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Backyard EOS

Postby Graeme1858 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:47 pm

I downloaded Backyard EOS to use with my Canon DSLR but it seems like it's been cloudy ever since then! With nine days left on the free trial licence I couldn't wait any longer for a clear sky at night so I set everything up yesterday day time and took some photos of a tree in the back garden of my neighbour five doors down.

9 lights 1/200s iso 200, 9 darks, 9 flats auto AV, 9 bias 1/4000s. Laptop in the man cave, Planet Rock on the radio, USB to CGX mount on the brick patio. Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. Levels and Curves tweaked in Gimp.
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Re: Backyard EOS

Postby Aratus » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:10 am

You won't regret buying EOS BY. I was put on to it by a friend, and it has proved to be a very useful piece of software. You will see why I much prefer using the Canon to the ZWO. It is all to do with this software. I had fantastic, tranparent, clear skys tonight, but within 10 minutes the cloud had come in! I never saw anything!
I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
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