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WonderStar

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  1. I'll take this please, £110 with delivery? Steve
  2. Hi All So this is my first attempt at combining HA with RGB. The RGB images are from last Winter & the HA was taken a few nights back. Tough with a DSLR but achievable & i'm quietly pleased with the results 20 x 300 sec RGB @ iso 800 5x 600 sec HA @ iso 800 10x 900 sec HA @ iso 800 15 x dark frames 20 x bias frames Total integration time - 4 hrs 55 mins Gear used: Skywatcher 80ed-ds pro, Canon 700da, Astronomik CLS clip filter, Optolong 7nm ha filter, Skywatcher HEQ5 pro mount Stacked in DSS & finished in PS
  3. WonderStar

    First attempt at HaRGB Rosette

    Thought I'd post the just the HA
  4. WonderStar

    First attempt at HaRGB Rosette

    It can be done, you just need more time
  5. WonderStar

    First attempt at HaRGB Rosette

    Thanks Steve
  6. WonderStar

    First attempt at HaRGB Rosette

    Thank you Peter
  7. I'll take the ha filter if it's still available? Steve
  8. WonderStar

    Finderguidescope rings

    Hi, is this sfs? if so I'll take it today, how do you want paying? Steve
  9. WonderStar

    Celestron C8 XLT

    Is this still for sale and would you be prepared to post? Thanks Steve
  10. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Morning all :-) Yep it's the Orion neb and co again but what a beautiful sight eh? Around 9 hrs total exposure time at ISO 400 and taken with a Skywatcher 80ED-ds pro, Canon 700da, HEQ5 mount on a home made pier. Can't seem to get rid of the bloat on the brighter stars. Maybe I need to check my scopes alignment? Anyway, for a newbie I'm pleased with the results. :-) Feedback more than welcome. Clear skies Steve
  11. WonderStar

    M33 Triangulum

    Nice image :-)
  12. WonderStar

    M42-M43 and the running man from last night

    Very nice :-)
  13. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Thank you :-)
  14. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Thanks Trevor. The red halo around Hatsya. I get this on most bright stars, it's annoying, but I guess deeper pockets are required if I want perfection :-)
  15. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Thank you :-)
  16. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Thank you Robin, I had to crop tight due to stacking artifacts :-)
  17. Very nice, one on my very long list of to do's :-)
  18. WonderStar

    Rosette Nebula Ha OIII Bi colour

    Very nice :-)
  19. Hi all Bit of a strange one this. I use a QHY 5 mono II for guiding though PHD 2. When adjusting the gain (which is set to 12% as default ) via PHD nothing happens. and my average snr remains at around 11 on the brighter stars. When performing say a polar alignment in Sharpcap the camera works perfectly and i can see plenty of stars. Now I've noticed that if I adjust the gain within Sharpcap, close the program then open PHD and connect as normal there is a huge increase in gain and star snr averages around 30. Adjusting gain within PHD though still has no effect. Has anyone else had this problem, could it be a Ascom driver issue? Steve
  20. WonderStar

    bit of a nightmare last night

    Dew strips are what you need as a dew shield/lens hood will only slow but not stop dew from forming. Hand warmers can work well also. As regards to battery power I use a battery AC adapter, something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-EP-5A-Adapter-Connector-EH-5A/dp/B003ZYF3MS Steve
  21. WonderStar

    New Year Big Moon :-)

    Morning all and a happy new year to all :-) So, with a gap in the clouds I was able to get a decent shot of our nearest & dearest. 4 shots stitched in Photoshop, Skywatcher 80ED-DS, 2.25 barlow, modded Canon 700d :-) Clear skies Steve
  22. WonderStar

    20 minutes Rosette

    Great image for a 20 min session :-)
  23. WonderStar

    Rosette Neb :-)

    Afternoon folks, taken in the wee hours of this morning. Although skies were clear seeing conditions were not at there best :-) 31x 300's, iso 800 subs 15x darks 15x bias Total integration time: 2.5 hrs Kit used: Skywatcher 80ed-DS F7.5, Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro mount, home made garden pier, Canon 700d modded, cls clip filter. Software: EQ Mod, PHD2, Stellarium, Backyard EOS, Deep Space Stacker, Photoshop. ....and here's to more clear skies :-) Steve
  24. Like most here I was glad to finally see some...I'll say it quietly...clear skies..!! This is a first attempt at imaging this beautiful part of the sky. 20 x 5 minute light frames 15x dark frames 15x bias frames Stacked in DSS and finished in PS :-) Steve
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