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by BlackWikkett
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC7000 IC5070 7-1-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: NGC7000 IC5070 7-1-2020

Thanks for the kind words guys. Normally I install the filter behind the reducer. This is a 2 inch screw in type and I'm always hesitant to hang the weight of the camera on the thin threads of the filter. I know filter drawers are available but I like to keep everything as simple as possible. -Chris
by BlackWikkett
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC7000 IC5070 7-1-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 82

NGC7000 IC5070 7-1-2020

Hi All, Stuck at home trying to image between the clouds and the trees. More or less look straight up from my back yard. Had to wait till after 4 AM until the North American and Pelican had cleared the trees. This image captured in SC Live Stack and cleaned up in Photoshop. Equipment: Stellarvue SV7...
by BlackWikkett
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: light pollution filter vs. no filter
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: light pollution filter vs. no filter

Heya

I've been using 294 for a while now in Bortle 5-6 skies and wouldn't go without the LPS filter. I've had good results with the IDAS D1. Without the LPS light gradients are very evident. You can check out some of my images in the gallery forum.

-Chris
by BlackWikkett
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Effect of L-eNhance Filter -- M27

@donstim The 50/50 is default for all ZWO camera (may apply to other brands also) using the native driver. Red 52 and Blue 95 would be meaningless to you unless you are using the same exact scope, filters and have the same sky brightness (light pollution) as Menno555. I suggest not changing the 50/5...
by BlackWikkett
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does a long active USB 3.1 cable affect capture quality?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Does a long active USB 3.1 cable affect capture quality?

Hi Menno555 I've found these USB extension cables to be hit and miss even comparing the same model cable from a manufacturer. The advertised speed is 5 Gbps which is no where near the 252 Mbps your 385 will output at 120 FPS. If and when you get a higher resolution camera that exceeds the bandwidth ...
by BlackWikkett
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Native Driver Not Used
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Native Driver Not Used

Hi Farzad_K

Have a look at https://www.sharpcap.co.uk/sharpcap/downloads and download the latest SharpCap version 3.2.6377 Also make sure you have the latest ZWO driver version 3.0.0.8 found here https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/software-drivers

-Chris
by BlackWikkett
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: ZWO294 MC Pro best gain
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: ZWO294 MC Pro best gain

Hi For live stacking using ASI294 I've found that 300 gain works very well for my Bortle 5/6 skies. I usually image at 30 sec 10 brightness 300 gain with darks / flats and cooler at -10. This is on an RC6 reduced to 1030 mm FL. Lose a step or 2 of dynamic range and gain a slight bit of noise over lo...
by BlackWikkett
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Smart Histogram always way too dark, no matter what
Replies: 37
Views: 600

Re: Smart Histogram always way too dark, no matter what

About the noise: if I set that to 20% for example, that would result in brighter captures? Menno As a way of getting closer to expected results you are able to achieve using your settings. Your settings are generating more signal but also more noise. This is an easy thing to try. The brains sky bri...
by BlackWikkett
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Smart Histogram always way too dark, no matter what
Replies: 37
Views: 600

Re: Smart Histogram always way too dark, no matter what

Hi Menno555 I think I see the disconnect between the brain suggestion and the unexpected results you are achieving. Looks like you're completing the brain sky brightness measurement without issue and the brain is suggesting the correct results based on the measurement and your input. In the brain im...
by BlackWikkett
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: All Sky Plate Solver GUI
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: All Sky Plate Solver GUI

Hi Keep in mind when solving via SharpCap via plate solve and sync command in the SharpCap mount control. This passes the the mounts current position to the solver and the solver narrows the search by X degrees around the mounts coordinates (usually x = 15 degrees.) This drastically increases the th...