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Matt Davis

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  1. Thanks for more info about the mac software and lovely image of Jupiter.
  2. Another impressive pic! I'm now really excited! Thanks for all your input and images. I think I'll just try messing about with the scope and camera and see what happens. Hopefully First Light Optics will get it sent out soon - read lots of good things about them on here. Cheers all
  3. More inspirational pics. Do you guys find ghat you have to use filters to get a half decent image or can a simple scope and camera setup get something half decent for a beginner? Have either of you used any stacking programmes? I know there are some free ones for PCs and I have an old laptop that could run them, but do you know of any programmes for Apple Macs? Thanks for the replies. Really great to see what will be visible! Cheers
  4. Wow! fantastic pics! Just the kind of thing I hoped might be possible. Did you use any computer jiggery-pokery for your image of M42 or is that just a straight long exposure picture? Very impressed..
  5. Hi all. Newbie here! Have just ordered the nexstar 6se with some adaptors for my canon DSLR. It's mainly for visual stuff but I'll want to try a few pics. I am aware the it's just an AZ mount so is clearly not for complex imaging but I've been told I can get some sort of photos. Could anyone kindly let me know what kind of pics I'd be able to take and whether I need a stacking programme? If so, can you recommend one for an iMac? Thanks for any words of wisdom!! Cheers, Matt
  6. Thanks guys - appreciate the input. This is my first scope so I'm trying not to go overboard and portability is a bit of an issue. Will keep thinking adn reading these threads! Cheers again
  7. Thanks very much for taking the time to reply. More food for thought... Could anyone confirm whether you have to have an EQ mount to be able to get pictures of Jupiter for example, or a simple image of Andromeda, or would an AZ mount with a wedge allow a simple picture to be taken? Cheers again!!
  8. Hi there. Sorry to bore all you officianados but I'm about to get my first scope and I'm stuck. My main aim will be to see decent images of the planets eg enough to be able to resolve the different bands of Jupiter and see its moons, or be able to make out more than the merest smudge of the andromeda galaxy, for example. I have a canon DSLR and would also like to try to get some pictures of those things but i'm confused as to whether i have to have an EQ mount to be able to do so. The scope needs to be portable and I can go up to about £600. Was looking at a Nexstar 5se but wondered if skywatcher scopes were better value. Any advice much appreciated and thanks in advance for any help. Cheers.
  9. Hi there. Sorry to bore all you officianados but I'm about to get my first scope and I'm stuck. My main aim will be to see decent images of the planets eg enough to be able to resolve the different bands of Jupiter and see its moons, or be able to make out more than the merest smudge of the andromeda galaxy, for example. I have a canon DSLR and would also like to try to get some pictures of those things but i'm confused as to whether i have to have an EQ mount to be able to do so. The scope needs to be portable and I can go up to about £600. Was looking at a Nexstar 5se but wondered if skymaster scopes were better value. Any advice much appreciated and thanks in advance for any help. Cheers.
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