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Everything posted by Astroblagger

  1. Hello I was out with the astrotrac for the first time and found polar aligning it abit of a faff, I lined up Polaris into the indicated position, my question is the extended lines that go to the stars in Ursa Major and Cassiopeia how accurate do these have to line up? As it can be hard to see as you can't see the constellations in the polarscope?
  2. Hello I'm looking for a wide field scope to use with Atik 314L+ for narrowband imaging , iv used a megrez 72 for LRGB with the Atik and found it bloated the stars especially through some of the colour filters, I now have narrowband filters but sold my megrez some time ago, was wandering how the ZS66 would perform as a narrowband scope? has anyone tried this combination? If so how did you find the results?
  3. Hello when I stacked all my subs from my canon 650d the other night I only got about 20% of the picture showing when it finished stacking them? The other 80% is missing? Anyone have any ideas what's going on?
  4. I see on the instructions there are lines and star positions on the polarscope for the years 1990,2000,2010 do the alignment stars have to line up with the 2010 marks?
  5. im assuming artemis does that? it seems like a good program, although i havent used it a great deal yet?
  6. Hello, i keep reading this word dithering when people are imaging, i think iv got the gist of what it is, ie moving the sensor around slightly to get better results? Enlighten me if im wrong, i use PHD to guide and use an Atik 314L+ with a sw80ed can i dither with this set up? If so how do you set it up?
  7. Hello i may be soon moving to perth (scotland by the way) does anyone know of any dark sky sites around it suitable for deep sky imaging?
  8. thanks for the info, do you think this will eliminate slippage?
  9. Hello i have recently bought a SW80ED for use with my Atik 314L+, and im not so impressed by the focusser it seems to wobble abit and dont think i will trust it not to slip, what are the upgrade options for the focusser? Preferably cheaper than more expensive!?
  10. Tremendous image, i admire your dedication!
  11. this was my third go, the other 2 i tried just wouldnt stitch, i got 9 panels this time and it seemed to do the job as you say with lots of overlap. will a pst mod give you better results than a lunt for ex??
  12. thanks for the comments, i think its probably the best i can do with the gear iv got, some people are getting incredible images with larger lunt scopes etc.
  13. Here is my first go at a solar mosaic and i must say its been a pain, some panels are different shades and registax didnt like stacking some, but got there in the end its by no means perfect but i fairly pleased as its my first, taken with PST and DMK 21.
  14. Awesome image, would love to try this, iv got an astro trac and going to gran canaria in a couple of weeks but the moons going to be up typical.
  15. Hello im looking for adapters so i can get the spacing for my CCD and flattener set up, can anyone point me in the direction of a good supplier? or who they got the spacers/adapters from when doing the same?
  16. ah ok will a skywatcher one fit? or does it have to be a scopetechnix one?
  17. hello does anyone know of a bracket that can be used to do this?
  18. Iv just aquired an astrotrac and im just waiting for the summer skies to darken, im wandering what i could expect from it iv got an 18-55mm lens 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm f4-5, my canon 600D is unmodded. Do you think it would work ok if i ever get my Atik 314L+ going with a camera lens?
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