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About TerryMcK

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    Up north, west of Manchester, England, UK

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  1. Very well done. It looks great.
  2. Glad you got that sorted out. I have a box full of those flat cables and haven’t used them. I may put them in recyc.
  3. Here is my entry processed in PixInsight. I have mapped it as SHO and played around a little with that big star Navi to reduce its size as it dominates the picture. I am aware that green is the result of SHO initial processing but think that the ghosts look apt in a greenish glow. The ghosts appear to be back illuminated with the light from that star. But in actual fact it is much closer than the nebula.
  4. I have been working on NGC6888 again based upon the data I collected back in August/September 2020 and processed in PixInsight in my Bortle 7/8 skies with no real darkness. Telescope: William Optics ZS103 with x0.8 flattener/reducer Camera: ZWO ASI183MM Mono 154 x Ha subs at 3 minute duration. Gain 111. Offset 8 90 x OIII subs at 3 minute duration. Gain 111. Offset 8 43 x SII subs at 3 minute duration. Gain 111. Offset 8 Processed as HOS with PixInsight and cropped. I tried HSO and SHO but liked the HOS much more.
  5. I wouldn't worry too much about the graph. As you said that you were getting nice round stars then that is evidence enough. I've used the multi star guiding a few times and it is really good.
  6. Sounds like a good setup. The SW Star Adventurer will be great for what you want coupled with PHD2 on the PI. Astroberry on the PI will work great for that as PHD2 is included. Couple it with a small guidescope like a ZWO mini guidescope, a ZWO ASI120MM guide camera then you should be good to go.
  7. That looks a lot better with crisp sharp stars. Glad you got the issue sorted out.
  8. Yes they are good little cameras. I have two and a Logitech C270 which is almost as good.
  9. I have just bought one of these K&F tripods and am impressed with it. It holds my Helios 20x80's with ease along with a Dynasun WT011H 3/8 Tripod Head Grip Action Ball https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001B0C2S6 It also converts to a monopod. Well recommended.
  10. The first and last look slightly out of focus to me. Hot pixel seen in red at the top left of the frame. On another note reduce your ISO to 800 or less. There is no benefit from higher ISO apart from introducing more noise.
  11. Sometimes I find a gentle tap with the back of a teaspoon onto the rim works. But be gentle.
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