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in Imaging - Lunar
Posted March 11, 2011
in Imaging - Deep Sky
Very inspiring work
in Imaging - Planetary
in Imaging - Solar
Tremendous. You can almost feel a texture.
I love your second shot. So sharp. Class.
in Imaging - Widefield, Special Events and Comets
in Getting Started General Help and Advice
Thanks Ian. I will check that out. I tried to connect my camera to the barlow 2x and it didn't fit the thread.
I am about to buy a t ring for my explorer 150pl so I can use my Nikon D700 and my D90 to take some pictures of the moon and whatever else my scope is capable of. I don't have a goto system but this is a something I wish to purchase in the near future. Can anyone suggest any suitable t rings for me. I have looked at different t rings on various sites but I am looking for some of the good people on the forum to point me in the right direction and if possible pass on some links.
Thank you as always
Posted March 6, 2011
Since I've joined the forum I've had nothing but helpful advice. Everytime I'm on the forum I learn something new. Also I've had no problems exploring the forum.
Nice one Brantuk.
Brantuk to the rescue. Sorry for being a hindrance. Thanks again. I have 2x barlow but I was just seeing how much I could push my scope and if it were suitable to add the 3x barlow. My next purchase will be to get the t - ring.
Thanks again Brantuk. So I need to get a T-ring. I imagine they won't be too expensive. Do you think a 3x barlow would be a good purchase?
I recently purchased a explorer 150pl and it said it had a direct DSLR connection plus a barlow with a camera adaptor. I noticed when I tried to connect my Nikkon D90 it didn't fit. Is there an adaptor I can use to connect my camera?
Finally would it be beneficial to buy a 3x barlow?
Posted March 5, 2011
Sorry one more question,. Would it be beneficial for me to think about purchasing a 3x Barlow?
Thanks for the advice. Now I have a bit of direction I am sure I can now find a lense which is suitable for me.
I already have the 10mm and the 25mm that came with the scope. The Baader Hyperion 8-24 is way out of my price range. I would love to splash out but I just bought my scope last week and my wife would probably leave me.My budget would be around £50.
Recently purchased an explorer 150 pl and I have been very pleased with its performance. Already I have seen Jupiter and four of its moons. However I am seeking advice on lenses and filters. I would like to purchase a lense which would be suitable for planetary use. I have also realised my Nikkon D90 does not attach to the direct dslr connection. Is there an adaptor for the Nikkon available? Finally I would like to get a moon filter but I'm not too sure on what would be suitable. Is there filters which produce better viewing of the planets? Before I forget I'm on a limited budget too. Thanks for any forthcoming advice. I
Posted March 4, 2011
I was arriving home tonight and I noticed what I thought was Jupiter low in the west. I ran up the stairs, took out my new scope and I witnessed Jupiter and four of its moons. One of the best feelings ever.
Posted February 27, 2011
I just bought my first telescope and I can't wait for it to arrive. I choose the explorer 150pl. Thanks again for your input.
Posted February 17, 2011
Thank you for the advice and taking the time to reply to my post. Its appreciated.
Posted February 17, 2011
Edited February 17, 2011 by shallowskies
I'm in the process of buying my first telescope and I am seeking advice. The telescopes I am interested in are the Sky Watcher 150P EQ 3-2 and the Sky Watcher 150PL EQ 3-2. I'm not too sure which one to get or if there is another suitable telescope in the same price range. In the near future I would like to add the GOTO system because I would like to explore astrophotography. I do know not to expect too much with the telescopes in my budget ( £250).
I would appreciate any advice.