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TareqPhoto last won the day on November 20 2018

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  1. TareqPhoto

    Imaging with the 130pds

    That's what making it as a nice one to have for fun more, BUT, i mentioned APO refractor, there are so many refractors APO and small, and many prefer to go with a refr than a newt, so keep that in mind too.
  2. TareqPhoto

    Imaging with the 130pds

    Ok, maybe one day when i finish getting Takahashi [i hope, OH GOD, i pray to you for this] and a dob and maybe 10-12" RC then i can think about this 130PDS
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    Imaging with the 130pds

    Watching this thread i feel like why don't i get this 130PDS myself, i saw many nice results here, just i don't know how good it is compared to many other lenses such as APO refractor, and i already have 8" F5 Newtonian, so is this 5" Newt necessary?!!!
  4. This is very important question for me as it may help me in my imaging later. I am planning to buy Astrodon LRGB filters beside NB filters ofcourse, but because i am under light pollution area i don't know how much bad it can be for L filter at least, so do you recommend me to use another L filter or light pollution filter instead of this Lum filter in LP? and how much difference or improvement it may give? For example CLS or L-Pro or anything else, I even saw IDAS and Astronomik have narrower L filter than standard one, will there be any difference then or any filter not NB will be completely useless in LP mainly L? Thanks
  5. Great method. Well, i really wish or hope if i can find a software or even the one i use that can automatically change the Gain and Offset for each filter i use without i do that manually, and even if i do that manually i feel like doing DSO is like every second you have to check all the issues and errors and settings, that is why when i do planetary it was like i drink water, while with DSO imaging it is like it is a heart operation and the risk is about 80-90% there, but i can't stop now. I will try to record details in sheet or "Word" document table, i will see for how long that will last, i write down the main things in that table, while the number of frames and exposure time are already intact on the files names when i open them, SGP add the time length already and the filters names are already selected, and i can see the numbers of frames from the numbers of files for each filter simply, so i can add that later to the table once the processing is done, so i know how many frames are being used in the processing, or do you prefer that i mention all of them even those i remove/toss due to imperfections? Processing is essential, i started to use PixInsight last year i think nearly by November or October, so i am trying now to catch up or continue from where i stopped, learn few things one by one through the time, but i really need to have good data first for that, and i really like to have my own data to play with, but if that will take long time then maybe i am forced to use others data good ones so i can learn PI until i can have that good data myself.
  6. And looking at that kind of details it will be like trying to pass a "Programming" code test, so i don't want to rely on that, after all if i will post an image on sites and then provide details i won't post all of those and it will be hard time for me to get what is needed, and as yo can see, it is still missing few more details needed. I included 2 Docs files but sounds no body care to look at it or give a review about it or to tell for any changing to make it better if any.
  7. I will see about different images later. I will try to take flat frames anyway, i started already this year, so i hope i can keep that way, but still not sure how good is the flat, i red some had issues with their flats, so i don't want to take flat frames and end up having issues more than without it, and about dust, it sounds i have to accept whatever i can have. I was thinking about those king of light panels, but then i need an idea or a way to place those panels in front of the scopes or lenses correctly and not having problems. Are you sure that the FITS contains everything needed such as gain and offset and temp and even exposure length or which filter used and brand and which camera and which telescope and which filter wheel and which guiding? Those what i am talking about, the whole setup details, i tried to find Gain and offset from the FIT file and i didn't find that, so that i was thinking either the software i use for having exposures doesn't record everything or i used wrong FIT software to get details from, or i don't know how to get details out of FIT so simple.
  8. Thanks! I don't live in Dubai city, i live in another city, which is not much different than light pollution in Dubai but it is less, but my area is less LP anyway, my yard isn't that so much bad heavy LP.
  9. Hi all, Happy New Year!!! Now over 1 year is passed since i started this astronomy and i am now trying to put things at best or right so i can have better results, my plan to buy more or a lot isn't changed, but this time i will try to go out more regardless i have enough gear or good or low end or high, i am trying to manage my plans or even time, my life situations and even my mood is different than others, but i try to ask always and see what i can do or follow or even decide, I ended the last year yesterday to our time imaging a target and it kept imaging until new day/year started already, i tried with certain settings, i started a bit late, so that i couldn't make for much longer settings, but i will see if it is good, now one question is, if i take same target exposures later but somehow the view isn't very exact and maybe the orientation is't perfect matching, but the target is still there, can it be combined later of both data and process that? i am not yet good with plate solving, i will try to learn how to do that in a time that i am not having plan for doing a target really or let's say if i have no mood to do new target so i can still get more data of old target i did but not enough data. I started to add flat frames, i am not sure if they are good or not, and here is my second question regarding the flat, is the flat frames really reliable for solving imperfections accurately? i mean how do i know that my exposures will have vignetting for sure? i bought slightly larger filters and the sensor is small to avoid vignetting, so why having a flat if i suppose to have no vignetting exposures anyway? just good to have to be sure that is fine. Also, how do i know that the dust on those filters didn't move while the mount is slewing around if i do two targets or i need to correct something that forcing me to slew the mount for correction [parking, testing, or Re-polar aligning,..etc], or if from the filter wheel movement/rotation? And what is your best reliable method for flats? i started by T-shirt method, but i don't know what should be the settings or exposure for flats, another suggestion or guidance here please. Do you change settings if you use different cameras and different scopes/optics even for same target under same condition and same filters or no? what make you to change if applicable or say if the results from previous session was good enough? Last question for now, i will try to record my settings by writing or printing notes, i know maybe some don't bother, or some do it in different way, i just like to have ready details to use for posting or whatever, sometimes the exposure files doesn't carry the whole all details needed, and by the time passing i may forget what equipment i used or the settings and whatever, so do you do that or not necessary? What is your method or way for recording things? I included a file or a doc for a table i created for myself to start doing by myself this year, i will try to minimize mistakes too, i can't say i will have amazing mind blowing results so quick, still learning, but what do you expect to have if you are still in your first years of imaging? do you care to get targets no matter how the results are or you only care about great successful nice results every night you are out? and what is the degree of satisfaction of the results you will accept or reject? You can revise/edit that file to how you like/think you prefer and please show me your edit then if possible. Happy new year again and i hope to learn more this year and keep learning and produce nice and nicer results, i need patience, but i also need people understanding and respecting my decisions and ways too and bearing with me, thank you very much. Astronomy targets 2019 table[sample].docx Astronomy targets 2019 table.pdf
  10. I will be using different cameras, maybe 3 or 4, i will be shooting DSO and also planetary, so definitely different cameras and different scopes too, and that is why i was asking about 2 filter wheels, at the moment i can buy that cheap filter wheel which is manual and has 9 slots, but will this be a good idea if i will buy ZWO EFW later for DSO? i will use this cheap 9 slots FW if i buy it only for planetary imaging or solar system, and i will be using many filters for that beside DSO filters of LRGB + NB.
  11. Question for curiosity Would you buy a cheap manual filter wheel [9 slots] to use it for planetary imaging only regardless that you will buy an electronic filter wheel [1.25" or 36mm] later or you won't bother and just buy that electronic FW for DSO and not worry much about planetary imaging and you use this EFW to swap in between or even swap filters in between?
  12. Or AZ-EQ5 if you can or NEQ6 at best, 130PDS is a nice scope, i don't have and i feel i want to get it from what i hear about it here. My big advice, buy the best mount you can afford, if you can save and just buy something of EQ6 that will be better, or at least AZ-EQ5, because a mount that can last for maybe 3-4 years is better than a mount that may last for 1-2 years, i have AZ-EQ6 and i am waiting a budget if it will happen and i will upgrade this mount, didn't complete 2 years yet, always go with higher rated payload mount because it will be longer lasting and less issues with heavier scopes and definitely will give you more options of scopes, consider it as the following: 1. Mount up to 30 lbs = 20-30% of scopes 2. Mount up to 40 lbs = 30-40% of scopes to choose 3. Mounts up to 50 lbs = 50-60% of scopes 4. Mounts up to 90 lbs = 80-90% of scopes. So, i know you don't have budget now, then don't rush, i started last year, no budget, i asked for 3-4 months, all told me get the mount first, my budget was hardly reaching $400-500, i waited longer, researched, asked, and i ended up with AZ-EQ6 as my first ever mount and i never look back for less and still learning with it until i afford better.
  13. TareqPhoto

