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8472 posted a topic in Widefield,My very first guiding run, so a voyage into the unknown.
Turns out there's a "quick method for the impatient" in PHD2, so that ticks my boxes. As a bonus, Adam at RVO assured me it's not too difficult, too. 👍
Baader BCF Modded Canon 1100D
WO Zenithstar Z61
QHY5L-ii C Finderguider
60x 240s Lights
Graham posted a topic in Deep Space Objects (DSOs),That is the first full night's imaging I have managed in a long long time.
Evening started of with wall to wall cloud which persisted late into the night.
After it finally cleared the rest of the night was stunning.
Hopefully it will be clear again tonight so I can get some OIII and SII
Atik 414 EX
35 subs at 600 seconds in HA
Captured and stacked in Maxim
Polished up in PS 6
Click on the image a couple of times to get to full res.
Chris P. posted a topic in Widefield,https://flic.kr/p/2aYienC
Another one from my holiday in Cornwall. I managed to get the first view of the Milky Way just as the crescent moon was setting. Yes, that's the Moon, not the Sun hitting the horizon. Taken from Widemouth Beach, Cornwall with my Star Adventurer mount and modded Canon 450d🔭😉
wolfman_55 posted a topic in Telescopes / Complete Setups,Hi All,
Not posted anything for some time. Light nights, holidays, QHY8L broken, pondering what changes need to be made for the new season of astrophotography......etc.
So my QHY8L died and although I stripped it down, there was nothing obviously wrong - I suspected the dodgey DIN connector, but it wasn't that. So off it went, via Bern at Modern Astronomy to China to be repaired. It's been fixed I understand and should be back soon.
I was hoping to have more time/success with my twin scope set up, so I've been making some improvements. I've added a 4 port USB 3 hub and cable to replace 4 separate USB 2 cables. The theory being USB 3 cables should be better quality. First impressions look good, but time will tell.
Also purchased a new camera, a second hand Atik 383L+ as this will match the sensor in the Moravian G2-8200, which the QHY8L didn't when I used that. That should simplify the processing of the images and hopefully give a better result. To this I've added a ZWO mini EFW.
The set up will be:
Moravian - LRGB filters
Atik - L, Ha, Hb Oiii, Sii filters
This should allow me to maximise my imaging time.
Might swap the filters around a bit, might make sense to split up the RGB to allow LRGB imaging only to be set up.
Here's the new set up:
Looking forward to some clear skies.
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