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Pete Presland

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  1. I have always wondered if that was the case Olly, it certainly would not be very rewarding having to use, then criticise a product for a printed magazine.
  2. I owned a Vixen 2" 42mm LVW, it was a good performer in my C9.25. Nice and lightweight, pretty sharp across most of the field of view. I have replaced with a 35mm Televue Panoptic, which is quite a bit more expensive and substantially heavier.
  3. Some nice detail there, despite the problems you are having. An ADC certainly has helped my Asi224mc images, as for the focuser. Have you got a crayford on your Mak, or are you just using the knob to focus? i have fitted a thick Tiewrap on mine to allow finer focuser control, without nudging the tube too much.
  4. Exactly what i thought, might still look nice in a couple of months though
  5. It will be a sad day indeed if anything like that became the norm. Going on the internet and reading all the reviews of products, is so much better than reading the reviews in magazines, which nearly always are positive. That said, the reviews are still only one persons opinion and as you have said Olly, "that is for the reader to decide".
  6. I also heard rice is good for drawing moisture out of things, I have used on mobiles that have been immersed. It worth trying that maybe before any disassembly of the lens cell.
  7. another nod for Autostakkert, very easy to use, lots of functionality. delivers excellent results
  8. Very nicely captured, love seeing the rotation.
  9. Got to be worth a try with Mars in such a good position for opposition next month. That said I would be using the QHY5L=iiC, you might find you will be doing more than one run with the seeing conditions in UK most of the time
  10. Looks like some sort of Optical aberration to me. If you scroll through the frames, the Moons distort at around the same time as Jupiter does. The distortion travels around the disc as well.
  11. I don't know if sharp cap allows it, but the general consensus is you are better saving files as SER files rather than AVI files. What did the original unprocessed output from Registax look like ?
  12. Two recent Mars images first from 14th sept, the 2nd a week later on the 21st. Pretty happy with the details visible, particularly like the Polar clouds in the 2nd image. Stacked in A/S3, processed with Registax 6. Used a different method this time with Reg6, only adjusting tabs 4,5,6 with linked wavelets, then denoise in tab 1. C9.25, Asi224mc, ADC, X1.8 Barlow
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