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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:25 PM

Right now my imaging load is at 20lbs with the Edge 8 and 35lbs with TMB and guide scope. So the Mach 1 would cover both of my setups. However I can't rule out a C14HD down the road or something from Planewave Automation would be nice. I like letting the mount/camera/computer do everything. Hope your skies stay clear. I was imaging M81 before the clouds started coming in. Shooting dark frames right now in hopes the clouds will move on.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:27 AM

Haze came in here and ate the guidestar before I was finished with this one, but I guess that's all I'm gonna get. I'm not finished processing it, but it's late and I'm going to bed. Fullsize version is here; I'll update that one when it's completed.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:19 AM

Excellent image John. I was fighting with haze also, especially when the clouds moved out.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

Wowsers John!!

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:25 PM

What's your FWHM number, Crilly? Did you get the raw PE? What's it look like if you don't have PEC enabled? I'll bet you used a different mount! :roflmao:

Actually, that's good stuff! Sorry, I couldn't resist...

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:48 PM

What's your FWHM number, Crilly? Did you get the raw PE? What's it look like if you don't have PEC enabled? I'll bet you used a different mount! :roflmao:


Those guys are a barrel of laughs. I skipped an image from the second night; it was very windy and the frames were all over the place. Dug into it tonight and from the data I see the problem - it wasn't guiding! I was still learning how to run the mount and didn't notice. So here's an UNGUIDED image at 2400mm focal length. Pretty *BLEEP* mount, huh? ;)

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:33 PM

Awesome image John! How long were the subs? I'm really starting to like the idea of getting an LXD850

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:41 PM

How long were the subs?


Luminance frames were 5 minutes, RGB 2 minutes each. I threw at least half the frames away but it still did pretty well under the circumstances.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

I'd say that you've got the polar alignment pretty well squared away. Not bad at all!!

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:25 AM

How long were the subs?


Luminance frames were 5 minutes, RGB 2 minutes each. I threw at least half the frames away but it still did pretty well under the circumstances.


I agree. That's great for unguided subs. Especially at 2400mm f/l

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:47 PM

If I might break into the imaging discussion for a moment, impressive though it is.... ;)


Happy birthday to Diane the Dob Frog!! :grouphug: I hope you're having a wonderful day and will have a great birthday weekend, Sista dear! :D

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:54 PM

If I might break into the imaging discussion for a moment, impressive though it is.... ;)


Happy birthday to Diane the Dob Frog!! :grouphug: I hope you're having a wonderful day and will have a great birthday weekend, Sista dear! :D

:whee:


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I guess I'll have to notify the Admins there's already another thread on this topic... :tonofbricks:

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:03 AM

It has been noted FUR. Actions are being taken. :lol:

Thank you Sista Steph!

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:20 AM

If I might break into the imaging discussion for a moment, impressive though it is.... ;)


Happy birthday to Diane the Dob Frog!! :grouphug: I hope you're having a wonderful day and will have a great birthday weekend, Sista dear! :D

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I guess I'll have to notify the Admins there's already another thread on this topic... :tonofbricks:



But this isn't a thread on this topic, it's merely another post about the same topic in another thread. Like there aren't birthday wishes in this thread all the time regardless of birthday threads in OTO... :rolling:


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:31 PM

Steph, you have a great future in politics... :poke:

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:30 AM

:lol:

We're so proud of her. :waytogo:

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:56 AM

Bump (just beecuz)

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:30 AM

Happy early birthday to Casey (6th) and Nelson (3rd)! :doggy: :doggy:

I didn't want to forget Uncle, plus I wanted you to send a mod alert on me. :lol:

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:20 PM

6/20 is Casey's 10th (and Nelson's 3rd)!

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:32 PM

6/20 is Casey's 10th (and Nelson's 3rd)!



Also another dog's birthday is 6/20...........mine! :grin:

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:12 PM

Happy birthday to Casey (10) and Nelson (3) - and in a couple of hours, to Carol (39)! :grouphug: :tomatodance: :banjodance: :hamsterdance: :whee:

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:16 AM

Happy Birthday to my two fuzzy cousins! :yay: :yay: :thewave: :thewave: :hamsterdance: :hamsterdance:

It's only fitting that I share my birthday with such two not spoiled lovable bundles of fur! :grin:

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:05 PM

Happy Birthday, Carol!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Eric, thank you! Today is dog day, including me! :grin:

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:51 PM

Super Moon with a super telescope in a not-so-super duper area of Northern Ohio

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