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About wornish

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    Photography, Astro Photography.
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    Cheshire, UK
  1. I agree with the others on here. I don't have a fixed setup and all I do is polar align (using Sharpcap) then plate solve and slew to my target using APT GoTo++ . It works great. Don't have to do any other type of alignment and it saves a lot of time.
  2. A really great image. The star field is a bit overpowering for me. I understand it is a result of bringing out the reflection nebula. There are always trade-offs and it depends on what you want to show in your image. Chance would be a fine thing! from my perspective.
  3. I use a Raspberry Pi running Astroberry with a 7 port powered USB hub, and 4 channel dew heater controller on my mount, total cost less than £100 all works through WiFi and I run Kstars/Ekos on my Windows laptop indoors to control it all. It delivers almost everything the Eagle 3 pro does and saves me £1600. Have to agree the Eagle looks great though but its way out of my price range.
  4. 68 Hours ! Wow. My max to date is 2.5 hours, being in cloudy, rainy, windy, Cheshire. Your image is amazing well done.
  5. Wim (wimvb) thanks for sharing your processing steps. The end result you achieved is simply amazing. Can I ask a couple of questions on what you did? How did you extract Luminance, simply clone the image and convert to grayscale or extract Lightness or some other method? What process did you use to do the noise reduction on the Luminance ? I am not in your league using PI but keen to learn.
  6. Both of you. Your skill in post processing is amazing.
  7. Wow, just wow! The level of detail and the whole feel of the image is superb.
  8. Can anyone share how to access the public data on the Liverpool Telescope? I have tried the website form but never been able to get any info back.
  9. Yes I felt the same. The last few slides he skipped looked interesting.
  10. Some useful info here from the developer of Sharpcap.
  11. It's from the flat face of the flattener see image below. The 55mm is the required distance from that face to the actual sensor in the camera.
  12. There is a passing satellite in the second one :- AutosaveL.tif Not exactly sure what you are asking . Otherwise not a great difference as far as I can see.
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