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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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    computer has had it

    I used to run all kit with a cheap(£130 New) Celeron 2Gb ram 32Gb disk Notebook. SGPro, Mesu 200, Atik camera and the rest all ran fine. I would not use Pixinsight though But your new machine would cope easily...although, I would limit Pixinsight to 3 of the 4 virtual processors. while imaging.
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    Be warned -It doesn't have GoTo and tracking is a bit stiff
  3. Yeah. I find it mindboggling when seen expressed this way.
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    Long story very short - I now only image in the East to avoid the street lights.
  5. Found this today. Thought it was a great demonstration on how slow light really is in the vastness of space. https://www.sciencealert.com/simple-animations-by-a-nasa-scientist-prove-the-speed-of-light-is-torturously-slow
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    Free Kindle Astronomy book

    Looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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    Asteroid Eris

    I was watching S@N the other day and it was mentioned Asteroid Eris and imaging it etc. I decided to give it a go even though the clouds kept passing by. Not the best but just thought I would share 200 x 15s subs at 4x bin. using ZWO ASI183MM Pro. on a C11 at 2800mm focal length. All on a Mesu 200. Used BLINK in Pixinsight. Selected area of interested. Created MP4. Used online converter to convert MP4 to GIF. https://www.onlineconverter.com/mp4-to-gif Thanks for looking.
  8. Looks good. I have the same chip but ZWO version. Also same TS scope. I've not tried 600s subs before. Impressive. Thanks for sharing
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    Best Astro "Senior Moment"

    Very lucky. Glad you stopped yourself!!. This reminds me when we invited some friends over to look through my scope. The moon was a faint slither and looked great, even if a bit low in the sky as it followed the sun, by a good distance. as it was setting. One of our friends is very health and safety conscious. He would not go anywhere near the scope until the sun had set! As to senior moment....Yes, trying to cut corners when setting SGPro to image a target. I used a previous Sequence, just changed the timings as all the filters were already set. I spent maybe 3 hours, at 60s a sub, imaging the target only to realise I had the imaging set to FLATS and not LIGHTS. doh!!
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    Mesu 200 Arrrives

    Welcome to the Mesu club I used to use a NEQ6 Pro mount. Trying to balance a C11 with guide scope and cameras etc. 80% of my time fighting with PHD2. So, I purchased the Mesu 200 from Bernard, it has been heaven in comparison. Its a dream to use. I still have issues, usually with the laptop, or should I say Win10, focus, clouds etc but never with the Mesu. Congratulations Clear skies.
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    Updating Firmware of ASI120MC

    FYI The USB 3.1 standard is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. So, the camera should work on the USB 3 port.
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    December 9, 2018: Wirtanen brightening clearly

    Here is a single image I took last night while focusing. And Cartes du Ciel chart with details as seen from Nederlands around 6:30pm this evening. If the cloud gods allow
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    Mars Neptune conjuction and a sneaky Uranus

    Fantastic shots Neil. well done. I was busy Friday evening so missed it. So glad you got and posted this. Thanks. Dave
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    M33 - RGB

    Good shot for 3 hours . Well done

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