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by BlackWikkett
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Crab Nebula, Messier 1
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Crab Nebula, Messier 1

Very nice for 30 min of total exposure. Your imaging settings for the 294 are close to what I use, -10c, 300 gain, but I only have the 6 inch RC and use a brightness of 9 and frame exposure of 30 sec. and with the reducer I end up at f6.7 so not far from your f7. I wonder if you turned up brightness...
by BlackWikkett
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: saving flats / darks individually
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: saving flats / darks individually

Just complete a normal capture and name the object "dark" or "flat". Set your exposure time and gain as normal.
by BlackWikkett
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Plate solving?
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Plate solving?

Here's an excellent Astrotortilla installation and setup guide. It's a few years old but still relevant.
https://www.lightvortexastronomy.com/tu ... lving.html
by BlackWikkett
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stack Mosaic Horse and Flame
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Live Stack Mosaic Horse and Flame

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49036170122_e6a428c6e1_o.jpg RC6 dew strap locations by Black Wikkett , on Flickr Three dew straps on my rig are highlighted in the image. The strap on the primary is probably not needed but did have an occasion where dew formed on the mirror and have had the str...
by BlackWikkett
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stack Mosaic Horse and Flame
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Live Stack Mosaic Horse and Flame

Thanks for your kind words. I'm in NE Georgia, USA and skies are bortle 5 - 6 right on the edge. I'm 45 min away from Atlanta's massive light dome towards the west of my location. I don't have the humidity of Florida but do have the dirty south humidity of Georgia. In other words I need three dew he...
by BlackWikkett
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stack Mosaic Horse and Flame
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Live Stack Mosaic Horse and Flame

Thanks Dave. Don't know about a mosaic, that's a lot of real estate to cover. It's and idea I'll think about after calculate how many panels that would take.
by BlackWikkett
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M33, LRGB, Vixen 81s + Atik 314E
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: M33, LRGB, Vixen 81s + Atik 314E

Well done Dave.
by BlackWikkett
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M31 & M45 80x90s
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: M31 & M45 80x90s

Nice images Dave.
by BlackWikkett
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stack Mosaic Horse and Flame
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Live Stack Mosaic Horse and Flame

Two panel mosaic of the Horsehead Nebula B33 and Flame Nebula NGC2024. Used Live Stacking to capture individual panels then combined the images with Microsoft Image Composite Editor. Framed the Flame nebula by trying to get Alnitak exactly centered in frame to minimize any reflections from this brig...