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by nexusjeep
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 16 The Eagle Nebula
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Messier 16 The Eagle Nebula

Nice image I tried it last year and like you only get a few hours with it very low in the sky and also suffer with sky glow as it sits over Cheltenham / Gloucester and Bristol for me during those two hours.

Cheers
Nick
by nexusjeep
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Iris Nebula / Color / WIP
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Iris Nebula / Color / WIP

Nice image looking forward to the longer darker nights.

Cheers
Nick
by nexusjeep
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ASI2600MC Pro- Initial observations
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: ASI2600MC Pro- Initial observations

I am impressed with mine as well but need to get more time with it to really play with the settings I think once I fully get to grips with it then it will be my main go to camera over the ASI1600 mainly because of the easier work flow. Hopefully you have a better night soon to have more of an extens...
by nexusjeep
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Power of SharpCap Polar Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: The Power of SharpCap Polar Alignment

I take it you do not see a chainsaw in your future and a bit of severe pruning :shock:

Cheers
Nick
by nexusjeep
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Other Astro Imaging
Topic: Cartes du ciel or skychart?
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Cartes du ciel or skychart?

I have always used Stellarium and it is even easier now that Ascom support is native as Stellariumscope could sometimes cause issues for me with EQMod, I have also switched to Green Swamp Server for mount control over EQMod and this is also working and playing well with PHD, SharpCap and Stellarium....
by nexusjeep
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Green predominance
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Green predominance

My ASI2600 will do similar all I do in live stack is use the auto colour balance button in the histogram tab and then manually tweak the red / blue sliders again in the live stack histogram to get a black background so that the live stack looks okay. I restack outside of SharpCap for my final image ...
by nexusjeep
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Power of SharpCap Polar Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: The Power of SharpCap Polar Alignment

I second the sentiment it is an amazing feature and worth the licence fee on it's own. I polar align using my main scope and the gain almost at max and can get away with 1s exposures so almost can adjust the alignment in real time my view of the NCP is unobstructed which is a plus and usually within...
by nexusjeep
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another M51
Replies: 14
Views: 1025

Re: Another M51

swamp was just a generic term not going to get into a long conversation over CCD/CMOS and short vs long exposure. I have used the brain function and it looks to get the sky noise level about the sensor noise level and general in my bortle 4 - 5 sky this will calculate out at 15-20s of exposure with ...
by nexusjeep
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another M51
Replies: 14
Views: 1025

Re: Another M51

Even with longer exposures dithering will still help one is not exclusive to the other. Also as long as the actual short exposure is long enough so that the sky background level swamps the level of the read noise from the sensor then that should be sufficient.

Cheers
Nick
by nexusjeep
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: First Attempt at Moon Stacking
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: First Attempt at Moon Stacking

We are looking at getting a Quark at some point as the intention is to take the Skywatcher ED72 scope that I sue as a guide off of the main scope and use this to look at the sun in the summer. What are your experiences like with it.

Cheers
Nick