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Deep Sky Images / Re: Bortal 8+ Imaging from West London
« Last post by susan-parker on Today at 12:52:22 PM »
and a 1 to 1 crop of the NGC-2024 Flame and IC-434 Horsehead nebulae from the previous 33% scale image.
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Deep Sky Images / Re: Bortal 8+ Imaging from West London
« Last post by susan-parker on Today at 12:26:01 PM »
A 1 to 1 crop of the M42/M43 and Running Man nebulae from the previous 33% scale image, less aggressively processed to preserve finer (of what there is) detail.

The blue rings around the brighter stars are from the out of focus red bandpass end, which was not completely cut off by the B12 filter (the 12 being a clue here). I will be getting proper narrow-band filters soon, but this is what I currently have to hand.

With the 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor lens the blue was focused on infinity, whereas the red had to be refocused to be a little closer (c. 150 feet?). The chromatic aberration of the lens really makes that much difference.
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Atik Infinity / Re: Infinity not working
« Last post by Andicap on January 24, 2020, 04:21:38 PM »
today i try to connect the camera via ascom whit Sharpcap. it looks like working. i will wait for a clear sky for take some pictures. so i can send one.

whit the infinity software i cant capture.  crashes or no pictures.

best regards
Andi
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Atik Infinity / Re: Infinity not working
« Last post by vince on January 24, 2020, 03:24:10 PM »
Hello,

Sounds strange, the sensor in the Infinity is the most sensitive that Sony make that can be used for amature astronomy, would you mind sending one of your fits files into us at support@atik-cameras.com so we can have a look and get this all working again for you.

Best regards
Vince
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Deep Sky Images / Re: Bortal 8+ Imaging from West London
« Last post by susan-parker on January 23, 2020, 10:39:26 PM »
Orion Belt and M42/M43 Sword/Dagger Nebulae, with NGC-2024 Flame and IC-434 Horsehead.

The atmospherics were challenging and this night there were hints of thin high-altitude cloud, the finer whispier details in the nebulae are not showing because of this.

I used a narrow band IDAS NB1 filter in conjunction with a blue then a red filter for two separate sequences of images:
Blue: Stack of 201 frames = 26 minutes and 48 seconds total.
Red: Stack of 206 frames = 27 minutes and 28 seconds total.
Green: Synthesized from the Red and Blue channels with Astronomy Tools in Photoshop.

Scale at 33% from original image.

Atik Horizon monochrome camera with Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 @ f/2.8 with IDAS NB1 filter and R60 and B12 filters, High Gain, 8 seconds per exposure, sensor at -15C.
Date 21/01/20 @ 19:55 to 20:56 GMT. Bortle 8+ zone.
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Atik Horizon / Re: New Core Software 5.0.0.4 Completely Broke My Horizon OSC
« Last post by Noah4x4 on January 23, 2020, 10:19:42 AM »
Been recently suffering from some weird 'freezes', even in Infinity. Am using only a short 1.8M USB3 cable directly to an Intel NUC, so that isn't the issue. However, have just upgraded to the latest core software  (15th January 2020) which seems to be more stable in daylight test and presumably is to support the Atik Horizon II's fast frame mode. The Horizon issues with the core software were outstanding for for too long. Fortunately, it coincided with the worst period of continuous cloud I have ever encountered. Now keen to get out again, and hopefully, all will be fine.
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Atik Infinity / Re: Infinity not working
« Last post by Andicap on January 22, 2020, 06:42:35 PM »
i have a picture. but the histogram is very weak like the picture is to dark.... no stacking of pictures works.

now i try virtualhere. but then I have a line in the picture. AtikAir is not working anymore since 4.2.2.9

maybe the sensor is not sensitive enough for bright stars.

i install the new 5.0.4.4   atik air is connected after start manualy from install folder.
the picture refreshing. but no picture.

for me it looks the atik Infinity software have focus on the horizon. the expensive infinity crap camera is out of date now.
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Large Format / Re: Back Focus again
« Last post by vince on January 22, 2020, 03:01:27 PM »
Hello John,

Sorry we didn't reply sooner! 15.5 mm +/- 0.5 mm is the optical back focus for this camera, this takes into account the thickness of the optical window glass but doesn't take into account the thickness of your filters.

Best regards
Vince
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Deep Sky Images / Re: Bortal 8+ Imaging from West London
« Last post by vince on January 22, 2020, 01:31:14 PM »
Hello Susan,

Very nice images, especially seeing as you are imaging from West London! Will we be seeing you at Astrofest next week?

The Horizontal bands could be caused by interference, feel free to send use some fits files into support@atik-cameras.com and we can look into this for you.

Best regards
Vince
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Solar System Images / Re: Energy Conservation, The First Step Towards Solar
« Last post by Arso_95 on January 22, 2020, 01:23:48 PM »
The declaration approved by the Cabinet says the left-of-center Socialist government will send to parliament within 100 days its proposed climate legislation
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