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Forum: Equipment Discussions Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
Posted By traveller
Thanks Leon, Yes, I see what you mean now....

Thanks Leon,
Yes, I see what you mean now. Given I live on pretty solid clay soil, I will go with my original 450x450x600 footing. I will gusset up the existing plate without welding a new plate....
Forum: Equipment Discussions Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
Posted By traveller
Thanks Roger, I plan to cast long threaded rods...

Thanks Roger,
I plan to cast long threaded rods into the concrete (pre-bent) as you suggested. I live in an area with very solid clay soil (there used to be brickworks all over the place in the...
Forum: Equipment Discussions Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
Posted By traveller
Thanks Leon, If stability is the key, then...

Thanks Leon,
If stability is the key, then would I be better off with a wider base than depth, so instead of 450x450x600 (wxbxd), would I be better off with 600x600x450 (wxbxd)?
Cheers
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 86
Posted By traveller
Need some advice on pier

Yes, finally heading down the pier path... (also taking inspiration from Meru's pier build http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=114718)
I have a pier with the following dimensions...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 143
Posted By traveller
Nice work on the galaxies Raymo, Been fiddling...

Nice work on the galaxies Raymo,
Been fiddling around with my QHY8/C8 combo on the same target, have to admit DSLRs are so much easier to use.
Bo
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 171
Posted By traveller
Hi Karen, I had a similar experience and was...

Hi Karen,
I had a similar experience and was told to turn down the RA Hys to 7-8 (you had it on 10).
See this thread http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=125792
I just downloaded...
Forum: General Chat 29-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By traveller
A couple more things for you to consider: 1....

A couple more things for you to consider:
1. Will do use the camera exclusively for AP work? If so, you don't need a replacement glass. That is only done to preserve the refractive index and...
Forum: General Chat 29-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By traveller
If you are handy with a screw driver and a...

If you are handy with a screw driver and a soldiering iron, you can do it in one evening (with a few drinks in between ;))
http://www.lifepixel.com/tutorials/infrared-diy-tutorials/canon-rebel-300d...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 25-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By traveller
Yes, I haven't tried imaging without uhc in my...

Yes, I haven't tried imaging without uhc in my backyard, might try it one day and see what exposures I can get without lp washing out the photos.
Bo
Forum: General Chat 25-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 971
Posted By traveller
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 25-09-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By traveller
Thanks tony and Kevin, Always great to get some...

Thanks tony and Kevin,
Always great to get some processing tips from others.
Will have another go later and if I can improve the image.
Bo
Forum: DIY Observatories 25-09-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By traveller
Looking forward to the photos ken, always...

Looking forward to the photos ken, always interested in seeing how ppl do there obsessed in very challenging environments.
Bo
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 24-09-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By traveller
Noisy M20 (with M21)

Warm nights means warm sensors and more noise.
18 x 300 sec at 1600 ISO with equal darks.
ED80 on EQ6 with modded Canon 1100D (UV/IR clip in with UHC filter)
DSS and PS.
I need to take some...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 24-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By traveller
Think you are right Rusty, Sunday was a lot...

Think you are right Rusty,
Sunday was a lot drier than Monday (not sure what the air moisture was, maybe time to invest in an el cheapo weather station).
Last night was a total write off, as will...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 24-09-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By traveller
Thanks Marc, I will try both the Bathinov mask...

Thanks Marc,
I will try both the Bathinov mask and BYE FWHM method and see what happens.
Seeing was a problem, esp on Monday night.
Bo
Forum: Deep Space 24-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By traveller
Good job Mike, Amazing you managed to get so...

Good job Mike,
Amazing you managed to get so much using just 8x5 mins of data.
I am currently working on 18x5 mins of data on M20 and it still looks only about one third of what you have. :(
Bo
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 24-09-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By traveller
Need some focusing tips

Hope to hear some focusing tips from more experienced members.
Currently, I use the frame and focus function in Backyard EOS with DSLR and ED80. On a "good" night, I can get FWHM around 3.5 (been...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 23-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By traveller
What version is your firmware, have you tried to...

What version is your firmware, have you tried to upgrade it to see if it makes a difference?
You can open up the hand controller (Philips head screwdriver I think) to see if anything is stuck...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 23-09-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By traveller
Great image Cam, sharp and well exposed. Bo

Great image Cam, sharp and well exposed.
Bo
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 23-09-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By traveller
Nice one Peter, a lot of detail for 13 mins of...

Nice one Peter, a lot of detail for 13 mins of exposure.
Bo
Forum: General Chat 18-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By traveller
Free possible pod base (Melb)

I saw this and thought it may make a possible bottom half of a pod. You will need to build up the walls and a dome of course.
No affiliation with seller. (It's free anyway :))...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 17-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By traveller
Very nice work Peter, Good to see the flame in...

Very nice work Peter,
Good to see the flame in there.
Did you add the diffraction spikes in?
Bo
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 17-09-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By traveller
Thanks Kevin! Thanks Rex, I took some...

Thanks Kevin!


Thanks Rex,
I took some of your processing tips from my last post, so still learning :) and thanks for the encouragement too :thumbsup:
Bo
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 16-09-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By traveller
47 Tuc (one more try at processing)

Played with the same data from Sunday and re-processed 47 Tuc.
Somehow I think I may have over processed it, looks too "cold". :question:
Bo
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 15-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By traveller
Thanks Kevin, What about the advanced stacking...

Thanks Kevin,
What about the advanced stacking parameter and compute the number of detected stars to around 50, what is the logic/reason behind that?
Bo
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