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  1. I've not done any deep sky imaging since beginning of April (when I imaged M81 & M82). Took some lunar shots sometime in April also maybe, I can't remember. Taking this time of short nights and astrodarkness to get back into playing guitar. Bring on longer nights!
  2. My SkyWatcher Star Adventurer 2i pro arrived yesterday - thank you so much! It looks so cute next next to the EQ6 ☺
  3. My first 'proper' attempt at imaging the moon (93%) back in April. Normally I'd do deep sky imaging but I've not had any clear moonless nights (barely any clear nights) since beginning of April. Probably not the optimal equipment for lunar photography, but I took the images using my SkyWatcher 10-inch dob and Canon 2000d, using the planetary mode in APT (unfortunately I couldn't get any higher than about 15fps). The individual images were ran through PIPP (cropping, joined into AVI etc), stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in Registax then further processing in Photoshop. Best 250 images ou
  4. I'm not convinced lack of astrodarkness in summer makes much of a difference to me living in such a light polluted area! The sky can be just as bright during the middle of the winter, especially when the docks are active
  5. +1 for Sky Safari. I use the plus version. I find the desktop Stellarium is better than the mobile version. If anything just for the ocular view
  6. Thanks, I had a look, there didn't seem to be any such icons so I'm going to assume my laptop doesn't have these functions. Proof that faster isn't always better - I'd rather something take a bit longer and do a good job than be really quick and do a mediocre job!
  7. Looks like an improvement using the DisplayCal software, took longer to calibrate than the <2 mins with the Spyder software (which seems like a good thing to me) and much less of an overall green tint. Much less saturated looking than uncalibrated, which may be a good thing? - I read somewhere that tech firms tend to oversaturate colours as a selling point? Not sure how well my pictures taken on my phone highlight the differences, but here's a comparison between default uncalibrated, calibrated using the Spyderx Pro software and calibrated using DisplayCal. Uncalibrated
  8. Thanks for the reply. What is an ancillary function, and how will I know I've found it if my laptop has such a thing? Yep I made sure that I I had no auto-brightness settings on, display was warmed up for more than half hour, and tried the calibration in a darkened room.
  9. Hi Alan, yeah I'm pretty sure they were set to default, I selected in Colour Management to load the default colour profile and I also uninstalled and reinstalled the Intel graphics card driver, unless there's something else that I've missed on that front
  10. Thanks Tomato I'll check out DisplayCal and the tutorial you linked. I'm also going to try out the Spyderx on my girlfriends laptop tomorrow and see if I get the same or different
  11. Hi, I need some help please. Is anyone else using the Datacolor Spyderx Pro for laptop screen calibration? I've been attempting to use this but the calibrated result just seems worse than my uncalibrated screen (uncalibrated actually looks better). It has a green tint, especially in the blacks and greys (as seen in the photos I took of SGL below with 'calibrated display' and default settings). I've done lots of Google searching but I can't seem to find a solution. I've used the recommended settings in the SpyderX Pro software. I've also ensured that no intense light was shining on my la
  12. Thanks everyone! Thanks Geeklee. The Ha definitely added more detail to M82, it just unfortunately added lots of extra noise. I'll keep trying!
  13. My latest image - Bode's Galaxy (M81) and the Cigar Galaxy (M82), 12 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major, taken over several nights at the beginning of April. Definitely an improvement on last years DSLR attempt (First proper attempt at M81/M82 - Getting Started With Imaging - Stargazers Lounge). Taken with the ED80 and ASI1600mm pro. Integration time: 10.65hr L = 435 x 40s (4.83hr), R = 112 x 60s (1.87hr), G = 117 x 60s (1.95hr), B = 120 x 60s (2hr) I did take just over 3 hours of Ha as well, but it was quite noisy and I was finding it difficult to a
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