Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic '*new* Plate solving tip!' in the forum. 3 hours 28 minutes ago

Herrhausen wrote:

wvreeven wrote: Please read again what I wrote ;-)


I had pulled from GIT earlier today so my version didn't have the button anymore...


And I wasn’t aware that it had been removed!

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic '*new* Plate solving tip!' in the forum. 8 hours 55 minutes ago

Great idea, Jasem. Thanks!

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Wouter van Reeven thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic *new* Plate solving tip! 8 hours 56 minutes ago
Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic '*new* Plate solving tip!' in the forum. 8 hours 59 minutes ago

Please read again what I wrote ;-) First go to the Alignment tab and click options there:



Then enable verbose in the popup:



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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'How to get astrometry to report scope FOV' in the forum. yesterday

Enable verbose logging by clicking on Options to the lower right in the Alignment tab and perform plate solving. It should report the FOV.


Clear skies, Wouter

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic '*new* Plate solving tip!' in the forum. yesterday

It is in an unexpected place. When you go to the Astrometry tab and then click options in the lower right, there you can enable it.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Mount model' in the forum. 2 days ago

Well, it would save time which can be used for imaging. On the other hand I usually only image one object per night so I have at most two of these moments (when I start and after meridian flip). So I don’t really mind.

FYI I don’t have a fixed setup and I put it in the backyard when I want to image and take it down next morning. So every time I image I have to do a polar alignment and create the mount model. Since the sequence starts only after end of dusk I don’t want to waste time building a mount model.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Mount model' in the forum. 2 days ago

I never build a mount model. I simply rely on plate solving to slew to my targets.

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Oh, there is a gallery :-) Orion/DSLR' in the forum. 4 days ago

WOW fantastic! Especially the processing. I have rarely seen such a stunning pic of this nebula. Very nice how the intensity in the (much brighter) centers matches the faint outer regions!!!

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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Pacman nebula and Iris nebula' in the forum. 4 days ago

The details usually are in our signatures ;-)

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Wouter van Reeven created a new topic ' North America and Pelican mosaic' in the forum. 4 days ago

I created this two panel mosaic in September from Southern France. These are 36 x 5 minutes on North America and 22 x 5 minutes on the Pelican with my Canon EOS 700D/WO ZS 71 combi.



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Wouter van Reeven replied to the topic 'Re:M 33 from my SQM 20.2 backyard' in the forum. 4 days ago

Thanks!

Actually I am trying to move away from PI for stacking. Recently I bought a license for Astro Pixel Processor (APP) which has a much simpler workflow than PI and superb results. I didn't use it this time since it gave bad results because of the flats. But I made a North America and Pelican mosaic that I will post here next and I used APP for stacking and then PI for post-processing since I don't have PhotoShop.

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Wouter van Reeven created a new topic ' M 33 from my SQM 20.2 backyard' in the forum. 5 days ago

I used a modded Canon EOS 700D and a WilliamOptics ZS71 ED on a HEQ5 with belt mod to take this pic of M 33. I wanted to take 60 images of 3 minutes each but due to DSLR connection problems (not a complaint, just a statement) I only got 22. Plus my flats were taken wrong (my bad, I used a too short exposure) so I had to retake tonight them which introduced some artifacts in the background because I already moved the telescope with the camera attached though I didn't touch the focuser. Thus I needed to suppress the background a lot leading to some haze around the bright stars due to the mask used.

Nevertheless it is a result that I am very content with, to say the least. All stacking and post-processing was done in PixInsight.


Cheers, Wouter

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