First image w/SV105-3FT
Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:45 AM
I've spent the past several weeks trying to learn what I could using "dry runs" during the day, including hardware and software set-ups. Last night, I put it all to use for the first time on the Double Cluster.
I've attached a URL for five, three-minute RAWs, cropped and pre-processed via Nebulosity. Considering the learning curve, I'm pleased with my first attempt but it isn't without problems, probably my fault for not double-checking everything.
The URL for the PHD graph looks good to me, but I'd appreciate confirmation of this and any suggestions. The star images are a bit oblong, but I found after the exposure that my CGEM head was not tightened properly after drift alignment and the FF may have been loose in the Feathertouch. I'm thinking that either or both of these induced mechanical flex.
Thanks to all for any and all answers and input.
SV 105-3FT w/SV FF
Canon T3 modified by Hap Griffin
50mm SharpStar guide scope w/Lodestar camera
Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:17 AM
Keep it up!
Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:08 AM
Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:51 AM
I tweaked it a bit, and it does look better. Thanks for the suggestion.
Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:03 PM
Thank you. BTW, I've bookmarked your Pixinsight tutorial. I haven't touched my copy yet, so needed a "basic" to get started. I appreciate your efforts.