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  1. Qh ok that worked, would have been useful if they still gave you the option to mark a file as a master though
  2. In the latest WBPP script where do I set a frame as a master frame? I cant run it as it says it cant stack less than three frames, but Ive a master dark so dont want to stack!
  3. Question...... My skies or rather my guiding is generally around 1 arcsec, sometimes a little better sometimes (more often than normal!) a little worse, anyway! I have 2 scopes, an 8" F4 Newt and a William Optics ZS73 and my camera is a ASI1600Pro. This give 0.98 Arcsecs/pxel in the newt and somewhere around 2 in the Frac. My question - is there any benefit to using the newt? Its a smaller FoV, so more 'zoomed in' so to speak, but that zoom, do my skies allow it? Am I just better off sticking to the nice simple to guide Frac as when using the newt, although I can get a more zoomed in image, th
  4. I can see a beam yes, but it is now starting to cloud over with some high cloud, so I suppose that must be what it is and not a faulty cam!
  5. Dunno, maybe but never thought it would make that much difference
  6. Even if I up the gain to 300 I still dont see the same detail as I did at gain 200 last year, Im confused..... Looks like cloud but it seems 100% clear to me and my guiding would suggest the same. Dawned on me one difference - last year was shot with the native ASI driver (Hence why I can see offset is 60) whereas this is with the ASCOM driver
  7. I have went back to SH2-232 to get some more data at the bottom is the original post early last year. Anyway, same scope, same camera, same gain, same Ha filter and no moon. The left image is a few minutes ago and the right image a year ago with the same stretch applied in Pixinsight. Im trying not to get paranoid and think I have a problem with my ASI1600MM but why is this years data so much fainter than this time last year?
  8. just about to order the dew heater for the front of the ASI1600, hopefully enough heat will also transfer to the filter wheel assembly as well. Actually wondering about just leaving it powered on all the time (in winter)....
  9. Never had that before - everything has dewed over, Primary of my Newt, even with a dew shield attached, the filters in the filter wheel, the Coma Corrector and even the front cover slip of the ASI1600! All covered in dew. Was calling it a night as it clouded over anyway, but Ive never had a Newt primary dew over (actually been out twice with the hairdryer tonight!), never mind everything else..... Was cold though, around minus 3 and everywhere is covered in frost/snow.
  10. Yeah looks like you need longer exposures - long time since I've used a DSLR but I would have thought exposures in the 5mins plus would be what you are aiming for. What confuses me is that you said the mount is in Az mode until you can polar align, I would have expected to see star trailing at 90 second exposure length...
  11. Final process - used Starnet then sharpened the nebula a little, did a correct stars on the star layer, messed about with the colour of the nebula then added them back together
  12. Ive never done colour calibration on narrowband images, thought it was not supposed to work but that looks a lot better. Star colours are definatly improved and there is more colour in the wispy areas, thanks
  13. Yeah got the F4 sorted - borrowed a cocentre for the secondary then used a laser on the primary and did a wee tweak under the stars, a lot happier with it now.
  14. Had another play, this is a little better and maybe as much as I can get with the data I have?
  15. I linear fitted the Oiii and Ha to the Sii since it looked the weakest, this meant I didnt get too much green but not sure if thats the best way to do it?
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