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dazza1639

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  1. I think it's the fact that Celestron have greatly improved their wedge, but even the new version comes no where near the quality of the orbit wedge.
  2. If it's still available when you have the cash drop me a line it's protected in the observatory so no rush
  3. Cheers Olly this one has been gathering dust since I got the Eq8 last year, and it has the polar arm and astrotrac polarscope
  4. Anyone want to make me an offer its a shame for it to be just gathering dust in the observatory
  5. Looks like no one is interested in quite surprised as its not much more than a Celestron HD wedge but far better engineered
  6. I have recently changed my setup to allow more flexibility in my imaging setup, I have deforked my Nexstar 8 GPS and mounted it with my other scopes on an EQ8. As such my Orbit Wedge is now just gathering dust. So it is time to let it go. Orbit Wedge The Orbit Wedge is suitable for both the Celestron fork mounted SCT scopes such as the Nexstar & CPC scopes upto the 11 inch units and the Meade fork mounted scopes such as the LX90 and LX200 scopes. A couple of videos for the original Orbit Wedge can be found on YouTube http://youtu.be/UEvu57kUDGQ I have the complete setup including polar arm and astrotrac polarscope the original package cost me almost £800 I am looking for around £350 to £400 and would prefer a collection as it is really heavy and shipping within the UK would be well over £50. I am in the Manchester area so if you are interested drop me a PM. thanks Darren
  7. I'm in an extremely lp area I'm near the driving range at the Trafford centre I use a lp filter on the camera nose piece. Everything setup wise is the same as the canon image apart from the camera. I will try to redo the calibration and stacking but if the data looks dodgy I may be better starting again Darren ------------------------------------------------ Twitter: @SalAstroSoc @Astronut1639 www.salfordastro.org.uk Nexstar 8 GPS ADM MDS Rings & Counter Weights, Skywatcher ST80 & Synguider, Canon EOS 1000d, Dew Heaters & 4 Channel Controller, Orbit Wedge, Observatory and not enough clear nights
  8. Try the histm prefixed versions as these have been aligned and cropped to suit using nebulosity. I did use flats and bias but no darks The image posted above is the canon version that I am trying to better, I know it is very noisy. I do not have access to the individual subs from here I can upload them tonight, but they did all look ok I inspect every sub prior to stacking, I then check each stack prior to aligning these. Darren ------------------------------------------------ Twitter: @SalAstroSoc @Astronut1639 www.salfordastro.org.uk Nexstar 8 GPS ADM MDS Rings & Counter Weights, Skywatcher ST80 & Synguider, Canon EOS 1000d, Dew Heaters & 4 Channel Controller, Orbit Wedge, Observatory and not enough clear nights
  9. I have recently moved to an Atik One 6.0 with baader LRGBHa filters form a canon dslr and I am a bit lost with the processing. I have had some good results on M81 & M82 with the canon M81 & M82 by Darren Carver, on Flickr So I thought I would have a go at the same target with the Atik. I thought I had got lots of good data with reasonable star profiles each channel containing at least 10 5min subs L, R, G, & B and 10 10min subs of Ha. I have followed several of the tips that Olly has suggested about combining the Luminance with the colour and several online videos about levels & curves and other Photoshop techniques, but I cant seem to get anything near what I got with the canon. I'm at a bit of a loss, is my data any good? Or is it my processing that is letting me down? I have uploaded the data to my dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bpickfdp3d4jowx/AAADJBTE0uHaPI6HYupXS8qDa?dl=0 if anyone would like a go with the data. There are 2 sets one set prefixed align which contains all of the data stacked in Nebulosity and the separate channels aligned ready for bringing into photoshop. The second set prefixed histm is the same as above but with the histograms matched in nebulosity. Please help I am really struggling with this. Regards Darren
  10. Stunning Darren ------------------------------------------------ Twitter: @SalAstroSoc @Astronut1639 www.salfordastro.org.uk Nexstar 8 GPS ADM MDS Rings & Counter Weights, Skywatcher ST80 & Synguider, Canon EOS 1000d, Dew Heaters & 4 Channel Controller, Orbit Wedge, Observatory and not enough clear nights
  11. Cheers I get very strange results when I stretch each RGB separately over in the LRGB Processing thread it has been suggested that you just combine the RGB files then stretch I'm going to give that a try. I got quite good results on this target with my dslr I'm surprised by how much I'm struggling with the RGB version Thanks Darren ------------------------------------------------ Twitter: @SalAstroSoc @Astronut1639 www.salfordastro.org.uk Nexstar 8 GPS ADM MDS Rings & Counter Weights, Skywatcher ST80 & Synguider, Canon EOS 1000d, Dew Heaters & 4 Channel Controller, Orbit Wedge, Observatory and not enough clear nights
  12. Cheers I've been stretching the individual RGB files before combining. I was getting some very strange results. So once I've combined I can use similar processing to my dslr process Thanks that helps a lot Darren ------------------------------------------------ Twitter: @SalAstroSoc @Astronut1639 www.salfordastro.org.uk Nexstar 8 GPS ADM MDS Rings & Counter Weights, Skywatcher ST80 & Synguider, Canon EOS 1000d, Dew Heaters & 4 Channel Controller, Orbit Wedge, Observatory and not enough clear nights
  13. I'm new to LRGB processing after using a dslr for years. I'm finding the processing a bit confusing I have posted these questions in another thread but it seems more appropriate here, my questions are Do you combine the RGB in Photoshop straight from the alignment/stacking software or do you stretch each channel 1st ? Do you process the combined RGB as you would a dslr image then add the streched/processed ha to the red channel? Do you process the lum image then add it to the RGBHa image as a luminance layer? All tips would be very helpful as at the moment I'm finding it harder to process ccd images than dslr ones. I think that it's just the order of the operations that I'm getting wrong Thanks for your help Darren ------------------------------------------------ Twitter: @SalAstroSoc @Astronut1639 www.salfordastro.org.uk Nexstar 8 GPS ADM MDS Rings & Counter Weights, Skywatcher ST80 & Synguider, Canon EOS 1000d, Dew Heaters & 4 Channel Controller, Orbit Wedge, Observatory and not enough clear nights
  14. Great image I have a similar setup and similar data on this object that I'm trying to process I have a couple of questions as I have only ever imaged with a dslr before. Do you combine the RGB in Photoshop straight from the alignment/stacking software or do you stretch each channel 1st ? Do you process the combined RGB as you would a dslr image then add the streched/processed ha to the red channel? Do you process the lum image then add it to the RGBHa image as a luminance layer? All tips would be very helpful as at the moment I'm finding it harder to process ccd images than dslr ones. I think that it's just the order of the operations that I'm getting wrong Thanks Darren Darren ------------------------------------------------ Twitter: @SalAstroSoc @Astronut1639 www.salfordastro.org.uk Nexstar 8 GPS ADM MDS Rings & Counter Weights, Skywatcher ST80 & Synguider, Canon EOS 1000d, Dew Heaters & 4 Channel Controller, Orbit Wedge, Observatory and not enough clear nights
  15. Looks like you've got to the bottom of your eggy stars great picture mate Darren ------------------------------------------------ Twitter: @SalAstroSoc @Astronut1639 www.salfordastro.org.uk Nexstar 8 GPS ADM MDS Rings & Counter Weights, Skywatcher ST80 & Synguider, Canon EOS 1000d, Dew Heaters & 4 Channel Controller, Orbit Wedge, Observatory and not enough clear nights
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