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About Per_jensen

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  1. Yeah i experienced the same, but i just tweaked the "lightness" and "saturation" options in the LRGB combination tool, an that made a really big difference
  2. It really is! Can't wait untill my next session
  3. So i got my new ZWO 1600mmc Pro the other day, and i had a clear night right after (wow.. right!?) This camera is so damn sensitive compared to my DSLR, it's just awesome! I went for m51 in LRGB and gathered alot of data. Unfortunately some heavy winds caused alot of discarted frames. I'm still to learn how to use the camera also Processing could've been better, but i'm learning Pixinsight and refusing to use Photoshop untill i'm able to produce an okay picture in PI I might have overdone it on the saturation, i really need to calibrate my monitor! Scope: Skywatcher 200pds Guiding: Skywatcher EVOGuide 50mm + ZWO 120mm Mount Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro Camera ZWO 1600mmc Pro @ Unity gain Framecount: L 109 frames of 30s = 54 min R 72 frames of 90s = 108 min G 69 frames of 90s = 103 min B 115 frames of 90s = 172 min
  4. I'll take it of your hands, if you are willing to post it to Denmark :)
  5. Hi David, thank you for your reply! I'm going to install Carte du Ciel and get to learn that one, i've heard alot of people using that over Stellarium, i now see the reason
  6. Hi Roland, thank you for you reply! I did exposures above 1min, with minimal trailing, but yeah there was a small amount, i was just thinking that was because of the weight of my setup and that didnt allow for much longer exposures without guiding. But one thing i wasnt sure about was the polaris position, and the fact that i live in Denmark with daylight savings and all.. Perhaps i was and hour off? All my coordinates was the same in EQMOD, Stellarium and APT. But i've heard alot about Stellarium being bad for EQMOD so i will try the other alternative for sure
  7. Hi Delta, thank you for your reply I did try to do star alignment from Stellarium (using EQMOD) and when i found the star i was aligning to i centered the star in my FOV on my camera (Canon EOS 1300D) and synced that to the mount, that's when i thought the scope was then aligned but when ever i slew to another place alignment was off again, perhaps i jumped on the EQMOD wagon a bit too fast lol
  8. Hi guys, first of all i'm new here and i just got my very first astrophotography setup I went all in a got myself a brand new EQ6-R Pro mount, and got myself the Sky Watcher 200P-DS (Might have been a mistake as my first scope) I was out last night but didnt manage to find anything i was looking for, i guess the 1000mm focal length is a bit too much for a newbie as myself I thought andromda would light up the entire thing, but i couldnt even manage to find that. As far as i could tell the focus was find and my colimation was okay'ish. And my polar align was fine as well. My best guess would be scope alignment was off, and with that focal length i wasnt quite able to do a proper star align. I then got to thinking a guidescope might help me, i then have the possibility to platesolve and guide (right?) On the 200PDS i have a 50mm finder scope, i'm thinking about getting the ZWO ASI 120mm mono camera and plug that in to the 50mm for guiding, but i'm not sure if the difference in focal lengths is a problem when it comes to guiding? Thank you
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