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  1. 7 points
    M31 I captured last autumn, even though I only have FL 420mm it seems like it still don't fully fits in the image. Astro Tech AT 65Q Canon700D Baader mod 5x120, 33x360 at ISO 800 Hope you likes it
  2. 4 points
    Hi, A few of my Saturn Images shot during the end of June 18. Saturn was very low in the sky at the time, heatwave weather, and as I shot the images it looked like the planet was bubbling in witches soup, due to the warm turbulance. Images one and two shot though my Intes-Micro MN56 Mak Newt. Images three and four shot through my Vixen VC200L. Camera: The basic Altair Astro GPCAM ARO130C AVI's run through Autostakkert, saved as Tiff's, tweaked in Registax and then GIMP.
  3. 2 points
    Recently it has looked clear but I have had trouble with very thin cloud, especially noticed while attempting solar.
  4. 1 point
    Imaging telescope or lens:TS130 f6 Imaging camera:G3-16200 Mount:10Micron 120x600 HA Remote hosting at e-EyE in Extremadura, spain SkyEyE Observatory
  5. 1 point
    For the first time in my life I today saw moons other than our own moon. First light of my SW 200P watching Jupiter, Callisto, Europa and Gandymede. Just had to let the world know... Looking forward to darker night skies in the autumn (does not really get dark in Norway at mid summer).
  6. 1 point
    Ah, I understand now. Did some quick reading up on the subject. There doesn't seem to be a simple answer to the best usage of these. To my eye, the red filters already seem to do a very good job of capturing fine details.
  7. 1 point
    The evolution includes the mount so that bit is sorted I've owned a C925 for a while. It's a lovely scope, quite a big beast and needs to be properly cooled and collimated to deliver its best. You will notice a big increase in resolution and brightness moving between the two. One challenge with planets currently, and for quite a few years to come is that they are very low from the UK. This means the advantage of larger scopes is somewhat muted due to the much thicker layers of atmosphere we are having to look through. You probably would not get a dramatically bigger image of Jupiter, but when the seeing is good, you should see alot more fine detail. It tends to be that you have to want longer for the moments of good seeing but the detail and colour seen should be much better. The 925 should be dramatically better on globular clusters, showing much deeper resolution of stars, and planetary nebulae such as m57 should also be much more satisfying. It will struggle on the larger clusters due to the long focal length and inherently narrow field of view. As others have said, there are much cheaper routes to more aperture such as a 10" dob. This would probably give you similar performance, with less cooldown required and more versatility due to the shorter focal length. You obviously lose the goto, unless you get a goto dob! It is always good advice to 'try before you buy', whether that is visiting a show room or a club or an outreach event. Take your time, but also don't get frozen with uncertainty. I hope that helps a little Stu
  8. 1 point
    Hi Neil, it's a bit complicated so here goes Click on configuration the spanner Plug ins Solar System editor ( bottom left ) Configure Solar System ( top centre ) Import orbital elements ( bottom ) Click on Comets ( top left ) Select bookmark MPC List of observable comets Get orbital elements ( bottom ) Gets list of comets Type C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) IN the bar at the top Tick its box Add object I think that's it hope I haven't missed a step Dave
  9. 1 point
    Got astro pixel processor to thank for that
  10. 1 point
    A remarkable first time result with a Mono CCD camera. took me months to work out how to combine the colours without colour overlapping stars. Then you added Ha into the mix as well. Well done! Carole
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