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  1. Sharpcap uses 'about 90 degrees' but manages with less....
  2. Some dark(ish) sites near Boyton/Sudbourne/Orford Suffolk, and also near Westleton Suffolk.
  3. I too hope to return to the far North in better times for the Aurora. Love these.... It is a special thing... beautiful sight and amazing science.
  4. 140 seconds in Pixinsight... no noise reduction done. Colour is there.
  5. +1 for Pixinsight DBE and Background Neutralisation, although I found that DBE does take some time to get to grips with. OFF TOPIC. wimvb... interesting perspective on the aurora. Having travelled into the Arctic Circle four times for the delights of the aurora I'd never considered the inconvenience in imaging! For me those rare visits are significant moments of my lifetime. It has once shown up in my images of the Northern horizon at 52 North. Thanks.
  6. I also tried to image M57 this week and found a smudge that I subsequently identified via the web as IC1296. Very similar results. Isn't imaging a delight.
  7. I used 1/4" BSW WHITWORTH SELF COLOUR STEEL HEX HEAD FULLY THREADED BOLTS from ebay to fix the aluminium bar the top of the rings.
  8. I use a 'custom drilled' aluminium bracket that fits on top of my scope for the guider. Cannot remember if the ttop holes on the rings are metric or imperial. Helps move the centre of mass forward. I'll try and send you an image.
  9. Having just 'belt-modded' and 'fettled the worms' of my HEQ5PRO I had thirty minutes of 'playtime' last night. Got a quick polar alignment, PHD2 calibration, and very short PHD2 guiding asistant run. Tried this target just to see if the alignment/belt mod/guiding was OK. ED80 DS PRO with 0.85 reducer/FF, Canon 450D (modified). Bortle 4. Only 4 x 300 seconds... edited (abused) in PI. I've seen much, much better images, but more importantly this one is mine (and that is what it's all about!) Now I've found it, definitely somewhere I'll return to and look for improvement.
  10. Up in the hills from Lake Vyrnry... Spent one night at Bwlch y Groes car park I think 52°79N 3°61"W... plenty isolated enough, plenty dark enough (and cold enough!)
  11. I used https://www.cheapastrophotography.com/ for my 450D. very pleased.
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