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#1 Mert

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 05:52 AM

Hi all,

 

After I saw that beautiful image of Meegja I tried yesterday night to image

the same target, but with my only camera left to image with.

My camera has left TS today on it's way to ZWO, so hopefully it will be back

within 1 or 2 months.

There are some problems with platesolving that prevented me from centering

the target correctly so that is also failing.

Aparently the field of view is soo small that there are not enough stars

detected by ASTAP to solve so I solved and synced on some targets

nearby and then slewed to NGC 2146 and left it as it showed up in the FOV.

This is the result of 356 frames of 20 seconds with RC8, CCDT67 reducer

and UVIR filter, ASI224MC, from the balcony Bortle 8 skies.

When I get my camera back ( hopefully in a couple of months ) I will

try again, from a dark site.

 

CS,

Mert

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Edited by Mert, 24 January 2022 - 05:54 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 07:28 AM

I've been in the same situation and used my ASI385MC in those months mainly for planetary nebula :)
But this is a nice start, curious on the result when your camera comes back.



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Posted 24 January 2022 - 08:55 AM

Got an email from TS today that my camera now is underway to ZWO

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:21 AM

I've found that on my C8 (EAA) when I use my 224 I have to use it with my FR3.3 to always get good plate solves. But I always then have the ability to take off the FR if I want an "object only" image. With all the small sensor cameras still being sold funny no one has reintroduced the FR3.3.



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Posted 24 January 2022 - 02:35 PM

Thanks Menno, I hope to see my camera back in aprox. 5 weeks as stated by TS.
Hope to be back in serious imaging soon however it is fun to try and get the most out of this little camera :waytogo:
Right now I setup again on my balcony and will get more frames.
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Posted 24 January 2022 - 02:37 PM

Thanks Jeff for your feedback.
The strange thing is that When focus is good and guiding runs good, it will platesolve.
However not every frame during the centering is good enough.


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