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Uranium235

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  1. Guiding tonite!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Got a couple of hours in last night, not a great sky - but worthy for some testing.

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  2. Blummin' fireworks!... already!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yeah, it started just as it got dark.... fortunately I was using 5nm Ha filters, so that should have blotted out the worst of it.

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  3. EXTRA 8GB of ram !! woooop 16GB of ram in my laptop I7 Quad core now im cooking baby!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Xbox?...lol. Try D2 on a gaming PC ;) totally different experience. No aim assist, since mouse and keys are far superior  (headshots galore!). The new updates made heroic strikes more difficult than a nightfall  (which is utterly bonkers).

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  4. EXTRA 8GB of ram !! woooop 16GB of ram in my laptop I7 Quad core now im cooking baby!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Not for me it aint ;) for co-op and PvE, its pretty good - and season 3 (warmind) has toughened things up quite considerably.

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  5. EXTRA 8GB of ram !! woooop 16GB of ram in my laptop I7 Quad core now im cooking baby!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      You'l find that not much will tickle it :) Im running the Ryzen 5 (6/12 core, coverclocked), just 8 gig Corsair DDR 2666, but with the added bonus of a 256gb M.2 SSD (and that goes like stink!). Last night I had Cubase and Destiny 2 running at the same time and it didnt even break a sweat (I didnt notice I'd left Cubase running until I quit out of Destiny).

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  6. With all this Sun the last few days I'm having to try really hard not to press the trigger on a new  ZWO ASI 178MM for solar imaging :ohmy:

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Very... very.. carefully :)

      Which one was it?

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  7. 130pds back in action!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yep, and I've managed to bag M81 at the rayleigh limit of the telescope :D  not calibrated properly yet, but its the largest M81 Ive ever put out....lol.

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  8. With all this Sun the last few days I'm having to try really hard not to press the trigger on a new  ZWO ASI 178MM for solar imaging :ohmy:

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      Uranium235

      Thanks Dave :)

      For widefield with that camera, its best to use a fast, short focal length lens (135 or 200mm). I used the Samyang 135 for the above image, exposure time was just 40x120s (with hints of IFN when heavily stretched).

      For DSO work, its probably worth checking whether your optics have enough aperture to give a low enough rayleigh limit to suit the pixel size (though not important for planetary/solar).

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  9. With all this Sun the last few days I'm having to try really hard not to press the trigger on a new  ZWO ASI 178MM for solar imaging :ohmy:

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      If you go for the cool version, it will double up as a half decent DSO camera too ;) (currently got one on test)

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  10. And we are off - more of that squid

     

  11. Running the 383 at -30... now thats a first!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      lol.... that squid is making mine look like a smash n' grab!

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  12. Running the 383 at -30... now thats a first!

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      Uranium235

      just making sure im getting the most out of the camera ;) Im doing one more sub on CTB1 (to make it 12x1800), then moving over to the cone.

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  13. Hells bells, minus 12, it don't do that often in the UK thank goodness, it was minus 7 here but thats a normal temp for this time.

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yep, it's pretty nippy out there. But at least it's clear and no moon so going for CTB1 again - 30min subs.

      No work tomorrow again, due to the big freeze. 

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  14. -12 tonite... brass monkey time!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yep, gotta clear a foot of snow off the patio first and salt the steps, i don't fancy landing face first with an eq6 on top of me...lol.

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  15. off to take some flats and stuff - Hope you are listening Rob :smile:

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      Uranium235

      Good man! :D Its pretty much essential to help bring out the faint stuff! I was expecting some clear sky tonight, looks like that aint happening, and theres more snow tomorrow - so not much else to do here either!

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  16. Hurrah! SII filter now arrived, time for some updates to existing projects....

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      Uranium235

      Yep, there is a lot to catch up on - probably starting off with either the cave or pelican. The only need a couple of hours in SII to get the required result.

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  17. Guiding tonite!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Just mopping up some OIII (3x2hr panels) while the going is good :)

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  18. Guiding tonite!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Doh!!! Thats grim John :(

      Oh well, at least youve got it set up for next time! Give it an hour or two, it will probably clear up... fingers crossed.

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  19. Counting the minutes until the promised clear skies appear to give some lovely new kit it's first light for a Sky @ Night review

     

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Should be on for tonight Tim. Ive already set up in anticipation, hoping to continue what I was doing at SGL XIII.

  20. Mulling over the prospect of a 130pds dual shooter... cheap, cheerful, but effective.

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Its alright :) I have a plan, there is quite a bit of give in one on one of my dual bar saddles - so its possible to re-attach the saddle a bit skew-iff - probably just enough for it to point the 2nd telescope in the right direction (or close enough). No up/down adjustment required, its just left/right.

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  21. Mulling over the prospect of a 130pds dual shooter... cheap, cheerful, but effective.

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      It's probably doable, I just need to address a couple of technical hurdles first. Ie: you can't exactly put one of them in guidescope rings, and I'm too tight to pay for an adjustable saddle....lol. 

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  22. Fireworks already?... Really?!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yes, and hardwood furniture too it seems....lol. 

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  23. Defn: First World Problem

    16GB of memory is not enough to integrate 273 x 6016x4016 32bit images in PixInsight without thrashing the hard drive :hmh:

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      S'alright, just push the button and go have your dinner :) Thats what I did when trying to run actions on a 1.5gb 100mpx image...lol.

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  24. Defn: First World Problem

    16GB of memory is not enough to integrate 273 x 6016x4016 32bit images in PixInsight without thrashing the hard drive :hmh:

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      You could try stacking them in groups of 10 - and then stacking those groups?

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