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  1. Wondering why my pics have been removed

  2. I also would like to thank James....great event.....so all in all....a good weekend was had, it was a shame about the weather....but it gave us time to do a bit of socialising....next door to your very own Dave from Admin...a nice guy....we enjoyed our chicken baguettes at some hour cant not remember. Thanks guys for a good time Marcus
  3. Stick with it guys, I have had mine now for a while...yeh I agree you have to mess about with it at first...but.....and here is the but... when all is sorted you will be amazed at what this scope can do for the money! I nearly sold mine recently but have decided to keep it. There is a guy on here called luis campos, he has one of the these scopes. When I first got mine I got in touch with him, he pointed me in the right direction and since then I have never looked back. As I said for the money...this scope is a serious bit of kit!! Any questions then send me a mail, will be happy to help!
  4. Hi Wondered if anybody could point me in the right direction, I am currently using an Altair 8" F4 as my primary scope, used for astrophotography, along with my Canon 450d. Because of the scope's field of view, some images are not getting totally into the DSLR screen, I am also using a 2" coma corrector in this setup, as this scope doe's need it. So, the question is, can I use a focal reducer somewhere in this equation, so I get a more broader view. Any help would be really appreciated. Marcus
  5. I used a 2x barlow with this shot Stuart, thanks for your comments.
  6. Hi all Having decided to give the DSLR a rest and progress more with the webcam, Jupiter was looking very inviting the other night, the only clear night I have had in months. The shot below was taken using my Altair 8" F4 Newtonian, along with A SPC900 WebCam. The AVI length was 90 seconds, then stacked in Registax 6. Hope you all like it, as it is one of my first stabs with the webcam, any comments greatly received.
  7. Well, lets start at the basics, I could help you if you told me what camera you were using, then i could help there mate
  8. Did you use the barlow with your camera, if you did then you will not get a full picture of the moon, drop the barlow and attach the camera direct to the scope. If you can't gain focus, then unscrew the barlow at the end and take of the magnified glass piece and then attach the barlow tubing to the camera.
  9. For the price of the star shoot, I would suggest using a spc900n webcam, its cheaper for starters and can be purchased from many astro suppliers even flea bay sells them. This can be used in conjunction with free software downloaded from the web called Sharpcap, this is used via a laptop or any pc really depends on what you have to hand. You can attach a projector if you like so all can see. This software also allows you to capture what ever you are viewing, and could be if you like then stacked into a stacking software such as registax ( also free ) to create still images. Just a thought!!
  10. You could try a 35mm extension tube, I use one of these to give a bit more in focal length when using my DSLR.
  11. Daniel is liking it anyway, hopefully we will be both out very soon, him using the Cg5 and me on the NEQ6 !! Weather depending!!! Just doing plans at the moment to build my obsy, it's getting to be a bit of a pain keep carrying the equipment in and out when its clear, the shed arrived this morning so am now looking into ways to modify the roof!!! The pier is built for my NEQ6, and I have installed a power source where the obsy will be located, so moving forward, just want to get it all set ready for winter !!
  12. Didn't want to take up too much of your time on the day, plus you were in pain with your back, all sorted now though. It's a lot different to the NEQ6 lol!! How is your back now by the way, hope its better !! Regards
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