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Everything posted by WonderStar

  1. It can be done, you just need more time ?
  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. I'll take the ha filter if it's still available? Steve
  4. Hi, is this sfs? if so I'll take it today, how do you want paying? Steve
  5. Is this still for sale and would you be prepared to post? Thanks Steve
  6. 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 :-)
  7. Thank you Robin, I had to crop tight due to stacking artifacts :-)
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
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