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Everything posted by MarkAR

  1. Yesterday I had the promise of Sat, Sun and Mon nights. Today it's all turned to Pooh.
  2. Excellent image, colours are superb. Probably the best Jellyfish I've seen.
  3. Excellent result. One thing to consider is adding RGB for star colour. Use Starnet to remove the SHO stars, then once the RGB stars are processed add those to the starless image with Pixelmath.
  4. Looks good to me, scope may be old but the results are great.
  5. Looks like the Antilia is a huge improvement. Might be worth an experiment sometime if as many people with as many different Oiii filters all take a shot at the same target and compare filters.
  6. MartinS might be onto something there. Could be IR light pollution.
  7. Lovely shot SwissTony, and welcome to the forum.
  8. Thinking about my issues with Ekos, it might be the way I set up the filter schedule. I may have "programmed in" the camera temp and when it changes filter it stalls. It could also be why runs get aborted as the temp exceeds the limit by getting too cold. I think if I leave the temp as is when I set the sequence and only cool the camera when I'm about to start it might straighten things out.
  9. Could always raise the dome up, fit a taller door, raise the pier and add a step up around the pier.
  10. Very nice, more hours per target is a must.
  11. Try shifting an AZ-EQ6 fully loaded, it's not fun.😂
  12. Planning on something similar myself for small galaxies. Got a 2x TV Powermate to play around with.
  13. Nice set up, shame about the hobbit door.
  14. Went to bed around 2.30 am letting the Ha run till dawn. Came down this morning to find that Ekos had aborted the sequence after the first 10 minute sub. No idea why as guiding was 0.55RMS, no cable snags, nothing.
  15. Really tired now, too many issues earlier so couldn't leave things. Just running the last few blue subs then I think I'll switch to 10 min subs in Ha till dawn.
  16. Yup, its officially freezing out there. Meridian flip coming up soon, just waiting for Ekos to bork for no reason again.
  17. Hi Lee and welcome to the forum. Rather nice obsy you have there, I'm just a tad jealous.
  18. Very nice image Paul, it is quite extensive. Maybe try a mosaic???
  19. Try Pixinsight, Winsorised works well and there also ways of using Pixelmath and Cosmetic Correction I believe.
  20. Ekos is playing silly XXXXXXXXX second night on the trot. Guiding went haywire, no clouds, no snags, nothing. Went through the rigmarole of trying to restart the guiding and EKOS nose dived into oblivion. Had to reboot the RPi server and restart everything again. Another issue I'm having is once a filter sequence has finished, the next sequence stalls and I have to turn the camera cooler off to let it warm a fraction then the next filter sequence will start. Only trouble is now that its so cold out the camera isn't warming up so I have to abort, set the sequence temps lower
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