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Re: Bode's Galaxy and Cigar Galaxy wow great picture  Thanks Gerald May gem1027@... 1-727-457-7409 On Friday, February 27, 2015 1:22 PM, "Laurie Allai momallai@... [autoguiding]"

Gerald May
Feb 27
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Bode's Galaxy and Cigar Galaxy Hello everyone, I took a chance shooting on a clear but high humidity night (Feb. 25) here in Austin. My goals were M81 and M82. I think the Cigar Galaxy came

Laurie Allai
Feb 27
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Re: PHD2 won't calibrate I believe as I am oversampled with main being 1.3" and guide came being 1.08" that my setting may have to be different than most folks. As it stands I wouldn't

jack packard
Feb 23
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Re: PHD2 won't calibrate I use PHD2 and I only use 1 second shots for guiding. I have had a lot of folks say to use longer, but I don't. I also set PHD2 for a 1 sec lapse between

azcharlie1
Feb 23
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Re: PHD2 won't calibrate Hi Rick. I guess I wasn't clear. The hot pixels are in the guider image, not the main camera. Hard to guide on a hot pixel and the screen is full of them. I do

a_hawaiiman
Feb 23
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Re: PHD2 won't calibrate Hey, Jack In regards to your "still getting hot pixels", are you doing your darks at the same time and night that you image? I know on my camera, and Atik 428

azcharlie1
Feb 23
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Re: PHD2 won't calibrate Clouds last 2 weeks. I did get the 8mm extension and had to add the 2 very thin shims that come with the QHY. Now focus ok. Seems like most of the online

a_hawaiiman
Feb 22
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Alignment issues I recently purchased a tele-optics wedge to give it a shot but after several trials, could get pin point stars at 300 sec exposures @200 mm on full frame. The

Astronomy Guru
Feb 19
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Re: First picture of 2015 : M42 Hello, Michel! It's been a long time since we've seen any of your images! Good to see you back in the saddle.... Great image! I was wondering if you

azcharlie1
Feb 17
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First picture of 2015 : M42 Hi groups ! Here is my first picture of this year : M42 taken a month ago. Follow the link below and click on the image to display hight resolution picture :

astronomike81
Feb 16
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Re: PHD2 vs Meta Guide Update, last night with receipt of C extension, I tried guiding. First with MG and then with PHD2. I discovered that MG , although potentially more accurate,

jack packard
Feb 10
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PHD2 vs Meta Guide Just getting started with guiding. Waiting for an extension tube to get cameras parfocal. Decided to practice guiding with just the guider.( BTW using an OAG

a_hawaiiman
Feb 8
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Re: PHD2 won't calibrate Problems are rarely difficult to fix... But, it's always difficult to track them down. (-: Glad you got it figured out. Rick Tucson On 03 Feb 2015

azcharlie1
Feb 4
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Re: PHD2 won't calibrate So another rookie mistake. Problem was guide cam out of focus. I racked out to 16mm and there were the stars (real ones). Racked in to focus DSLR at 8mm.

a_hawaiiman
Feb 3
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Re: PHD2 won't calibrate Thanks, good suggestions. I will check. I have noticed that when  I try manual guiding, I press a direction, and the mount responds, but the button sticks (so

jack packard
Jan 31
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