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Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Today, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Meru
Ah ok, thanks for the advice Rick & Alistair. Yes...

Ah ok, thanks for the advice Rick & Alistair. Yes I think going unbinned will be the way forward for the flexibility.

Last night I tried the 120ED + reducer combo and with 20min subs got an...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Meru
Sorry, 3.30itis finally kicking in :screwy: ...

Sorry, 3.30itis finally kicking in :screwy:


Hmmm that's a good point, I can always bin in software. So maybe spend the first night getting a few subs of each and then see what the data...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Meru
+1 Plate solving. There are plenty of links on...

+1 Plate solving. There are plenty of links on the internet which describe how this works and how to go about using it (depending on what software you end up choosing of course). Especially with...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Meru
Sorry probably should have mentioned that!...

Sorry probably should have mentioned that! Widefield of NGC6188 + NGC6164 (Elephant's Trunk Nebula)

[Original post updated]
Forum: Beginners Talk Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Meru
http://www.wikihow.com/Determine-Your-Dominant-Eye...

http://www.wikihow.com/Determine-Your-Dominant-Eye

:P
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Meru
Question Advice for my first mega-exposure image

Hi everyone,

I finally got around to getting my pier installed and plan to do my first mega-data image this week (>16 hours) :D Widefield of NGC6188 + NGC6164. I need advice about the...
Forum: Beginners Talk Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Meru
+1 for keeping both eyes open. I used to squint,...

+1 for keeping both eyes open. I used to squint, cover my eyes, do all sorts of things but if you can learn to just keep them both open, it's the best! :)

Plus using an eye patch means you cant...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 19-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,600
Posted By Meru
John, excited and cant wait as always :)

John, excited and cant wait as always :)
Forum: Deep Space 19-08-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Meru
Thanks guys, appreciate the comments :) I do feel...

Thanks guys, appreciate the comments :) I do feel like I've slightly overdone the saturation, but with Melbourne's absurd weather I usually shoot Ha to maximise data and then fit in OIII where I can,...
Forum: Deep Space 14-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Meru
Repro - Running Chook

Hi guys,

Been a very long time since I've done any imaging, so spent some time doing a re-pro of my old chook :D details of the old pic can be found here...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 10-06-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Meru
Must admit I am quite jealous! Where did you take...

Must admit I am quite jealous! Where did you take this from? Looks like a dark sky site
Forum: IceTrade Archives 26-05-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Meru
Bumpity bump!

Bumpity bump!
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 20-05-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By Meru
Hi Alan, +1 for castors. I bought a 10" dob...

Hi Alan,

+1 for castors. I bought a 10" dob with them already fitted and was so thankful it came with them! I have no idea how else to move in out of my garage for viewing otherwise.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 18-05-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By Meru
Hi Glen, Although the physical and software...

Hi Glen,

Although the physical and software set up may be similar between the alt-az and eq mounts, there's a fundamental difference in the way they track. You must have polar alignment with the...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 18-05-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By Meru
Hi Glen, Not sure if the Neq6 does change...

Hi Glen,

Not sure if the Neq6 does change its tracking rate based on the object. However I've had no issues viewing different objects. But regardless of tracking rates, it shouldn't drift out of...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 18-05-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By Meru
Hi Glen, +1 for Peter's comment, and also...

Hi Glen,

+1 for Peter's comment, and also sounds like a classic case of poor Polar Alignment :) Have you come straight from an alt-az mount? I do apologise if you already know everything I am...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 18-05-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Meru
Ad updated to include the switch mod and...

Ad updated to include the switch mod and inclusion of a 3V regulated power circuit :)
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 13-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Meru
Hey Simon, Using your phone for any sort of...

Hey Simon,

Using your phone for any sort of alignment will give you extremely poor alignment, and that's at best! The 3 star method will account for errors and slewing accuracy can still be...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 13-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Meru
It's the CCDT67 from Astro Physics, I bought mine...

It's the CCDT67 from Astro Physics, I bought mine from teleskop express. It was designed for RCs but I tried it with my refractor and the results were pretty pleasing. Edge correction wasn't the best...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 13-05-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Meru
Bump - now $60 including post!

Bump - now $60 including post!
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 12-05-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Meru
Thanks Pete, Great to hear another...

Thanks Pete,

Great to hear another recommendation. Yes I've found their prices are quite reasonable, I've contacted them today so hopefully should get a reply soon. Very excited to try imaging...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 08-05-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Meru
+1 for Ray's comment!

+1 for Ray's comment!
Forum: Beginners Talk 07-05-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,183
Posted By Meru
Hi Dave, Welcome to IIS! As Allan has...

Hi Dave,

Welcome to IIS! As Allan has pointed out the link, have a read. It's quite good to read. I would very much recommend you purchase a 8" dob. I owned both a 10" & 8" dob and have to say,...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 07-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Meru
Haha I know peter, you helped me out quite alot...

Haha I know peter, you helped me out quite alot :) yes that would be sensible to keep it to trusted members. Astro744 thanks for the link, I dont think I'd be opening a business from this! More just...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 07-05-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Meru
Thanks Trevor! I will see if I can get in touch...

Thanks Trevor! I will see if I can get in touch with them and ask about their experience
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