your obsy!
  7. Managed to get some more data on the Crescent This is now at 4h 14minutes total, with 137minutes Ha and 117minutes O3. I also did a reprocess of this new image. Sharpening up the nebula a bit, and dimming some starts ++ To me it looks a lot better than v1, but I like to hear what you think. /Magnus_e Crescent ngc6888 Ha, Syn, O3 bicolour
  8. It was just going to be a test for when I was waiting for the ElephantTrunkNebula to get a little lower than the Azimuth. My mount has a hard time guiding at that altitude. Now I have more data on the Crescent than the Elephant due to weather. Hope to get more on both, as they are really nice objects.
  9. Thanks Mark, I might just do that. Also for most of the Ha data I would rate my focus a 8/10, while the O3 is a 10/10. If I could add some more 10/10 Ha, then I think it would help
  10. Hi. I have not posted in this forum in a long while. One unguided Ha image of the Orion nebula was all I got for the 2018 and 2019 season, after first managing to burn the motor drivers of my Celestron AVX. 2020 has been good so far. Managing a couple small projects in springtime, and now imaging remotely again. This image could use some more data, but as a 'get back in the game' project, I'm pretty happy. Might do a reprocess later, when I get 'used' to PixInsight after not using it for a while. Image collected with the ASI 1600mmc at -20C using 300 gain, and 50 offset. Total of 3h and 20min, 1h 41min Ha and 1h 39min O3 Pixelmath is 1x Ha for R, 0.8x O3 + 0.2x Ha for G, 1.1x O3 for B Clear Skies
  11. Hi Ian. I use Induino MeteoStation for weather in combination with WounderGroundWeather. Both work with IndiLib https://indilib.org/support/tutorials/177-howto-configure-compile-wire-print-and-assemble-the-induino-meteostation.html The Odroid I use for imaging and the RasPi does most of controll and GPIO. GPIO support on the Odroid is not as good as the raspi. Also, the raspi has only 100mb/s network. I'm lucky that the observatory has a bandwidth of 300mb/s, so I get the images down faster with the Odroid. I use this driver https://indilib.org/support/tutorials/165-diy-auto-indi-telescope-cover.html with my 3d printed dustcap. Works quite well :) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2307397
  12. Hi Ian :) I'm happy to see that you found this thread useful. A couple things to add after having some experience using the obsy. 1. I should have figured out how to connect my mount to the 'portable' pier before casting it. I could have saved some cash by using the existing pattern for the pier-plate, and not have to get it customized. 2. I made the height of the pier, the obsy walls and the roof so that the entire mount and scope clears the walls. I did this to have a clear view to the horizon, witch I have never needed or used. I would rather make the obsy wall height and the roof 'height' so that the park position of the mount is less critical. 3. The Orion StarShot Autoguider has issues with INDI. I've been planning to replace it, but have not got around to it. Having a autoguider that calibrates on each try, makes a lot of the 'smart' functions of EKOS work a lot better. For starting with linux, I would just get a copy of Ubuntu and install it on a old PC or Laptop to get familiar with setting up and installing INDI. For later you would most likely like to have it on a raspi, odroid or even a small PC, running just the serverside and no gui, then connect to it from your desktop or so. The goto page to get everything installed https://indilib.org/forum/general/210-howto-building-latest-libindi-ekos.html Having a obsy makes starting an evening of imaging, and ending it later, SO much more enjoyable. No 30 mins to an hour setting up and calibrating, just booting up and done. I have the obsy dry enough, that I keep all the gear in during summer, when it's to bright to image anything. All gear looks good, with very little dust at all.
  13. I see there is a 30 day trial, so I'll have a go soon I do like the pix insights way of doing it all, but it cannot be perfect on all types of processing, I guess.
  14. Thanks Theres only slightly more than two hours of data, but it's good enough to keep for future expansion. If I get the mosaic done, then I might start on a SHO later. (Probably not this year, but I'm not getting bored anytime soon )
  15. Ok I see. I did not know there was a way around this. I think something like this could be integrated in Pix insight as it sounds exactly what the mosaic gradiant merge tool does. If all the subs that had the same orientation was stacked together and then merged, it should work. This is to much work doing manually, but nice to know APP can do it.
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