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gazza666

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  1. Just bought myself this for a start If ilike it I will buy more http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160793538773?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 garry
  2. I like the Baader Orthoscopic as well but I think they have only got a similar eye relief and the BST Explorer Dual ED eyepiece again I think similar eye relief also how would any of these lenses compair to my standard SW 28mm LET lense far better or only a bit better just curious garry
  3. I do wear glasses but not when looking through the eyepeice the glasses seem to get in the way
  4. I have oly got the 28mm let that came with my scope so I was thinking of buying these any comments http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350615090679?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
  5. They are looking for life as we know it but maybe its life as we dont know it
  6. do you use the skywatcher 0.85 focal reducer and the dslr m48 ring adaptor
  7. Thanks for you reply I will use the focal reducer on its own
  8. Hi I have just bought myself a skywatcher Evostar 80ed pro and want some advice on a few things I tried it the other night I connected my canon eos 500d to it I used a cannon tring adaptor and a t ring to 2" focuser adaptor the one with the beveled edge so it cant fall out of the focuser I had to crank back the focuser nearly all the wayout to get it to focus in the camera live view but it was ok and took a good shot of the moon I have other camera adaptors to conver the 2 " focuser to 11/4 and then use a t ring to 11/4 but have read that it is best to use 2" if you can ? is that right I also was thinking of buying the skywatcher focal 0.85 reducer I understand that this screws onto the focuser draw tube then you fit a dslr m48 ring adaptor for the cannon the focal reducer reduces the magnification slightly so can you use a barlow with this setup you can get barlows for 11/4 no problem but a barlow to fit in the focal reducer I am not sure So if I bought the focal reducer can I use a barlow if so where does it go and which one do you recomend Or may be there might be some otherway to increase magnification
  9. Hi I have just bought myself a skywatcher Evostar 80ed pro and want some advice on a few things I tried it the other night I connected my canon eos 500d to it I used a cannon tring adaptor and a t ring to 2" focuser adaptor the one with the beveled edge so it cant fall out of the focuser I had to crank back the focuser nearly all the wayout to get it to focus in the camera live view but it was ok and took a good shot of the moon I have other camera adaptors to conver the 2 " focuser to 11/4 and then use a t ring to 11/4 but have read that it is best to use 2" if you can ? is that right I also was thinking of buying the skywatcher focal 0.85 reducer I understand that this screws onto the focuser draw tube then you fit a dslr m48 ring adaptor for the cannon the focal reducer reduces the magnification slightly so can you use a barlow with this setup you can get barlows for 11/4 no problem but a barlow to fit in the focal reducer I am not sure So if I bought the focal reducer can I use a barlow if so where does it go and which one do you recomend Or may be there might be some otherway to increase magnification
  10. I have bought a few cheap webcams and will try them with my 9x50 finderscope I have no adaptors for them and will have to make something to get them to work I could not figure out how the webcam focused with the lense removed but now I can understand that you use the finderscopes lenses to achive focus and may be adjust the webcams position as well I have just bought a Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro OTA but not yet used it I was going to just see if I could get a webcam to this for guiding , it might not be suitable I donk know I am going to buy the Skywatcher Startravel 80 OTA for guiding and use maybe use a QHY5 when funds permit
  11. I have a skywatcher 9x50 scope thanks so you are saying you use the fiderscope lene to get the focus because you have took the original lens off the webcam
  12. I have bought a cheap webcam just to play with the front has a lense that you screw in or out to get the focus I have unscrewed the lense and can see the cmos or ccd chip but It will not focus on anything now so can somebody tell me when you remove the lense and convert it using an adaptor and all you see is the cmos or ccd chip with no lense how the hell does it focus whe it is inserted in you finder scope
  13. 60 seconds thats one full turn of the wheel how did you align the mount
  14. Regards as life on other Planets yes there is but we are not permitted to see it Just as we cant recall our past existence But one day all will be revealed
  15. My first picture with my new camera waiting for a good clear night no scope yet Canon eos 500d 18-55 lens shot at 18mm 30 sec iso 800
  16. Being a total noob my self when you say you tied the camera to your scope do you mean to the lens of your scope prime focus Or to the scope and used the Telephoto lens of the camera wide field Or Afocal holding the camera to the lense If you used the telephoto lens of the camera what was the setting
  17. go into drive mode and select self timer / remote control its where the single shooting continuous shooting is
  18. nice shots just bought myself a canon 500d hope I can take a few good pictures like that thanks for showing
  19. Brilliant- thanks for sharing keep the pictures coming thats the scope I want to buy
  20. Being a Tatol noob the one thing that I don’t understand is when you abbreviate the word, or its took for granted wee know what you mean when most of the time complete noobs don’t understand The word chip comes up quite a lot but haven’t a clue what it means It there a list of abbreviations that will help or index that I can look up
  21. I have just bought myself a canon eos 500d with 18-55 lense think I will invest in a 55-250 or a 75-300 I fancy taking pictures with my camera first while i make up my mind which telescope to buy but I think I will buy the skywatcher 150p if they are in stok keep the pictures coming and the settings you use gives me some info on what to use I tried taking pictures of the orion but I could not even see one star withe my old camera LOL well Done
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