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by Dariusz
07 Nov 2017, 14:43
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: Mount TLC
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Mount TLC

Something new that I found about the mount. When setting off the backlash on RA I found that it's zero in one position but when mount is turned 180° there is some slag. The diagnose is that the RA worm ring is not well made and the centre hole for bearings is not perfectly cenetered with the worm ca...
by Dariusz
17 Oct 2017, 11:37
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula

Hi John . Its a good shoot. Lol I'm more then happy that you like the result. I've restacked best 27 light frames plus your calibrating frames with DSS but I unticked the background levels calibration. Beging of Astrophography can be a hard thing to deal with and best solution is to keep trying .LOL...
by Dariusz
14 Oct 2017, 20:11
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula

HI all Got some time to work with data of Johns' M31 I've stacked and did some basic process with PS and for the background I've used fitswork4 as it was quite uneven. TBH Despite the fact that there is still a lot to do with the details I like the result. I'm happy to answer any questions Clear ski...
by Dariusz
10 Oct 2017, 18:34
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula

John
How big is the stacked file, do you think you could send it through an email?
by Dariusz
05 Oct 2017, 14:59
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula

I try to keep the processing as simple as possible. Keep an eye on the histogram (seen after ctrl & L) the graph should be smooth if you push too far it becomes divided by lines. The background levels should be as close as possible R,G,B min value about 30 , in your photo, something bad happened...
by Dariusz
04 Oct 2017, 21:09
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: M31 Andromeda and NGC7635 Bubble Nebula

Hi John The NGC7635 looks great.... congrat. for the setup. Lots of details but I think the M31 is little over processed and the natural colours sunk under the overexposed data. Try to keep the levels similar. I guess you have a lot blue due to the LP filter to deal with?? Last week I've eventually ...
by Dariusz
24 Sep 2017, 21:45
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: Mount TLC
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Mount TLC

I really didn't have any particular reason to strip down my mount but eventually curiosity took the the lead . 20170924_211934.jpg Generally all parts look ok and I was quite suppriced seeing the interior of the mount in a good condition despite the fact that many posts that I've read on the interne...
by Dariusz
01 Sep 2017, 17:50
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Night out.....under sky
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Night out.....under sky

Hello astromaniacs
Is any one who'd like to go in a quite dark place tonigh for some observations/ foto .
It's around 45min drive towards Glendevon.
It's short notice I know but I can't trust the meteorologist lol


Further trips to be scheduled
by Dariusz
28 Jun 2017, 12:01
Forum: Club News
Topic: Courier link
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Courier link

That is great , congratulations Paul.
by Dariusz
09 Jun 2017, 00:13
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: The Orion Nebula M42 & Running Man
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: The Orion Nebula M42 & Running Man

Hi Bernie Thanks for your feedback regarding the last meeting, we appreciate you guys found it interesting. The wilde field view shots are great and you can have descent results with your DSLR plus lens. I would recommend eg Andromeda Galaxy due to its size on the sky. I'm pretty sure that the look ...

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