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by BlackWikkett
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 51 and 97
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Messier 51 and 97

Awesome Job! 51 has some amazing detail!

-Chris
by BlackWikkett
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Markarian's Chain
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Markarian's Chain

Nick, an other excellent result! The 2600 is really showing it's value. Now if we could convince "someone" that owns a 2600 to attempt some live stacking with and without calibration frames and show their results. Several folks are thinking of getting this camera. I've found out through some folks a...
by BlackWikkett
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Question about the Smart Histogram (The Brain)
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Question about the Smart Histogram (The Brain)

I've completed my own sensor analysis for the ZWO 294 and it would use this over the one in the library. Robin will have to chime in but from my experience the one user made overrides. If you want to switch back to the provide analysis you'll have to manually remove the one you create.
-Chris
by BlackWikkett
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier Marathon 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Messier Marathon 2020

Thanks for your kind words! Mainly use this site for planing. http://www.messier.seds.org/xtra/marathon/marathon.html excellent resource. From the site use this list to order image list http://www.messier.seds.org/xtra/marathon/marathon.html And this for planing what day to attempt the marathon http...
by BlackWikkett
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M101 Galaxy
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: M101 Galaxy

Nice image Nick! Pixel scale almost 1 to 1 with .97 arcsec / pixel. Curious have you completed a sensor analysis in SC? Would be nice to know what the "Brain" suggest for this camera / scope combo. As to the filter discussion I have found using one shot color with out is futile unless you're in a tr...
by BlackWikkett
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier Marathon 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Messier Marathon 2020

My second attempt at a Messier Marathon did not go as well as last year. Only able to capture 42 objects as apposed to last year when I was able to capture 79. I'll never be able to capture the full 110 objects in one night at my home observing location but it's fun to try to get what you can. Limit...
by BlackWikkett
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Question about the Smart Histogram (The Brain)
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Question about the Smart Histogram (The Brain)

I think you'll need to create the sensor analysis yourself. Only 1600 mono 8 and 16 bit is included in the sensor library.

-Chris
by BlackWikkett
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: Images with QHY Cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Images with QHY Cameras

Can't speak much about QHY as I only have the Polemaster from them. This has worked flawlessly with their software. I've upgraded it once and left it at that since I'm able to PA within 3 min usually. From anecdotal evidence online and speaking to owners of various QHY cameras. It seems the hardware...
by BlackWikkett
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Plate solving speed question
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Plate solving speed question

In the past I've removed index files to speed up the plate solving and this worked fine. Suggest you make a folder inside the index folder name it "notused" and move files there. This will keep you from having to download again if u need them in the future. Look at the SharpCap log and it will tell ...
by BlackWikkett
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: No colour with Live Stacking of Folder Monitor Camera
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: No colour with Live Stacking of Folder Monitor Camera

I've been able to stack the provided data with SharpCap 3.2.6269 64bit using folder monitor camera and live stacking. Applied 4x digital gain in the live stack alignment tab to get enough stars to stack. The image below is live stack histogram auto stretch and Display histogram auto stretch. https:/...