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Allinthehead

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  1. Fantastic image.
  2. Thanks Chris Thanks, i was leaning towards the first too. That's actually how i framed it during capture. Thanks Adam.
  3. That's a fine result under difficult conditions.
  4. Hi everyone. This is 2 hrs and 40 minutes in 30 second subs. Gain 399, offset 50. Star 71 Asi1600mm I'd like some advice on the orientation of this image, and any other critique/suggestions as this is a work in progress. I'm thinking of adding 2 hrs of each rgb and another 2 hrs of ha. I'm open to suggestions. Richard.
  5. Hi Adam. It used about 30 gb of disc space including calibration frames, and about 2 hrs to register and stack in dss. I'm not guiding yet, so i expect to start using 3-5 minute subs for narrowband when i get that sorted. This would result in an 11hr image taking up about 10 gb and shortening the stacking times. It's not an issue for me anyway as i usually let dss do its thing while at work. Richard.
  6. That's some detail. Wonderful.
  7. That's the plan, thanks Paddy.
  8. This might be of interest to some. https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/accessories/anti-dew-heater/
  9. Thanks for that. I was thinking the Asi120mm would be a good bet.
  10. Hi everyone, i've yet to make it into the world of guiding, but i feel the time is right, having spent the last 8 months getting a good feel for my gear. At the moment i'm using 60 second subs, and would like to extend that out to 3-5 minutes. I'm using a William Optics Star 71, an Az Eq6, and a zwo asi 1600mm. I carry the scope in/out for each session so in a bid to make things easier i think an oag would suit best. So i suppose question is would any of you knowledgeable folk here know of a suitable guide cam for this setup. Thanks in advance. Richard.
  11. I had one more go at this using a blended layer with a less aggressive stretch. Hopefully better.
  12. Thanks Olly. Ya i have Noels Actions. I'll have to try again at this when i collect more colour data.
  13. Thanks Chris. Hi Wim thanks. Ya stars are a problem with me too. I had to really push this data. The rgb is poor enough, i'm in a housing estate surrounded by street lights. More data would probably help as it's only 1 hr for each rgb. I have the cooled version. I appreciate the feedback, here's another quick effort with as suggested.
  14. Hi everyone. I made the mistake of trying to capture this under less than ideal conditions ie intermittent cloud and moon glow. Probably need double the rgb too. Under the circumstances i think it turned out ok ish. 9 hrs 60 second luminance subs at unity gain. 3 hrs total 60 second rgb subs at unity gain. WO Star 71 and ASI 1600mm. Hope you enjoy. Richard.
  15. Looking good.