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Manners2020

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  1. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Bloody hell that dob. Thanks for the info. I'll maybe make a mock one up out of card and see what the clearance might be.
  2. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Oh and this eaa tool, is that to put out there or strictly for your own use?
  3. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Thanks , I was just wondering mainly about clearance. The mount I have is the evolution mount. I can only get about 63° with the sct when the camera is on ect, which is good enough for me. I'm guessing the Newt is quite a lot heavier to the rear which would allow me to push it forward quite a bit without it being too much front heavy? I've searched high and low online for a picture of my mount with a newt on and cant find one.
  4. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Are you still active on here Martin? I see this is from a good fee years back but I've often wondered about the quattro on an alt/alz mount. Wouldn't mind picking your brains if you're still here.
  5. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    That's the only time I've seen colour in one of my galaxy's.
  6. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Oh yes, I should give startools another try. I followed a almost three hour tutorial twice but without calibration files.
  7. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Is that with startools?
  8. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Thanks for that image, also glad to hear about the focus .
  9. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Just a quick one on the histogram. I've been adjusting exposure and gain until sharpcap gives me a green ok. The image for the flats is always a pale muggy brown . Should I maybe not be paying too much attention to the ok and more on the actual histogram?
  10. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    I have wondered if my flats have been doing anything to be honest. I've been doing them with a t shirt and white light on a tablet straight after my darks which I've been doing straight after focussing. I've been doing it that way because I've convinced myself the focus would be out if I left it until the next day eith the change in temp. The darks I can see what good they are doing but I wouldn't recognize if my flats were or not . I'll try what you suggest with the paper and sky next time. And I've just had a thought. If my focus tube is in the exact position but focus is off due to temp change , would that still count as the same focus for the flats? Also would you mind posting that pic of my image you tweaked, I'd live to see the colour in it. Thx for the pointers.
  11. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    M33 same equip. 45 × 60 seconds. Darks and flats applied. Galaxys are hard in my humble oppinion. I've tried four or five now and none have any colour to them.
  12. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    These two done with the same equip but only 10x 60 seconds. No flats or darks but I should of.
  13. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Nexstar evolution mount ,wo 72mm asi294mc .58×60 secs, 20 flats and 20 darks. Had to stop after an hour as the fanning effect from field rotation was getting close to the flame so lots of cropping. Stacked in sharpcap tweaked in gimp and photoshop Express.
  14. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    Thanks for the info, I'll have a look for that.
  15. Manners2020

    The "No EQ" DSO Challenge!

    I'm going go pick your brains a bit if you dont mind. So I'm thinking if star trailing was going to occur at this fl it already would have, so now with the field rotation. The longer I expose the more I will have to crop because the fanning effect from stacking will be increased?
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