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Manners2020

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  1. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Thanks . All credit to the camera. It feels like cheating a bit but I'm ok with that. It'll be good to see what it can do once I get familiar with sharpcap and get out of my orange zone backyard.
  2. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    I've had a few cracks at m33 now. It's a [removed word]. I'm going to keep trying this was about 30 minutes of 25 secs on a 9.25 act live stacked with the 294 on the evo mount again. Messed with in gimp.
  3. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Rossete was 9 minutes.
  4. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Hello all. I had a crack at sharpcap steve. I took these two images on the wo 72mm megrez on the evo mount. With a asi294 mc. They were live stacked but not really got to grips properly with the stretching on the fly in that yet so I did a bit of post processing with gimp. The horse was 28 minutes worth of 30 second exposures. The rossete was a lot less but I cant remember for certain as it was a while back. I'm thinking I'm going to be doing both eaa and ap depending on the night ect. This is the second computer I've tried startools with now and neither have been enough to run it properly so it looks like I'll be sticking with gimp for now. There were no darks or lights added with these as I've only just figured that out. Next time though. Oh I used a 0.8 reducer too. Cheers.
  5. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Yeah I think it's going to happen but it's not quite yet. I might be wrong though.
  6. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    That looks like a guide I could follow
  7. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Is sharpcap recognizing dslrs now?
  8. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Oh I know. This is just my tempory. Method. Raws are fine on my laptop it's just the raws through astrotoaster. It would be quicker if I sketched every exposure. This is just my temp way until I can get out. I dont even know what this is called what I'm doing. I believe it was created for eaa but how I use it is something I'm between eaa and ap?? I dont know but I like it.
  9. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Also using the jpeg for now as my laptop struggles with raw on astrotoaster, but I will be going down the raw route when I can get out and do it.
  10. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Ie darks, flats ect. Not astrotoaster but the manual way.
  11. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    I think it's the processing as I just guess at things for now. I'm stuck in the light polluted back yard for now so I just shoot jpeg and go through astrotoaster. As soon as I can get to darker skies I'm going to put a proper unrushed effort in.
  12. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Tidied this one up as best as I can too.
  13. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Couple more from this morning. Wo 72mm megrez , nikon d5300 , evolution mount. Orion was 53 50 sec exposures at 800 and andromeda was about 30. Actually it was the other way round. This is about my fourth attempt at andromeda. Is it just me or is this one really hard to do anything with?
  14. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    I really need to stop shying away from these post processing softwares.
  15. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    I will definitely try that next time and also next time will probably be a proper photography effort with darks ect, rather than letting astrotoaster do it all. Thanks for the tips, always welcome the tips.
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