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About Peco4321

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  1. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    Cheers @Filroden, I keep trying to get decent flats, I will persevere...
  2. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    I stack in DSS and just use free GIMP to try and bring out the best.
  3. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    Thanks. I got a comet near this last year. Not the best processing but it was a great opportunity.
  4. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    I love contributing to this thread though I do feel like I will never achieve the standards of most others. That doesn't really bother me, I just hope you keep offering the encouragement and advice and my efforts don't offend. So here are last nights. Beautiful clear moonless sky in East Yorkshire, neighbours lights were off after midnight and I had nothing to get up for. Eskimo Nebula, owl Nebula and M108, Flame Nebula and a hint of Horsehead. All with unmodded canon 1100d mostly 45 sec exposures no flats and no darks as I forgot!
  5. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    My latest attempt at M42, 58 x 45 sec ISO 800, darks and bias, flats made it worse!! 150p eq3-2 canon 1100d dual motors.
  6. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    Thursday nights Double Cluster, always a great target. Managing to get 45 sec exposures regularly now, will work on pushing thatvto 60 sec next time out. This is 35 x 45 sec ISO 800 plus darks and bias. May add flats later and reprocess.
  7. Early winter gems.

    Great list, thanks. Lovely descriptions, will have a go at these next chance.
  8. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    This is one of the most beautiful images I have seen on here, @Nigel G, worthy of printing out on a large canvas.
  9. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    So here's my Andromeda from last night, stacked 57 x 45 sec ISO 1600, 5 darks, 10 bias and 10 flats, 150p Canon 1100d, motors but no guiding, stretched in GIMP, no where near as much detail as others achieve, but it is better than I have managed before. It misted over a bit so seeing was not perfect.
  10. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    @Nigel G, you have inspired me to have another go at M31, going out shortly and will try and get as much data as possible tonight, before it moves behind trees.
  11. Brian Cox tour 2019

    Ticket master https://m.ticketmaster.co.uk/Professor-Brian-Cox-tickets/artist/1872539
  12. Brian Cox tour 2019

    Tickets bought for Sunday Feb 10th in Sheffield. Can't wait, missed it this year but heard it was very good.
  13. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    I managed it and got about 45 mins of 60sec exposures but not very satisfied with results. Here it is anyway, cropped heavily.
  14. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    School boy error last night, had tracking controller set to the moon and not the star setting, doh. Wondered why I could only get 20 seconds exposures and even they were not great. Realised after a couple of wasted hours. Then got an hour of 60 seconds on M74 so will see later what that comes out like. Must have a checklist in future!!
  15. New puppy naming challenge

    I think the image makes Nellie look bigger than she is. Here's one from last week and from today, aged 7 weeks.