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Apr 7, 2019 20:13:17   #
stepping beyond
 
If it wasn't for forgetting how to get everything working at the same time and those darn clouds that just seem to mess everything up . It always happens when I get remarkable guiding , I might be doing a lil' better than I am . That's par for the coarse in this wonderful hobby. I'm welcoming suggestions or just flats out telling me how it is. I understand that I need to take some more flats with the correct focus since I got the new focuser and AF. They don't match , I tried to remove the dust mote several times. I'm fed up ! I'll get them the next time out Yall . It's coming along data used from what I grabbed earlier during the Madness in March and during the final 4. I didn't even miss a game !
Bodes galaxy 2
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Apr 7, 2019 21:41:27   #
Europa (a regular here)
 
This is looking good. You need to get your white balance right. Are you shooting mono/filters or OSC/DSLR?

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Apr 7, 2019 22:23:43   #
PixelStan77 (a regular here)
 
stepping beyond wrote:
If it wasn't for forgetting how to get everything working at the same time and those darn clouds that just seem to mess everything up . It always happens when I get remarkable guiding , I might be doing a lil' better than I am . That's par for the coarse in this wonderful hobby. I'm welcoming suggestions or just flats out telling me how it is. I understand that I need to take some more flats with the correct focus since I got the new focuser and AF. They don't match , I tried to remove the dust mote several times. I'm fed up ! I'll get them the next time out Yall . It's coming along data used from what I grabbed earlier during the Madness in March and during the final 4. I didn't even miss a game !
If it wasn't for forgetting how to get everything ... (show quote)


What was your setting?

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Apr 8, 2019 05:28:54   #
J-SPEIGHT (a regular here)
 
stepping beyond wrote:
If it wasn't for forgetting how to get everything working at the same time and those darn clouds that just seem to mess everything up . It always happens when I get remarkable guiding , I might be doing a lil' better than I am . That's par for the coarse in this wonderful hobby. I'm welcoming suggestions or just flats out telling me how it is. I understand that I need to take some more flats with the correct focus since I got the new focuser and AF. They don't match , I tried to remove the dust mote several times. I'm fed up ! I'll get them the next time out Yall . It's coming along data used from what I grabbed earlier during the Madness in March and during the final 4. I didn't even miss a game !
If it wasn't for forgetting how to get everything ... (show quote)



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Apr 8, 2019 08:18:05   #
stepping beyond
 
That's what I forgot , WB thanks Brian . My settings for my ASI174MM cooled are factory set haven't touched them , captured in Sgp 30s LRGB , guided for just under an hour on 2 nights a month apart so far . Hoping to get more opprotunities to shoot on this before it gets swallowed by a big Oak tree.

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Apr 8, 2019 11:39:30   #
stepping beyond
 
I've been researching Flats because mine don't cut the mustard anymore, I'm in the" no man zone" with my flats they're turning my background light blue. Now the process begins again of getting my SNR , exposure and gain to deliver a good Flat Brian . Thanks for getting me back on track , I need to stay focused on everything and not just worrying about the lxd55, phd2 guiding .I just love the challenge . I've backed off on multi targets to just focusing on one target at a time.

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Apr 21, 2019 18:58:08   #
stepping beyond
 
Pixel Stan 77, I just started shooting galaxies with HDR and bumped up the gain +10 from what the manufacturer set @ 174 . I've tested unity gain and HDR seems to do better IMHO , it's all personal preference {I guess}. I'm making my way through the handbook of Astronomical Image Processing "Richard berry , James Burnell " I'm learning things and getting a better handle on how and why I should do this and do that. I just wish I could remember what and how I setup when it's running good, instead of fighting the mount and myself almost every night I'm out .
Bodes Galaxy 3rd stack of data
Bodes Galaxy 3rd stack of data...
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