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by Merlin66
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Polar align and eqmod
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Polar align and eqmod

Rob,
I use the NEQ6 and EQMod....
You can fast slew within EQMod - set speed to x8 and only use the RA buttons.
by Merlin66
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Southern Hemisphere - First time user
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Southern Hemisphere - First time user

All set-up, but the weather has been against any further testing.....
by Merlin66
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Southern Hemisphere - First time user
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Southern Hemisphere - First time user

I tried SharpCap polar align for the first time last night. Using a 60mm finder and the DMK51 camera. At 0.5s exposure +/- 12 stars picked up and fast plate solving - it seems to be very capable; I got within 1arc min but found any further tweaking caused excess movements. One thing, when I started,...
by Merlin66
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Solar and Lunar Imaging
Topic: Avoiding Bright Spaces on the Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Avoiding Bright Spaces on the Sun

Hmmm The OP image is an Ha image (slightly out of focus..) and shows the typical "sweet spot" contrast which comes from the etalon tuning. Try different tuning setting to see if you can find a compromise. A flat using a thin plastic bag over the aperture can be used to correct the brightening. Hope ...