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ngwillym

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  1. I also think that there is a new astro society on Tenerife, so might be worth contacting them -
  2. Ditto - probably aimed at the US market ready for their eclipse later this year
  3. This was my life-saver:- - somewhere around 3rd or 4th post are pics and instructions
  4. With Sharpcap:- i) set the exposure required in the exposure window on right hand side, ii)then Select 'start capture' from menu, iii) then check 'single frame' button and check the 'capture a sequence' checkbox iv) set 'sequence length' =the number of frames you want to capture and 'interval between captures' = the delay between them v) press the 'start' button. hope this helps Neil
  5. SCTs benefit greatly from a dew shield (make out of a camping mat) and dew heater
  6. Thanks for the tips.
  7. A few 'firsts' for me here:- First ever RGB image First ever image processed in Pixinsight - all thanks to HarrysAstroShed tutorials First 'proper' use of ASI 1600MM-C with Mini EFW First image through the OpticStar 127mm Apo R,G and B - 30 subs each @8 seconds with ASI1600MM-C set to unit gain, offset 21 and @-20C I have a lot to learn (many more tutorials on Harry's site, the LightVortex site and also Warren Keller's book) - but its a start. Now - How do I get my luminance image (60 subs - other settings as above) incorporated Next time I'll get the framing correct to get the Horsehead too Neil
  8. good point - I attach my camera (not a dslr) directly from the reducer (I've got the f3.3 version - can't use for visual) with another type of adapter (T2 to c mount) - so I don't need the second click lock. - don't do visual that much and wouldn't attempt it with the reducer in place. (I've got a 127mm APO for visual use )
  9. Yep, my first time up Teide I thought it was cloudy - until I realized it was the Milky Way!
  10. It was bound to be clear down here - I'm recovering from a knee op and so can't get in my dome for a few more days. I forecast clouds in the south from about next Tuesday
  11. Alternatively, get one of these:- http://www.opticstar.com/Run/Astronomy/Astro-Accessories-Imagers-Opticstar.asp?p=0_10_5_0_3_105 the leave the 3.25 clicklock attached and screw this adapter onto the reducer and push it in to the clicklock? Neil
  12. Hi and welcome to the group - from another New Forest dweller. Neil
  13. Robin, Just a big thank you for your amazing turn round in fixing bugs in the 2.10 beta. I can confirm that the latest version - 3456 - fixes the bug report that my system generated yesterday (capturing sequences of images). Works OK with the webcam - will try with my ASI 1600 later tonight. Regards Neil
  14. Unfortunately not - its just a visual tour with a guide who was quite knowledgeable