Category: Imaging

Progress on Automation

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I have been making progress on my automation project over the last couple of months and there has been some fun activities recently! Things are moving in the right direction and now getting to the stage where I need to start thinking about physical installation – how will I house the circuit boards and related […]

Misalignment on the ED80

Ha FWHM Plot

I have been working on a project for the Eastern Veil over the last few weeks, and now have started the processing. I have noticed that I have a definite ‘smearing’ of stars and I need to track down the reason! It seems to be OK at the bottom right hand corner, stretching up to […]

ISS Pass

Dragged myself out of bed to capture this morning’s pass of the ISS. You can see the track of the pass ISS Pass track – Bedford Astronomical Society And here are my two pictures. I has set the exposure to 20s, and forgotten I had got the auto-noise reduction set on, hence the gap as […]

Lunar image – 30th Sept 2015

I took some images for the Lunar Eclipse on the 28th Sept, but have not had a chance to finish processing them yet. I’m not super-happy with them as my polar alignment was not great, and I didn’t enable the MLU in the camera. As a consequence, there are some frames with blur and motion […]

Polar alignment progress…

Last night was clear so I was able to redo the polar alignment with PHD2. This time I’d read the instructions and I think I have got as good an alignment as I am going to… The graphs (which I forgot to take snapshots of) were pretty flat with virtually no movement…. So, I started […]

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