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    Default It's been a long time!!!



    I have spent the last 6 or so months doing solar imaging exclusively. I use my ES80ed-cf scope but no finder / guider. I use either Firecapture or SmartCap to capture the videos.

    Tonight I decided to attempt the Wizard nebula.
    I grabbed my scope and camera and went out to set up. Huh... Forgot to remove the diagonal and add an extension for the ASI1600mm-c I use for night stuff. Then I went to open up software. Uhhhh. oh yah. turn on PHD for guiding. Opps for got to put the guide scope on the telescope! Let's see.... How do I use SGP?
    It's been a fun hour just trying to remember settings and how to set up the night scope.

    Tomorrow I will revert back and try some solar stuff.

    I have a feeling it's going to be a bit hectic!
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    Default Re: It's been a long time!!!

    Thanks for sharing ... nice to see how the other half lives (the solar system half...).

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    Default Re: It's been a long time!!!

    Today was a much better solar day for me. I will try to get some posted later after I process.

    My night stuff was pretty much a bust. I was only able to capture Ha and SII then in rained for a couple days. I will probably try for the OIII tonight if it stays clear.
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