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Roy

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Imaging Session - August 25th
« on: Aug 09, 2017, 20:58:39 »
Just a reminder that I am hosting the August Imaging Session which is on Friday 25 August starting at 8:00 pm. If you are interested in coming please send a message through the Forum to me a few days in advance so I can provide details of where I live - I'll say now parking round here is not good in the evenings. Regards

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Re: Imaging Session - August 25th
« Reply #1 on: Aug 09, 2017, 21:42:23 »
Unfortunately the date clashes with DSC

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Re: Imaging Session - August 25th
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2017, 12:18:36 »
Hi Roy ,
I would be available to come , but i`m booked into Cairds for the DSC weekend.
Roger
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Re: Imaging Session - August 25th
« Reply #3 on: Aug 12, 2017, 19:45:50 »
Hi Roy
I'm intending to come.

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Re: Imaging Session - August 25th
« Reply #4 on: Aug 13, 2017, 12:07:40 »
Sorry to hijack this thread but l thought while we have the attention of members interested in imaging sessions.  I think what might be useful when l have an imaging session at a later date is to run through obtaining good flats.

Carole

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Re: Imaging Session - August 25th
« Reply #5 on: Aug 29, 2017, 18:50:35 »
Thank you and Sue very much for hosting the imaging session Roy.
I found it very helpful. Following your polar alignment demo I had another go by eye (nowhere near as accurate) when I got a couple of hours on my new mount last night which showed 0.5" RMS improvement in tracking.  On 1 second exposure it was going bonkers, settled on 3. 
What does dither do? - I mean I know it wobbles the tracking position about, but how does it know when to do it, and what's the effect on guiding?

Thank Sue very much for the cookies!

Noel
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Re: Imaging Session - August 25th
« Reply #6 on: Aug 29, 2017, 19:48:17 »
Hi Noel,
Ive just started dithering with APT and PHD2 , as far as i can make out no effect on guiding although guiding pauses for the few seconds that dithering takes place , APT tells it to pause . As far as i know the mount is moved off target by APT at end of each image in a Light plan by a pixel or 2 depending on settings and so no need for DARKS.
Roger
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