Technique

Collimating a Newtonian Scope

I shied away from using Newtonian scopes for imaging for ages as I listened to all the bogeymen stories online about how difficult they were to collimate, especially at faster FRs. My first imaging scope was a reflector – a … Continue reading

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Review: “Inside PixInsight”

Anyone who has used PixInsight knows how powerful it can be, and also how steep the learning curve is. Enter the “Inside PixInsight (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)” book (£20.99 from Amazon). It comes highly recommended, but how good … Continue reading

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Creating a darks library

Calibration files are very important for producing low noise, high Signal-to-ratio (SNR) master light files for stretching. They are even more important, in my opinion, when shooting multiple shorter exposure subs on a CMOS sensor. Having quality dark files is … Continue reading

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