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billhinge

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  1. Cool, thanks for the tips, I can manually rotate the images no problem. The issue was that I had about 200 image files and I was adding more, I didn't want to keep going through the whole realignment every time I added half a dozen new files The following is new 10 min Ha, got a new set of RGB to do yet
  2. Several years ago I took a large number of images on itelescope, I have aligned and integrated them etc Now I want to add more data from the same telescope but the camera has changed slightly or at least the image is inverted. Do I have to go through the whole alignment process again with every single image file or is there an easy way to do it. In general, if it were more data from the same camera would the answer be the same, eg if I were just adding 2 or 3 image files taken a week apart for example?
  3. I have a recent 2.9 ghz i9 macbook pro with 32gb of Ram (Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB graphics) , I also have an AMD Threadripper 32 core system that has 2xVega Frontier gpu, fully watercooled (plus 2 spare watercooled vegas if required - each vega being 25Tflops) 96GB Ram, with £1k monitor running windows 10 Pro I did a large PI integration on the macbook in a few minutes no problem and had no inclination to use the windows box, macbook is more convenient. Maybe if I were doing something heavy with a large video I would use the windows box but for PI/PS i9 is fine
  4. Thank you to all that replied, it seems there several choices such as Starlight or Atik but no major issues or differentiators between brands other than cost or capacity
  5. Is that the midi or mini, I presume the only difference would be number of filters. So for LRGB/narrowband the choice is 7 filter wheel or swap between two filter types - is that really a big deal. I mean that could be done during the day, is scratching/fingerprints a big deal?. I was also considering SXpress. I previously considered the loadstar but was of the opinion there would not be a huge difference from the GPCAM2 290C, is that so?
  6. Hi I have now got most of the parts for my home robotic telescope project, all I need is to determine which external filter wheel to get for my shopping list. (buying bits every few months) - equipment list in sig Mount is EQ6-R with darkframe stellar hypertune, principal telescope is Altair 80mm APO but I have a C11 as well I propose to purchase a KAF8300 CCD solution in the next week before they disappear so I'm looking for Narrowband plus LRGB. I previously purchased a 2" Quad narrowband filter which I thought may suffice as an alternative L filter. Sky is bortle 5-4, 20-21 SQM according to iphone app (they turn street lights off toward midnight and I live in a small Suffolk town by the sea - humidity can be high). In the event of there being no KAF8300 left then plan B was the QHY268C (OSC) but they are out of stock everywhere (which is one reason I bought the quad filter just in case - get it while I could) My equipment would not be observatory housed for the immediate future I believe my best options would be 31mm to 2", guiding would be off axis, focuser is 3" with 2" x1 flattener, 55mm backfocus In terms of budget, whatever it takes within reason, I'm spacing my purchases out over the months and paying them off. I'd rather skip the intermediate buy cheap and upgrade phase, I hope to retire in a couple of years and spend more time on hobbies etc Previously I have used DSLR's and readymade remote robotics with fancy scopes and cameras but they are obviously not practical at home (I was an early PI adopter so get free upgrades and have PS 2020) I have a good range of text books eg Wodaski, Hubbel, Keller etc and have a degree in Astrophysics so I'm OK with technical stuff (and DIY) Within external wheels are all fittings standard? Any gotchas to consider, build quality? Any suggestions wrt to wheel make? eg Moravian, Atik thanks
  7. I have a Uni for an eq6-r and I picked up a report 8023 cheap when it seems to have been discontinued. Looks to be of same size as your report but doesn't have a geared column just pull and lock. https://www.ephotozine.com/article/berlebach-mulda-report-8023-wooden-tripod-review-16255 Its good for cameras eg heavy nikon f6 film camera, 80x20 binocs but I extended the legs rather than the centre column - see pic in review above. I don't really use it much but I never paid anything like full price for it. I last used it for my Hotech laser sct collimator some years back How would you measure shakiness?
  8. I ordered a new top plate for my Berlebach from Germany, just arrived this afternoon. Very nice as you would expect Fitted to the bottom of the EQ6-r. No swivel with just bottom bolt tightened Much easier to fasten as well
  9. Thanks for this, it's made my mind up re the tripod. I'm going to get a new EQ6-R top plate for my Berlebach, that way I can use my existing tray spreader and chains to brace the legs rigid. Had a look for a commercial option for the Skywatcher steel legs but doesn't seem to be one.
  10. Hi I just received a second hand EQ6-R that I bought last week, it was originally purchased Sep 2019 but the previous owner is buying a bigger mount so I got a good deal I know its no consolation but I just checked mine and thankfully it doesn't wobble like yours, seems quite solid although I would prefer it on my Berlebach tripod to the metal one (the metal eyepiece holder seems pretty useless and more of an annoyance)
  11. Turns out the seller was after the new CEM70 instead, I had thought of a CEM60 myself but it would have been a vanity buy, don't think I need it. I just need a decent camera now. I have the full set of Primaluce Eagle bits and pieces. No more freezing hands and feet in winter!
  12. A second hand entry here, I picked up a pre-owned EQ6-R on ebay yesterday, should be here in the next week. Only a few months old and its just had the £700 darkframe tune up. I had planned to buy one new anyway so I thought it was a good price for a tuned and fettled one. Finally I can use my C11 for planetary again
  13. Great idea John, yes I love DIY I like my Berlebach since its mine and I ordered it from Germany years ago
  14. Cheers all, looking forward to giving it a whirl when it arrives! I'll decide what to do with the Berlebach then
  15. Hi a very very very heavily modified CG5-ASGT (it can move a C11 with a x2 televue and dslr) but its ugly,noisy and a pain when windy. I wanted something less hassle
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