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8 hours ago, Anthonyexmouth said:

 

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On a different plane, though: are you sure that, with your ASI, you really need that big guidescope with the two counterweights? 

With the ED80 and the SW 150pds I guided with a small 60mm f3.9 guidescope (like the Altair Astro one) and it works wonders, then one 5kg counterweight is enough.

And reducing the load, your mount will become way more reactive. Man, with the ED80 I even got good results with the ASI120 and 50mm guidescope I use with my 72ED, although the 60/224 is definitely better. Never had an issue finding a guidestar, I never had to move it. 

Also remember that, when imaging Orion, you're at the celestial equator, which is where RA errors show at their top. As you rise in dec guiding become easier. 

 

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12 minutes ago, FaDG said:

On a different plane, though: are you sure that, with your ASI, you really need that big guidescope with the two counterweights? 

With the ED80 and the SW 150pds I guided with a small 60mm f3.9 guidescope (like the Altair Astro one) and it works wonders, then one 5kg counterweight is enough.

And reducing the load, your mount will become way more reactive. Man, with the ED80 I even got good results with the ASI120 and 50mm guidescope I use with my 72ED, although the 60/224 is definitely better. Never had an issue finding a guidestar, I never had to move it. 

Also remember that, when imaging Orion, you're at the celestial equator, which is where RA errors show at their top. As you rise in dec guiding become easier. 

 

well i've only just got that st80. i was using the SW 9x50 but found that it wasn't very stable in the shoe. this one came up for £40 locally so went with it, having it bolted straight to the ed80 makes it a lot stiffer. 

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well, with with all the editing skill of a chimp, this is what i ended up with. 1 hour and no calibration frames, because it was too cold outside. 

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1 hour ago, Anthonyexmouth said:

well, with with all the editing skill of a chimp, this is what i ended up with. 1 hour and no calibration frames, because it was too cold outside. 

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There will be loads more data in there  you’ll see 

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26 minutes ago, bottletopburly said:

There will be loads more data in there  you’ll see 

if anyone wants to play with this and see what they get its 300MB, would be interested to see. is been cropped as the full file was 950MB

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1 hour ago, Anthonyexmouth said:

if anyone wants to play with this and see what they get its 300MB, would be interested to see. is been cropped as the full file was 950MB

Autosave.tif

I've just downloaded it, but with it not being the original stack it's not really possible to show you how much data is in there. 

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Limited at work and not really sure its any improvement. Just ran very quickly though pix LE.

 

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23 minutes ago, spillage said:

Limited at work and not really sure its any improvement. Just ran very quickly though pix LE.

 

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Cool, was that the 300mb tiff you played with? Extends a lot more than mine.

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Yeah just the 300mb file. Just ran the histogram and curves in pixinsight LE on an ancient laptop as that is all I have to hand.

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Any tips on ways to make the original data any better? I guess more data. Just wondering what I can do with the kit I've got at the moment. That was an hour's worth, no darks but used drizzle. 

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basically the same as what I got ^ a non-linear curve adjustment and gradient xterminator to even out the background and then bring the black point in a bit. Autosave.thumb.jpg.df122b23e3429b143b2e6faf0b8e20c0.jpg

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21 hours ago, Anthonyexmouth said:

Air conditioning conduit. 

Thanks

Doug

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Hi

You may need to adjust dithering settle time and timeout in the APT, Gear, Guiding Settings.

Louise

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2 minutes ago, Thalestris24 said:

Hi

You may need to adjust dithering settle time and timeout in the APT, Gear, Guiding Settings.

Louise

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For a DSLR you should be using aggressive dithering. Also, I found increasing the guiding rate to 0.5 sidereal rate in EQMod really helped speed up calibration and dither recovery.

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2 minutes ago, david_taurus83 said:

For a DSLR you should be using aggressive dithering. Also, I found increasing the guiding rate to 0.5 sidereal rate in EQMod really helped speed up calibration and dither recovery.

When you say aggressive do you mean distance?

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24 minutes ago, michael8554 said:

Yes, where did the horizontal banding come from ?

Michael 

It's a feature of the Canon 750 and 760, apparently:

 

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1 minute ago, almcl said:

It's a feature of the Canon 750 and 760, apparently:

 

never seen it an any other image. maybe its interference from the DC power dummy battery im using, thats new as of this last picture. 

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11 minutes ago, Anthonyexmouth said:

When you say aggressive do you mean distance?

Yes, quite noticable in your individual subs. I set it to 5 in APT and around 5 again in PHD. That was with my 600D. It does help with reducing colour mottling. Might help with your banding? Do you have the SD card in the camera? For some reason leaving the card in but saving to the laptop seems to create banding. There was a recent thread.

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I'll try without the SD card next time. never noticed it in the past though. not imaged for a month or so while very slowly building my pier

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6 hours ago, Anthonyexmouth said:

I'll try without the SD card next time. never noticed it in the past though. not imaged for a month or so while very slowly building my pier

I don’t leave the sd card in anymore,  savedirect to pc , maybe worth checking an older sub and giving it a good stretch to see if any banding lurking , I will check what dither settings I use in APT later , I processed your in startools it prefers untampered data so probably no need to drizzle , settle time I use is definitely longer than 15sec I would try  40 sec even a minute would be better.

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