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Pete Presland

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  1. Some very nice detail there.
  2. Some nice details visible, good luck with the WinJupos derotation.
  3. Very nice set of images, so nice to imaging higher up in the sky.
  4. Some nice details peaking through there, what were the capture details?
  5. A real tough target this one, well done.
  6. beautifully captured and love the annotated details. Where do you get the details from Darryl?
  7. Excellent end result there, so nice to imaging up "in the sky" for a change!
  8. I think I found mine with my C9.25, large aperture at a reasonable weight. As I get older I am glad I didn't get a C11, I think I would be struggling in a few years to lift it on to the mount.
  9. Just come in from a 3.30am start, a beautiful scene in the East this morning. Mars is doing its best to try and "outshine" Venus though!
  10. Any info is better than nothing, at least there is still a point of contact. Hopefully this item will make o=it back to the rightful owners.
  11. Should make for a spectacular sight, hopefully after a successful Mars imaging session.
  12. Not the evening for Telescopes, hopefully some clear skies later in the week.
  13. I have got some mono images as well, i have not processed them yet. I generally start with OSC and then mono afterwards. I was not sure how much time i had before Mars slipped behind the willow tree near me.
  14. Silky stealth skills, if only.......many loud bumps and bangs, much to the annoyance of other members of the household. I absolutely love that time of the day though!
  15. I have the Baader 0-111 filter, very pleased with every time i have used it. I also own an explore scientific UHC filter which gives a slightly brighter view but less of a contrasty view depending on what object you are looking at. I found this very interesting reading when i was deciding what filters i might require. https://www.prairieastronomyclub.org/filter-performance-comparisons-for-some-common-nebulae/
  16. I also prefer up as well, i just like the feeling similar to how @John described it
  17. Sorry could not help laughing at least its dark and compared to the Solar hood i wear in daylight though.........
  18. Pouring down here already, got grab every chance you can no matter how small the window is. Hopefully it will stay clear at least for Jupiter and Saturn.
  19. Definitely, i would agree as well. It certainly will be reprocessed again over the coming cloudy evenings, always have found the processing the hardest part of imaging.
  20. Been thinking about moving on from my trusty friend the DMK21au618, it been a great servant over many years but technology moves on. I have owned an Asi 290mm for some time and i think i definitely did some white light images with it once, i may have popped it in the Lunt perhaps.... The first thing i noticed were the very newton rings which were very easily compensated for with my tilt adapter. I could get the full disc in width wise, but not quite on the smallest dimension of the chip. So i slowly drifted the disc starting with one end showing to the limb then moving the other end on to the chip. If my calculations are right, this single SER run capture is almost the same reoslution as when i do a 12 pane mosaic with my DMK. Not the sharpest image and will still be doing some close ups, but a promising start i think. I have been considering an Asi174mm, but other than the global shutter i am not sure what i would gain. I would have to Barlow the camera to achieve this resolution as well. Lunt 50mm double stack, Asi290mm and tilt adapter.
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