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  1. thanks Mars, I really like my 40D - just wish it had a flip screen. I've not tried drizzling, I'm still learning the capabilities of PI. What are the advantages?
  2. Thanks for the kind words charl, really appreciated
  3. I'm a recent convert to PixInsight and having learned some new processing techniques from this forum and the online guides I've finally obtained a result that I'm happy with... This is a view of the Antares & Rho Ophiuchi Region captured during a trip to Tenerife in Aug 2015. It's a stack of 41 x 120s subs taken using a modded Canon 40D on a Tak FS60CB reduced to f4.2. Untypically, conditions were very poor (3 nights of cloud and rain!) over the Perseid meteor shower window and on the final night clear skies were spoiled by Saharan sand/dust at lower altitudes. A worthwhile trip in the end though CS, Andy
  4. I see, I hadn't considered that. I'll try some test shots of the solar disk to see if that had any impact. Thanks!
  5. Thanks Charl, I'm thinking that any prominences will be more easily captured with the modded camera - it seems logical but just checking before committing to a plan...
  6. Hi gang! I'm lucky enough to be planning a trip to see the Total Solar Eclipse in the US this summer and I also have both modded and unmodded Canon DSLRs I've previously used unmodded for these events as that is what I had at the time but this time I have a choice. So, I'm minded to use my modded 40D but I could use my unmodded 7D (maybe I'll use both), but I'll need to concentrate on just one at key moments and so I'm looking for advice on which one. This will be attached to my FS60Q so I'm hoping for some reasonable images. Opinions anyone? CS, Andy
  7. ESTA is $14 and mine was processed in approx 2 hours last month.
  8. I love my FSQ85/QSI690 combo! - at native focal length though
  9. An image that I've just recently processed using data I collected over the period Dec 2014 - March 2015. It was my first Ha/O3/S2 imaging run using a FSQ85 @ f5.3 and QSI690 combo. Based on 220min Ha, 190min O3 180min S2 and processed in PS CS3 using Annie's Actions. Final image is heavily cropped to fix 1) my poor target alignment over multiple nights, 2) remove stars affected by poor polar alignment (since fixed) and 3) remove bright stars affected by the faulty O3 filter (halo problem, filter since replaced FOC by Baader). CS, Andy
  10. Yes Mark, this one is much fainter than 2017eaw, with imaging made more difficult owing to the sky background being brighter. Thanks for the positive feedback! Regards, Andy
  11. Thanks Michael!
  12. Following my success of capturing the supernova in the Fireworks galaxy last weekend I couldn't resist the chance to go for 2017ein in NGC3938 early on Friday night/Saturday morning. I managed to capture 10x600s subs through a luminance filter on my 150mm f7.3 refractor / mono CCD before the dawn sky became too bright.
  13. yes, well done! Is there an image on-line?
  14. My image of the supernova in NGC6946 from Friday 19th May. Just 2 hours (12x600s) of luminance data collected using my TOA150B and QSI690. CS, Andy