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by BlackWikkett
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Planetary Imaging
Topic: Plate solving?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

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: 251

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: 251

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: 251

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: 67

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: 260

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: 251

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...
by BlackWikkett
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier Catalog Completed 10 - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Messier Catalog Completed 10 - 2019

Next spring between March and April, not sure of exact dates, all Messier objects will be visible. Depending on weather I'll attempt the Messier marathon again. I'll broadcast on NSN.
by BlackWikkett
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier Catalog Completed 10 - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Messier Catalog Completed 10 - 2019

Thanks for your kind words. I started in the astronomy hobby in June of 2017 and have been capturing messier objects from the start. For the images included in this mosaic I started about a year ago in the fall of 2018. This is when I started using SharpCap, especially Live Stacking. In the spring o...