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About MylesGibson

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    Astronomy, Boxing, designing gadgets
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    West Sussex, England
  1. I have a Facebook account, don't have too many issues. I joined a few astro groups, left some after some negative experiences or seeing too many negative people, I have a few boxing groups I am part of as part of my other hobbies, and I use it to keep in touch with people too. Not everyone I know I am "friends" with on it though, as I get annoyed at seeing posts from people who think they know better than experts. The last year or so has really brought them out. So I just delete them straight away. Now I have a rather nice news feed of updates from friends who are getting on with life, being positive, as well as a few posts to do with hobbies. That being said, I rarely post much myself, unless it is one of my astro pictures! Oh yeah, and joined a flat earther group for when I fancy a good laugh I can go in there and annoy them!
  2. Not really the answer to the question I was asking to be honest! My photoshop skills are nowhere near good enough lol Yeah, looks like a bit of experimentation is needed! Will have to wait until we finally get some clear skies again!
  3. My image is cropped slightly if I remember correctly, I'll have to double check when I am at my home laptop. Is your camera also unmodified? And did you also use a reducer/flattener? I think the longer exposures are needed to bring out the nebulosity. Perhaps next time I'll try a few shorter ones to blend in as well? And when I get a good amount of time on it, I'll take calibration pictures too!
  4. @vlaiv it's the one inwas recommended to come with it. You think the FR/FF could be responsible for the reflection too? It's possible I suppose!
  5. @vlaiv Ahh I see what you mean now. Yeah, I used to suffer from star bloating a lot in my old scope. This one is much better but I did expect it to be a bit less than it is to be honest! I do use focal reducer/flattener with it too, although I'm yet to start using filters
  6. Was having a bit of a guess. I can see colour in the image though.
  7. On the stars you mean? Could possibly be my camera at fault there. Think I'm going to need a new one soon. It's old, getting close to 30k shutter count now. And unmodified. Plus LP from my back garden. Could all be contributing perhaps?
  8. @michael8554 damn, didn't think of stretching a single sub! @andrew s good idea, I'll give that a go next time. Not too sure what to do about it if it is a reflection though?
  9. I did think that, but I have imaged around other bright starts without this artefact being present. Hmm, do you have any tips on how to get rid of it, or make sure it doesn't appear? With an unmodified camera, I can't do short exposures, otherwise I won't pick up the horsehead! No filter is being used. Just the scope and camera. I have imaged near bright stars before and not seen any reflections.
  10. I was attempting to image the Horsehead nebula for the first time last night, and unfortunately, the wind was quite strong so didn't get many useable subs. However, I decided to do a very quick process of the light frames just to see what I managed to capture and noticed a weird glowing spot that I didn't notice in the individual subs. Does anyone have any idea what possibly caused it so next time I can try to avoid it? It's rather obvious where it is, but just in case, just to the upper left of the horsehead. I thought it might be something wrong with the equipment, so I quickly went over to M42 and took a few snaps of that, but there was no anomolie there, and the picture was absolutely fine, so I have no idea what may have caused this. I'll attach the light files, just in case anyone is able to notice anything I missed, but just be aware, this was only a little play around with some new equipment, and no calibration frames as it was a very windy night and I wasn't intending it to be a serious imaging session! The scope used was an Altair Starwave 102ED-R and the imaging camera was an unmodified Canon 1000D L_IC 434_300s_ISO800.zip
  11. Ahh, didn't see the word "releasable" in your original message! If beefing up the screw doesn't work, I'll give this a go!
  12. @DaveL59 yeah, it's in the silver ring. And that's a good idea to beef the screw up a little bit! I'll give that a try! @fifeskies that may work temporarily, but I'd need a new one each night otherwise I wouldn't get it back in its case!
  13. @DaveL59 Thanks for that, but that would also involve removing the lens, as I don't want to drill into the actual scope body
  14. @fifeskies my apologies, I thought the photo had uploaded but apparently not! It's there now. Yes, I was thinking of using a "tap" to do this, but I'd need to remove the shield in order to do this. I don't particularly want to remove the lens though
  15. I have an Altair Starwave 102ED-R which has been a great scope for me. However, a few weeks ago, I was packing it up and undone the screw that keeps the dew shield in place and now it just spins when I try and screw it back up again. It's not really a huge issue, I can kind of angle it so that it holds in the right place, but it isn't as tight as it used to be, and would be nice if I could remove the dew shield to fix it. Is there any way of doing this without actually removing the objective lens? As I really don't want to do that and potentially mess up the alignment!
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