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Last night I thought I would try out my new configured set-up, yep all looked great, balanced, yep, OK, lets go. ;)
So I fired up the Gemini and went to my first star, bloody hell not this focus problem again, so I tried some other stars, nothing, not the slightest glimpse of light. :shrug:
What have i done i thought, ah, It's busted, did i knock it, or have i put something on wrong i thought, bugger. :scared:
Then i closed it down, and took out the EP and discovered that i had left the plastic dust shield on the end, any wonder i couldn't see any light. :doh: :whistle:
Leon :lol: :lol:
Good one Leon, it happens to the best of us :lol: .
I was imaging for 15 minutes last night before I realised I still had the Hartmann mask over the front of the scope :doh:
11-05-2007, 08:45 AM
Now i don't feel such a goose for not adjusting ISO & Shutter speed,LOL:thumbsup:
It happens to all of us Leon.
I was trying to do some lunar imaging through the ED80 one night and was wondering why I couldn't even see any light through the viewfinder, after all it was a full moon !
I was trying for ages to get it centred.
Well silly RB had left the solar filter in the scope from the previous Sunspot session from the day before.
11-05-2007, 09:10 AM
Ah yes, the mistakes we make. :rofl:
Spent about 4 hours one night in my film days, carefully guiding on a couple of targets only to find I had forgotten to load the film. :shrug: Methinks I got sidetracked slightly.:rolleyes:
11-05-2007, 09:41 AM
It happens to every astronomer, when I brought the 8" back from the states I took 26 exposures , only to realise there wasn't any film in the camera:mad2:
You guys are making me feel better about my first post on these forums....The mercury transit photo I posted a day before the transit (just a sunspot!). I got up early and went to work late because I was out imaging that morning too :doh:
Gee, I feel better now.... :lol:
11-05-2007, 11:48 AM
We all make dumb mistakes. A few of mine
Forgetting to switch to bulb after taking flats and only finding out after an eight minute exposure that was only a few seconds.
Not setting ISO back to 200 from 1600 after test shots. Have you ever seen a fifteen minute exposure at ISO 1600 at F/2.8?
Forgetting to connect the guider cable to the mount
and so on
Remember if you are not making mistakes you just are not trying hard enough!
11-05-2007, 12:42 PM
You had stars last night???? :eyepop:
It was cloudy and drizzled light rain here all night, and we are only 20 minutes away from each other! Dang!
Yeah, almost every time I use a Moon Filter I accidentally leave it in and wonder why other objects are so dark and hard to find :lol:
I also have a tendency to leave the front cap on the ED80 after taking Darks and wonder why the Toucam can't see what I just GoTo'd. :doh:
Ken, there were a couple of stars, trust me, not many, but i was only aligning so it was basically shooting in between the clouds, so to speak.
But tonight looks like a good one coming up.
Nearly left the Hartmann mask on again tonight, Geez you would think that I learnt from last night.
This time I was side tracked by some wonderful sky, it was a lovely clear night in my area.
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