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ngwillym

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  1. Yeay. A reason to open the dome - as NEOWISE was below my tree line, so its not been used for days/weeks
  2. UPDATED ALL SOLD I have too many Lunar Atlases, so it is time to say goodbye to some of them. All of these book are in very good - excellent condition and have hardly been used. All prices are postage paid to the UK. Payment by Paypal please - details on request 1) Atlas of the Moon - Antonin Rukl 1996 published by Kalmback Publishing £25 Sold - Thanks John 2) Observing the Moon - Peter T. Wlasuk 2000 published by Springer £12 Sold - thanks James 3) The Hatfield SCT Lunar Atlas - edited by Jeremy Cook 2005 published by Springer £20 Sold - Thanks Vin 4) New Atlas of the Moon - Thierry Legault & Serge Brunier 2006 published by Firefly Books - note this is a large hard cover, spiral bound book £15 Sold - thanks James 5) Atlas of the Lunar Terminator - John E. Westfall 2000 published by Cambridge University Press £20 SOLD thanks Ade Thanks for looking Neil
  3. Nik Szymanek has been writing about it the last few (4 I think) issues of Astronomy Now. Neil
  4. HI again Karen, I live just outside Marchwood. And the apps are good but a while ago I put together a little presentation to help beginners navigate their way around the night sky - I've attached it here - it may be of some use. Now all we need are some clear skies. Regards Neil NightSkyBeginners.pdf
  5. Thunder & lightning here in my bit of the New Forest
  6. I'm lucky in that I have a dome, so I just leave the kit capturing darks at the end of an observing session (or sometimes do it the following morning when ambient temp is low) Neil
  7. That fluctuation may have been caused by the cam having to work flat out to maintain the temp - what ambient were you working at, bearing in mind at best it can get to 35-40 below ambient? Regards Neil
  8. Sharpcap default to SER video files when using very short exposures. It goes back to Fits or tif or png when exposures are greater than 1sec. Also, you can change the file type in Sharpcap itself (turn off the auto button) or you can set the default file type in the sharpcap settings. Neil
  9. 12 luminance subs 11 bad pixels 10 (k)nights with clouds 9 RGB frames 8 amps of power 7 planets shining 6 wavelets altered a 5 position filter wheel 4 narrowband filters 3 element Triplet 2 stars binary 1 Crab Nebula glowing in the sky Actually just a ZWO ASI 533 - there has been so much bad weather I didn't think I'd make it any worse
  10. to me, it looks like Registax is not Debayering the image - set debayering to RGGB before stacking - or you're not capturing in the correct video format - either RAW or RGB24 - preferably RAW
  11. You might find these useful:- https://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/2011/05/getting-deforked.html https://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/2015/01/deforking-bertha.html
  12. Can you post the list here please - was also thinking of the same thing Thanks in advance Neil
  13. And for a beginner I would recommend a GoTo and some additional software to do plate solving - learning to star hop, with such a restricted field of view and by the look of it, non-optimal skies- is a very quick way to put off a beginner as they 'can never find anything' (Cue debate on GoTo) Neil
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