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About Peco4321

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  1. Wow it was chilly last night. Still getting to grips with my Heq5, polar alignment seems ok, 3 star alignment a little more tricky with the stars it suggests. But still only getting 2 minutes exposure without trailing, any more and not so good. Also still only using GIMP so processing does let me down but still, I’m quite pleased with these. 21x120 for Rosette, 25x120 for NGC2903, iso 400 plus darks and bias. I had to discard about 10 lights each target as I think I need a longer gap between images to let the camera settle from the mirror movement, currently I set at 5 seconds between frame
  2. Here’s some more including selfies. It seems ages since I started this thread, 37 pages later it’s great to see everyone’s set up. Included is my first scope with the kids, the reason I got back into astronomy.
  3. My new Heq5 pro with my 150p. The shower caps are for 2 reasons, mostly to keep creepy crawlies out in the shed, but I’ve also heard they may stop any stray light leaking onto the primary mirror. Not convinced but worth a go
  4. uploaded, not sure i have done it right though: 31 Aug 2019a.TIF (dropbox.com)
  5. Thanks olly I’ll try and send it over later. I only use GIMP so yes, processing is also a weak link in my astrophotography.
  6. Thanks for that. The problem I have I think is the 13 year old canon 1100d, there seems to be a line on images that I have to overly process out making images very dark. I think I will go down the route of an astro cam, to later be used as a guide cam when more funds are available. I’m quite taken with all I’m reading on the Altair GPCAM3 290c.
  7. So it’s been a while since I’ve been on here, apologies, life tends to get in the way! Here’s where I’m at, I have £300 currently saved to spend on my upgrade path. My backstory is: Skywatcher 150p, eq3-2 enhanced motors canon 1100d un modded, upgraded to Heq5 pro late December. Main interest is DSO imaging, but also lunar and planetary when possible. So my thoughts are to one day go down the guided route but not totally convinced I’ll gain enough as my processing skills and software are limited anyway. I’m thinking of a dedicated astro cam maybe or clip in filter and dew heaters
  8. Yes all installed successfully just doesn’t open. Not set to read only. I’m going mad.
  9. Hi. When I click PIPP nothing happens. Nothing opens, no messages just nothing. I re-installed it, the same. So frustrating. Any ideas?? I’m on Windows 7, last used couple of months ago I guess.
  10. Some recent pictures of mine, all Skywatcher 150p on eq3-2 with enhanced dual motors canon 1100d. Tracking the progress of Comet PanSTARRS.
  11. I’ve been using eq3-2 with enhanced motors with a 150p on it for a while now. With good polar alignment I can get 30 sec easy and sometimes 45-55. Here’s a sample of my best unguided using an old canon 1100d un modded.
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