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dyfiastro

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About dyfiastro

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  • Birthday 13/02/84

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    Borth, Wales.
  1. Imaging with the 130pds

    Evening everyone I managed to grab what could have been my best run of the year last night. After a minor equipment issue (the arduino board running my focuser died) I managed to get a good few hours of imaging done. M33 - 12x300s @ ISO800 Iris Nebula - 15x300s @ ISO800 Elephants Trunk Nebula - 25x30s @ ISO800 These are far from perfect and I will be reprocessing these once I finally save enough for PI, I also intend to add more data to these as well
  2. Imaging with the 130pds

    Yes thanks very much. Full designations are as follows
  3. Imaging with the 130pds

    two from a few nights ago. I really must invest in PI 10x300s@ISO800 600D, Stacked with DSS and processed in PS. Single 300s@ISO800
  4. You can't image in a storm!

    In current conditions, not a chance. My biggest fear would be my roof coming of its runnings and ending up in next doors garden. 65-70MPH Gusts here so I know the feeling, the obsy is on lockdown for now.
  5. You can't image in a storm!

    Speaking as someone who built their obsy walls higher with the intension of imaging in windy conditions I would say yes (within reason). Living over the road from a beach in west wales pretty much means I have wind (or at least a good breeze) all year round, its very rare to get a completly calm night. If the wind is below about 10MPH then I have no issue in imaging, upto maybe 15MPH for solar,lunar and planetary. For me the more important factor is the direction it is coming from.
  6. Saturn 30-08-17

    Very nice. Out of interest apart from the ADC what other equipment was used for this shot?
  7. AR2672, AR2673, AR2674 White Light - 31-08-17

    Thanks everyone
  8. Is that the final image out of dss? Do you the stacking mode set to "standard" or is it by any chance set to "intersection"?
  9. Saturn 30-08-17

    Thanks for the replies. I had another look and attempted to reprocess the image, let me know what you think. Thanks for the advise aswell, an ADC may well be on the list ready for next year. Thanks again Mark
  10. Sol WL HA, Proms,bizzy sol.31-8-17

    Stunning, its shots like these that are going to end up costing me a fortune
  11. AR2672, AR2673, AR2674 White Light - 31-08-17

    Thankyou very much.
  12. After setting up the new scope in the obsy last night I managed to get a few gaps between the clouds this afternoon to try a few things. SW200P, HEQ5, ASI120MC-S, Revelation No.58 Green filter, Revelation 2x Barlow
  13. White Light 30-08-2017

    Today was the first chance I have had to test out the latest addition to the family, a SW 200P. Having spent the last few days stripping it down and rebuilding it I was eager to get out and give it a good test. Skywatcher 200P, DIY Dob Mount, DIY Baader Solar filter, Fuji XT10
  14. 65% Lunar

    Today was the first chance I have had to test out the latest addition to the family, a SW 200P. Having spent the last few days stripping it down and rebuilding it I was eager to get out and give it a good test. After it spend the afternoon on a DIY dob base doing some white light solar imaging this evening I mounted it in the observatory whilst I make a few alterations to the dob mount. Skywatcher 200P, HEQ5, Canon 600D
  15. Saturn 30-08-17

    Today was the first chance I have had to test out the latest addition to the family, a SW 200P. Having spent the last few days stripping it down and rebuilding it I was eager to get out and give it a good test. After it spend the afternoon on a DIY dob base doing some white light solar imaging this evening I mounted it in the observatory whilst I make a few alterations to the dob mount. Skywatcher 200P, HEQ5, ASI120MC-S, Revelation 3x Barlow
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