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About Datalord

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  1. Noah, I dare say this filter works very well for me. With just one hour exposure with 120s frames, I managed to get this done tonight. By far my best shot to date.
  2. Totally worth it. I made a mistake on the camera, so I only got 1h10m exposure with 120s frames. Yet, this is definitely my best shot to date. This filter really works!
  3. So, bought the Astronomik filter. This is a comparison with and without filter side by side. ISO1600 120s shot on both sides. Currently the scope is taking the final dark shots after 3 hours on the whirlpool tonight. Going to be interesting if the final stack gives me the result I want.
  4. Meh, I just ordered the filter today in hope of battling it.
  5. It's the M13 glob. Here is a 2½ integration of 3 minute subs, 40 darks, 40 flats. ISO400. Created with DSS and StarTools. Maybe I should plunge into PixInsight; any comments to that? And for reference of just how bad the LP and clouds were: While I'm reasonably content with the end result, I lack so much detail I know my equipment can catch. I assume that is purely down to the horrible LP? Does anyone know or have pointers to how I can improve this?
  6. Man, I can't say how grateful I am. I just started a session tonight with my WO71 and the Celestron Evo. This picture below is a single 3 minute unguided exposure. I only wiped the gradients because of the light pollution. I can't find a trace of star trails on it. Your guide and help with the bug has set me on the straight course for some proper pictures.
  7. Ah, calms my nerves. Thank you! Follow up question : the one linked in the first response says "for B&W photography". Is that true?
  8. Ah, calms my nerves. Thank you!
  9. So for a filter like that I have to install it directly on the ccd? That would make me nervous...
  10. Having recently finally found a way to polar align and take longer exposures I run into a new problem: At recommended ISO for the Canon 6D (1600 according to "graphs"), a 2 minute exposure totally blows out the image. I had to reduce to ISO400 and it was still very lit. So, my assumption is that I had way too much LP. The full moon was blasting the sky, among other things. Question: what filter should I buy? I assume it goes between camera and lens? 2.5" something? I have no clue what to search for.
  11. Noah, you restored sanity to my world. I did the EQNorth and got it slammed right on. I was able to comfortably take widefield (350mm) 2 min exposures, some 3 min even worked, unguided tonight. This is a 44 minute total exposure of 2 min ISO 400 shots with WO71, 6D, on a night where the full moon polluted everything. Beehive, M44, if anyone is in doubt. Thank you so much for your help.
  12. Followup question: Where did you find this information?
  13. Holy cow! So there was a bug! I'm flabbergasted, but thank you so much for relating this. It drove me nuts.
  14. It couldn't be, since yesterday was 20th.
  15. Yeah, it's all pretty well setup and like I said, after the first alignment, it puts the goto star right smack in the center of the eyepiece. I just can't comprehend this kind of error, so frustrating.