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About Kaliska

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  1. No secondary filters (LP) are used in my setup, nor any reducers as the TS100Q is a quadruplet. The ASI1600 is screwed straight into the back the ZWO filter wheel, so yes, its as close as it possibly can be. Once the images are stacked, it definately both halos and micro lensing.
  2. Just to add this in here, I get the micro lensing effect at F5.8 on my TS100Q
  3. The ASI290mini is the only one i would reccommend (I use this on my current setup), but I'm affraid its not cheap. I've used the one of the cheap GPCAM's (which i think is a clone of the QHY5) before with very poor results (not picking up stars with enough SNR).
  4. If your thinking of a new guide camera, then this is the one to go for. Use mine on an OAG and always have plenty of stars to choose from to guide. Great bit of kit!
  5. This is where i first saw the process being used.
  6. Ok, so download the file, unzip it in you PI directory (don't think it matters where tbh, as long as you remember where it is). Open PI and click on the Processes tab (at the top) and at the bottom there is a "load process" option. Click on that and it will pull up the explorer window, just navigate your way to the PI folder in windows (usually c:\Program Files\PixInsight or where you unzipped it) and the process icon should be in there. Once you activate it, you then need to look in you 2nd workspace as it's in there. Just drag and drop it into the workspace where you are working. Please note that this is from memory as I'm at my desk at work, but I will check tonight if you can't get it going.
  7. You may already have found this, but I use this (Process Icon) to reduce the magenta stars in PixInsight and have been very happy with the results. https://visibledark.ca/remove-magenta-stars-from-narrowband-image-with-pixelmath/
  8. Here is my latest image which doesn’t seem to be adversely affected to me. But not sure how I would see if has been calibrated out once it’s been processed and all the frames combined.
  9. Just been checking my darks and have noticed that there is a fixed pattern across all the images (see the attached short video). I only noticed this as i was fast flicking through all my darks in the Blink Process in SGP Now I'm thinking that if these fixed pixels are at a set grey-scale value, am i right in thinking that these then hold no valuable data? Are these treated as hot pixels? Is this normal in other peoples darks? Just interested really (left click on the picture and press play) IMG_1650.MOV
  10. Here's my effort at getting a reasonable image of this target. I've seen some amazing SHO images of this, so this is my best effort to date. I know I've got something going on in the bottom right of this image, got me some strange artifacts in my OIII subs which i need to investigate. Its a good job that i'm not a perfectionist (as i'd probably never post here), but sometimes we just gotta work with what we have been given. TSQ100 / 4hrs in each Ha, OIII and SII / ASI1600mm / Azeq6GT / All processing with PixInsight (Well, looking at Youtube Tutorials mostly haha).
  11. Yes, its at 21 right now, still getting to grips with these settings TBH. I'll calibrate the image tonight with my current settings first, then change them after to your suggestion.
  12. I've just managed to take 1 dark frame remotely (as I'm currently at work), but i dont have a viewer here, so I've just uploaded it here for now. Iris Nebula_Lum_Dark_120sec_1x1_2019-08-08_80.8_.fit
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