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Hello all Just thought I was post a couple of pictures from a complete newbie.  Hope you like them.  http://www.astrobin.com/users/gerald%40evans/ Kind Regards  Gerry

Very nice.

Nice images. My eq6 should be here tomorrow and my 150pds has just been flocked so hopefully can get images this good. Are you using a coma corrector. Did you bother with flats?

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This was 12 600s exposures at 800iso with my 550d and I do not use darks as I use dithering. I also use startools for processing then finish off in gimp if needed. I will have another go at making it better but really need more data. Still learning the ropes and very much a beginner.

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Only done two nights with this set up but sure it kinda goes pleas shoot me down if I am wrong:

phd2 connect to guidescope and mount

cartes du ciel connects to mount

apt connects to image camera and mount and connects to phd through phd2 server.

I use apt to set up my subs and after each sub finishes it sends the dithering info to the mount ( I think via phd2)

The small info box in the bottom of the apt screen also shows when the sub finished and dithering starts and stops.

I also use the hand controller to connect to the mount to the pc via a serial to usb connection and put the controller into pc mode.

I have just gone from a eq5 pro to the neq6 so it a bit of a learning curve at the moment.

 

 

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