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#1 Hypoxic

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 03:06 AM

So this was my first night out after smoke-checking my gear. The night was spent just getting everything back into order: focusing, recalibrating, building a darks library for the new ZWO (forgot to do it inside), slewing around monitoring tracking and watching all the dangling wires snag stuff... note to self, need to build a wiring harness.

 

Anyway, everything checked out and before I broke down and went inside, I thought I would at least try to image something quick-like. So, here's that image in all it's grainy and hot pixely splendour since I didn't really process it; no calibration frames. Thought I was tracking the target but PHD was still running in a window behind BYN. Oops, he-he... oh well, the equipment is squared away. Hoping for more clear skies tonight!

 

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 04:29 AM

I think you are on the right track!

 

What guiding scope do you use...how do you connect it?

 

 

I guess it is time i consider guiding..

I like being busy with taking photographs, mount, setting up, and do sessions.

I don't like the processing part...i am pc tech, whole days working with laptops and software troubles,so in my spare time i do it rather not....off course you can't get around itundecided.gif



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Posted 29 May 2020 - 04:49 AM

Looks like a comet.



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Posted 29 May 2020 - 05:11 AM

Looks like a comet.

Yeah, my artistic impression of a multi-core PanStarrs. lol.gif



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Posted 29 May 2020 - 05:33 AM

I think you are on the right track!

 

What guiding scope do you use...how do you connect it?

 

 

I guess it is time i consider guiding..

I like being busy with taking photographs, mount, setting up, and do sessions.

I don't like the processing part...i am pc tech, whole days working with laptops and software troubles,so in my spare time i do it rather not....off course you can't get around itundecided.gif

Hey Freddy,

 

I've just added the Orion 50mm Delux scope with a ZWO ASI290mm mini guide cam. Today I moved that front retaining ring in the photo back a bit to accommodate it, the rings were set wider in this photo for the WO scope I had on there before.

 

I connect the camera to a powered USB hub along with my Nikon, which are then connected to the laptop. Should be a piece of cake for you being a PC tech. Guiding changes the game, I don't think you'd regret going guided when you see how nice the loooooooong subs look. When I saw that first 120" sub on the camera screen I thought, why didn't I do this sooner?! But I guess working up to this point makes me appreciate it that much more.


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 05:43 AM

Hey Freddy,

 

I've just added the Orion 50mm Delux scope with a ZWO ASI290mm mini guide cam. Today I moved that front retaining ring in the photo back a bit to accommodate it, the rings were set wider in this photo for the WO scope I had on there before.

 

I connect the camera to a powered USB hub along with my Nikon, which are then connected to the laptop. Should be a piece of cake for you being a PC tech. Guiding changes the game, I don't think you'd regret going guided when you see how nice the loooooooong subs look. When I saw that first 120" sub on the camera screen I thought, why didn't I do this sooner?! But I guess working up to this point makes me appreciate it that much more.

Yes i do subs now to 90 sec and even there you are started so see it...

 

I think i gotta try...

The CEM60 has a hub...so ..and i don't even had to connect the camera,thatone remains via wifi..




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