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About Bizibilder

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  1. If you can, set up a scope on a tripod and find the limits to the area of sky you will want to observe. then build the walls accordingly. Take into acccount the view as well as blocking light sources etc. You may need to move the scope around a bit to find the best solution for your site.
  2. Time for a bigger Lathe

    Newton-Tesla or Transwave (usual disclaimers) both specialise in inverters for the smaller lathe market. Their prices and service are both good.
  3. Terrible seeing and an almost "unstackable" set of images!
  4. A daylight Moon - After a regular session photographing the Sun I thought I'd have a go at the Moon too! The moon was high in the sky so it gave a good opportunity. ED120 APO, Canon 1100D, 1/640sec, 100 single frames taken. PIPP was then used to crop the frames followed by AS2! to stack 60 from the 100 taken. Then Lucy-Richardson deconvolution in Astra Image to sharpen. Quite a few gentle iterations of curves in Photoshop to try and get some contrast back, followed by a tiny bit of sharpening. The original colour image has been changed to mono.
  5. You got it! Just snap away and take about 30 or so. Don't forget that you take your flats without adjusting or changing anything in the optical train. I usually take them last thing of an imaging session, it only takes a minute or two.
  6. I use Av mode and the same ISO setting as used for the light frames. If you have a dimmable panel then set it so you get an exposure of around 1/4 - 1/2 a second. If you have too short an exposure you can get shutter artifacts. If your light panel is not dimmable try using a sheet or two of white paper over the panel. Hope that helps.
  7. A clear sky when I got home from work - and one of the last opportunities to get a Solar image on a work day as the Sun is now getting low at that time:
  8. The sun in Calcium-K 30/09/17

    Nice clean crisp images!
  9. Just enough of a gap to get a disk and one close-up today - I believe AR 2683 is most likely the second time round for 2674. 2682 is still showing some spits and spots of activity that were much larger last time round as 2673.
  10. Today's Sun with a new large AR coming into view- possibly the return of 2673 and all its friends? If it is then we should be in for a good show over the next couple of weeks:
  11. Clear day today! ED120APO, Baader film, Canon 1100D 40/150 single frames stacked, Processed in PIPP, Registax5 and Photoshop including false colouration, Long & Lat grid from "Tilting Sun" freeware:
  12. Sol 22-9-2017 WL

    Nice close-up!
  13. Finally found a break in today's clouds large enough to get an image! Still very hazy which didn't help:
  14. A tiny gap in the clouds as the Sun dropped over the observatory wall - just enough to get 200 frames and stack 26 to get this: