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#826 Tel

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Hi Haseeb,

Could you let me into the secret ? What "Stitch" software are you using ?

Many thanks and regards,
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Knit one, Pearl one. ? :lol:

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#828 Maverick199

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Thank you guys. :bow:

Tel, earlier I use to use the software that came along with Canon. After researching on google, came across a recommendation for installing Microsoft ICE which is freeware. I did that and never looked back. Works great and stitches automatically.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

Knit one, Pearl one. ?


Peter, Peter, Peter. I think it is "knit one, pearl two. No wonder that scarf you have been knitting isn't getting any longer. :rofl2: :rofl2:

#830 Peter9

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

Knit one, Pearl one. ?


Peter, Peter, Peter. I think it is "knit one, pearl two. No wonder that scarf you have been knitting isn't getting any longer. :rofl2: :rofl2:


Now you've made me lose a stitch. I'll never finish it at this rate. :rofl2:

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#831 Tel

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Hi Haseeb,

Many thanks for the information regarding Microsoft "ICE". :bow: :bow:

I'll definitely investigate its potential but judging from that which you've achieved through its use, it certainly looks like a useful piece of software ! :waytogo:

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Knit one, Pearl one. ?


Peter, Peter, Peter. I think it is "knit one, pearl two. No wonder that scarf you have been knitting isn't getting any longer. :rofl2: :rofl2:


Now you've made me lose a stitch. I'll never finish it at this rate. :rofl2:

Regards. Peter.

Reminds me of a joke....

Who are the funniest people in hospitals?












Surgeons - they always leave people in stitches!

Art :grin:

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

:ohmy:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

Knit one, Pearl one. ?


Peter, Peter, Peter. I think it is "knit one, pearl two. No wonder that scarf you have been knitting isn't getting any longer. :rofl2: :rofl2:


Now you've made me lose a stitch. I'll never finish it at this rate. :rofl2:

Regards. Peter.

Reminds me of a joke....

Who are the funniest people in hospitals?












Surgeons - they always leave people in stitches!

Art :grin:


:grin: Where do horses go when they fall sick?



To the horsepital. :tonofbricks:

( Not sure if our Mod will delete these posts because of non topic or because of jokes. :rofl2: ).

#835 Peter9

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

I can PICTURE their faces, which keeps it On topic -YES. That only leaves the jokes. :grin: :roflmao:

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#836 Arthur Dent

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

:grin:

And I can clearly identify those of us who frequently take that right turn on Art's map. I'm sure the mods have our names on a list or in their heads. I KNOW Rickster did! :rofl2:

#838 Arthur Dent

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Yep. I think mine's between yours ane Peter's :grin:

Back to topic methinks.

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#839 nomosnow

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Hi again people. Had a chance to use my Nexstar 8Se again a couple of nights ago.The night was very cold -20 degrees C .However using the camera's cross box image of the stars I did an auto 2 star align using my video camera display and stayed in my warm house collecting images.Images was taken on a stock 8 se Alt/Azm on its tripod with no guiding.
Images are 14 second exposures and they are about 100 stacked.
Below is NGC 2024

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

IC434 Nexstar 8 se image.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

And finally M1 as well taken with the Nexstar 8se. I hope you enjoy these images . I really like my Nexstar it has been completely problem free and a joy to use.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

Hi Nomosnow,

Again, some great imaging; particularly from the original mount, although why, for this type of discipline, didn't you use your CG5 mount ? :bow::bow:

Nevertheless, there's some beautiful filaments captured in your M1 (see attached).


Also, I'd be interested to know what exposure time you used, particularly with respect to your M1, because I tried imaging it the other night, (was thwarted by fog :4) but my preview "pics" indicated I needed 5 minutes/frame using my nexstar 8i at f/6.3 with my Atik 314L which I would never be able to achieve from my Nexstar 8i mount. (As you know, I now use a Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro exclusively).

In any event, many congratulations ! :bow::bow:

Best regards,
Tel

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#843 nomosnow

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

Hi Tel
Thanks for your kind comments. I use my CG-5 for planetary imaging but I don't do any alignment for planetary work (just position my scope buggy in the same spot each time and do a solar system align) .But due to the more accurate polar alignment required for deepsky imaging and when it gets to -20 deg C it is just too cold too for me to use the CG-5 due to its long!!! :bawling: alignment procedure.
So I have chosen the quick and easy Nexstar 8SE for my cold weather scope. :grin:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:47 AM

Wow, simply amazing images for an alt/az. :bow:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Taken with a 102SLT and DSLR, something like 30 exposures of 30 seconds each.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Simply stunning.

Thanks for posting.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:33 AM

Well done Mgauthier, excellent balance, color, all that.

Awesome shot. :applause:

#848 Tel

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

Great imaging, Mgauthier. :bow::bow::bow:

Best regards,
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Thanks all! And to think, people give the SLT a bad rep like the annoying sleazy cousin in the Nexstar family always showing up to parties uninvited and sleeping on your couch.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

You forgot...and eating all your food and flirting with your wife! oops


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