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Gerry Casa Christiana

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  1. Gerry Casa Christiana

    M81 and 82

    If I'm not wrong lots of the pros don't use pixinsight for stacking as it's quite complicated but use other programs like DSS for stacking and then do the final process in pixinsight. You must be thrilled with your result at this early stage of imaging. Well done Kind regards Gerry
  2. Gerry Casa Christiana

    NGC 7293

    Yes it's not easy from mine. I think I get maybe a hour before it sets. I guess I'll have to move further south to get it better
  3. Gerry Casa Christiana

    Wirtanen from a Comet Newbie

    I'm actually using a OAG on mine with the 750 so it's not as small as a guide scope but yes see what you mean. I know there is a way to do it in CDC but I struggled with it. So I kept exposure length right down. Hopefully someone will share their hard earned wisdom. Glad you like it. Not bad but could have been brilliant if I was able to guide on it
  4. Gerry Casa Christiana

    Wirtanen from a Comet Newbie

    Well I thought I would have a try at the comet. Surprised it could be seen. I did the stacking of 30 second frames in ISO 800 in DSS comet mode. Quite pleased with the result but would like to know how to guide on a comet! I tried phd2 but noting seemed to work. Anyone who actually can do it willing to share their wisdom? Taken on Skywatcher 150pds Canon 550d Gerry
  5. Gerry Casa Christiana

    NGC 7293

    Ok made some adjustments and a crop just for fun. I managed to make the oxygen show a little more blue. I hope that is right Hopefully that green is gone? Gerry
  6. Gerry Casa Christiana

    NGC 7293

    Ah ok I thought I got rid of that! Seems to be light pollution as it was very low. I'll work on it. Thanks Gerry
  7. Gerry Casa Christiana

    ngc 1333

    On my list to try. Looks harder than I thought. Very nice
  8. Gerry Casa Christiana

    NGC 7293

    Thanks Yes I almost didn't bother myself when I saw how low it is but each session I did a little I had to work hard to process it as I have banding on my camera but not too bad considering the little time spent on it. Cheers Gerry
  9. Gerry Casa Christiana

    NGC 7293

    Hello all This is a pretty hard one to do as it's so low in the sky. At its highest it's 27 degrees and I have a handy tree in that direction Plus my dithering on phd2 stopped working? Timed out but anyway here is what I managed with 16 x 360 sec over three sessions. Hope you like it. Comments and suggestions welcomed as always Gerry
  10. Gerry Casa Christiana

    Correct Voltage Eq-6

    Thanks to everyone that's good to hear and now I know what I can do. Kind regards Gerry
  11. Gerry Casa Christiana

    Correct Voltage Eq-6

    Hello all Bought myself a stabilised power pack. It has the option for 13.8v is that ok for a Eq6? Or do I need to run it at 12v which I can choose also. Thanks Gerry
  12. Gerry Casa Christiana

    Heavy heart

    I would sell it all except your mount ed80 and keep a basic imaging setup with dslr. Be sorry to see you go. Kind regards Gerry
  13. Gerry Casa Christiana

    Had enough

    Hi there. I've heard of others that have had nightmares with the apt beta. Leave it for now reinstall the older stable one. I knew the beta was available but didn't touch it after hearing of people's sessions ruined. Also you know you can dare I say it automatic meridian flip in Eqmod Gerry
  14. Gerry Casa Christiana

    EQ6 Rail.... Anybody got one ??

    Yes I think it's a bit pricey too but now I've installed it I'm really glad I spent the money. Mine was chewed up like that too so I was glad to avoid any further damage. I wouldn't hesitate to get one if you have problems moving the bolt. Also I still have my original bolt which was bent and I straightened and I reinstalled it. Works great! Gerry
  15. Gerry Casa Christiana

    EQ6 Rail.... Anybody got one ??

    No I managed to fix it into the nut by laying it on its side so the bolt is threaded into the nut but maybe it's not on at all! But its working good but I can always take it off but so far it's solid let me know what you think of the mod. Clear skies Gerry

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