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  1. That seems like a reasonable solution. Do you know how I would go about doing that?
  2. I own a nikon d5000. When I connect it to digcam control it doesn't allow me to take exposures longer than 30s. Does anyone know a free alternative that can take long exposures?
  3. I calibrated my images, aligned with star alignment, integrated them and then debayered the image.
  4. I recently stacked my exposures in pixinsight, But now they are rgb images without colour. (I made sure they aren't grey scale). Does anyone know why this is happening? Any help is appreciated.
  5. For about 70 usd you can get a 15x70 pair of binoculars, they are an amazing pair of binoculars and don't need a tripod.
  6. Can I change the stacking method in DSS, if so, which one?
  7. I was just processing 15 hrs of data on the Vela SNR, and I noticed this artifact. This is 1/4 through my post processing. Does anyone know if I can fix this, or is something wrong? I use Pixinsight & Photoshop. Here's a starless version.
  8. I'm still not sure about how high to go, will 30% do the trick or is that too high?
  9. No drizzle. I am using the 64 bit version. I have an ssd but there is not enough storage. and I have to resort to using a HDD. Not possible, there is roughly 40 gb of data to upload. Does Siril allow more than one data set? eg. darks and lights from different nights.
  10. Does DSS support multiple tiff's being stacked?
  11. I was planning to stack my images over a few nights, I have around 1100 images at 45 seconds each. The time to stack says over 30 hours of stacking! The only settings I have changed is I changed the temp file location and I put median kappa sigma clipping on, but i'm pretty sure that doesn't effect stacking time. Is there a way to speed this up? is there other software I can use? Am I stuck with this assuredly long stacking time? Any help is appreciated.
  12. How could i make the sensor just a bit further away?
  13. I have had my Orion field flattener for a few months and I have been noticing that it is helping but still has some spherical aberration. I have a Nikon d3300 and I use the T-ring to mount it to the flattener, does anyone know why this happens and is there a way I can fix it? Any help is appreciated.
  14. I own the AZ-GTi and a have a full setup up and running on its eq-mode. I heard that EQMod worked with the az-gti if it went through INDI which is only compatible with Linux. Is there any way I can use INDI on windows to get EQMod working on this mount?
  15. If you ever have the time I think you might be interested in these articles, it is directed at beginners and should help point you in the right direction. (It helped me a lot with my first choice.) http://www.iceinspace.com.au/index.php?id=63,260,0,0,1,0 http://www.iceinspace.com.au/63-261-0-0-1-0.html
  16. If you ever wanted to get into AP on the cheap you can try this setup. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Color-Astronomy-Camera-CMOS-Compact-Wide-angle-Lens-for-Guiding-Star-/202395249588 guide 75£ https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-watcher-az-gti-wifi/sky-watcher-az-gti-wifi-alt-az-mount-tripod.html mount 269£ https://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/skywatcher-equatorial-wedge-for-star-adventurer.html wedge 45£ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SVBONY-50mm-Multi-Use-Guide-Scope-Helical-Focuser-F4-FMC-CCD-Astronomy-Camera/283334919644?hash=item41f813c5dc:g:9vMAAOSwPYNcOAfl:rk
  17. If you really have your heart set on astrophotopgraphy later you might be able to get away with this if you put an eq wedge onto it https://skywatcheraustralia.com.au/product/130-az-gti-reflector-goto-wifi/. I'm not sure about the quality of the optics on that though...
  18. I found a really good deal for the canon 400d second hand, I have been looking for a new camera for a little while. But I was wondering if i was to do a full spectrum modification do I need to replace the ir filter with some glass? If I don't will it work taking pictures on the scope? I don't wish to use any lenses. Any help is appreciated
  19. You can buy a decent tripod for 10-15£ second hand.
  20. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LP-E8-power-charger-ACK-E8-DR-E8-dummy-battery-for-Canon-T5i-X6-EOS-650D-700D-/302421632252?nav=SEARCH I have bought from this dude and he's amazing
  21. Well that clears a lot of confusion.
  22. I slapped that into a planetarium and it said this.
  23. Just before the morning I thought i'd take some images of M83. But after processing in the bottom right there was a object and i'm not sure what it is. Does anyone know what it might be?
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