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About TheMan

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  1. Ah I understand, I'll give it another go and see if it works
  2. Here are the frames. Hope this helps Examples.zip
  3. I bought a ZWO asi 294 mc pro a few months ago. I was really happy with it and my 72 ed. Recently I have been getting this colour blotching artifact which I cannot find a cure on how to fix it. I have tried not using the cooler, using flats, darks, dark flats etc. Unfortunately nothing is working. I'm afraid that it won't be curable as other people have been getting the same or similar artifacts. (https://bbs.astronomy-imaging-camera.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8007) Any help is appreciated.
  4. Yes that seems to be working. Thank you
  5. I am currently making my first 8 inch telescope mirror. 950 - 980 mm focal length. Figuring was going well, until I made a bit of a mistake and did a stroke for a bit too long. Around the centre zone I made a deep zone and I am unsure of how to fix it. I have a full sized & a 3 inch size lap to fix this. What stroke will help get rid of this? Surface texture is not an issue at the moment, I will smooth it out later. Any help is appreciated.
  6. That's strange, I did have polar alignment within 5 arc minutes
  7. It slews to the target, find the location, but after the correction the error in ra & dec increases.
  8. Sorry for being unclear. I have it on a wedge and in EQ mode.
  9. The mount does not connect through eqmod, it connect stright from the synscan app to ascom
  10. I have an asi 294 mc pro, az gti and an asi 120mc. This platesolving has not been going to plan lately. I use platesolve 2 in sgp and it finds matches, but every attempt it makes to centre it it just gets worse. I have tried many solautions but none work. star aligment did not help. Any help is appreciated
  11. Went out last night and resolved the issue. I used gain 120 offset 4 and used extreme dither. Walking noise is still there, but it is not noticeable.
  12. I was reading the zwo forums and some people have been having similar issues. One guy said he found a solution though. "I used SharpCap Pro to do a Sensor Analysis and then used the Smart Histogram tool to suggest an exposure for my sky conditions which are Bortle 4, 21.45 so quite nice. The exposure recommended was 255s at gain 120 with an Offset of 4. The drivers default to 28 and 30 (ASCOM/direct) on my laptop when clean installed. With an offset of 4 I get lovely data." It seems that the 294 mc pro is having a lot of issues with many people, i'm hoping zwo can resolve them if that is the case.
  13. I don't believe I have changed anything, but i'll definitely try resetting everything to default and making a new profile. Also is -10 on the camera too low/high for good results? I don't quite understand what you mean with that part.
  14. I did blink the files and there was movement, whether from backlash, dithering or flexure I do not know, but there is significant movement. I used 120s subs guided. Funny thing is that I didn't get this issue before, it only started up recently. I might make a new profile in sgp to see if that has something to do with it.
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