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Trying to get a grip of the new camera!


andyboy1970
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M51_24mins_8subs_zpsc970b33f.png


8x 3minute subs and 8 darks. DSS struggled to stack.


SW200p, ATIK 16ic & QHY IR filter


Finderguided with QHY5


 


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10x 3 minute subs and 9 darks.


SW200p, ATIK 16ic & QHY IR filter


Finderguided with QHY5


 


ATIK don't bother telling you what the Bayer matrix is so the top one is just a Generic RGGB,  after searching the datasheet for the CCD chip it should be  GBRG so that is what was used on the lower image.


Still finding focusing a sod but it was very misty last night.


Oh yeh, its M51 in case you didn't know.


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DSS will struggle to stack as focus is out so stars appear to have dark centres, see the 2 at top-left second image.


 


It needs to find at least 8 good stars to stack otherwise it throws the data out.


 


At least you found M51 though, I spent 2 hours looking for it at SGL6, ask Red Dwalf and Ibbo,they were there.

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DSS will struggle to stack as focus is out so stars appear to have dark centres, see the 2 at top-left second image.

 

It needs to find at least 8 good stars to stack otherwise it throws the data out.

 

At least you found M51 though, I spent 2 hours looking for it at SGL6, ask Red Dwalf and Ibbo,they were there.

A bit of searching around highlighted an issue with the Atik16ic and DSS hot pixel removal which causes doughnut stars, they don't get on!

So I de-selected it.

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DSS will struggle to stack as focus is out so stars appear to have dark centres, see the 2 at top-left second image.

 

It needs to find at least 8 good stars to stack otherwise it throws the data out.

 

At least you found M51 though, I spent 2 hours looking for it at SGL6, ask Red Dwalf and Ibbo,they were there.

i remember that night well, i`ll be hopefully having another go at SGL8 with the dlsr,

M51 is one of my favs

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Here is what I bought the ATIk for-


M51_19Mar2012_64mins_2minsubs_canon05mar


 


Canon 1000d (64mins in 2 min subs, 19mar2012) + ATIK 16ic (27 mins in 3 min subs 05mar2013) combined, scaled and aligned in PS2


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