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  1. Hi All managed to get 80 minutes on these two the other night and I am still loving this one shot colour ZWO ASI533. wish I'd had it years back. anyway 40 x 2 mins, 80ED, ASI533MC Pro. stacked and Processed in pixinsight Hope you enjoy Mike
  2. Thank you all for the help Through clouds last night I found that the error was when PHD hasnt started, or had stopped guiding. so thats that one I have cut the dither to about 8-10 pixels and will see how that goes, but the clouds thickened Also found that the X2 barlow I have is Rubbish. so not a wasted night of clear sky to find all this out Thanks once again Mike
  3. Hi Martin I thought it seemed a bit high but there was a site with a formula on for matching your guide scope and imaging scope so maybe it 30 in the guide scope. Ill try it next clear night HaHA
  4. Hi All As far as I am aware I have set up both NINA and PHD2 correctly witht he right figures to dither about 20-30 pixels in the main image randomly. Everytime I try to set it on for a sequence I get a NINA error of PHD2 with error code 1 Anyone know that error as I cant find it in searches Clear skies all, except in the UK as Bonfire Night always buggers that up Mike
  5. Olly and Vlaiv This image is the 2 sets of 30x2min side by side. directly as saved from the camera in fits. NO processing NO alignment. I use Pixinsight totally at the moment and there is a tool in there called blinked that just lets you look through your pictures to make sure they are ok and then saves the ones you select to a folder to then work further. These images are not even debayered yet. I can see no trailing or anything which to me means my tracking works really well.!! unless I am missing something the walking noise would surely only be if your stars move
  6. Hi John That sounds fun to figure out(not). But if there a reason why it then wouldn't do it in 2 following exposures that night. Or is that because I moved the scope to look elsewhere and it settled better maybe. Hi Olly I cheated a little with this, just to try it. So stacked the final 1st 30 and 2nd 30 together, but as pixinsight needs more than 2 images to stack I doubled up but the result was the same as when I stack all 60 frames
  7. Yup restacking the 2 together gets that strange aligned noise??
  8. Hi Olly Sorry it was the diagonally aligned noise I was meaning. My fault I never am clear in my explanations. I have gone though the images again, looking closer and found a few that the guiding bumped on and I think that's the star artifact you have picked up on. Maybe the focus and temp moved too (electric focuser on order , the boss doesn't know about that yet) For more info on the images. I did them in 2 sets of 30, one after the other. The above image is when all stacked together I have just stacked 1st 30 and the 2nd 30 separately and they look fine. Maybe a
  9. Hi All So this is a zoomed image from my shot of the Cocoon nebula the other night and is from a ZWO ASI533 on a SW 80ED pro. I got about 60 2 minute images. pre-processed and stacked in Pixinsight. The stars are points so the guiding was fine. It seems to be background noise. However, 2 other objects imaged the same night dont have this issue and are fine. Thanks for looking Mike
  10. Hi All So it cleared up last night and I got nearly 3 hours of useful data on M33. Most surprised for the UK weather at the moment just finished initial processing. might try tease a bit more out later, but I have other nights data on M3 that I want to incorporate as well. Any comments welcome as always. Thanks for looking
  11. Nice image, what was the equipment to get that.
  12. Thanks Olly, That means a lot to me., and yes the scripts make it a lot easier while I get to grips with Pixinsight.
  13. Hi All So after all the help I got with the Iris Nebula. I thought I would revisit my Tulip Nebula. Also the EZ processing scripts are magic. 85 x 2 min Subs. over 2 or 3 nights, separated by a month, flipping weather Thanks for looking Mike
  14. So here is my rework with a few hints and tips from City9Town0. But also from all o f your comments. Much thanks maybe I was being to gentle with my colour stretching. hopefully this is better
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