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  1. Does anyone know if the stock lens kit that comes with the Canon 100D - 18-55mm - is any good for astrophotography? Ideally, I wish to use it for wide field imaging (star trails, constellations, milky way, etc...)
  2. Download the latest version of Registax, it is much better. I tend not to mess with the options much, but the drizzling basically gives me an image twice as large so it ideal for the VGA webcam output. I think it's an option on the stacking tab. You just tick the box and leave the default setting of 0.5 and it works out well. Registax is much better than DSS for planet work. Thanks for the feedback.
  3. yeah... between my first capture and last (about an hour), those 2 spots moved about a quarter across the face of the planet. It has such a fast rotation does Jupiter.
  4. Hi yes it was all with the original kit. I processed the image in Photoshop to bring a little of the sharpness back out so this probably countered any issues caused by the barlow. Could do with a higher mag barlow to be honest. Had a 5x before but it was too much for my scope and images were very poor.
  5. hi guys... here is my first attempt at Jupiter from 1st October @ 23:30.
  6. have you managed to test this camera yet?
  7. ok so I have Philips SPC880 webcam, flashed and modded. But it's only VGA quality and I was looking online and found there is a Microsoft Lifecam Cinema webcam that records in HD. Anyone used both of these cameras and can offer a comparable opinion??
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  9. the camera firmware is limited to 15s expsoures. CHDK allows for longer custom exposure times.
  10. here is my first attempt with my new canon powershot a480 with CHDK installed on the sd card (to allow for programming of the camera - long exposures, continuous shooting). This image is about 65 stacked images. levels adjusted in PS to bring out the fainter stars. All in all, not bad for a 30 quid camera.
  11. Hello, I have a canon A480 10mp compact digital and I have CHDK installed on the SD card which allows me to take long exposures. Just wondering what sorts of settings I should be using for widefield/star captures? obviously, anything longer than 60s will generate star trails so will probably have to keep the exposures <40s, but what about ISO and white balance andother common settings? all advice welcome.
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