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About Star101

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    Star Forming
  • Birthday 09/08/60

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    Celestron C11, EQ6 Pro Mount, Hyperstar, Neximage 5, i7 Laptop and Cannon 50D unmoded. One day I hope I learn how to use it properly ...until then its just for fun :)
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    Nottingham. UK.
  1. Nice capture. I think I can see four of Jupiters moons there too. Well done
  2. NGC 1333--my nemises strikes again

    I really don't know what the problem is here. I agree that the amount of time spent on this then I would expect the noise to be minimal. However, have you tried adding noise before reducing it? This sometimes works in cases where the noise is uneven. Adding noise right across the image sometimes helps the noise reduction script to clean the image a little.. Just a thought. A great image by the way
  3. M31 Andromeda Galaxy

    I agree. The detail is fantastic. That's a great shot of M31. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Mosaics

    Great images there. Looks like you got mosaics sorted. I like the annotations too.
  5. Bubble Nebula

    Thats a great image. Very impressive. 4 hours on each filter. Looks like it paid off. Thanks for sharing.
  6. I imaged the Rosette Nebula using my Ha filter the other night. It looked great Problem was my FOV was too small. I have SGP with Mosaic so thought I would give it a try and also get some sleep in the process. Last night was a great night for inaging. Very clear and dark here after moonset. I decided to image with just a LP filter. I set SGP to take a 6 panel image using 10x 120s subs for each panel. Taken at f/2 using C11 Hyperstar and Atik4120EX OSC on Mesu 200 mount. The top of the image looks like frost or cloud may have got in the way. I will take a look later. But so far I am impressed with the potential I have reduced the file to 1.6M from 100M I will attempt some panels again on this subject. Also I will do again in just Ha to see the difference. Thanks for looking.
  7. M31 you never see again

    lol Very funny. Yeah, once its working, stand way back. DONT TOUCH A THING!!
  8. M31 you never see again

    OK, may I ask. Did you take any FLATS and use in the processing?
  9. M31 you never see again

    Not sure about RGB etc as I use a Full Colour camera. This type of image I get when light polution gets in the way. I use a IDAS light polution filter to over come this effect. Maybe someone with more knowledge will be able to confirm or ...
  10. David Newbury

    M42 Orion Trapezium Cluster 10 x 1s 10 x 5s 8 x 10s ATIK 4120EX OSC C11 OTA
  11. wheels and runner for roll off shed

    I used the same roller but fixed. I bought the swivel ones originally because someone informed me that the fixed ones, if not aligned correctly, will make it difficult to control. However, in my design, the wheels are held between two planks of wood. The swivel wheels rotate when changing direction and were causing jams. The fixed wheels, although did need some aligning ( all of 10 mins ) Once aligned, roll off and on without any issues.
  12. wheels and runner for roll off shed

    No worries. Thanks for the quick response. If anyone has a use for them, let me know.
  13. wheels and runner for roll off shed

    If you are loking for some wheels. I have 8 swivel (nylon tyres) free to a good home. Used for 3 days on my ror roof but not suitable for my design. https://www.screwfix.com/p/nylon-tyres-swivel-80mm-4-pack/90532?_requestid=47551
  14. SH2-132 HO_RGB

    Very nice.
  15. Let's see your 1st DSOs

    I was looking through one of my USB drives wich has my library of images. I found my first real DSO image, taken 5 August 2015 Its funny cos I have been trying to image M51 for some time. Earlier in the year I tried and the second image is from that attempt. I couldn't get focus to stay exact and there was a lot of high cloud, giving it a misty look. Apart from that, its not a bad image. The best part is that from what I have learned in the last 2/3 years I can see the difference and more to the point, I know what is wrong with the images and how to correct next time