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by numchuck
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 7331 dithered !
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: NGC 7331 dithered !

I like the simplicity of that (I just took a screenshot of your reply to save for reference) The subject of calibration frames is still somewhat mysterious to me . I've been reading posts on CloudyNights forums ; but usually calibration frames are spoken of "matter-of-factly" ; so for me , the conve...
by numchuck
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 7331 dithered !
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: NGC 7331 dithered !

Dave , that helps a lot . When I adjust everything to get to the 50% histogram , can I set the black level where ever I want , or does it need to stay at the same setting as what my astrophoto requires?
by numchuck
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 7331 dithered !
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: NGC 7331 dithered !

Thanks Wikkett ! !
by numchuck
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 7331 dithered !
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: NGC 7331 dithered !

Thank you both . I was very happy that Robin added all of the PHD2 guiding features . I always take dark frames but I don't yet have a setup for taking flats at night ; but the dithering really helped a lot . I'm thinking now that a focus stepper motor might help me to keep up with the changes in FW...
by numchuck
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Clavius | Celestron C8 | QHY5LII-M | 2x Barlow | IR685 | 1 hour after sunrise
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Clavius | Celestron C8 | QHY5LII-M | 2x Barlow | IR685 | 1 hour after sunrise

I like that you share the details of your set up and captures . You're turning this forum into a very valuable reference library . Thank you , again .
by numchuck
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 7331 dithered !
Replies: 9
Views: 242

NGC 7331 dithered !

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-5q37D0041mO6P2Gi_5zmJkNuBI83u9C/view?usp=drivesdk I'm slowly learning all of this . Weather and work get in the way ; and last Wednesday was only my 4th night out this year . Taken with QHY183 on ES127 fcd 100 , this image consists of 267 eight second frames with ga...
by numchuck
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M106 needs help
Replies: 0
Views: 169

M106 needs help

I captured this on June 8th in Boerne , Texas with an ES127 FCD100 and a QHY183m on a CGX mount and guided with an orion 60mm f4 and a QHY5III290 . The main camera was set for 8 second exposures and a gain of 24 ; but I had some driver issues that limited my total exposure time to less than 26 minut...
by numchuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: QHY5III290 good . . .QHY183M bad
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: QHY5III290 good . . .QHY183M bad

progress report : last night I installed the very latest SharpCapPro . . . and . . . it worked ! ! ! My USB traffic had been set for 20 , for more than a year . Last month , when my frames began to hang , I tried every setting there was ; but nothing helped . But last night , the USB traffic setting...
by numchuck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: 183M having random download issues
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: 183M having random download issues

progress report : last night I installed the very latest SharpCapPro . . . and . . . it worked ! ! ! My USB traffic had been set for 20 , for more than a year . Last month , when my frames began to hang , I tried every setting there was ; but nothing helped . But last night , the USB traffic setting...