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Larry V

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  1. Awesome. Thank you! Those two settings are definitely disabled, so hopefully that will do the trick. Are there any settings you can think of in SGP, which could also cause slow downloads? I am just trying to make sure I have all of my grounds covered. Thank you in advance!
  2. Thank you so much for your reply. I checked both of those settings and they are disabled. Are there any other settings you can think of, which could affect my download speeds in SGP?
  3. Which Camera settings should I be looking for? I am a newb with SGP, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  4. I just got Plate Solving up and running in Trial version 3.0.1.0 of Sequence Generator Pro. It did not take long, before I determined that I was hooked! The main issue is, that it is taking nearly 8-10 minutes for each of my images to download, before the next image in the sequence will begin. My mount, guide camera, and main imaging camera, are all plugged into their own USB 2.0 port on my laptop. This is definitely not normal and it has been quite frustrating to say the least. I have clear skies lined up for tonight and would definitely like to be able to take advantage of them. My only hope is this forum! I am hoping that it is probably a simple setting, that I am completely overlooking. I will provide a list of the equipment I am using: Canon T5i - Main imaging Camera QHY5L-II Monochorome - Guide Camera PHD-2 Losmandy G-11 Mount Stellarvue SV80 Refractor For Autoguide: I have Dithering set on Small Dither to save time Canon Settings: RAW Image / AF Binning 1x1 / Mirror Settle Time 0 Sec High Speed Download not checked - I heard this diminishes the quality of the image Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much in advance. I hope to hear from someone soon. Larry
  5. I am a 7th grade science teacher and plan to blow off the very first staff meeting of the upcoming school year, just to have the chance to photograph this event. It will be am amazing event for sure and honestly, I NEED some good photos to place down before my principal, just in case I get dinged for it. lol My overall plan is to create a presentation that all of the schools in my district can reference for use in their classrooms. Soooo...if I do get in trouble, at least it will be for the glory of science.
  6. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my message. I currently have the STM lens that came with my camera kit. It has a maximum zoom of 55mm. I think I am going to go the piggy-back route, and use my telescope to track for my Canon T5i camera. I am planning to purchase the Canon EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM Lens, as it is well priced. I also use Backyard EOS, something I probably should have mentioned in my description. When photographing planets, I make use of the 5X feature of the software, which allows me to get a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio in my images. This definitely enlarges my planetary views and I am thinking, with 250mm of zoom, it should get me where I want to be with the sun as well. I am going to keep my fingers crossed! If you have any thoughts, please let me know. Thank you again for your reply!
  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to put all of this information together for me! I think I am going to go the piggy-back route, and use my telescope to track for my Canon T5i camera. I am planning to purchase the Canon EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM Lens, as it is well priced. I also use Backyard EOS, something I probably should have mentioned in my description. When photographing planets, I make use of the 5X feature of the software, which allows me to get a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio in my images. This definitely enlarges my planetary views and I am thinking, with 250mm of zoom, it should get me where I want to be with the sun as well. I am going to keep my fingers crossed! If you have any thoughts, please let me know. Thank you again for your reply!
  8. Hello everyone, I am currently trying to prepare, for the upcoming total solar eclipse in August. I tried imaging the sun a few weeks ago and quickly realized that I was in need of a focal reducer, to widen my field of view and subsequently fit the entire sun in my images. I just received the focal reducer on Monday and waited until I had a not so cloudy day to test everything. Today was that day, but it proved to be quite a disappointment. I am still unable to image the son's full disk, even with a focal reducer. I started off by connecting my camera to the T-Mount and inserting it in my Baader Click-Lock star diagonal, which was of course connected directly to my focal reducer. I realize that I most likely should be connecting my T-Adapter directly to the focal reducer, rather than going through a star diagonal, but when I do this, it places my camera's sensor closer to the focal reducer, hence I fit even less of the sun's disk into my image. The image I provided seems to be the very best I can do. In order for me to even produce the attached image, I had to completely bottom out my focus, which is not good. Even with doing this, it is evident that I am still not in perfect focus. I have listed all of my equipment below, in my current sequence for the optical train. If anybody can PLEASE provide some insight, I would be most appreciative! I am an avid researcher of information and think I am on the right track, but I am also VERY new to all of this. I am hoping that my camera's sensor is not too small for me to pull this off. Thank you so much in advance. I look forward to your advice! Larry Equipment: Celestron Edge HD 11" Celestron .7x Focal Reducer Baader Click-Lock Visual Back Baader Click-Lock Star Diagonal T-Adapter Canon T5i DSLR (Full Spectrum Modified)
  9. This is one of my first images of Jupiter, and an overall first attempt at astro-photography. I believe that is Io's shadow being cast in the northern hemisphere of the planet (up is south and down is north). I used the following equipment to create my image: Celestron Edge HD 11" SCT Baader Click-Lock Star Diagonal & Visual Back Canon T5i DSLR (Gary Honis Full-Spectrum Modification) Best of 700 images - Stacked in Registax / Wavelet Filter Applied My image was taken on June 10, 2017 If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know. I am eager to improve my skills, in this exciting and rewarding hobby! Thank you in advance. Larry
  10. This is one of my first images of Jupiter, and an overall first attempt at astrophotograhy. I believe that is Io's shadow being cast in the northern hemisphere of the planet (up is south and down is north). I used the following equipment to create my image: Celestron Edge HD 11" SCT Baader Click-Lock Star Diagonal & Visual Back Canon T5i DSLR (Gary Honis Full-Spectrum Modification) Best of 700 images - Stacked in Registax / Wavelet Filter Applied My image was taken on June 10, 2017 If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know. I am eager to improve my skills, in this exciting and rewarding hobby! Thank you in advance. Larry
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