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Bizibilder last won the day on February 22 2015

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  1. The Sun was out and I had time for some imaging today - even better as there is some activity! AR 2741 - 200/4000 frames with the ZWO ASI 120mm mono camera. The seeing was pretty poor!
  2. Should have said - Baader solar film was the only filter used (which by now must be about 5 years old and still going strong!)
  3. First Sun image since last August! Clouds, lack of any sunspot activity and a very busy life at the moment are my excuses! Almost forgotten how to process in addition to Windows complaining about any App that I used (PIPP, Registax5 etc!!) Anyway - stack of 45 from 138 single frames taken with the Canon 1100D and ED 120APO. ISO 100 and 1/4000sec (If I recall correctly).
  4. Today - probably the seeing. It was pants in white light!
  5. The primary of an f/15 SCT is an f/2 mirror. Take that away and replace with the hyperstar/camera and you have an F/2 set-up.
  6. It goes to a Microsoft blog - works for me.
  7. Click here According to this announcement Microsoft will no longer force Windows 10 updates on you when you lest want them. It also looks as if they intend to test updates before springing them on unsuspecting users. A decent response at last to user complaints about windows 10 being a real pain!!
  8. In my observatory there is no door to the "warm room" section - yet it does keep the chill out and cuts any wind down to more or less zero. Once I'm gone the air can circulate throughout the building - there are plenty of gaps around the sliding roof and I have never noticed any condensation inside the observatory. I suggest you simply leave the warm room door open when you are not using it.
  9. A lovely sharp image - you've not lost "the touch"! Just a suggestion - instead of wavelets, try deconvolution. imppg will find it. Have a play - I find it far easier to use than wavelets, and it gives results that are at least as good!
  10. If I recall correctly ('tis a while since I used DSS!) you put all the calibration frames and first set of lights into the first channel and then just the next set of lights into channel 2 etc DSS uses the one set of calibration frames for each channel.
  11. I've been fighting the big mosaic below for over an hour and have finally given up! Simply not enough overlap to get the southern tip to stitch (with several different bits of software) as well as the missed a bit! Same details as above but a 2.5x Powermate used. 14 panes (13 actually ) in the final image. Worth clicking through to full size though:
  12. My first Moon of the year (in fact my first night image since last November!!) Seeing was pretty wobbly but at lest I managed something. Four pane mosaic using the 120APO and ASI120mm mono camera. Each pane a stack of 100/1000 frames.
  13. I use 12v LED strips on dimmer switches in the warm room - works very well. I also have a red bulkhead light. In the scope room i have a white bulkhead with the switch in the warm room. Dimmers are these: Dimmer switch (of which I bought four I think - useful to have a few spares! ), LED's come in just about every shape and size imaginable!
  14. Yup - Ebay is the cheapest by quite a way. As nigelg said leave a gap - about 1/4 inch (6mm) at winter temps of 1-5°C. If you don't it will buckle badly in the summer months. You can buy bigger "mats" of the stuff - look for anti fatigue matting - If you can find the right size you can create a floor covering with fewer joins in it. It also make a good lightweight dew shield material ?
  15. My own warm room/observatory window is a piece of clear acrylic sheet let flush into the wall. This has a sliding black opaque acrylic cover so that I can close it and keep the warm room lights on but the observatory dark - very useful. The sliding part, slightly larger than the window itself, just runs in a top and bottom "U" channel made from an aluminium extrusion from the hardware shop.
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