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About Star101

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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. Hope it all works well for you. Clear skies
  2. Looking great here for tonight. Two hours to go and counting
  3. Just skimmed the above posts in case any spoilers...Missed it cos imaging at present. Will get it on the iPlayer Looking forward to it.
  4. I have my back to it at the moment as I am up against the wall.....Cygnus wall Nice shot Carl
  5. Finally got clear skies. Expect cloud again in 2 or 3 hours. Set Ha on Cygnus Wall. LND 935. First 300s sub just downloaded OK. PHD is looking nice. Happy so far considering the bright globe is up.
  6. Its clearing here. Blue sky to the North West ....I cannot see the moon yet though.....I think it's going to be very bright tonight Let my dinner settle and then decide, if I do go out, it will have to be Ha only, me thinks!
  7. I can't complain. Even if my neighbour chopped down two trees in their garden, which they did last week, but left the tree next to my obsy standing. What they don]t realise is that it shelters my scope from the street light directly west of us. Three doors away that side. I always image to the East because that's where the darkest sky is. I leave my neighbours to think what they will
  8. Oh wow. If only my neighbour would do the same here. Happy for you Dave
  9. Thanks Wim, I tried the link to the repository but it failed ,saying no updates, so I removed it as PixInsight suggested it was not verified. I will try Geralds suggestion and rename or delete
  10. Good capture Dave. I can even make out the tail. Well done for 120s.
  11. Not much wind here at the moment. But imaging at 2800mm, the moon is not helping. Images look noisy and not clear. May change to the TS65Q at 420mm with Ha soon and go back to the Heart or Soul. The moon wont have much effect there.
  12. Great photos. Its good to see the second image,3 miles away, I feel gives a much better idea of how big that crater really is!! Glad you got to tick off one from your list too. Well done.
  13. I have 30 x 300s OIII and SII of the Rosette Nebula from about a week ago.. I just need Ha now. Hoping the clouds will move and the wind stays low at some point soon. So far it's just clouds here so not much hope for tonight.
  14. For Dithering, i would try the medium and go from there. Darks and Bias ( or short Darks of 2 seconds as I use ) can be created anytime. Just try to keep them the same temperature as your lights are taken. If there are no marks on the image, no dust bunnies, vignetting or dew then yes, you could create and use a library light, but beware than if you setup and tear down there is a tendency for dust to get on the lens or sensor that new flats can remove. It depends how particular one is about imaging I am not sure about using Bias with CMOS as it does make my ZWO ASI183mm pro images worse. Instead I use short darks as bias ( 2 second exposure ) and this helps. I know some create Dark Flats but that implies darks being shot at the same level as the flats....My flats can sometimes be 0.01s. Which is almost a BIAS. If I use 2 seconds DARKS instead. I get better results. You will need to experiment to find what works for you. Hope this helps.
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