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A Few from tonight


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A few shots of Jupiter from earlier tonight wit the SPC900NC and 2x Powermate and 200P on NEQ6 Pro. ALl are best 95% of 1500 frames stacked in Registax 5.1 and captured with Sharpcap. I'm a litle disaponted wit them if I am honest as the skies looked quite clear but the seeing wasn't great and I had trouble gaining focus tonight.


 



 



 



 



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Cheers Kim :) Need to get to wymeswold and setup there for a few Avis. Will need a new NetBook/laptop for there though as my current one lasts less than 1 minute as soon as I unplug it! I power it from outside mains at present.

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Nice set there Felix. Yep seeing was a bit pants that night, usually a misty night means still atmosphere so good for planets but not so that night, must have been some high level turbulence


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Thank Phil. Yeah it didn't look great through the eyepiece that night either actually. I did some visual that night after I pane the laptop away and decided to do the deep sky tour which I hadn't used before. Quite a few objects it slewed too were below all the houses I am surrounded by but I did see a new Messier object (67) and a couple of things that I really like and hadn't seen previously which were the Christmas tree and the Eskimo nebula. Nebula was a little faint but quite obvious in 13mm ethos and the Christmas tree asterism was lovely. From clear dark skies I think they'd look even better.

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They look great.


 


I'm starting to think I've wasted my SPC900 on my guider.


 


Do you think I could get a shed full of images to stack using a DSLR ?


 


From one Leicester lad to another I can appreciate your longing for dark skies. :lol:


 


I'm hoping to try Wymeswold in the near future... like you I need a power solution. Thinking of putting together a power tank with a leisure battery from Multicell in Broughton Astley. 


 


(You will get used to me doing things 'on the cheap'  :D )

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Lovely felix. I really want to see how you process your AVIs to see what tips i can pick up.

Astrocookie, i'm sure your dslr will work fine. I did my first jupiter image with a video off my canon 600d and my 127mm mak scope on an alt-az mount (with then crappy tracking), so i'm sure you'd get some good results with your set up. I had to convert the file to an avi with some freeware i downloaded before putting it theough registax. I recommended this file conversion freeware to a friend who since downloaded it and it crashed their laptop, so be careful about that step!

James

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Nice captures Felix, as said the seeing is poor most of the time, when you get a rare good night you will see the difference when you're capturing the AVI's.


 


Cheers Kim :) Need to get to wymeswold and setup there for a few Avis. Will need a new NetBook/laptop for there though as my current one lasts less than 1 minute as soon as I unplug it! I power it from outside mains at present.


One of these might help you out - http://www.amazon.co.uk/UNIVERSAL-ADAPTER-CHARGER-Compatible-Sattelite/dp/B002KD5F32/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362649050&sr=8-1


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Thanks fir the link to the power adaptor Andy but I have one already and it drains the 65a/H battery in no time so I have to either get another big battery from somewhere or go for more portability and battery power of a NetBook.

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Felix, have you tried just getting. New non-generic battery off ebay? I did that with my old laptop and i got battery life improved from abouts 5 minutes to about 45 mins for £20 or so. Allowed me to use that laptop for another year or so before i changed it.

James

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Hey James, no I have not done that as I am gonna get a dedicated astro NetBook anyway. I have been looking at the options and will get something at some point.

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check this out if your in the market for a netbook Felix,


http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/product_detail/13818/Asus-EEEPC-10-1-Dual-Core-1-6GHz-Netbook-1GB-320GB-Windows-7-Starter-1015PX-BLK126S/


there`s also 10% off this price if you type in ASUS in the promo code box on checkout.


highly tempted myself, i`ve been borrowing my daughters DELL netbook which controls the mount with eqmod and works a treat, but the ASUS has an 11 hour battery pack


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