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Joeistotalycool

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  1. I was looking at getting an esprit 120. It's a shame the price has gone up On the bright side I think a reducer will be released for them soon ish. It looks to be a .65 reducer so a much wider field of view.
  2. Hello all, I have just received my new ZWO ASI1600MM Pro camera and it works very well However, I was wondering about the ascom driver. I have seen many people set their settings as gain 139 and offset 21, but with the newer drivers, the offset is in the 'advanced' tab. Should I just click Unity Gain and leave it at that, or should I go into the advanced tab and manually select Offset 21? From what I can tell, it does make a slight difference (files attached). 2019-04-07_10-32-21 = Offset not manually selected 2010-04007_12-01-48 = offset manually selected I do apologise if I am misunderstanding this, as this is my first time working with a dedicated astro camera D_2019-04-07_10-32-21_180s__-20C_Bin1x1_D 1x1 180s -20 139 _5h__G139.fit D_2019-04-07_12-01-48_180s__-20C_Bin1x1_D 1x1 180s -20 139 21_G139.fit
  3. The Needle galaxy - 57 minutes exposure time, 3 min exposures @ ISO 800 Canon EOS 1200Da, Skywatcher 200PDS with cooling fan, Astronomik CLS clip in filter, NEQ6, No Coma Corrector. Bortle 6/7 I plan to do a full project on this one soon, but i'm happy with this one for now
  4. I decided to photograph the horsehead nebula because everyone seems to have imaged it except for me! 4 hours 55 minutes , 5 min exposures @ ISO800 Skywatcher 200PDS with cooling fan, NEQ6, Canon EOS 1200Da, Astronomik CLS clip in filter Bortle 6/7 This is my first go photographing a nebula with my newtonian
  5. Not sure if this is what you are after, but it may be worth stacking them separately and creating a mosaic. Microsoft Image composite editor is pretty good
  6. sorry, I don't think it was the main board. I had the power board (is that what its called?) swapped.
  7. I bought the cg5 on ebay about a year prior to the repair. they fixed it for a nice 40 quid I believe.
  8. I had to replace one of the boards in my cg5 back in april. I got Rother valley optics to do it
  9. I use APT, and it is a outstanding program. I have a 1200D too, and it allows me to take amazing images. Plate solving is an absolute blessing!
  10. Thanks, I was going to get one eventually, as I was planning on getting a newtonian. They are a lot more versatile than I thought!
  11. It appears on almost all stars, bright or dim, across the whole fov
  12. Hello, I was recently capturing images through my Skywatcher ED 80 and I realised I had purple and green fringing around the stars. I looked at previous images and it turns out I've had the problem for a few months. I'm not quite sure if the problem is the focuser or the glass. Im using a canon 1200D with a astronomik CLS clip in filter and a 1.25 Baader UV IR cut I supplied the stacked raw Tiff. Any suggestions would be nice Autosave.tif
  13. Are all the images in the type (tiff, monochrome, etc
  14. Whoa, That's insane! Im almost lost for words...
  15. Sorry im a bit late to the party, but I was wondering how you avoid vignetting with the 1.25 filters?
  16. I've only ever thought of the loop as a photographic object. I would love to see a sketch of what you can see!
  17. Please be aware that the file is not properly accessible, please can you repost the file again? Thanks!
  18. Thanks for the tips, I will test them some other time (When its clear out ) Not being able to diagnose a problem is about one of the most frustrating things you can have in the hobby lol (Well, apart from equipment straight up breaking of course )
  19. Amazing image! I would love to capture something like that. How dark were your skies?
  20. Amazing image! The data looks awesome on PS. I made a few adjustments to the image to better suit my tastes: I decreased the Greens in the image and increased the golds. I reduced the purple stars (a bit, I think they give the image more character ) and decreased the size of the stars surrounding the nebula, making it pop out more. I would love to move onto a cooled, mono camera! SHO_Hubble_palette_PACMANworkingcopy2 from Joe^^.tif
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