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Peco4321

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  1. Some recent pictures of mine, all Skywatcher 150p on eq3-2 with enhanced dual motors canon 1100d. Tracking the progress of Comet PanSTARRS.
  2. 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.
  3. Coverage started, launch just before 14:00 Uk time.
  4. I think all this is a stark reminder that landing on the moon is not easy. I hope the Americans don’t get too carried away in all the bravado that just because they did it 50 years ago, it must be straight forward!!
  5. Like others say, it’s fine not to go out. I do get it though, the feeling of a lost opportunity when it’s clear, especially on a weekend or a night when you don’t have to be up early the next day. I’ve found if I force it, it’s a bad session, clumsy alignment, basic errors setting up and frustration trying to find your targets. Tonight looks great, but it’s my wedding anniversary tomorrow, I’m off work for the week, and I’m torn between setting up or not bothering so I’m not tired tomorrow. I know what I should do, so I think I’ll just give it a miss. Camping in North Yorkshire later in the week so time for a bit of wide field imaging. Hopefully I’ll match last weeks picture of our tent at night. Whatever you decide, don’t beat yourself up, winters on the way.
  6. Here's a couple of single images from an imaging run with the finished stacked processed image for comparison. Hope this helps.
  7. I got the enhanced dual motors, at the time 18 months ago, think they were about £115, thanks for comments as well.
  8. Sure, I’ll do it later when back home. Typically they are 25-45 sec exposures, plus bias frames stacked in DSS and stretched in GIMP. I would say they are only about 30-60 minutes worth, as I've said I know my limitations so adding hour after hour of data does not make significant differences to my images. Its a great feeling when you first start with DSS, moving the sliders to bring out the detail from what at first sight was a picture showing not much at all, gets me every time.
  9. 150p sit’s fine on this mount. Maybe not the 150pl though
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