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Everything posted by redfox1971

  1. Clear here even though every weather site says its cloudy with chance of showers i just cant be bothered to open up and polar align,then as soon as you start guiding the clouds would probably roll in.
  2. Very poor night here clouds going over now.thats 2 poor nights in a row.
  3. Clouds now as well as smoke.
  4. Was all going well then next door lit the fire as well as the central heating running so now smoked out,smoke seems to be wafting about every were not happy!
  5. Not a cloud in the sky all day finished work and looked up to the south and see clouds rolling in now a covering of thin clouds,weather report says it will be mostly clear from midnight till 4,this hobby just don't work in the uk.
  6. Not great here i seem to be circled by low mist above looks clear but star count down in sgp and my mean count high PhD guiding keeps dinging so think my ha subs with be rubbish.
  7. I have created a master bias with pixinsight from my zwoasi1600mm pro temp was set at -20 and a exposure of 0 seconds total images 200,I created with image integration using linear fit sigma low 4000 and high 2000 then applying a superbias with 5 layers and applying a 24bit function does the super bias look correct with the dark patch on the right?.does everybody else's super bias look similar.
  8. Hello i have fitted a new zwo eaf automatic focuser to my williams optics star 71 and am struggling with how to set it up with sequence generator pro,surely you have to set when the focuser position is fully in and out does anybody no of a good tutorial written or video or have some settings to get me going.
  9. Hi i have a spare power supply ,Will i be able to run my new zwo eaf automatic focuser that requires 12v 0.5A or more to run it thanks?.
  10. I have the zwo asi 1600mm pro that now and again seems to dew up last night all went well till 3 this morning and clouds came over so i stopped imaging left camera running at -20 so i could take flats in the daylight but when i took them i could see a dew circle in the middle of the image so last nights images are now no good as i have had to take the camera off and bring into house so no flats.I see zwo sell a dew heater on there site but by looking at the image they have it fitted to they have a spacer attched to camera so wont rest on the dew heater my camera has the filter wheel screwed on were the spacer would be so would clamp between camera and filterwheel i cant see this doing the dew heater element much good,has anybody else fitted one of these dew heaters?.
  11. Thanks Carole I will look back at some images I had from new I bought it new flo before they started checking them before dispatch.i seem to remember the images were always worse when we had frosty nights.
  12. Thanks all it does look like pinched optics would it be the element at the front of the scope that needs slightly lossening off or at the focusser end
  13. I have owned the williams optics star71 mk1 from new and never been happy with the star shapes is this what they call pinched optics? ic 1805_60sec_1x1_l_frame1.fit
  14. Hopefully sorted now manage to find the downloads installed but did get a error massage on first start up but working ok since i'm running on windows 10. thanks
  15. Hello please can someone help with what drivers i need to download for the first gen qhy5 camera i cant find it on the qhy site only for the version qhy5ll ,will the downloads work for this? also will it run on windows 10 thanks.
  16. I heard a group of kids talking about this a few weeks ago while shopping this will be one more nail in the coffin for reducing light pollution.
  17. Would be good to see a demo of version AF2 working with sgp if you ever get clear sky's.
  18. Yeah had this new the filters fit into the seat and stand above outer edge so cant move with the gasket fitted on top would have been better if they had made the gaskets to sit flush with each other rather than one edge on top of other gasket,i did ask zwo and all i got back was instructions from there site that i don't think they have updated to this filter wheel yet as the image for their gaskets don't match the ones i have.
  19. Hi can anyone confirm that i have my baader lrgb filters secured properly as i see with other zwo filter wheels they supply small fibre washers to secure them into the seat of the filter wheel all i had with this one was a pack of gaskets to witch you can see i have used to secure the filters in place,thing is one edge of the gasket overlaps the other cant see this causing a problem whats everyone think.
  20. I bought a ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro from widescreen centre saving over £120 also a zwo efw 8x1.25 or 7x36mm filter wheel saving £30 i see its men't to have a reliable Japanese steeper motor but strange thing is sticker on motor says china.Anyway my debit card has now done a runner.But i need filters (come back.)
  21. Thanks Alan so your saying their is no point balancing the channels with linearfit before dbe i should just link rgb channels so i can can see the image.
  22. Hi when I have created my dslr rgb master in pixinsight I like to split the rgb channels and use the lowest noise value and use linearfit to balance the channels,But should I first do a rgb working space to my master rgb before the linearfit process or do you use rgbworking space before making a luminance mask,or do I miss understand what rgb working space does.
  23. Thanks for the help Light bucket i tried to lossen the collar but seems very tight to undo weather these have some kind of thread lock applied from new i'm not sure i will have to either make a tool to get it loose or by the proper tool from flo think i have a old pair of circlip plies that i can file flat to fit the slots that may work.
  24. Hello i have been trying to get my worm drives better on my skywatcher neq6 pro mount i have followed astro babys guide and have got the Ra adjusted with out any problems but when i run the same method on the Dec axis and then test the rotation using the motor it starts to lock up just quarter the way around so i adjusted were it started locking up witch seems to have fixed it only thing now is that the gears are quite noisy unlike the Ra,Could the problem be that i need to maybe lossen off the worm end float when it started locking up on my first try? Has anybody had the same issue.
  25. Hi I can't seem to use stellarium scope to operate my skywatcher neq6 anymore do I have to delete any thing or won't this version work?.
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