    WOW ..... An AAPOD!!!

    Thank you very much! By this i should have confidence about myself really, i mean it is not my top best result of the moon but it won, so it means my other better image aren't bad then, and this win relaxed me, now i really don't need to prove much that i can do good, i just said before this win i was feeling that i have to try harder and harder to prove myself even if i did better than others and i saw less quality images, and this win is like a sign or came on time that i really don't have to, i will work hard for myself no doubt, but my images are good enough already and i had doubts about it before, now i can say i don't have any pressure anymore. Thanks!
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    Widefield Cygnus

    Nice image!
  15. TareqPhoto

    WOW ..... An AAPOD!!!

    It is really difficult not to, and i try to compare my results to those who have similar situations to me with same or lesser or even better equipment, i have to compare my images to something to see how good it is or bad, otherwise i will always believe that my images are all nice and good then because they are mine and i took them. My challenge is how can i reach some of high level of images i see around, at least for the moon and planets at least, i won't care much about DSO, but for the moon and planets i can't consider mine is one of the top best in the world really, and all that talk about some locations with great seeing conditions isn't logic at all to me, i found out by my own thinking that it isn't the factor anymore, it is all about equipment, i saw mind blowing amazing great great planets images from different places on the world everywhere North East even deep South, so it means locations isn't a factor anymore, and for that we already have that excellent seeing, then why can't i get nicer results? the answer is simply and definitely because my equipment reached its limit to do that, and thus what i learnt so far i have to consider them as an experience more than just a waste, and i will build from them for next time with better equipment.

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