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About AbsolutelyN

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  1. Not an app but I find this site brilliant to keep an eye out for showers when the weather is not perfect: https://www.netweather.tv/live-weather/radar
  2. I've had issues with specific cables. I've always put it down to using very long usb3 cables between scope and pc. I've recently started having far fewer issues by ditching usb3 and using the 1600pro with usb2. Good luck.
  3. I thought it was a starlink pic on first glance! Contact Firstlight, sure they'll sort any issues. Mine has been running at almost 80% on cooler for last two night to get to -20, no issues. Perhaps try switching USB cables.
  4. The recent clear skies gave me the chance to try a mosaic which only tried once before and only in B/W so this was a bit of a challenge to capture and process. This is a two frame mosaic of M81/M82 & Surrounding IFN. Each frame is approx 13 hours in LRGB so approx 26 hours in total. Taken with ZWO 1600MMPro and Rasa 8. https://www.astrobin.com/s9uean/
  5. Just caught it as it came over the horizon, lovely colours. Esprit 100 + Sony A7R3
  6. Thanks Adrian. Polaris is surrounded by IFN - try search Astrobin and you'll get various widefield images showing how extensive it is.
  7. This is a small area of integrated flux nebula (IFN) near to Polaris. I just love the jellyfish like structure, it makes me think of some strange sea creature swimming through the depths of a dark ocean. Taken over several nights during our first clear spell of the year here in the UK. 15.6 hours with RASA 8 and ZWO 1600MM and Baadar LRGB filters AstroBin: https://www.astrobin.com/brxgyw/
  8. Exactly what I'm after, and in Harrogate too ... but too late. Let me know if falls through.
  9. Thanks Adrian. This is just to the left of the Orion Nebula. I'd hoped to get a lot more data but don't think there is any more time until later in the year so may revisit this one. Very impressed with the RASA, but also very hard to get good stars into the corners. Similar to working with fast lenses I guess.
  10. Finally managed a few hours of imaging. 4.8 hours with ZWO1600Pro, RASA8 and Baadar HA filter. Higher res on Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/n94x8c/C/?nc=user
  11. Looks lovely and clear outside but it's blowing a gale. Satellite shows rain in every direction. Not risking setting up unless surrounding rain stops as got caught out last week and get a soaking. Really unpredictable with strong wind. Edit. Just tried setting up and quickly put everything away. Completely clear but rain was suddenly being blown over from miles away.
  12. Regarding scope covers I recently bought this from amazon. It's huge, too big really, but works rather well for an emergency cover for fully setup mount + scope. Just use a few bungee cords to hold it in place. It will cover my az-eq6 with height extension + rasa + me underneath too https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MNJVPJK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00
  13. It's very possible not getting it quite right yet ...
  14. Thanks Michael .... just ran it through BPP with bias as darks and have to say I can't tell any different to the one with matching darks.
  15. It was dithered too .... set to medium in SGP. Not sure how many pixels that is but will reprocess as you say as an experiment. Thanks
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