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by nexusjeep
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mount not found at com 2
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Mount not found at com 2

Not sure if it is related but I have a Synscan Avalon M-UNO that is effectively using the EQ5/6 controller and I connect to this using the EQDirect method via the FTDI or Prolific chipset can't remember which one. If I plug this cable in the USB 2 port of my Eagle then it says it is working under de...
by nexusjeep
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: How do I read the information that I need from my sensor analysis in regards to optimal settings to use my camera
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: How do I read the information that I need from my sensor analysis in regards to optimal settings to use my camera

looking at the chart 1 e/adu is unity and would be between 400 and 562 on the snapshot you posted.

Cheers
Nick
by nexusjeep
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC7380 Wizard Nebula Ha/Oiii/Sii
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: NGC7380 Wizard Nebula Ha/Oiii/Sii

Hi Dave, I tried PixInsight and APP on trial and stuck with APP as for me everything was just easier as I can process up the data from an evening in a couple of hours without difficulty were as I found PixInsight a little bit convoluted and heavy going. It just depends on what you are looking for bu...
by nexusjeep
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M33, Triangulum Galaxy, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: M33, Triangulum Galaxy, Vixen 81s + Altair 183C

Hi Dave, Nice shot the clouds lately are a bit of a pain in the butt as it starts out nice then deteriorates usually just after you get everything setup and start imaging. Hopefully as Autumn / Winter sets in it might settle down a little it was cool last night as it dropped to 6.5c whilst I was ima...
by nexusjeep
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC7380 Wizard Nebula Ha/Oiii/Sii
Replies: 2
Views: 33

NGC7380 Wizard Nebula Ha/Oiii/Sii

The weather has not been playing ball lately but the sky cleared last night at 23.30 so imaged until just before 4.00 the shot is composed of the best 80% of the frames taken. This is also with the new darks library with all gains set to a black offset of 50 as it saves me having to remember to chan...
by nexusjeep
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Guiding with PHD2 and use of SC
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Guiding with PHD2 and use of SC

SharpCap will monitor the guiding status of PHD2 so can pause the stacking if guiding is lost also the same applies to dithering as PHD2 will notify SharpCap whilst a dither is in progress and once it has settled.

Hope that helps

Nick
by nexusjeep
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M27 from Bortle 4 site
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: M27 from Bortle 4 site

Hi Dave,
Nice shot well done, it is an object that I have looked at but never get round to image perhaps get my ass into gear at some point and give it ago problem is so many targets so few clear nights :D

Cheers
Nick
by nexusjeep
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stacks 8-29 through 8-31 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Live Stacks 8-29 through 8-31 2019

Impressive set of images well done , I would dearly love two nights in a row to be clear at the moment as the weather has been awful.

Cheers
Nick
by nexusjeep
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Focusers
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: Focusers

Hi Ian, It will be a bit tricky to match my settings as I built my own focuser rack and pinion gearing so it is a bit non standard as I needed to remove any slippage from the original 10:1 reduction. So for information my focuser moves 38,000 steps on the Sesto for a travel of 80mm as I leave 10mm d...
by nexusjeep
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M52 / NGC7635 Bubble Nebula / NGC7538 Northern Lagoon
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: M52 / NGC7635 Bubble Nebula / NGC7538 Northern Lagoon

Thanks Dave It is the widest I can currently go without Mosaic but still not using the full image circle of the scope but my budget won't cover a full frame astro camera but I am looking at the QHY268c as a potential colour option when it is finally realised and that has a full APS-C sensor and is o...