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  1. No kudos for me - I found this on another thread on SGL a few years ago and thought it was very useful..... Can't remember who posted it originally, but it's nothing that I did beyond cut and paste LOL!!!!
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    M 110 mono

    Really great to see you back Francis a super mono to come back with ☺
  3. Love the colours and detail..... super image
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    Ha CTB1 (Puffball)

    Lovely mono......fantastic image
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    M33 in RGB **added Ha**

    You are the master of beautiful star colours and subtle processing...... this Peter is beautiful
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    The Veil gets its tail!

    I much prefer that second edit........ The background appears more neutral and the dust looks more natural
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    The Veil gets its tail!

    I think it would be interesting to try luminance ....... It's just not quite sitting right for me at this point but I'm finding it hard to pinpoint......
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    The Veil gets its tail!

    This is really interesting to see outside of the more usually presented narrowband image........ I suppose that we get so used to seeing things presented in a certain way that it's odd to see it differently. I have to say that I am finding it quite strange, when I am so used to seeing the dust that you have as red in the usual presentation. What filter did you use for the dust representation? Ha?
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    The Pelican Nebula - In search of HH-555

    A super mono image Steve - What is there not to love? I did an annotated HHH version of this area last year if you'd like me to post it up on the thread or PM it to you
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    Hello from Spain

    Hi Segio and welcome to SGL! Good to meet you .... I also live in Spain
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    hello from Bicester Oxfordshire UK

    Hi and welcome to SGL - Used to hail from around your way myself a few years ago....... Hope you enjoy your time here, it's full of helpful and knowledgeable folks Look forward to seeing you around
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    EQ8 and Focal Length

    Mmm...... I use an EQ8 at a measly 330mm focal length and a imaging resolution of 3.37" pp. This doesn't trouble the EQ8 at all and I am very pleased with it. For me it has been a cheaper entry into a second more premium mount as I already had a Mesu 200. I generally get an RMS of about 0.7 and so for me it works perfectly. Most of the time I run the Mesu and the EQ8 together. The Mesu has a 1200mm 0.63" pp instrument atop of it. When looking at the graphs side by side, the Mesu is better usually guiding at an RMS of 0.3-0.4". I am not about to put the big refractor on the EQ8 to test if it would cope at such a resolution, but my gut feeling tells me that it wouldn't cope as well as the Mesu. Would I recommend the EQ8 for a 0.93" pp (I think that was the scale mentioned further up in the thread) ? Not mine I wouldn't, I don't think it would work...... but that's not to say that there aren't EQ8's out there that wouldn't cope with it. I've heard people happily guide 11" SCT's without hitch.... I just don't think MINE would do it. Am I pleased with my EQ8? You bet!!! I love it!!! I am pleased that my second hand mount that cost considerably less than my Mesu is happily able to guide my dual rig accurately enough for my purposes. I don't tax the EQ8 at all and it is flawless. It works for me and for my situation.
  13. I've got a mixed bag of filters in my QSI...... Baader RGB, Hutech IDAS for luminance and Astrodon narrowband. I can see the difference in focus when I change over filters but it's not so bad that it can't guide. I *think* I probably focussed the OAG with the IDAS filter and was perhaps lucky that the focus isn't too far out for the other filters. I would think the difference in the focus point is the issue..... should be easy enough to get a middle focus point on the OAG that will satisfy PHD.
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    IC1396 The Elephant Trunk Nebula

    Fantastic Peter...... a very inspirational image indeed
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    Pacman (close up)

    I like that - You have some nice depth to an object that can often appear rather flat.... Love the colour scheme too

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