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  1. Helen

    M81 82 process1 small

    From the album: Deep sky - Atik 460 colour

    M81 and M82 taken with an Atik 460 colour camera and a WO FLT123 scope with a 0.8 reducer South Wales 28 September 2012

    © Helen Usher

  2. My current set-up for imaging is basically attaching my Atik One 6.0 CCD onto an 80MM F6 Triplet 80/480 Altair Scope which sits on my CEM60 mount. I am very happy with this set-up and find it very easy to use . I am now hoping to add another scope / camera to this to speed things up, and wanted to check that what I am planning on doing makes sense. So, simplest option to me is to add another 80MM F6 Triplet 80/480 Altair Scope and a one shot colour (OSC) Atik 460EX CCD camera. I will then be able to use the new CCD to take all of the colour shots and the Atik One 6 to take luminance / narrow band shots. It is my expectation that combining all of these images it PixInsight should be 'relatively' straight forward? So, does this make sense and if it does I have a couple of quick questions: - 1. What would be the best way to attach the two scopes to my mount? One option would be to sit them on top of one another, the other would be to use a dual saddle type of thing? Which is best, and hopefully balancing will not be too much of a problem as the scopes should be of pretty similar weights. 2. How easy will it be to run two Atik cameras, three if you include the Akit GP guide camera, off a single laptop computer? It is a pretty decent computer, but do I risk confusing it too much as it will also be doing the autoguiding via PHD2? Obvious other question is is there anything else I should be considering
  3. Comet ISON - Friday 15th November, over Bakewell, England. This is (roughly) 15x1 min subs in each of RGB and 7x1 mins Lum with my Takahashi FSQ85 / Atik 460. Tracking was done on the stars and the images processed separately - in DSS for the comet and Neb for the starfield. (DSS produced a disappointing result in it's 'stars and comet' mode). I then processed in CS5 using a layer mask technique to blend in the comet over the starfield. It took a fair amount of processing but am pleased with the outcome, and even managed a few Virgo faint fuzzies. Thanks for looking, Simon
  4. I had a few hours between the clouds last night but the moon meant I had to go for something in narrowband, so given it's almost Halloween I thought I'd have a go at the Witch's Broom. Unfortunately I didn't have my dew band cranked up high enough and failed to notice the optics fogging up so this is a bit soft but I did get just about enough data to produce an image. This is with my TS90 APO triplet, on my CG-5 guided with PHD using an IMG0H as a guidecam and is effectively first light for my new Atik 460ex. Ha 12 x 300s subs OIII 4 x 600s subs SII 4 x 600s subs All binned 1x1, stacked in AstroArt 5 and processed in Serif PhotoPlus X4. Processed them in a few different colours, and I am afraid I may have overdone it a bit - which do you prefer!
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