Adam's AstroSite Astro Ramblings

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M33 – The Triangulum Galaxy Reprocess

I’ve recently started experimenting using a different set of tools for processing my astro shots.  I’ve moved away from using Deep Sky Stacker, and have started using MaximDL for the initial stacking, calibration and first...

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Meade 8″ LX90 ACF

Since I made the decision in January 2015 to sell my Celestron C8, I have made several changes to other parts of my setup which have again made an 8″ Catadioptric Scope a realistic...

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Waxing Lyrical About Power Plugs

A quick rundown of one of my pet peeves with Astro equipment – the faithful but troublesome 12v car cigar lighter connector – basically why they drive me crazy, and my solution to the issue on my own setup…

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Comet Lovejoy – A Second Go…

I wasn’t happy with my first image of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy).  I had the chance to join several of my fellow SEKAS members up at our dark(ish) sky site at the Paddock, outside Canterbury (where the...

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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 06/01/2015

First object of 2015! This is Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – more better known at the moment as Comet Lovejoy.  It’s currently a Magnitude 4(ish) object to the west of Orion.  It’s visible in binoculars and...

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First Light – Ikharos 70ED Apo

This is a new acquisition to bring me back into wider-field imaging.  Since I sold my 80mm Revelation Semi-Apo, I’ve really missed being able to capture the larger objects, with less fussy guiding, and...

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M13 – Isle of Wight – 29/09/2014

This is the first of my images from the Disciples of the Dark Arts star party in the Isle of Wight at the end of September.  This was my first start party, and although...

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M33 – The Triangulum Galaxy – 01/09/2014

Finally! I can’t tell you how much of a pain the last 7 months have been in regard to removing the gremlins from my imaging setup.  I’ll go into it in a bit more...