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  1. Trying to get my head around this. I've never shot it before, but tonight seems ideal. It will be with my 286C and either the L-Pro or IDAS NBZ (NBX replacement). Do most people shoot it as HaRGB? Is there any benefit to shooting multiple exposure times for HDR to try and control Altinak?
  2. I think they took that away to reduce the cameras back-focus requirements and to allow for easier use of an OAG and EFW. Principle is still the same though, you'd use the included spacers, and the M48 adapter which both get bolted to the camera, then you can fit the EFW. Or bolt the M48 adapter straight to the camera and use M48 spacers.
  3. Yeah true, although I don’t get any with my GT81 or 130. Haven’t done any flats yet. DBE in Pixinsight takes care of anything else. I guess I should start doing flats, I’ve got the panel, just keep forgetting.
  4. Yeah I guess you're right, although I always feel it's better to edit and finalise photos at their native FOV where possible. Maybe it's just in my head though lol
  5. Yes this is the other option, I'm sure the 268 will crop down ok, but not sure how much detail I'd lose.
  6. Hi So I thinking of a camera for galaxy season. My QHY268C is quite amazing but not really suitable for smaller galaxies as with coupled with my 130mm triplet the FOV is still quite wide. So I was looking at options. A SCT is out of the question, I simply can't be bothered with collimation, so a camera change could be a good route to go. Looking at CMOS, there's really only the 183, but that has tiny pixels and provides an image scale of 0.54 so will be a headache with guiding. However, the 428ex, whilst it's low resolution, has larger pixels and gives an image scale of 1.03 an
  7. Well it was shot with an NBX filter which is dual narrowband, receiving only Ha and Oiii data.
  8. Captured over 2 nights, but only used the 2nd night for Ha. Total exposure time of 5 hours. My plan was to have around 8 hours total, but last night was hazy and many subs were thrown away so I instead used the good ones for Ha. Specs: 101 x 180s Lights 40 x Darks TS Optics Photoline 130 Triplet @ f7/910mm with Hotech SCA Flattener QHY268C @ -20C Stellardrive EQ6-R Pro WO 50mm guide scope with QHY462C camera IDAS NBX Dual Band Filter Fully processed in Pixinsight with final export in Lightroom. Quite a process in PI, trying to figure out in my
  9. Great thanks, I’ll ask my shop to exchange with a new version when they’re available.
  10. Oh good I hope this is true, mine is terrible for Halos. I'll email my supplier!
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