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vernmid

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About vernmid

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    Hampshire
  1. vernmid

    Hello from near the New Forest

    Welcome from just up the road near Stockbridge
  2. vernmid

    BST 50mm mini guide scope

    I use this fantastic scope with a ASI120MC and a 130PDS/200PDS. Guiding is good and Sharpcap PA works great. No idea about the AR0130C as I have not used one.
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    Imaging with the 130pds

    Hi Galen, Yes guided with PHD2 and a ASI120MC :-)
  4. Taken from my back garden in Hampshire over 2 consecutive nights (18th/19th April) Skywatcher 130PDS on an EQ5. Using PHD2 with an ASI120MC Unmodified canon 350d 25 x 240s at ISO1600 20 bias + 20 flats Processed in PS using an Arcsinh stretch. Hope you like it :-) Thanks Vern
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    Imaging with the 130pds

    Last nights Leo triplet 24 x 240s subs 130PDS + EQ5 + Unmodified 350d PHD2 guided with ASI120MC Pleased with this one :-)
  6. vernmid

    180 degree fish eye lens for ASI120MC

    Hi Mike, Many thanks for the response. I have been trying to find the lens you mentioned but can't find a match. Closest I found was an Arecont 1.55mm. If you could send me a link it would be much apprecaited Thanks again Vern
  7. Hi all, I am after a 180 degree fish eye lens for an ASI120M. I am building an all sky camera and am after something better than the standard ZWO supplied 150 degree lens. Many thanks Vern
  8. vernmid

    Need a good iPhone mount

    Drop me a PM if you'd like to buy mine. Hardly used :-)
  9. vernmid

    Need a good iPhone mount

    If you're still after a mount, then I have one of these which I would be happy to sell as I no longer use it. https://uk.telescope.com/Orion-SteadyPix-Pro-Universal-CameraSmartphone-Mount-125/p/109822.uts Moderators, please remove this message if not appropriate :-)
  10. vernmid

    Stretching challenge

    HLVG is a plugin. I think it is free or very close to it! It removes green from images. Astronaut Pro is another plugin to remove gradients. I think it works really well. The Arcsinh stretch uses an action I put together based on Mark Shelleys excellent arcsinh stretch...Just search this forum for Arcsinh. I think I over stretched my image but it shows what lies beneath!
  11. vernmid

    Stretching challenge

    Just for the sake of comparison I had a quick go in Photoshop! Used Astroflat Pro to remove gradient Adjusted black point Applied Arcsinh curve Used ALVG to remove a green effect That's about it!
  12. vernmid

    Orion's Belt - 500D, 4 hours

    That's a nice image. Out of interest, what causes the 6 pointed star spikes? Is there a 6 arm spider in the system?
  13. vernmid

    Imaging with the 130pds

    There's a lot of nice detail in here. Definitely worth doing some flats too. It should remove that glow to below and left of the Nebula. Good pic :-)
  14. vernmid

    Imaging with the 130pds

    Hi all, Captured this M37 with my 130PDS + EQ5 +350d last night. It was one of those bothersome nights when I was attacked by Gremlins. Managed 10 x 2 minutes subs before the 130 finally crashed into the mount and I was too cold to carry on! Still, pleased with this for such a short integration time. Thanks Vern
  15. +1 for Sharpcap Polar alignment
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