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  1. Quick test of my new 294mc pro camera Sunday as i had an hour or so of clear skies. I can actually get the whole moon in the fov now with a c925 and reducer. Compared to my old 385c it is like casting a net over the whole moon, one could almost say....... it is a skynet ( you asked for it )
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    a few more nebulae

    Hi Rob, Thank you. No i edited the saved as viewed image afterwards. just the usual auto tone, contrast and colour with some basic levels and curves,etc here is the saved as viewed image ( looked better on the laptop at the time ) i was doing 8.6 second exposures, the veil was 100 stacked and the iris 30 stacked. here were my sharpcap settings for the iris, gain was a bit higher than i like as i had trouble stacking with a lower gain on this target. Yes i know i need a better dark to match my settings [ALTAIR385C3] Debayer Preview=On Output Format=PNG files (*.png) Capture Area=1920x1080 Pan=0 Tilt=0 Colour Space=RAW12 Temperature=16.5 Black Level=0 USB Speed=2 Auto Exp Target=79 Frame Rate Limit=1 every 8 seconds Analogue Gain=1761 Exposure=8602.898 Timestamp Frames=Off Apply Flat=None Subtract Dark=C:\Users\HP Envy\Desktop\SharpCap Captures\darks\ALTAIR385C3\RAW12@1920x1080\7.8s\gain_465\dark_10_frames_2018-09-16T19_49_18.png #Black Point Display Black Point=0 #MidTone Point Display MidTone Point=0.113537222640665 #White Point Display White Point=0.991341991341991 TimeStamp=2018-09-28T21:49:26.3504220Z SharpCapVersion=3.1.5219.0 TotalExposure(s)=257.827727 StackedFrames=30 Steve o7
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    a few more nebulae

    Captured last night, saved a viewed and edited in photoshop to try and bring the details out a bit more. evo 925 F/6.3 reducer and 385c camera. with an altair cls ccd filter. Bubble Crescent Eastern veil Iris Ring
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    Moon 29-09-2018

    Various shots and a mosaic. 385c and evo 925.
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    Moon 27-09-2018

    Quick mosaic, testing a 0.5x reducer with a f/6.3 reducer. Evo 925 and 385c camera. Image is made up of 4 pics. original edited in photoshop
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    Our Moon Tonight 21-9-18 19.30

    I feel your pain. I managed some data i need to process yet but like you, clear one minute, blinked, cloud for the next 2 hours
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    Anyone know what orange disk is sw from moon?

    Looking at the Moon last night, Mars was sw of it. A bit confusing but north being up when looking at the Moon, Mars would be sw of it
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    Anyone know what orange disk is sw from moon?

    That is Mars my friend i suggest you download stellarium. it is free and very good. https://stellarium.org/
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    A few nebulae

    I am always surprised to get anything from my location. i can barely see a dozen stars on a good night and when i discovered EAA i thought it might help a bit to cut through the light pollution, i never dreamed i would be taking images like this within a few months isn't technology wonderful
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    A few nebulae

    Hi, I applied a dark in sharpcap finally, no flat or bias. it was a little breezy last night so a lot of dropped frames. Gradually improving with each session
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    A few nebulae

    Before the clouds rolled in, managed to capture a few targets. Evo 925 @ F/6.3 and 385c camera.
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    Captures from last night

    Thanks Noah4x4, the scope is only 2 months old from FLO, the handset is the usb type so i am guessing it is a recent incarnation of the evo. I will try skysafari again and change the refresh rate, hope this fixes the random slews too
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    Captures from last night

    Hi Rob, Yes i use sharpcap and you can make adjustments, i use sharpcap as i got pro a year free with the cam. Problem is the laptop screen i think, they always look better on the laptop but when i transfer them to my desktop, they look a bit meh. i am always open to suggestions so i will try starlight live in the near future
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    Captures from last night

    thanks. Funny story, i have been using sky safari 5 plus to control the scope since i got it a few months ago. i had a few issues with connection drop outs, tracking and the scope slewing by itself. Decided to try celestron's sky portal last might, no issues i just added M13 to my original post, tried using dss for the first time, seems to have helped a little with the core but i will take your advice on board, thank you. thank you. just the usual brightness, contrast, levels, curves and colour balance. i basically fiddle until it looks a bit better than original. here are a couple of unedited saved as viewed o7
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    Captures from last night

    Evo 925 at F/6.3, 385c camera and astronomik cls non ccd filter. Saved as viewed and fiddled with in photoshop.

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