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  1. I am perhaps not considered in an ideal position to agree with this statement as I live in Spain and have more clear nights in general than in the UK, but bear with me. I imaged with one scope for a number of years and to get sufficient data for an image it was taking me many nights. Then I went to another wider scope, so I could get different data each night and widen my data capture. Hell I thought, I can get a dual set up now on the wide field and get images even quicker. Hey presto! So on an average 8 hour night with three scopes running I was getting in excess of 20 hours data a nig
  2. I considered piggy backing the two Taks, but as you rightly said the JTD adjustment saddle can't be used unless it's side by side as the adjustment knobs are lower than the plate.
  3. There's little misalignment to worry about there Gina that's for sure. Well done on getting it all together, your 3D printing stuff is great..... You are inspirational
  4. I love my monocular....... Although I don't use it for astro. I bought the Leica monovid 8x20.... they are stunning
  5. I went for 2 mono camera's. In one camera I have a full set of LRGBHSO filters. The other camera only has a 5 position filter wheel so I thought carefully about what to put in there. I settled on Luminance and Ha to start with. Then realised that an additional O3 filter would help..... and that's where I've stopped. It works well. My scopes and camera's are the same focal length and chip so I use a JTD saddle to align them exactly. It works well.
  6. I use one PC for my dual rig...... The cmaera's are different (QSI and Moravian) so there's no confusion about drivers. I have 2x Lakeside auto focusers, and hey run fine as there's a driver for running two together. I've never had a problem with any type of conflict and everything runs perfectly.
  7. Maybe one last query then if I may......... Thank you for all our help so far, it's been invaluable In this link where I have had to go to the CDS portal as nothing showed in Simbad........ The Aladin screen shows the item of interest in the crosshair, but how do I know what THAT actually is? 2MASX J15100535+0943230 (Galaxy) 2MASX J15104417+0942270 (Galaxy) 2MASX J15100704+0957160 (Seyfert 2 Galaxy) SDSS J151025.65+100414.2 (Quasar) 2MASX J15105281+0955349 (LINER-type Active Galaxy Nucleus) SDSS J151012.48+095722.4 (Brightest galaxy in a Cluster (BCG)
  8. My next dilemma then is the following..... Using Aladin I have come up with so many pages where I really don't know what I'm looking at. For example this link - What is the 'thing' I am looking at on this linked page? I can't see anywhere a simple 'this is a galaxy' or something else....... I think I'm a bit simple minded to be able to sort all of this out! Scientifically the words, figures etc just mean nothing to me whatsoever.....
  9. I've used Simbad and Aladin on this.... it's quite a manual way of doing it, I was rather hoping that there was a quasar catalogue then that I could download into PI to annotate if there's anything there.
  10. Ooooo..... how exciting. How would I know what were what? I tried a couple of the quasar catalogues that Brendan linked to but nothing came up...... Any ideas? I wouldn't even have considered quasars.... I need to go and do some reading about what they even are LOL!!!!
  11. OMG I don't even know where to start looking in those!! That's a cracking resource though Brendan..... Thanks
  12. In this image then all of the blue PGC designations are galaxies...... No problem, get that! But the yellow ones are all quasars?
  13. Quasars? Really? I thought that they were tiny things that you could hardly see?
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