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  2. Graham

    IC 405 and the FOV?

    You do have the whole of IC 405 in the top image Ron. It is the lighter greyish bit in the center of your image. I would guess you need to back off the red channel when you process the image as the new chip seems to be very sensitive to the IR end of the spectrum. Maybe an IR filter would help.
  3. lucky43113

    New member

  4. Ron Clarke

    IC 405 and the FOV?

    Tried re doing it in PS.. Just looks out of focus now!! Not liking this CCD !!!
  5. Ron Clarke

    IC405210219finish2small.jpg

  6. philjay

    The basic mount is complete.

    Now that looks like a proper mount, non of this cast ali rubbish 😀
  7. Bino-viewer

    The basic mount is complete.

    Wow.....it absolutely dwarfs a Paramount. Now i realise why you said an EQ8 would be no good. Its bigger than you Graham !!
  8. Ron Clarke

    IC 405 and the FOV?

    I imaged IC 405 (the Flaming Star nebula) and expected to see most of it in the finished image. I was using the ED80 with my Starlight Xpress CCD and a 0.8 reducer/Flattener as well!! I did about 35 x 300 sec subs + Bias and Darks. I was shocked to see just a small portion of the top of the nebula and that was all that was in the FOV. I will try this target again ASAP with my DSLR and see the difference? Comments please? Thanks Ron
  9. Ron Clarke

    Ron's Photo's

    My images, mostly astro taken with a Canon DSLR
  10. Ron Clarke

    The basic mount is complete.

    That's impressive Graham, It show's the scale of the thing and it's big, very big!!!
  11. Streetbob

    The basic mount is complete.

    Knowing your attention to detail it is more likely to be a mild mannered monster rather than a badly behaved beast.😀
  12. Graham

    The Rosette Nebula

    Great image. Looking at this at full res I would say either your collimation is slightly out or something in the image train is slightly on the huh. You have a red fringe on the stars but only on the bottom of them, also if you look at the defraction spikes the top one is way shorter than the other three.
  13. Peter Shah

    M81 LRGB

    nice and crisp showing the h2 regions nicely
  14. Peter Shah

    The Rosette Nebula

    nice detail coming through
  15. Peter Shah

    Rosette

    nice work
  16. Peter Shah

    SH2 224 - What a nightmare.

    all the effort was worth it...a great shot
  17. Graham

    SH2 224 - What a nightmare.

    Not with out a lot more data. Next run will be using subs at half an hour each in length
  18. Graham

    The basic mount is complete.

    This morning I welded the DEC body onto the RA shaft . Then I finished spraying it all up. So here it is, the basic mount is all finished. I will hopefully get the DEC shaft completed this week. Then it is just the drives to do. Oh yes then I have got to build the new scope to go on top of this beast. I made this video to give you some idea of how freely the RA axis moves and to demonstrate just how big this beast really is. Quality is not that great as I had to tape my phone to a tripod. I would have used the canon but the memory card is not up to store videos. I have left the plastic plugs in the bearing housings to protect them until I fit the DEC shaft. More to follow as it happens.
  19. Stephen

    SH2 224 - What a nightmare.

    Nice image Graham it looks that there might be more to get out
  20. Stephen

    New member

    Hi William a warm welcome to the EMS
  21. tuckstar

    New member

    Hi William, welcome aboard.
  22. Bino-viewer

    New member

    Hi there William. I think you are slightly out of focus there, unless its my 51 yr old eyes !! I like your avatar.......i love anything to do with UFOs 😀
  23. Graham

    RA all fitted

    Yup about 25 Kilos of it
  24. Graham

    SH2 224 - What a nightmare.

    Yup but I like a challenge
  25. Ibbo

    SH2 224 - What a nightmare.

    I sort of warned you 😀🤡
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