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About teoria_del_big_bang

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    Apart from Astronomy 3D Printing, Model Railways, Real Railways.
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  1. Having just fitted a new FW and camera (QHY268M & QHY FW3) to my Esprit 100ED my first attempts at flats look a bit odd. An unstretched flat looks reasonable. But when auto-stretched left is new setup and right is with my old setup (ASI1600 & SX FW but same 36mm filters) stretched to same degree The original setup looks much more centralised to me whist the new setUp the centre of the image looks to be towards the bottom of the image. Using CCD Inspector, again new setup on left. So do I have a problem and how do i overcome it ? Steve
  2. After 3 nights running EKOS / KStars without any serious issues tonight cannot get PHD2 running at all. Everytime I start it I get the following error I have shut everything down and rebooted, I have shut down any instance of PHD2 using terminal and still get this issue . Steve
  3. I have only taken Ha so far and for 25K tool 30S, which is a bit long perhaps but that was with full brightness of my panel. But also my Ha is 3.5 Nm so will take longer than your 6 nM. Difficult to compare as it depends on filters and light intensity. Steve
  4. With my QHY268M I am still experimenting with flats. I did use 25,000 but so far best final images I have obtained are not using any flats so far. In fact a straight stack of uncalibrated lights has really given as good an image as any calibrations so far. Now some of this might be my ding so cannot put too much on that yet as I need to do a few more tests yet. Steve
  5. The drivers are on your laptop / computer / or RPi running the acquisition software (Stellarmate) so the software can communicate with the camera, the camera needs flashing with firmware. Steve
  6. Ran perfectly for the 4 hours of clear sky last night. Also did the flip flawlessly, which it had failed on the previous two nights, found that DST was not set to yes on the mount so set it to Y and flipped perfectly, checking alignment before flip and setting alignment after flip then re-calibrating PHD2 and carry on with sequence. Steve
  7. I agree with all that statement, I maybe do not understand why but I agree Steve
  8. Another nice image, but I really like the heart image. I always struggles with getting anything worthwhile on SII or OII with that target but yours has grat colours. Steve
  9. Not checked but updated and upgraded regularly. I am on Stellarmate and IOptron mount. Last night only crashed once in the couple of hours I got before clouds covered everything, even the moon. it seemed to crash when saving the image so I put a 4 sec delay (which may or may not have down anything) but did not crash after that. Steve
  10. Due to persistent clouds I have not had much actual exposure time with this new camera, di get a few Ha under the near full moon last couple of nights but viewing not great as over most of my 10 min exposures I think some cloud passed by. But I did take some darks when it arrived and comparing to my ASI1600 it;s like chalk and cheese not that amp glow has gone. Left is an auto stretched master dark (360S) from my 1600 and using exactly the same stretch on the QHY 268M on the right of a 360S master dark. So, forgive my ignorance, but are darks now basically only taking out hot
  11. I think that is incredible for 4 hours total data Steve
  12. Can't even see the damned moon now for clouds. What with having a failed flip and guiding issues only got 3 X 600s worth anything. Steve
  13. I then need a clear moonless day to get the RGB data, but God knows when I will get that. Steve
  14. Horsehead, Looking okay for me - 600sec Ha (but I forgot to start the guider for this one so starts a bit elongated). And why is it up North always has to have a clear night and full moon ? Steve
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