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pulsar pete

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  1. In one week I managed a few minutes of clear sky each night. I ended up with 5 lights and 13 darks. 5 lights at 2m each shot with zeiss 35mm f2.4 at f5.6, iso 400. Stacked in DSS and some processing with Gimp. Great dark sky, shame about the cloud. Coments and tips welcome Peter
  2. Sam, I bought a sky watcher 2 inch light polution filter that I use with eyepieces. You can then get stepping rings which should allow the same LP filter to fit onto your camera lens thread. Regards Peter
  3. Hi, First night out for a while, so I tried M31 with a tamron standard zoom kit lens set at 200mm f5, on the camera which was then mounted on an EQ5 with RA motor. Ten lights and 12 darks all at 60seconds each. Stacked in DSS and some basic processing in Pixinsight. No flats hence the dust bunnies. I'm getting a better piece of glass later this week - pentax Super Takumar 200mm f4, so it will be interesting to see the difference between modern zoom kit lenses and a 40 year old prime lens. Comments welcome. Regards Peter
  4. Hi, Just to chip in my thoughts. I'm really glad that the For Sale Section is to return. I will fully support whatever decision the moderators make, as whatever it's form it is a great assett. Regards Peter
  5. Hi, First M45, comprising 10 lights at 30 seconds each Iso 800, and 10 darks. Stacked in DSS with some basic processing thanks to HarrysAstroshed brilliant video tutorials (still finding my way around). Comments and advice always welcome.Thanks for looking. Peter
  6. Jannis, Many thanks for pointing out M33 and NGC752. It is appreciated. Regards Peter
  7. Hi, First widefield image. 10 lights, 10 darks all at 30 seconds each. Iso 800. Stacked in DSS with some basic processing in Pixinsight (first time use). M31 in the top of the picture and I think M33 in the bottom rights. Shot in light polluted skies in Solihull but with a 2 inch light pollution filter fitted to the front of the lens. Comments and advice allways welcome. Thanks for looking Peter
  8. Kilty, It should read Deep Sky Stacker. Regards Peter
  9. Kilty, Try DeepSky Tracker. It's a free download and excellant at stacking multiple images. From there take some dark frames to combine with the light frames and combine in DSS. This is probably a good starter for ten. There are numerous threads in the imaging section. Regards Peter
  10. Yes, dark skies do make a huge difference. On the last night the clouds cleared again and another fantastic view of the milky way. Andromeda was visible with the naked eye using averted vision, but was very clear in the 10x50 binoculars. Peter
  11. Hi, I've always wanted to see the Milky Way with the naked eye, and had my hopes set on this weeks holiday in Cornwall. Based in a cottage 7 miles north west of Falmouth I could see the faint glow on the horizon from falmouth and Truro, but the skies above have proven to be nicely dark. Two clear nights so far, but with a bit of moisture and dew in the air so not perfect seeing. After 10 minutes or so the Milky Way was clearly visible with the naked eye from Scutum up through Cygnus and onto Cassiopia. I could clearly make out the two bright arms that split above Altair. What a difference dark skies make. With 10x50 Binoculars, the double cluster in Perseus was very clear as was Andromeda. Very very happy. Peter
  12. Richard, Absolutely agree with the article. Anything above 8mp needs very high quality lenses to give you any further benefit unless you are cropping to a large extent. The limitation on most DLSR cameras 8MP upwards is the quality of the glass in front of the sensor, not the sensor. Peter
  13. Lovely images. Thanks for posting Peter
  14. Lewis, I'd be very happy with this, particularly unguided. Peter
  15. peter Great image. Thanks for posting Regards Peter
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