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Old 03-12-2019, 11:10 PM
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horse with test guiding

I finally tried guiding the other night in between rain and clouds.
I tried 4 minute subs but forgot the coma corrector so there's a bit of elongation but overall it seemed to work.
Also tried Astro Pixel Processor for the first time just to make things difficult.
Looks like a good program when i get my head around it.
Its a bit over processed but shows some of the finer clouds.
Next time ill try 800 and 400 ISO.

24 x 240 sec lights
Darks flats and bias applied
Canon 450d modded
ZWO ASI120MC guide camera
Skywatcher 6 inch newt

Thanks for looking

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Old 03-12-2019, 11:36 PM
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Wow!! Do it again with the coma corrector, and post it in the main forum.
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:13 AM
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Andy
That’s an excellent image worthy of posting in the main forum
Alex always said the 6” newt is a great scope for AP and you have certainly proved that with this super image
Yes stars are coma affected in the off axis areas but also very slightly elongated towards the centre as well
What guiding program did you use ?
And what was your guiding error in RA and Dec ?
Do you dither your subs ?
Well done !!!
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:17 PM
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Thanks Raymo and Martin for your kind words.
I was surprised as well considering the weather that night.
Martin when i get home I'll check out my log file in PHD2.
Also I did dithering in backyard Eos
There were a few firsts that night.
First time guiding.
First time using PHD,2
First time using Backyard EOS
First time using APP for processing.
Was a very long night!!!
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Yep. Very very good image. The guiding is a bit of a curve but clearly worth the long night. That Craig Stark who gave away the original code and all the reworking developers, contributing institutes and helpers since all deserve a lot of respect.
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