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About Tardysweep

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  1. Thanks everyone for all the tips. My dob is not controlled and my camera does not have the video feature. Are there any eyepiece cameras you can recommend to use with a laptop for taking video? You are right about the focus when imaging the sun, it is much easier with the moon.
  2. Purchased a Thousand Oaks 14.25" glass solar filter about a week ago and finally had a day off to test it out. This is my first attempt at solar imaging. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Equipment: Zhumell Z12 12" dob Thousand Oaks 14.25" glass solar filter Canon REBEL XSi 40D.
  3. Haven't really been on here in a while or done any observing or imaging for that matter. Been really busy with work, gym and other things. I managed to get a few hours free on Wednesday night for some lunar imaging. Sky was very clear due to some rain a day earlier. Just wanted to post up two images I took for some tips Both images are prime focus. Scope: Zhumell 12" Dobsonian Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi Image 1: f/0 1/15 sec. exposure ISO-800 Image 2: f/0 1/13 sec. exposure ISO-100 Magnification: Tele Vue 4X Powermate ScopeTronix Max Power Lens Filters: 2" Baader IR-Cut Moon and Skyglow Filter 2" Zhumell Polarizing Filter #3
  4. I don't mind at all! That's what I need to learn how to do.
  5. Spend some time messing around with gimp and stacking images, playing with different settings.
  6. Stacked three dark images in GIMP and came out with this
  7. I'm using a Zhumell 12" dob, Canon 450D, 2" prime focus adapter, Scopetronix Maxpower lens with a Baader IR-Cut moon & skyglow filter. I believe this image is with 5x zoom on the camera
  8. Spent about two hours outside tonight imaging Jupiter.
  9. I'm using a Zhumell Z12 Dobsonian.
  10. Some of my latest images. Couldn't seem to get my images focused with just the 2" prime focus adapter so I purchased the ScopeTronix MaxPower Lens and now everything is perfect. What do you think?
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  12. Thanks I was hoping to get some shots last night, but the moon was completely covered with clouds. Bad night for a Supermoon
  13. 32mm, 2x Barlow, Moon & Skyglow filter, Polarizing filter, DROID camera, still no DSLR. Lots of overcast tonight. Did some small touch ups in GIMP
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