1st attempt

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bchamberlain
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1st attempt

Post by bchamberlain » Fri May 03, 2013 5:25 pm

Following Dene's advice. 'Just concentrate on tracking & focus' with the camera on the scope, Skywatcher 200, and Arcturus on the camera screen I did 10 at 30 sec, 10 at 30 sec with the cover on, the same at 500th sec and 10 of a white monitor screen. Deep sky stacker doesn't say what dark, dark flat, offset/bias etc. mean so I took a guess. The faint stars may not show on the web site but they're pretty sharp and round. I'm pleased with a first attempt.
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The concrete base is now in & the pier is painted up and ready to bolt down.
(sorry birds. The feeder has to go)
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Amartin

Re: 1st attempt

Post by Amartin » Fri May 03, 2013 6:02 pm

Good start Bernie
Learn how to focus using liveview or get a bahtinov mask off eBay, it takes the guess work out of focussing. Ross has (if memory serves) made his own. I swear by them.
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Andy

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Re: 1st attempt

Post by bbones » Sat May 04, 2013 9:05 am

Well done Berinie, as Andy said a good start, the calibration frame are important for getting the final image, this will come later. Take a look at the workshop notes.

I use a bahtinov mask to aid focusing and always check before taking my sequence of frames. You can buy them locally at OpticStar in Sale, but got mine from Ebay.

The Pier look good, think you might need to move the bird table :lol:

Keep up the good work and look foward to seeing your next post

Bill

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Re: 1st attempt

Post by bchamberlain » Tue May 07, 2013 12:27 pm

Finally sorted and a bahtinov mask is on order. Thanks Bill and Andy for the advice. Bill
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