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  1. Taken from Alum Bay beach on the Ilse of Wight. Love the effect of the horizon on the setting Moon.
  2. Bus Stop to The Moon - Sunday night whilst waiting to get a shot of The Moon setting, caught this shot from the beach up to the headland. The Bus Stop is at the Battery at The Needles on the IOW.
  3. Wanted to try and image the Moon setting but ended up clouded out.
  4. First goes at Milky Way photography. Really enjoying it! Both shot with Canon R5 and 50 1.4 lens on SW Tracker. St Catherine’s Oratory - Isle of Wight Sky - 1 x 2 min exposure Foreground - 1 x 60 sec exposure The Needles - Isle of Wight Sky - 1 x 2 min exposure Foreground - 1 x 60 sec exposure
  5. Hello, taken last month. An hour in each NB filter using 1600 and GT-81. Hope you like. Tom.
  6. Hi there, I have just purchased a WO GT-81 and the Flat6A FF to go with. I will be using with the ZWO Filter wheel and ZWO 1600 MM Pro camera. Looking at the manual that comes with the camera it states the following: SCOPE - FF - M42 to M48 16.5mm Extender - T2 Extender 11mm - M42 to M42 (Male to Male) adapter - EFW - CAMERA I have found info that states the FF needs to be set to 7.1mm for the GT-81. I am a bit confused as have found different information to this on the web and not really sure what I should be looking at. Any help would be much appreciated as this is my first telescope (Only used lenses before). Many thanks, Tom.
  7. Thanks. Absolutely, all a matter of taste I go between the 2...last night the starless was my favourite, today the star version
  8. Thanks Peter, I normally do not do Starless but sometimes on really detailed images I like to see what the nebula looks like on its own. I know what you mean though about no context
  9. Thanks, yeah I agree. It really brings out the structure
  10. A re-edit of a recent image. About 6 hours data split between Ha and OIII using the ASI1600MM camera and Canon 400mm lens. Also tried a starless version of same image.
  11. Very interesting! Will have to check which mine are. Got a feeling they are the new ones. Thanks for info
  12. Hi there, here you go. I have stacked both Ha & OIII with same amount of sub time. Added Ha & OIII with moderate stretch and then the same in Ha. I think you may have a good point with the stretch causing the problem. Think the stars are larger in OIII even in the moderate stretch but not as much as I was seeing. Think I may have been stretching too much. Still wonder how much the Canon camera lens (400mm 5.6L) may be not helping. Ha (Moderate) OIII (Moderate) Ha (Pushed) OIII (Pushed) Cheers Tommy.
  13. Hi there, it is the ZWO filter Standard one that comes with the bundle. Was looking at the Baader 4.5 Ultra filter. Cannot push to a Chroma or Astrodon
  14. Hi all, I currently have a 1600MM which I use with an adapter for my Canon 400mm lens (5.6). I get great images in Ha and SII using the standard 1.25" ZWO filters that come with the 1600MM package. I have noticed that OIII data is always bloated and looks out of focus. I have double checked focus with a Bhatinov Mask and nailed it but still the images are bloated looking. Is this a known issue with OIII filters, should I get a narrower filter Baader 4.5nm etc? Want to make sure it will help before spending £200 on a filter. It is really holding back my NB imaging as currently feel I can only use Ha and SII. Many thanks for any input. Tommy.
  15. Had a chance tonight to get some OIII data on top of last weeks Ha. About 3 hours in each filter. Using a Canon 400mm lens and ZWO 1600MM camera. Excuse the processing in NB, no idea how to combine properly but a first go of probably many! Tommy
  16. Thanks Was quite happy with the detail considering the integration time. Ha filter is just amazing.
  17. Thank you. Hope to get some OIII on the target next time it is clear, get some nice colour into it
  18. Thanks, yep...the 1600 is just amazing. I used to use a Canon 7D but from Bortle 1. When at home in Bortle 7 it was pretty much unusable. The 1600 with NB filters is just brilliant.
  19. First chance out in almost 3 months I think. First go at this target close up rather than really wide field. About 3 hours of Ha data using a Canon 400mm Camera Lens and ASI 1600MM Pro.
  20. I know this is an old topic. I ended up taking my mount apart and found the reason the rear bolt was so stiff was because the mount had been chewed up and the bolts were slipping under the mount part that the bolts hit. This was because of the high altitude and the small angle the bolt was against the adjustment bar. I installed a Rail Kit (£120) and can now adjust the bolts with my little finger no problem at all. PA is now very easy and more accurate.
  21. Just giving it a go now. Got to wait for a while for HD image to process.
  22. Hughsie is right with the 'Object Calculator' I had mine set to another focal length and it failed all the time. Also make sure you have the latest version (I had one from a long time ago and the PS failed as I was binning 4x4. If I halved the focal length it worked (Fixed now in new version). Main parts are to make sure the PL software knows where to look for the software you installed (Should be Green I think and say OK). Cannot remember exactly where this is off the top of my head but in the settings somewhere at the bottom of the Point Craft screen. Also when solving an image try adding RA and DEC or an object that is near the target as it will be a lot quicker. Good Luck.
  23. Hi, I do not know too much about these but have been looking into them as would one day like to be going for one or the other. I would probably end up going with the Edge HD with Hyperstar. That way I could get into Planetary and still be able to do some Wide Field DSO work with a super quick scope. The versatility I think is what is attractive. I think the price is a bit more if you include the Hyperstar (And similar if you just went with the reducer to begin with and added the HS later on). On the other hand you could get the RASA and get a small refractor for similar price. Would need to take into account filters though also. Upkeep of the scopes should be taken into account also, ease of use etc... Now I know why I can never make a decision as after typing this going around in circles again
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