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JKB

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  1. JKB

    Hello from Wetwang!

    Welcome back. Ah Wetwang! Now have you read 'The meaning of Liff' (Douglas Adams) as he states that Wetwang is one of Germain Greers used up lovers! Love it Cheers Jamie
  2. Well done Chris, Keep going……….. Cheers Jamie
  3. I'm afraid it is Laziness for me too, even though everything is ready set up in the Obsy. Turn on, open roof and away we go but just putting coat, shoes etc on and walking 20yds is too much at times. I promise I will be better though...........
  4. I bought my daughter the Celestron First scope and she loves it. Not expensive and easy to use. Cheers Jamie
  5. Agreed. HEQ5 Pro is my mount of choice with the 150P. Never had a problem with focussing using a Canon 30D and MPCC. As for focuser yes the PDS has 10:1 but again never had a problem. Always use a Bhatinov mask anyway. My set up is the 150P, with ST80 on top and 50mm Finder. This has the 30D and MPCC with webcam in the ST80. Heavy kit but the HEQ5 does the job. Cheers Jamie
  6. The startrailing errors are also dependent on where in the sky the object is located. I know it sounds daft but true.Objects higher will rotate more but trail more so you can get longer exposures. Also the focal length of lens used will add. A nice 35mm lens stopped down a bit will show less trailing than a 300mm due to the apparent field of view. I would start somewhere high around polaris say, ISO to 800 and test the time before trails appear. Start say 15sec and check. Then take loads of them and stack in DSS. Cheers Jamie
  7. Whilst the Nifty Fifty is ok, the Canon 40mm STM is awesome, Focus is really crisp. Cheers Jamie ps, will upload some pics later
  8. awesome, planning on attending, can we bring own gear too as forecast looks good. what time? Cheers Jamie
  9. Happy New Year to all. Stay safe and Clear Skies Jamie
  10. Hi Well I did my 30D, not a hard job if you are ok with being careful. Cost was around £90 for the replacement glass. to replace the bit you take out. Big difference in images as below. 1st before mod and second after Have a look here for idea http://ghonis2.ho8.com/rebelmod450d1.html After Mod Hope this helps Cheers Jamie Happy new year
  11. Today is the 2nd Christmas for my children, first with their mum then today with me. 4 children and lots of presents except one for my 10yr old eldest girl. Should have been delivered on the 24th but Citylink didn't play ball. I explained that she would be getting a lovely present and it was delayed, thankfully the parcel arrived at 10am. Her first scope. a Celestron 76mm Dob. She was very very happy. Now it became complicated as we had to wait for dark skies and more importantly no cloud but it has happened! After all the horrendous weather we have had lately it was clear. First light for her and she was blown away. Venus, Jupiter, M42 and M45 plus random stargazing. I have never felt so happy I have to admit that scope actually surprised me too! Less than £50 and it really does work. Views were really good, small yes but really good and so easy to use (I don't like Dob's BTW!) I am such a happy father. Wish I had bought the other 3 something as quiet rather than the cacophony of musical instruments or mechanical whirring machines they had! Cheers Jamie
  12. Or get a decent Canon body like the 30D 40D etc. Bomb proof. 40D gives you live view etc and they are build to last. Just picked up a 40D with 3k shutter count for £175. Cheers Jamie
  13. Never give up and when things don't seem right keep trying and you will find they probably are Jamie
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