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  1. From the album: The Next Step

    First real attempt at imaging with new kit... but slight field rotation = 10 x 15min Ha.

    © AJG 2014

  2. From the album: Observatory Pics

    First Light! - Managed a single 10 min sub guided with PHD2 after setting up new equipment.

    © AJG2014

  3. Over the past few weeks I have been getting to grips with a whole new set-up which has been quite good fun.. EQMOD... SGP.... Platesolving (maybe not so much fun for that bit), although clear nights have been few I have managed to get a couple of images:- Both images where 15 min subs at -20°C but even after Polar aligning I have some field rotation in the top right and bottom left corners... I have now spent at least 5 hours trying to get it better (3 hours last night but haven't had time to check for improvement). I have been using PHD2 with the tracking in DX off and have been letting it run for 15 minutes between each adjustment.. After doing Azimuth I then do Altitude but then find if I go back to Azimuth that is out .. Obviously I understand that it is iterative but based on 15minutes drifting I could be here for years doing it? Any advice would be welcomed as we do not get that many clear nights up north and spending Winter drifting ain't all that appealing ! Cheers Andy
  4. From the album: The Next Step

    First real attempt at imaging with new kit... but slight field rotation = 10 x 15min Ha.

    © AJG 2014

  5. We finally had some clear nights over the past couple of weeks so I managed to grab some photons, decided on IC1396 to give a first real go with my new kit:- The image is stacked with 12 x 1200s Ha subs taken over a couple of nights, processed with Pixinsight. Hopefully if we get some more clear nights soon I can add more data and some narrow band colour given my Ian King order is on it way!!!!!! The O2 and SI filters coming tomorrow with screwed spacers / connections to connect the camera to scope (to make a more rigid connection to try and prevent flexure - thanks Barry for highlighting this in another post!), and also one of those Lakeside Focusers! What do you think and thanks for looking? Andrew
  6. I have recently upgraded my mount to the Avalon Linear Fast Reverse based on great advice on SGL and have noticed in a few threads that it was mentioned that PHD settings are available to help improve the tracking. My question is therefore can anyone confirm what the recommended PHD settings are for the Avalon Linear? Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks
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