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  1. The AVX mount also has a polar alignment feature
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    Sadr and Ngc 6914

    Nice, Wish was effort was as good
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    Increasing sub frame length

    Wow, that was certainly a interesting discussion. Thanks for the contributions. For the aid of my fuzzy little head from what i can gather, Darks, DITHER, increase number os subs (6 fold for my skies reading that article) I think 300s is limit
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    450d settings

    Hi I used a 450d. I had the settings on RAW ISO 800 and bulb with a remote shutter. Then went onto backyard EOS (which has a free trial period). This made things a lot easier and the added bonus that you can see the quality of images as you go along. As for battery i always had a spare at hand Good Luck Dean
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    Increasing sub frame length

    Thanks Marks i had a quickish try last night. And i think will stick to max of 300s exposures. Stars looking slightly elongated and histogram was more half way rather then a third
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    Omega Nebula with M18

    Thanks, liking the new camera.
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    Omega Nebula with M18

    Will JPEG infuture rather then PNG
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    Rho Ophiuchus - DSLR

    Wow that is awesome. You must have some great skies down there only 2hrs intergration time
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    Increasing sub frame length

    Thanks for that Carole. I am edging towards 600s exposures for the rosette and the winter objects Dean
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    Increasing sub frame length

    Thanks Olly, Time for experiments. Hopefully the AVX mount can go for 10 minutes. Although 300s seems to be a good length. I have also to think i have Light pollution to deal with. Although the IDAS-D2 seems to be doing a good job
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    Increasing sub frame length

    I am tempted to give it a try. But dont want to damage the camera. I think in winter it maybe ok
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    Omega Nebula with M18

    Ooops, Sorry the pic tells me its 111mb. Is that to big?
  13. Hi With my set up which is basically a Canon 70d DSLR attatched to a 102mm ES APO refractor on a AVX mount. I currently use ISO 800 and 300s lights frames on nebula. I am starting on crescent nebula. I was wondering if it would be advisable to increase sub lengths to 600s. However i am concerned with it being so warm if it would have adverse effects on sensor and noise levels? Thanks Dean
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    Omega Nebula with M18

    .Hi This is my version of the Omega nebula (Swan Nebula) With M18 on the right hand side edge. Could only mage 160mins worth of Data over a few nights. Very low down and it likes to fly into the LED street light in the SW direction! Will increase more data next year as its gettin towards full moon this week, and opportunity passed Telescope - 102mm APO ES refractor on a AVX mount Camera- Canon 70d unmoded iso800 with a IDAS-D2 filter. Heavily cropped Duration 160 minutes taken over 3 nights - 300s lights., Darks, flats and bias frames also taken Guided with PHD2 and processed in PS Of course improvement advice much appreciated Thanks for looking Dean
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    Omega Nebula with M18

    .Hi This is my version of the Omega nebula (Swan Nebula) With M18 on the right hand side edge. Could only mage 160mins worth of Data over a few nights. Very low down and it likes to fly into the LED street light in the SW direction! Will increase more data next year as its gettin towards full moon this week, and opportunity passed Telescope - 102mm APO ES refractor on a AVX mount Camera- Canon 70d unmoded iso800 with a IDAS-D2 filter. Heavily cropped Duration 160 minutes taken over 3 nights - 300s lights., Darks, flats and bias frames also taken Guided with PHD2 and processed in PS Of course improvement advice much appreciated Thanks for looking Dean
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